The TLC Visualizer documentation system captures images of TLC or HPTLC plates. Together with visionCATS, the TLC Visualizer supports low noise, high dynamic range images (HDRI) and a comprehensive set of image enhancement tools. Sophisticated algorithms ensure best image quality for identification of even the weakest zones. The system provides illumination with white light (remission, transmission or a combination of both), UV 254 nm and UV 366 nm.
- UV tubes 254 nm
- UV tubes 366 nm
- White light tubes (remission, transmission or a combination of both)
- Light sources with high frequency to ensure best light efficiency and eliminate synchronization problems with the camera
- Complete exclusion of ambient light
- Automatic shut off for all UV illuminations protects the user from UV radiation
- Powerful high-resolution camera
Image Comparison Viewer
Controlled with visionCATS, the TLC Visualizer supports low noise, high dynamic range images. The fully integrated Image Comparison Viewer allows for comparison of tracks originating from different plates and different detection modes on the same screen side by side. Samples can be rearranged and compared to reference substances or samples, independent of their plate origin.
Image Enhancement Tools
The comprehensive set of image enhancement tools in the Data view exploits the TLC Visualizer’s full potential. Sophisticated algorithms guarantee highest image quality for identification of even the weakest zones. The plate view allows for visual evaluation of a plate in different illumination modes and offers broad range of helpful tools, e.g. a RF tool displays the RF value of fractions on the digital image or a rectangular zoom function. Also 3D profiles of images can be generated.
In addition to displaying the entire plate in the Data view, a sample view offers the possibilty to display each individual track in different illumination modes and allows for export of selected tracks to the Image Comparison Viewer. Each track is displayed in all illumination modes used for analysis. Additionally a profile from each track can be generated.
Image Comparison and Professional Image Enhancement
Image Comparison View: Selected tracks of images taken of the same plate under UV 254 nm (20, 25), white light (35, 40) and UV 366 nm (all other tracks) are compared.
Digital Image Evaluation with VideoScan
The VideoScan software allows evaluation of images captured with TLC Visualizer or DigiStore 2. The program is rapid and easy to use. Flexible features such as profile comparison of tracks from several chromatograms, evaluation of tracks with variable distance, distorted tracks etc. are available. Chromatograms can be evaluated at any time, even years after capture. Quantitative evaluation can be performed via peak-area and/or peak-height. Single or multilevel calibrations (linear or polynomial regression) can be selected.
- Rapid and easy to use.
- Integration of the analog curves can be performed automatically or manually.
- Quantitative evaluation can be performed via peak-area and/or peak-height.
- Single or multi level calibration (linear or polynomial regression) can be selected. The program VideoScan complies with GMP/GLP and can be IQ/OQ qualified.
CAMAG TLC Visualizer Documentation & Evaluation System consisting of illumination unit with visible/white light, UV254, UV366, visible/white light transmitted and professional 12 bit digital camera with 12 mm lens. Suited for object formats up to about 21 x 28 cm (20 x 20 cm TLC plates).
CAMAG TLC Visualizer Documentation & Evaluation System same as in 022.9780 but professional 12 bit digital camera with 16 mm lens. Suited for object formats up to about 16 x 21 cm (20 x 10 and 10 x 10 cm TLC/HPTLC plates).
winCATS ”Planar Chromatography Manager“ License including one year of Internet Update-Service.
VideoScan Chromatogram Evaluation Software for quantitative evaluation of images captured with TLC Visualizer
winCATS Option “Professional Image Enhancement” includes extended IQ/OQ with individual camera positioning/focusing performance check, white adjust and flat field correction for all illumination modes. Clean plate correction, camera color matrix correction and image averaging (up to 64 images) for unsurpassed image quality. Image sequence over time and signal intensity meter for basic intensity measurements.
winCATS Option “Image Comparison Viewer” to compare image tracks of samples, groups of samples either situated on the same or on different TLC/HPTLC plates directly with each other side by side. Automatic cropping of image tracks in winCATS and export to the image comparison viewer. Includes basic reporting and storage of performed image comparisons.
visionCATS Basic Version 2.0, including access and control of all instruments - 1 server, 1 client - Instrument Diagnostics (xQ - analytical reports - access to method library. Needs to be purchased separately and is not included in any Ultimate Package
visionCATS Ultimate including all available packages of visionCATS (028.2000 & 028.3000); Basic Version 028.0000 has to be purchased separately.
visionCATS Visualizer Ultimate Package including all Visualizer packages (028.2100, 028.2200 & 028.2300); visionCATS Basic Version 2.0 (028.0000) has to be purchased separately.
visionCATS Visualizer High-Resolution Documentation Package “Professional Image Enhancement, HDRI”
visionCATS Visualizer Comparison Viewer Package
visionCATS Visualizer Enhanced Evaluation Package "Image-based evaluation"
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