CAMAG® Linomat 5

    With the Linomat 5 samples are sprayed onto TLC/HPTLC plates in the form of bands with nitrogen or compressed air. Application is automatic, only changing the syringe (filling, inserting and rinsing) is manual. The Linomat 5 is suitable for small sample throughput.

Linomat 5, sample application

Key Features

  • Semi-automatic application
  • Application of spots or bands
  • Any plate format up to 20 x 20 cm
  • Spray-on application
  • Data input through visionCATS software or keypad

Software-controlled operation with visionCATS

The Linomat 5 is controlled by visionCATS, the new generation of HPTLC software. Instrument handling is now easier and more convenient. Simply select a plate format, fill in the sequence table and start working. With visionCATS, the Linomat 5 can be IQ/OQ qualified and used in a cGMP environment.

Operation in stand-alone mode

For those who use the Linomat 5 infrequently stand-alone mode is available. Up to ten methods can be entered either manually via the keypad or downloaded to the instrument from a computer running a licensed visionCATS program. In stand-alone mode the keypad is used to enter application parameters or to select a saved method.

Application as bands

HTPLC fingerprint (flavonoids) of green and black tea samples representing different geographic origins.

Track assignment (tracks taken from different plates)




Reference substances with increasing RF: rutin, chlorogenic acid, hyperoside, gallic acid


Green tea from China


Green tea from Japan


Green tea from India

For comparison


Black tea from Sri Lanka


Brochure Linomat 5
Instruction Manual Linomat 5
Declaration of Conformity Linomat 5

Technical Specifications

Object support

For objects up to 20 x 20 cm

Stage drive

Stepping motor 3200 steps/rotation, 8 steps = 0.1 mm

Band length 0 (spot) - 190 mm in steps of 0.1 mm

Speed approx. 10 mm/s; the speed is automatically adapted such that a whole number of passages is reached with the volume selected.

Dosage syringe drive

Stepping motor 1600 steps/rotation

100 nL = 120 steps with 100 µL syringe

100 nL = 24 steps with 500 µL syringe

Sample dosage syringe

selectable 100 µL or 500 µL


10 methods, backup min. 10 years

LCD display

2 lines of 16 characters ea.

Power connection

85–250 V~ 47–63 Hz 30 VA

Gas supply

4–6 bar (60–90 PSI) preferably nitrogen; consumption approx. 1.0 L/min

Dimensions (W x D x H)

360 x 510 x 410 mm


12.5 kg

Ordering Information


CAMAG® Linomat 5

semi-automatic sample application system for bandwise spray-on application of the sample onto the chromatographic layer, including one dosing syringe 100 µL, 90–230 V


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


Dosage syringe 100 µL for Linomat


Dosage syringe 500 µl for Linomat