The PowerPrep GPC System

The PowerPrep GPC™ system is a low cost automated Gel Permeation Chromatography system capable of separating synthetic macromolecules such as pesticides, PCBs, PAHs etc. from interfering compounds. It uses glass or polypropylene columns packed with styrene-divinylbenzene resin beads, and can process from 1 to 30 samples sequentially. The samples are sequentially loaded into the column, then washed and collected in the appropriate fraction vessels. The PowerPrep GPC system greatly simplifies sample cleanup through its unattended operation, increased speed and precision. Options such as different types of columns, a fraction collector, UV detector and a PC allow versatility in a sample type, automatic monitoring, data recording and programmable control over all aspects of the separation procedure.



Automated Sample Cleanup with the PowerPrep GPC System

The PowerPrep GPC system can automate pesticide sample cleanup procedures specified by the US EPA and FDA methods. The modularity and expansion features of the GPC-Prep allow the user to expand the system for use in other applications such as the separation of Dioxins and PCBs from environmental and biological samples.

Cost Effective Expandable Systems
The PowerPrep GPC system fits into the smallest budget. With its modular design, you can cost-effectively automate your sample clean-up procedure by purchasing a 5-sample system and expand it up to 10, 15 or 30 samples as needed.

The PowerPrep GPC system provides major savings in solvents and glassware as compared with the amounts typically required in manual procedures. With FMS's patented pre-packed disposable Teflon columns (10 cm ID) the savings become more substantial.

Reliable Automation of Separation Procedures
Computer control of the entire separation procedure
Individual programs for sample settings.
Virtually unlimited program storage capacity.
Real–time plotting and display of elution profiles.
Automatic documentation of separation data.

PowerPrep GPC System Hardware
This multi-purpose liquid chromatography system has been designed for automating Gel Permeation Chromatography (GPC) using size exclusion techniques for sample cleanup procedures. The basic PowerPrep GPC system includes:

• Main Controller With Pump
• Management Module
• Sample Processing Module
• Pressure Gauge
• Standard Glass Column

Optional upgrades include a PC, UV monitor, fraction collector, SPE module, additional column types, 5-sample expansion modules and a variety of DMS software packages.

Easy Monitoring With The UV Option
The optional UV detector with a 254 nm flow cell is used for easy column calibration and monitoring the elution profile.

Enhanced Monitoring & Control with PC Option
The optional Real Time DMS-4000 software package controls all the fluid-handling modules, including the pump, valves and columns. The entire separation procedure, including sample loading, column washing, elution and peak separation, is coordinated by the DMS-4000 software package. The Editor function allows the operator to create, review and run various separation protocols. The DMS-4000 also plots, displays and stores the separation data.
Column Calibration
Flow: 5 mL/min
Detector: UV, 254 mm
Column: 450 x 25 mm
Sample: CLP Calibration Standard

CLP Calibration Standard
• Corn oil (125 mg)
• Diethyl phthalate (5 mg)
• Methoxychlor (1 mg)
• Perylene (0.1 mg)
• Sulfur (0.4 mg)

System Configuration
The PowerPrep GPC basic system can process up to five samples automatically and unattended. By Upgrading with cost-effective 5-sample expansion modules, you can expand the system's capability to 10 or 15 samples. The addition of an auxiliary fraction collector will expand its capability to 30 samples. Samples are processed sequentially, and FMS's patented fluid delivery module ensures that all the samples are processed with the highest precision and accuracy. The addition of the SPE module to the system allows the automation of multi-column and SPE applications.


Glass Columns
These columns are packed with SDVB resin beads. The innovative design of these glass columns allows you to adjust the gel bed height for better reliability and turbulence-free applications.

Teflon Columns
FMS's pre-packed disposable Teflon columns employ a proprietary design that allows the reduction of solvent consumption up to 70%. These columns are easy to use and dramatically reduce elution time.

PowerPrep Multi-Column Sample Cleanup System 
The PowerPrep Multi-Column Sample Cleanup System is the only automated sample processing system of its kind available today. It is an automated liquid chromatography system that performs simultaneous sample processing unattended. The total sample preparation process; ­sample loading, washing, elution, fraction collection, and concentration is performed automatically.
Pressurized Liquid Extraction or PLE system 
The PLE® system is a high-speed pressurized liquid extraction system designed to perform sample extraction of multiple samples simultaneously. The PLE system delivers high recoveries and excellent precision for all analytes in minutes instead of hours.
SuperVap 6 250 mL Concentrator 
The SuperVap system is an automated, standalone, direct-to-vial concentrator that replaces older techniques such as KD, nitrogen blow down and water baths. By automating what were once manual evaporation and concentration processes, the SuperVap concentration system accelerates your sample throughput, lowers labor costs, and improves the consistency of your results by eliminating the variability inherent in manual sample prep procedures.
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PowerPrep GPC Sample Cleanup System

Dimensions: 15” W x 18” D x 35” H

Weight: 130 lbs.

Pump: Piston Displacement

Flow rate: 0.2 to 15 mL/minute

Electrical Input: 110/220 Volts, 50/60 HZ

Controller: PC based

SuperVap Concentration System       

Dimensions:13” W x 13” D x 12” H

Weight:20 lbs.

Gas Requirements: Nitrogen - 20 PSI minimum

Electrical Input: 110/220 Volts, 50/60 HZ

Controller: PC based

Bath: Dry