CAMAG® Automatic TLC Sampler 4 (ATS 4)

    The ATS 4 is a device for fully automated sample application onto TLC and HPTLC plates. Samples can be applied as bands, spots or rectangles.

CAMAG® Automatic TLC Sampler 4 (ATS 4)

Automatic sample application is a key factor for productivity of the HPTLC laboratory. The ATS 4 offers fully automatic sample application for qualitative and quantitative analyses as well as for preparative separations. It is suited for routine use and high sample throughput.

Key Features

  • Fully automated sample application
  • Application of bands, spots or rectangles
  • Any plate format up to 20 x 20 cm
  • Spray-on application or by contact transfer
  • Software-controlled by visionCATS
  • Heated Spray Nozzle (option)

 

Operation of the ATS 4 with visionCATS

Precise sample application is a crucial factor for the quality of the HPTLC analysis. When using visionCATS HPTLC software to control the ATS 4, a fully automated sample application for routine use and high sample throughput is supported.

The dialog box for instrument parameters offers user-friendly default combinations. For instance, by selecting the solvent type most similar to the solvent actually used, the software automatically adapts the instrument defaults to match viscosity, volatility and surface tension. The filling/rinsing quality which determines how often the syringe is rinsed, the filling process repeated, etc., can be individually adjusted to a specific task.

The sample table is clearly arranged and easy to use. The application progress is displayed on screen as long as the instrument remains connected to the computer.

ATS 4 Application Settings

Application Settings

ATS 4 Sample Table Definition

Sample Table Definition

ATS 4, heated spray nozzle

Heated Spray Nozzle (optional)

Downloads

Flyer ATS 4
pdf
Instruction Manual ATS 4
pdf
Declaration of Conformity ATS 4
pdf

Technical Specifications

Object support

For objects up to 20 x 20 cm

Stage drive

X-drive (turret) Stepper motor 1600 steps/rev. 4 steps = 0.1 mm Maximum speed 200 mm/s with acceleration ramp Positions programmable: 5.0 – 195.0 mm in 0.1 mm steps
Y-drive (stage) Step motor 3200 steps/rev. 8 steps = 0.1 mm Maximum speed 200 mm/s with acceleration ramp Positions programmable: 5.0 – 195.0 mm in 0.1 mm steps

Dosage syringe drive

Stepping motor 1600 steps/rotation 100 nL = 120 steps with 100 µL syringe or 24 steps with 500 µL syringe

Sample dosage

Choice of 10, 25 or 100 µL gas-tight syringe with side port. Dosage volume 100 nL to 1 mL in increments of 100 nL

Syringe drive

Stepper motor 1600 steps / rev.: 100 nL = 960 steps for 10 µL syringe 100 nL = 384 steps for 25 µL syringe 100 nL = 96 steps for 100 µL syringe

Rack

For 66 sample vials 2 mL (12 x 32 mm)

Mains voltage

85 – 250 V~ 47 – 63 Hz 60 VA

Gas supply

4.5 - 6 bar (65 - 87 psi), preferably nitrogen. Consumption 0.2 - 0.3 L/min for contact or 0.8 – 2.0 L/min for spray-on application (pressure dependent)

Dimensions (W x D x H)

630 x 530 x 500 mm

Weight

36 kg

Ordering Information

022.7400

CAMAG® Automatic TLC Sampler 4 (ATS 4)

for fully automatic application of samples as spots, bands or rectangles including overspotting in qualitative and quantitative TLC analysis. Complete with instrument cover, sample rack for 66 standard 2 mL vials, 90–230 V Including Dosing Syringe Starter Kit, containing: 25 µL Dosing syringe (695.0053), Spray-on needle for dosing syringe (695.0046), Contact transfer needle for dosing syringe (695.0047)

022.7410

CAMAG® Automatic TLC Sampler 4 (ATS 4)

with heated spray nozzle for fully automatic application of samples as spots, bands or rectangles including overspotting in qualitative and quantitative TLC analysis. Complete with instrument cover, sample rack for 66 standard 2 mL vials, 90–230 V Including Dosing Syringe Starter Kit, containing: 25 µL Dosing syringe (695.0053), Spray-on needle for dosing syringe (695.0046), Contact transfer needle for dosing syringe (695.0047)

028.0000

CAMAG® HPTLC Software visionCATS Basic Version

including access and control of all instruments - 1 server, 1 client Instrument Diagnostics (xQ), analytical reports - access to method library. Needs to be bought separately and is not included in any Ultimate Package

022.7450

Dosing Syringe Starter Kit, containing: 25 µL Dosing syringe (695.0053), Spray-on needle for dosing syringe (695.0046), Contact transfer needle for dosing syringe (695.0047)

022.7460

Baffle bridge with septa foil and foil fastener, pre-assembled