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AutoTrace 280 Solid-Phase Extraction Instrument

The AutoTrace® 280 SPE instrument is a powerful, high-throughput workstation dedicated specifically for automating Solid-Phase Extraction (SPE). The AutoTrace workstation automates the cartridge or disk conditioning, sample loading, rinsing, and eluting steps for large volume aqueous solution extractions (20 mL to 20 L).

AutoTrace SPE

The unit can process up to six samples in parallel, automatically conditioning, washing, and eluting SPE cartridges or disks with a choice of up to five reagents. The unit also segregates aqueous and solvent waste using separate waste lines for efficient, cost effective waste handling.

Features

  • Use SPE technology for liquid-liquid extraction
  • Automated sample loading of liquids onto SPE cartridges
  • Automated eluting of SPE cartridges with organic solvent
  • Closed systems with a fan to vent solvent vapors
  • Positive pressure loading and elution of samples and solvents

Benefits

  • Reduced solvent usage and elimination of glassware
  • Does not require technician involvement to maintain a reservoir of liquid in the SPE cartridge
  • Does not require technician involvement to control the flow of organics solvent through the SPE cartridge
  • No hood required
  • Provides constant flow of liquids through SPE cartridges

The AutoTrace systems are designed to automate the cartridge or disk requirements for U.S. EPA water analysis methods. The cartridge system is compatible with 1, 3, and 6 mL cartridges. The disk system is compatible with 47 mm SPE disks.

AutoTrace Instrument Operation

AutoTrace Instrument Operation

AutoTrace systems provide solutions for many industries

Environmental

  • Pesticides and herbicides
  • PAHs and semi-volatiles
  • PCBs
  • Dioxins and furans
  • Oil and grease
  • Explosives
  • Brominated flame retardants
  • Urons (phenyl urea herbicides)

The AutoTrace instrument meets requirements for Solid Phase Extraction for U.S. EPA 500 and 600 method series.

Pharmaceutical and Natural Products

  • Active ingredients in liquids
  • Extractables in packaged water
  • Extractables in drug delivery devices and packaging

Food and Beverage

  • Vitamins and antibiotics
  • Contaminants in bottled drinks
  • Natural products
  • Pesticides and herbicides in liquids
  • Pesticide residues
  • Herbal and dietary supplements

 

Perfomance

Pesticide Recovery Study N=6

AutoTrace SPE

Vacuum Manifolder SPE

Compound

Recovery %

% RSD

Recovery %

% RSD

Atrazine

88

1,8

54

12,2

Propazine

91

1,5

80

7,3

Alachlor

99

3,4

96

4,1

Metachlor

99

4,3

96

2,9

SolEx Solid Phase Extraction Cartridges

The SolEx™ family of Solid-Phase Extraction (SPE) cartridges are designed for fast and easy pre-concentration of contaminants prior to analysis. SPE is one of the most important techniques for sample enrichment because it overcomes many of the disadvantages of liquid-liquid extraction.

AutoTrace 280 Solid Phase Extraction Instrument Specifications

Gas Regulator and Gas Gauge Range:

Output: 0-30 psi (0-1.4 bars),
Input: 100 psi (6.9 bars) maximum

Net Weight:

150 lbs. (68.1 kg)

Dimensions (h × w × d):

23 × 25 × 27 in (57 × 63.5 × 69 cm)
Sample Rack: 8 × 16.5 × 13 in

500 & 600 Series EPA Methods:

24 methods stored in the AutoTrace instrument,
unlimited number of methods stored in PC

Electrical:

Voltage: 100, 120, 220, or 240 V ± 10%
Frequency: 47-63 Hz
Power: 150 Volt AC

Liquid Management:

Air Syringe: One 10 mL air syringe
LH Syringe: One 10 mL liquid handling syringe
12-port Valve: Rotary, sliding Rulon® seal
Valves: 3-way, PTFE
Nozzles: Stainless steel
Tubing: PTFE, 1/16" ID, (6 total supplied)

Sample Pumps:

Displacement: Positive
Accuracy: ± 2.5%
Tube Fitting: Kynar®
Piston and Liner: Ceramic
Non Use: Not for use with acetic acid and acetone

Solid Phase Extraction Configurations:

1 mL Syringe: Compatible cartridge
3 mL Syringe: Compatible cartridge
6 mL Syringe: Compatible cartridge
47 mm SPE disk

 

Rack and Collection Vial Sizes

Max. Solvent Volumes

15 mL conical tubes

14 mL

11 mm GC vials

1.5 mL

4 mL screw cap vials

3.5 mL

17 x 60 mm vials

7.5 mL

16 x 100 mm test tubes

11 mL

Ordering Information

Product

Cat.N

AutoTrace Automated Large Volume SPE for Disks, 47mm

071386

AutoTrace Automated Large Volume SPE for Cartridges 6 mL

071385

AutoTrace Automated Large Volume SPE for Cartridges 3 mL

072605

AutoTrace Automated Large Volume SPE for Cartridges 1 mL

072604

AutoTrace Automated Large Volume SPE for Cartridges 6 mL glass

072606