• Small but powerful: The new Brevis GC-2050

Gas Chromatography

Small but powerful: The new Brevis GC-2050

Oct 31 2023

The new Shimadzu Brevis GC-2050 is a more compact version of the popular GC-2030. It further advances the Shimadzu tradition of delivering high-precision gas chromatography analyses – while simultaneously saving valuable laboratory bench space.

A space-saving, compact design

Laboratory space is very cost-intensive to set up and maintain, and the number of analyses that can be performed simultaneously is often limited by the available bench space.

The new Shimadzu GC-2050 addresses this challenge by combining low space requirements with high analytical performance. Small enough that a typical laboratory table can accommodate several units, the GC-2050 allows the simultaneous operation of two analytical lines with standard capillary columns.

One display for all GC instruments

For the GC-2050 the app provides full connectivity and functionality on any MS-Windows-compatible desktop, laptop or tablet. Naturally, a tablet or other touchscreen-enabled device provides the most flexible and efficient means to reap the benefits of the new GC-2050. Mobile monitoring helps keep things moving.

Versatile choice of carrier gas

The GC-2050 software allows operators to easily choose their carrier gas from among hydrogen, helium, nitrogen and argon. Whatever gas is used, the GC-2050 immediately detects gas leaks through its gas controllers. Minor leaks are detected by the automated leak check performed after maintenance work.

Because gas consumption is one of the major expenses in GC operations, the new GC-2050 also offers various techniques for reducing these costs. During the remaining GC run-time, the gas saver reduces consumption and avoids unnecessary use of the carrier gas. If expensive helium is being used, the gas selector switches automatically to the cheaper nitrogen and then back to helium as soon as a new sample measurement is started. At night or during longer rest periods, the GC can shut down automatically after finishing all running analyses and restarts automatically whenever the operator wishes to resume testing.

The Analytical Intelligence of the GC-2050 saves working time for other important tasks. One click or swipe is all that is needed to select a maintenance procedure or predefined column condition at any time. In the same way, the predefined GC shutdown and flexible restart procedures can be initiated and performed automatically by the instrument.

Value-added features

In addition to providing a simple, compact, economical and high-precision solution, Shimadzu’s new GC-2050 also offers important benefits: The GC-2050 can easily be equipped with an SPL injector as well as with an FID (flame ionization detector), FPD (flame photometric detector), ECD (electron capture detector) and an MS (mass spectrometry) detector. For further ease of use, the GC-2050 can be operated using LabSolutions as well as several other chromatography data software (CDS) platforms.

The GC-2050 can also be optionally equipped with user-friendly ClickTek technology for faster and easier exchange of capillary columns. 

Precision made compact – by design

The new Brevis GC-2050 is the latest GC instrument in the long Shimadzu tradition of offering laboratories more precision, more savings and more space in which to continue to do their valuable work.


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