Time-Consuming and Error-Generating Sample Preparation: A Thing of the Past

In a typical chromatographical analysis, the most time-consuming step is, by far, sample preparation. It is estimated that 61% of the time is consumed by it, while data management, data collection and data analysis respectively make up 27%, 6% and 6% of the time.1

Consequently, sample preparation is the step that generates the most errors during a chromatographical analysis1. The below pie chart demonstrates it:

One company has however tackled both problems at once: the PAL System robots are both fast and make errors a thing of the past! This ingenious sample handling system is ultra-versatile to suit the specific needs of laboratories and over 50,000 users around the world have opted for this solution.

The PAL System robots are divided in two categories: PAL RSI and PAL RTC.

The PAL RTC (one possible configuration)

The PAL RSI, called the Workhorse, permits to have many different modules on the system and offers a cost-effective solution for laboratories. The PAL RTC, however, offers a completely unattended 24/7 sample preparation thanks to its Robotic Tool Change. The PAL RSI can be converted into a PAL RTC if the laboratory’s needs change over time.

Here are some of the tools you can get on a PAL System:

  • Liquid injection for GC and LC
  • Gas injection
  • Liquid addition
  • Headspace sampling
  • Incubation (35-200°C)
  • Vortex mixing
  • Dilution
  • Standard addition
  • Solid phase extraction (SPE)

As the official Canadian distributor of the PAL System, we can offer a tailored solution with the tools you need for your applications.
Click here to see all the application notes available for the use of the PAL System.

Contact us for more information about these ingenious robots!

1https://www.agilent.com/cs/library/primers/Public/5991-3326EN_SPHB.pdf

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