The visual presentation of the entire chromatogram showing references and samples side by side is a unique feature of High-Performance Thin-Layer Chromatography (HPTLC), allowing the convenient evaluation of multiple samples in parallel.
The TLC Visualizer 3 is a high-end imaging and documentation system with superior performance in white light, long-wave UV (366 nm) and short-wave UV (254 nm) ensuring illumination with maximum homogeneity. Designed for the acquisition of premium-quality images, the TLC Visualizer 3 features a high-performance industrial camera of the newest generation equipped with a CMOS image sensor.
Powered by visionCATS HPTLC software, the TLC Visualizer 3 allows the detection of even the faintest zones and ensures reproducibility at a maximum level, while maintaining cGMP/GLP and 21 CFR Part 11 compliance.
- Maximum illumination homogeneity in white light, UV 366 nm and UV 254 nm
- High-performance industrial camera with CMOS image sensor
- Powered by visionCATS HPTLC analysis software
- Various image enhancement tools for the detection of even the faintest zones
- Side-by-side display of tracks from different plates
- Image-based evaluation
- Full compliance with cGMP/cGLP and 21 CFR Part 11
Operation of the TLC Visualizer 3
Designed for supporting the HPTLC workflow, the visionCATS software platform controls instruments and manages data. The best-in-class HPTLC software features a variety of sophisticated image enhancement tools exploiting the full potential of the TLC Visualizer 3 and enables the automatic acquisition of premium-quality images based on the parameters specified in the method.
Powered by visionCATS, the TLC Visualizer 3 allows to extract and export selected sample tracks from acquired images for comparison, enabling the display of references and samples originating from the same and/or different plates and/or detection modes side by side. Traceability of all generated data to the original analysis guarantees regulatory compliance.
visionCATS supports low-noise, high dynamic range (HDR) images and includes a comprehensive set of image enhancement tools. Sophisticated algorithms guarantee the highest image quality for identification of even the faintest zones.
The visionCATS software enables the image-based quantitative evaluation of chromatograms obtained with the TLC Visualizer 3. Based on the absorption or fluorescence of the separated zones, the software generates image profiles by calculating the resulting luminance from the detected RGB values for each pixel line of the track. Plotting the luminance as a function of RF values generates the peak profile from image (PPI). Information on peak height and area contained in the PPI data can be used for quantitative assessments. The combination of qualitative and quantitative information from the HPTLC images and the PPI allows testing for identity, purity, and content in a single analysis.
- Display of individual chromatograms
- Position of peaks (RF value / migration distance) can be determined
- Comparison of chromatograms from the same or different plate / image
- Intuitive data management
- Several calibration modes (e.g. single level, multi-level, related substances)
- Re-evaluation of data at any time
Supported object sizes
With 12 mm lens: up to 20 x 20 cm
With 16 mm lens: up to 20 x 10 cm
2 x UV tube short wavelength (254 nm) - direct light
2 x UV tube long wavelength (366 nm) - direct light
2 x white light tube - direct light (remission)
2 x white light tube - transmitted light (transmission)
High-performance industrial camera with CMOS image sensor
USB 3.0 and RS-232
100–240 V AC, 50/60 Hz, 50 W
Minimum software requirements
visionCATS 3.2 SP1 on Windows 10
Dimensions (W x D x H)
480 x 537 x 596 mm
CAMAG® TLC Visualizer 3 documentation system
with 12 mm lens, without visionCATS software. Suited for object formats up to about 21 x 28 cm (20 x 20 cm TLC plates). visionCATS software is mandatory and not included.
CAMAG® TLC Visualizer 3 documentation system
with 16 mm lens, without visionCATS software. Suited for object formats up to about 16 x 21 cm (20 x 10 and 10 x 10 cm TLC/HPTLC plates). visionCATS software is mandatory and not included.
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
CAMAG® HPTLC Software visionCATS: visionCATS Ultimate
combining: Visualizer Ultimate Package (028.2000), Scanner Ultimate Package (028.3000); CAMAG HPTLC Software visionCATS Basic Version (028.0000) needs to be purchased separately
CAMAG® HPTLC Software visionCATS: Visualizer Ultimate Package
combining all CAMAG Visualizer Packages, including: Visualizer Qualitative Package (028.2010), Visualizer Enhanced Evaluation Package (028.2020); CAMAG HPTLC Software visionCATS Basic Version (028.0000) needs to be purchased separately
CAMAG® HPTLC Software visionCATS: Visualizer Qualitative Package
CAMAG® HPTLC Software visionCATS: Visualizer Enhanced Evaluation Package