Analytical Instrumentation

Automated Distillation Tester for D86 / D850 / D1078 / ISO3405 Versatility

Distillation is a very traditional method for separating the various boiling fractions of petroleum liquids dating back to the early 1900’s, initially involving numerous cumbersome glass apparatus that required manual handling and adjustment. Distillation is still a very important test performed on distillate fuels and gasoline. It is run in heavy volumes in most petroleum labs around the world as it gives essential information on the composition of petroleum products and fuels. Although automated equipment has been on the market for many years and has reduced the workload for labs as compared to manual operations, the market continuously demands higher efficiency and ease of use to run these tests.

Tanaka Scientific’s latest automated distillation tester model, the ad-7, has been designed to accommodate the market’s needs, with special focus on convenience, versatility, safety, and reliability.


• 10.4 inch colour LCD touch screen for easy operation with a simple graphical interface and clear information display.

• Presence of the heater board, flask, and cylinder are all automatically checked by the ad-7 and displayed on the touch screen. The instrument will prevent false starts if they are not

properly in place.

• Diameter of the heating plate is recognised by the ad-7. If the set plate does not match the plate specified in the test method, the instrument will prevent the test from being started.

Same goes for temperature parameters. The instrument will check whether the condenser and receiver chamber temperatures are within the tolerance ranges of the selected method or not, and prevent false starts if they are not

• Reservation function: If a different type of sample with different temperature parameters need to be measured after the current sample, the next test parameters can be ‘reserved’.

By doing this, the instrument will automatically start to adjust temperature parameters as soon as the current test is finished. By the time the heater has cooled down, the instrument is ready to start the next test.

• Not enough sample? Place the amount you have in the receiver cylinder, and have the ad-7 automatically measure the liquid level. The instrument will then automatically regard this as

100% volume and run the test.

• Automatic heat optimisation function allows simple adjustment of heater rates for both known and unknown samples. The ‘Heat Optimise’ function will automatically create

an optimal heating profile for all sample types – quickly allowing the unit to be setup to meet the test method requirements.

Topics Announced for Symposium on Hyphenated Techniques

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Taking place at Cardiff City Hall from 24th to 26th January 2018, the presentations at HTC-15 will cover issues such as Big Data, sample preparation, separation science, green separations, clinical hyphenations, interfacing and ionisation, ion mobility - mass spectrometry (BMSS), metrology, data handling, microfluidics and many more. The speakers will address a wide variety of applications including energy, petroleomics, pharma, forensics, the environment, toxicology, drugs in sport, food and beverages.

The HTC events cover all fundamental aspects, instrumental developments and applications of hyphenated techniques. Over the three days of the conference there will be three parallel session, including one dedicated to early career researchers.

In addition to the core scientific programme, the symposium will host a technical exhibition at which instrumentation manufacturers and developers will present their latest technologies, software and applications related to the hyphenation of separation, detection and sample preparation. There will also be a number of poster presentations and technical seminars.

“With its rich history of successful meetings since 1990, HTC has delivered presentations from internationally renowned experts both from Industry and Academia and this upcoming event will be further enhanced through joint chairing of the Scientific Committee by Tom Lynch and Peter Schoenmakers,” says HTC-15 Chair Prof. John Langley.

Fully Automated Intrinsic Viscosity Analyser for

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The whole process is performed without user intervention or handling any solvents including filling of vials and dissolution of the samples, thanks to an autosampler with capacity of up to 42 samples. At the core of the IVA, a robust two-capillary viscometer collects relative viscosity data from which intrinsic viscosity is derived. The stainless steel capillaries design is self-cleaning and self-calibrating, ensuring reliable and reproducible data. Furthermore, the instrument adds a safety level to the process thanks to its full automation, thus, IVA becomes a practical and convenient alternative to the manual or semi-automated methods.

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IVA is compatible with the typically used organic solvents such as decalin, tetralin, tri-chlorobenzene (TCB) and orthodichlorobenzene, among many others. Dissolution temperature and analysis temperature can be programmed independently from ambient to 200o convenience and safety.

C, meaning that a wide range of polymers, even most crystalline ones, can be analysed with

The analysis of polyolefins and other polymers containing significant C-H content can be further expanded by the incorporation of the optional Infrared detector IR4 to accurately quantify the injected polymer mass, which results in improved precision and accuracy of viscosity results.

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Determination of viscosity in Polymeric Materials Polymer Char’s IVA – Intrinsic Viscosity Analyser- is a fully automated instrument for measuring the intrinsic viscosity in a wide range of polymeric materials from ambient temperature up to 200o

Thermo Scientific ARL QUANT’X EDXRF

Raising the bar in elemental analysis

The NEW Thermo Scientific ARL QUANT’X Energy Dispersive X-ray Fluorescence benchtop spectrometer is now more compact and even more powerful.


Every aspect has been redesigned to ensure that it delivers unparalleled performance and the lowest cost of ownership, while retaining its versatility to accommodate a wide range of irregular sample shapes and sizes.

The enhanced Thermo Scientific WinTrace software suite provides intuitive access to all the features of the ARL QUANT’X, making the combination ideal for both routine and demanding research applications.

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The organisers of the 15th International Symposium on Hyphenated Techniques in Chromatography and Separation Technology (HTC-15) have announced the conference themes for their next event. Anyone wishing to present a Paper or Poster may submit an abstract via Early bird registration is also now available from the website.

• Up to 200 user-customisable test modes, and storage for up to 5000 test results • Connect the ad-7 to your network via RS-232C, USB, or Ethernet.

• The supplied TDAS (Tanaka Data Acquisition Software) enables multiple ad-7 units to be controlled from a single PC. Up to 10 units can be controlled from one PC.


Built-in optical UV flame sensor monitors the flask area and can quickly extinguish fire breakout by flooding the chamber with CO2

or N2 gas (external gas source required). Reliability

Built-in solid-state peltier cooling provides ultra-reliable and energy efficient temperature control of both the condenser tube and receiving cylinder chamber.

Tanaka’s top priority is customer satisfaction. Therefore, we continuously strive to maintain and improve on our ‘Made in Japan’ quality and service. We have well-trained distributors around the world, and our dealers and team in Japan are always ready to help you.


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