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PAL RTC: Highest Productivity

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PAL RTC with extended x-axis for LC/MS

PAL RTC with extended x-axis for LC/MS

The PAL RTC with Robotic Tool Change is the logical (r)evolution of the successful PAL-xt product line. Sample prep for chromatography is no longer the bottleneck – automate your sample prep and sample injection – all on the PAL RTC.

Automation is the way to increase productivity and (process) safety in the laboratory. The PAL RTC was developed to maximize productivity in analytical and clinical labs. Robotic Tool Change (RTC) brings sample preparation to a higher level. Every process requires a number of different tools for best performance, e.g. a 10µL syringe for the accurate addition of small volumes followed by the dilution with a 1mL syringe. Robotic Tool Change allows switching between different tools automatically.

This additional versatility in combination with the large number of available tools enables the design of tailored automation processes.

Application Notes:

PAL RSI: Workhorse for analytical labs

PAL RSI with standard x-axis for LC/MS

PAL RSI with standard x-axis for LC/MS

PAL RSI with standard x-axis for GC & GC/MS

PAL RSI with standard x-axis for GC & GC/MS

The PAL RSI is the robust workhorse for analytical labs.
Scientists and technicians work under time pressure and often with a tremendous workload. The reliability of hardware and software should not be something the user has to worry about. Reliability is just expected from every tool. PAL customers working with GC love the possibility to use liquid, headspace or SPME sampling on the same system. LC customers appreciate the PAL because of its huge sample capacity, the range of syringes and valves available.

The PAL RSI is a safe investment: if your requirements grow additions of modules or even an upgrade to the full RTC functionality are possible at any time and give access to complete workflow automation.

As of 2013, Phytronix is the only official authorized vendor for CTC manufactured PAL products in Canada.

Liquid Syringe Tools

Liquid Syringe Tool

Liquid Syringe Tool

The right syringe for every application

  • Supports 57mm or 85mm syringe needle lengths
  • Syringes available: 1.2µL / 5µL / 10µL /100µL / 250µL / 500µL / 1’000µL / 10’000µL

Headspace Tools


Headspace Tool

Consistent headspace sampling

  • Three different syringe volumes: 1’000µL / 2’500µL / 5’000µL
  • Syringe temp. 40°C up to 150°C in 1°C steps
  • Syringe flush with inert gas flow through X-Y-Z rail
  • Magnetic vial transport for 2mL, 10mL and 20mL vials




The tool for fully automatic SPME sampling

  • SPME Fiber Conditioning Station (separate module)
  • New SPME holder for increased fiber protection
  • Compatible with a variety of SPME fibers
  • Easy fiber exchange by hand
  • For 10mm or 20mm fiber length

ITEX Dynamic Headspace Tool


ITEX Dynamic Headspace Tool

Powerful sample enrichment for GC

  • Rapid and sensitive enrichment of volatile and semi-volatile compounds from solid, liquid and gaseous samples

  • A choice of different adsorbents for best sensitivities

  • No sample loops, transfer lines or valves, no contamination issues

  • PAL Robotic Tool Changes enables head space, SPME and ITEX-sampling within one sequence.



LC/MS Tool

Rapid injection cycles with minimized carryover 

  • The special design minimizes carryover even for the most sensitive detectors
  • Enables special injection techniques like sandwiching a sample between air gaps for accurate small volume injections
  • Flow control guarantees bubble-free solvent delivery
  • Position detection for zero dead volume positioning of syringe needle in the injector port

Dilutor Tool

For efficient and accurate addition of larger amounts of liquidsdilutor

  • 100µL, 1mL (standard), 5mL & 10mL dispensing syringes available
  • Optional selector valves allow dispensing of up to 5 different liquids