Agilent 1290 Series – G7116B HPLC Multicolumn Thermostat

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The Agilent 1290 Infinity II Multicolumn Thermostat (MCT) facilitates precise column thermostatting over a broad temperature range with cooling down to 20 °C below ambient temperature and heating up to 110 °C.. This capability provides high flexibility for optimized speed and enhanced selectivity of LC separations. Exchangeable ultra-high-pressure valves enable a wide range of applications such as column selection from eight columns in a single MCT, sample preparation for analyte enrichment or matrix removal, alternating column regeneration – and many more.

The MCT matches perfectly with all InfinityLab LC Series systems and can also be combined with previous 1260 and 1290 Infinity Series modules.


Physical Specifications:

  • Weight: 12.5 kg (27.6 lbs)
  • Dimensions(height × width × depth): 160 x 435 x 436 mm (6.3 x 17.1 x 17.2 inches) Width with column identification kit: 472 mm
  • Line Voltage: 100 – 240 V~, ± 10 %
  • Line frequency: 50 or 60 Hz, ± 5 %
  • Power consumption: 150 VA, 150 W
  • Ambient operating temperature: 4–55 °C (39–131 °F)
  • Ambient non-operating temperature: -40 – 70 °C (-40 – 158 °F)
  • Humidity: < 95 % r.h. at 40 °C (104 °F)
  • Operating altitude: Up to 3000 m (9842 ft)

Performance Specifications:

  • Operating principle: 
      • Thermostatted column compartment with dual, independent Peltier element.
      • Solvent pre-heating and still-air operation for reduction of chromatographic band broadening under UHPLC-conditions. Up to four devices can be clustered and controlled by a single user interface for additional flexibility.
  • Temperature range:  20 °C below ambient (minimum 4 °C) to 110 °C
  • Temperature range increment: Settable in steps of 0.1 °C 
  • Temperature accuracy: ±0.5 °C (with calibration at 40 °C)
  • Temperature precision: 0.05°C
  • Independent temperature zones: 2 (in single device), Up to 8 in clustered configuration
  • Column capacity: 
      • 8 columns of 100 mm length plus Quick Connect fittings or pre-columns
      • 4 columns of 300 mm length plus Quick Connect fittings or pre-columns
      • Selection of columns by single optional integrated 8-column selector valve (1300 bar)
      • 32 columns of 100 mm length plus Quick Connect fittings or pre-columns 
      • 16 columns of 300 mm length plus Quick Connect fittings or pre-columns with clustering1 of four devices.
  • Heat-up/cool-down time: 
      • 5 min from ambient to 40 °C
      • 10 min from 40 °C to 20 °C
      • <30 min from 25 °C to 100 °C
  • Solvent heat exchangers: Individually quick-installable for every column. Available at 1 µL internal volume, 0.075 mm i.d. capillary (ultra-low dispersion), 1.6 µL internal volume, 0.12 mm i.d. capillary (standard) and 3 µL internal volume, 0.12 mm i.d. capillary (high-flow).
  • Valve options:
      • 1 x integrated valve drive as option
      • 2 x external valve drives as option
      • to host user-exchangeable Quick Change valve heads (up to 1300 bar) of different formats:
      • 2-position/6-port, 2-position/10-port, 4-column selection (4-position/10-port) up to 800 bar, 6-column selection (6-position/14-port), 8-column selection (8-position/18-port).
      • Valve heads are automatically identified by their RFID tag.
  • Column identification:  Optionally, column identification kit to track history of up to eight columns. Mounted on left- and right-hand side of module.
  • Instrument control:  LC and CE Drivers A.02.11 or above Agilent Instant Pilot (G4208A) B.02.19 or above InfinityLab LC Companion (G7108A) 1.1 or above. Lab Advisor B.02.06 or above
  • Communication:  Controller Area Network (CAN)
  • GLP features:  Valve heads carrying tags with serial number, pressure rating, number of switches and valve type. Concept of column identification.

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