AQUATek Purge&Trap Probengeber

Der AQUATek 100 ist ein Purge & Trap-Autosampler, der die Probenvorbereitungsschritte für die Analyse von flüssigen Proben unter Verwendung einer festen Volumen-Probenschleife automatisiert.

AQUATek 100 Waters-only Autosampler

Two independent volume programmable internal standards are then added to the sample and the entire aliquot is transferred to the Purge and Trap for compound concentration and subsequent separation and detection using a GC/GC-MS quantification system.

The AQUATek 100 brings to market the latest engineering enhancements that have been employed in Tekmar’s latest sample preparation lines. In addition, newer materials in the field of inertness and advanced intelligent software controls have been incorporated. These features combined with greater vial capacity and increased sample handling speed will offer customers greater flexibility and increased throughput to help their production needs all while maintaining a low cost of ownership.


  • 30% more sample capacity with its 100-vial carousel for standard 40mL vials
  • Auto blanking is now available without sacrificing sample positions on the carousel thus allowing utilization of every vial space on the carousel for samples
  • Built in chilling feature that gives the customer the flexibility of using this feature if their needs call for it without any added cost
  • Two - 15mL UV-protected standard spiking vessels to prevent compound breakdown. Capable of varying volume delivery in 1, 2, 5, 10, and 20µL aliquots with zero waste
  • Unique slide out Plumbing Access Compartment (PAC)
  • Interchangeable loop system available in 5mL, 10mL, 20mL, and 25mL sizes
  • Automated diagnostics and leak check
  • Customized TekLinkTM software package integrates the Autosampler and Purge & Trap for seamless operation
  • Entire liquid pathway can be rinsed using the patented high temperature OptiRinse cleaning techniques
  • Built-in Chiller tray allows sample cooling (recirculating bath required)
  • Pressurized water reservoir for Blanking and System Rinsing included
  • Inert sample path comprised entirely of PEEKTM tubing

These features offer customer’s greater flexibility. The AQUATek 100 is an example of Tekmar’s continuing focus on new innovation as well as producing instruments that provide customers with a way to increase productivity and reduce operating costs.



Sample Types Liquid samples, including drinking water and wastewater; Liquid samples containing up to 15mm of sediment when measured from the bottom of an upright 40mL vial
Sample Vials 100-positions for 40mL VOA vials, single hole cap with Teflon®-faced silicone septum, per EPA
specifications; 3 3/4” (9.5cm) high without cap and septum; 1 1/16” OD; 24mm ID cap for water sampling
Vial Transport Device Carousel/Piercing Needle design using stepper motors and optical encoders for accurate positioning.

General Specifications

Dimensions (H x W x D) 28.5” x 18”x 19” (72.39cm x 45.72cm x 48.26cm)
Weight Unit weight: 39lbs (17.69kg); Shipping weight: 100lbs (45.36kg)
Power Requirements 100-240VAC, 50/60 Hz, 2.5A, 300VA
Environmental Specifications Operating Temperature: 10° to 30°C; Storage Temperature: - 20° to 60°C; Relative Humidity: 10% to 90%
Corrosion Resistance The carousel tray is corrosion resistant to waters with a pH range of 1 to 10.
Certifications CE, CETL, CSA, ETL

Gas Handling

Sample Gas Pathway 1/16” & 1/8” O.D. PEEK™ tubing; 1/8” Teflon™ Tubing
Gas Supply Ultra-high Purity (99.999%) pure Helium or Nitrogen; Incoming Pressure: 60-100psi, (100psi max)

Liquid Handling

Sample Liquid Handling Sample loop dispenses fixed volumes of water determined by the installed sample loop. Sample loops are available in 5mL, 10mL, 20mL, and 25mL volumes.
Sample Precision < 1% RSD (n=7 @ 5mL delivery volume measured by weight)
Sample Path PEEK™, EPDM and Ultem® for solenoid valve. 1/16” (0.16cm) OD PEEK™ tubing for liquid transfer
Water Supply Requires use of a pressurized blank water reservoir (included)
Cleaning The entire liquid pathway can be rinsed using the high temperature OptiRinse (patented) cleaning
technique which uses two internal reservoirs to heat blank water up to 90°C for rinse. User
defined rinses for the needle and glassware. Water Heater Patent US 6280688.


Blanks Automatic blanks can be pulled from the blank water reservoir and spiked with standard/ surrogate
allowing all autosampler positions to be used for samples.
Vial Cooling Cools sample tray to 4°C as defined by most EPA Methodologies (requires an external recirculating
cooling bath).
Cooling Bath Connection Inlet and outlet hose connections require 1/4” (0.64cm) ID rubber tubing.

Standard Injection

Standard Injection System Two standard injection systems utilizing 2-way dosing valves mounted on a valve manifold.
Capacity Up to 20μL in 2μL, 5μL, 10μL & 20μL increments.
Precision < 10% RSD measured by GC/FID for Fluorobenzene and Bromofluorobenzene, (n=7). Based on 5μL
injection volume.
Accuracy 1μL ± 0.1μL.
Consumption 1μL per 1μL injection.
Standard Vessels Two 15mL standard vessels, UV-protected for added standard stability; Standard vessels sealed under pressure for standard concentration integrity.


Hot Water Heater Variable Heat Control from 35°C to 90°C.
System Control  
Instrument Control VOC TekLink™2G software in a Windows® XP or greater environment via RS-232 or USB to RS-232 converter (optional).
Language VOC TekLink™ 2G can easily be translated into any language via file modification.
Method Storage Infinite method storage including pre-programmed methods.
Method Scheduling Water samples can be run from any position in the sample sequence. Up to two standards/ surrogates can be added to any user-specified position.
System History The system records a complete history of all sample, schedule and method information.
Revision Control The system records and saves changes to methods, schedules and configurations.


Electronic Leak Check Ability to leak check the sample pathway of the system via an automated system leak check process.
Benchmark Test The system has a mode that will allow for full electromechanical testing including; valving, heater, vial handling
systems, liquid delivery system, inputs and outputs
Diagnostics The system offers independent control of all valves and vial handling mechanisms and for troubleshooting.
E-mail Alert The system can be configured to send an E-mail to alert the user of schedule completion or stoppage.
Warranty 1 year from installation. 18 months from shipment. (excludes consumables)

pH Probe Specifications

pH Range 0 to 14
Power Requirements 4.5 to 5.5 Vdc
Operating Temperature 0o to 70oC
Accuracy +10% with two point calibrated range
Dimensions Length: 7.48” (19 cm)
Diameter: 0.63” (1.6 cm)

Teflon® is a registered trademark of Dupont, Windows® is a registered trademark of Microsoft, PEEK™ is a trademark of Victrex PLC, Siltek® is a registered trademark of Restek.
TekLink™ is a registered trademark of Teledyne Tekmar Company. Covered by one or more of the following patents: 7,651,866; 6,280,688 and other patent pending.


  • Environmental
  • Food and Beverage
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Flavor and Fragrance
  • Petrochemical


100-Position Carousel
The carousel drive is an electronically controlled mechanism that positions sample vials for sampling. 
The carousel tray is removable from the drive assembly for easy vial loading.


Robotic Arm
The 2-stage sample needle is positioned by the motion of a two axis robotic arm assembly. This robotic arm moves in & out to position the needle over the sample vials and rinse station, it also moves the needle up & down to allow the needle to puncture the vials. The robotic arm utilizes proven reliable technology where the needle is moved to the vials and the vials remain in the carousel thus eliminating errors associated with XYZ handling.


Sample Needle
A 2-stage sample needle is used to displace sample from the vial to the sample loop.


pH Probe
The pH probe option allows users to measure and record pH values for all samples in a schedule.


Sample Loop
The AQUATek 100 is equipped with a fixed volume PEEK™ sample loop with volume choices of 5, 10, 20 and 25mL. The sample loop is filled with liquid sample from the sample vial via a pressurization step. The loop is connected to two 3-port solenoid valves that allow for the sample volume to be swept to the concentrator for analysis and to allow for cleanup of the loop between samples via hot water rinsing and an inert gas sweep.


Vial Chiller Tray
The vial chiller allows for sample cooling. The chiller requires the use of an external recirculating cooling bath (optional accessory) for operation.


Internal Standards
Internal standards/surrogates are stored in two 15mL amber glass vessels to prevent transmission of UV radiation. Vessels are sealed with a PEEK™ cap to prevent adsorption and contamination of the standard solution. Each standard vessel can deliver volumes of 2, 5, 10, or 20μL to each sample. Each standard injection valve can be used independently or in combination.


Plumbing Access Compartment (PAC)
Slide out compartment allows for easy access to the sample loop and associated plumbing as well as system hardware.


OptiRinse (patented)
The entire liquid pathway can be rinsed using the high temperature OptiRinse (patented) cleaning technique which uses two internal reservoirs to heat blank water to 90°C for rinsing.


The AQUATek 100 has the ability to connect to a standard barcode reader in order to scan vial barcodes and automatically have the vial ID number added into the TekLink™ schedule.


Blanking Water Reservoir
Reservoir included with system provides clean-up water and auto-blanking, which frees up vial space in carousel for increased throughput.



USEPA 5030 in conjunction with 502.1, 502.2, 524.2, 524.3, 503.1, 601, 602, 603, 624, 8010, 8015, 8020, 8021, 8030, 8240, and 8260





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