Chamber designed to separate analytes using optimized parameters (activation and preconditioning of the HPTLC glass plate (20 x 10 cm) before, conditioning during, and drying after development).

The HPTLC PRO Module DEVELOPMENT is part of the CAMAG® HPTLC PRO SYSTEM – the first fully automated HPTLC system worldwide.

The sophisticated developing chamber of the CAMAG® HPTLC PRO Module DEVELOPMENT revolutionizes the development step: its geometry allows for the full control of the gas phase prior to and during chromatography, enabling the Module DEVELOPMENT to obtain highly reproducible analytical results, while the duration of pre-conditioning and activation of the stationary phase are significantly reduced.

Controlled by the CAMAG® HPTLC Software visionCATS, the Module DEVELOPMENT allows for the preparation of several analysis files, which can be executed sequentially, enabling the autonomous development of up to five different HPTLC glass plates (20 × 10 cm) with up to three different developing solvents. Users have the choice to operate a module as stand-alone or as part of the HPTLC PRO SYSTEM. If two or more modules are connected to form a system, a conveyor moves the HPTLC plate from one module to the other.

Key Features

  • Part of the fully automated HPTLC PRO SYSTEM
  • Development of up to 5 HPTLC plates (20 x 10 cm)
  • Supports up to 3 different developing solvents
  • HPTLC glass plates (20 x 10 cm)
  • Software-controlled by visionCATS

Key Benefits

  • Low chamber volume for better control of the gas phase
  • Fast activation and pre-conditioning of the stationary phase (due to active circulation of the gas phase)
  • Full control of the gas phase during development
  • Sensor-controlled constant volume of the developing solvent in the chamber during development
  • Significant time savings due to active gas phase handling
  • Optimized cleaning procedure between different developing solvents
  • User-independent reproducibility
 Plate after application of all samples is being transported to the Module DEVELOPMENT

After application of all samples, the plate is moved to the Module DEVELOPMENT.


Applied plate is ready for development

The plate containing the samples is ready to be loaded into the developing chamber.


Plate loading into the developing chamber

The tilting mechanism lifts the plate from its horizontal position to the vertical position in the developing chamber and the plate is developed according to the method chosen.

Plate after development

After processing in the developing chamber, the developed plate is brought back into the horizontal position, ready to be moved from the Module DEVELOPMENT to other modules for further processing.


Declaration of Conformity HPTLC PRO Module DEVELOPMENT

Technical specifications

General data

Classification of installation and use

Class I, installation category II, protection class IPX0, Pollution degree 1

Nitrogen or clean air pressure

5 – 8 bar (70 – 110 psi)

Operating temperature

15 – 30 °C

Recommended working temperature

20 – 25 °C


Maximum relative humidity 80 % for temperatures up to 30 °C (Humidity and temperature conditions must not cause condensation!)

Plate types

HPTLC Plates 20 x 10 cm, layer thickness 200 µm

Electrical data

Operating voltage

100 - 240VAC; 50 / 60Hz

Fluctuations ±10 % of the nominal voltage

Overvoltage category II

Power consumption

70 W


2.0 AT, 250 VAC

Max. supply current from power outlet

8 A

Mechanical data

Dimensions (W x D x H):

384 x 550 x 510 mm


~ 41 kg

Ordering Information



Can be operated either as stand-alone or as part of the fully automated CAMAG® HPTLC PRO SYSTEM. Allows to autonomously develop up to five different HPTLC glass plates with up to three different developing solvents. The gas phase can be actively circulated. Includes 2 Carriers for HPTLC glass plates (20 × 10 cm), and a set of bottles for start-up.