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SYKAM S433 Automatic Amino Acid Analyzer
This highly innovative automatic Amino Acid Analyzer combines the advantages of the classical ion exchange separation method with the modern techniques of high performance liquid chromatography. The complete package of sophisticated instrumentation, a wide variety of prepacked and tested separation columns, combined with optimized ready-to-use buffer solutions and chemicals, creates the right answer for any routine or research problem in amino acid determination.
Sykam has more than 30 years experience in developing and operating sophisticated amino acid analyzers with unmatched performance.
Only two or three buffer solutions need to be combined to form an optimized buffer profile in any section of the separation program resulting in a very large improvement in flexibility for difficult separations.
Cooled Reagent Storage
All buffer solutions, as well as the Ninhydrine reagent are stored under inert gas pressure in a refrigerated cabinet to avoid oxidation and air contamination independent of the ambient environment.
Volumes from 1µl to 100 µl can be injected without any loss of sample, a capacity for 120 vials in a cooled sample tray is available. A programmable wash program will flush the entire injection system to avoid cross contamination.
Programmable Column Oven
A programmable solid state column oven with fast heating and cooling capability with a temperature range from +5ºC to +85ºC independent of the ambient temperature is fitted as standard on the analyzer.
A programmable reaction module with a temperature range from ambient to 185ºC with a coiled capillary for the color reaction of the amino acid-ninhydrine complex. Automatic flushing of the reactor coil with a washing solution after each run prevents the blockage of the capillary.
Integrated Reagent Dosing Pump
A special reagent pump is used to deliver Ninhydrine and flush the reaction coil after each run. Flowrates from 0.01 to 2.0 ml/min. are programmable.
Completely Inert Design
All materials coming into contact with the buffer solutions and reagents are made of inert materials such as PEEK, PTFE, PVDF etc., therefore, there is no need to consider using special non-corrosive buffer recipies or reagents.
Intuitive Software Control
Controlling the complex features of the S433 is made easy using intuitive software with all status parameters displayed on one screen. Additional details such as gradient program steps or column oven temperatures can be displayed as separated tables. The use of an intuitive screen layout helps new users to start working with this software faster than ever before plus offering the following features: