Mass Spectrometry

MS is our core business and has become a fundamental analytical tool in many industries. Thanks to advances in electronics, instrument designers can implement cost-effective, high-performance analytical power in a cost-effective,  easy-to-use system.

These developments require advanced vacuum systems that are characterized by multi-chamber, high throughput designs on the high quality instruments.
These requirements, in turn, demand cost-effective, high performance vacuum pumps.
Agilent offers a full line of pumps and controllers that meet the most challenging vacuum requirements and are optimized for the specific requirements of modern mass spectrometry systems.


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Agilent can further customize its pumps by providing multi-inlet pumping systems that are compact and reliable. 
A few common application examples for mass spectrometry are listed below:


Gas Chromatograph Mass Spectrometers typically use one vacuum chamber in relatively low gas load environments and an intermediate vacuum interface to analyze inorganic samples. 
The Agilent Turbo-V 81 with printed circuit board controller (PCB) is a very cost-effective solution for this common analytical technique. The V 301 Navigator offers a compact, cost-effective solution for larger instrument designs.


Liquid Chromatograph Mass Spectrometers typically include multi-chamber, high throughput vacuum systems. 
Agilent’s turbomolecular pumps are designed for high throughput operation with air cooling – an important benefit for maintaining a compact system. They are also available in several split flow versions to increase their utility and performance in this application. 
The integrated controller provides a high level of control function in a small package.


Inductively Coupled Plasma-MS systems have a wide range of vacuum requirements. Many systems can use heavy carrier gases such as argon, while collision cell designs use helium. 
Agilent turbopumps have a high efficiency motor and TwisTorr or MacroTorr drag stages to reduce heat production under gas load. These features allow to pump high levels of argon. Integrated or on board controllers assure compact package.


Time Of Flight systems are becoming very important analytical tools in drug discovery and proteomics. Vacuum requirements vary, although small size is often an important consideration. 
Agilent turbopump and controller package provides the TOF designer with a high degree of flexibility with regard to high throughput, efficient heat dissipation and compact size.

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