BioChromato ionRocket Temperature Gradient System for DART-MS

The ionRocket visualizes (identifies) the hardly seen compounds in your samples. It generates the heat gradient from the ambient temperature up to 600ºC at the rate of 100ºC per minute. It allows various compounds in your samples to be sublimated or vaporized.

The data obtained from the ionRocket application gives another axis of temperature besides the data obtained from DART-MS (Direct Analysis in Real Time-Mass Spectrometry). Since the temperature shifts by time in minutes, the given profile shows similar ones to chromatograms. The given data is three-dimensional, consisting of mass, temperature (=time), and intensity.

  • Thermal Controller Maximum temperature: 600?
  • Size: W 390 x D 180 x H 163 mm
  • Weight: 3.4 kg
  • Control Box:
  • Size: W 321 x D 220 x H 147 mm
  • Weight: 4.1 kg
  • Heating Tube Maximum temperature: 200?
  • Control Box:
  • Size: W 320 x D 200 x H 123 mm
  • Weight: 2.9 kg
  • Power Source AC100-240±10V (50/60 Hz)
  • Heating Control Temperature Room temperature -600?
  • Use Temperature Environment 10? ~ 40? (no condensation)
  • Electricity Consumption Operation State: AC100V 320W AC240V 336W
  • Stand-by State: AC100V 32W AC240V 101W





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