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FMS Pressurized Fluid Extraction (PFE)

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Pressurized Fluid Extraction (PFE)

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. Inexpensive stainless steel extraction cells with end cap filtration keep operational costs at a minimum. Optional disposable end cap filtration increases productivity and saves valuable time.
Pressurized Fluid Extraction (PFE)
Attributes
Maximum Dispensing Volume 250 μL
Dispensing Type Multi-channel
Additional Specifications Extraction cell size:     
5 mL, 10 mL, 20 mL, 40 mL, 70 mL, 100 mL, 250 mL     
Simultaneous Extractions:
     
1 to 6 independent extraction modules for simultaneous extraction     
Variable Cell Size per Simultaneous Extraction Run:     
Run different cell sizes in the same simultaneous run 5 mL, 10 mL, 20 mL, 40 mL, 70 mL, 100 mL or 250 mL     
Modular Design:     
Individual Extraction Modules can be isolated from the system without interrupting the running system, no down time.     
Flow Rate:     
0 to 35 mL per minute     
Pressure:     
0 to 2500 PSI     
Temperature:     
Ambient to 200 ºC     
Solvents:     
No limitation, mixing or selection of up to six different solvents     
Collection Vessels:     
Direct to a SuperVap Concentration Vessel or SuperVap Direct to GC Vial Concentration Vessel. All other standard collection vessels.

Features

Reduce Solvent Costs     
Pressurized liquid extraction uses as little as 15 mL of solvent compared to more than 500 mL of solvent required to perform Soxhlet extractions.     
     
Reduce Solvent Waste     
The PLE system reduces solvent waste by using solvents more efficiently.     
     
Increase Productivity
     
The entire extraction and cleanup may be performed in less than 30 minutes. Traditional methods can take 10 to 16 hours.     
     
Reduce Operating Costs     
Rapid extraction and clean-up, along with reduced solvent use and waste, reduces operating costs by as much as 70 percent.     
     
Five to 250 mL Extraction Cell Sizes     
The PLE™ system offers 5-250 mL low cost stainless steel extraction cells with Teflon endcap filtration. This wide range of extraction cell volumes allows the use of the same unit for all sample sizes, even in the same run.     
     
Modular, Expandable and Affordable     
The modular design of the PLE system allows you to purchase a one, two or three sample system to fit your budget. The system can be expanded to a five or six sample system as your application grows.     
     
Eliminate cross contamination
     
Optional low-cost disposable extraction cells and Teflon filtration endcaps ensure trouble-free extraction and eliminate the risk of cross contamination.     
     
One-Step Sample Extraction and Cleanup     
The optional in-line cleanup module performs the entire sample extraction and cleanup in one step with increased speed and reduced cost.     
     
Automatic Operation and Documentation     
Real-time software allows six channels of pressure and six channels of temperature data to be plotted simultaneously. This powerful feature allows automatic documentation of all extraction data. Temperature and pressure data can be superimposed and printed in either graphic or tabular format and stored for future reference.     
     
PC Control and Monitoring     
The entire extraction process is PC controlled enabling the laboratory technician to store and edit extraction protocols, as well as monitor and store extraction data.The DMS-6000 Editor allows multiple methods to be stored. Parameters such as time, solvent, volume and final temperature can be set for each step of each method. Pressure and temperature, as well as dispensed volumes, are displayed every second and stored for future reference. Six channels of pressure and six channels of temperature may also be plotted in real time. This powerful feature allows automatic documentation of the entire extraction data.     
     
A Versatile Method Development Tool     
The powerful DMS 6000 real time software along with a variety of extraction cell capacities and the ability to select multiple solvents, different temperature settings, as well as storage of data makes the PLE sytem an ideal tool for method development.     
     
Modular Construction Provides for Easy Maintenance     
The modular desgin of the PLE sytem combined with its exposed plumbing enables efficient system maintenance. The PLE system's channels are designed to operate independently, so if one channel fails the others will continue to perform. This versatility ensures easy replacement with no down time.     
     
Leak and Clog Free Operation     
Simple design combined with large bore plumbing enables the PLE system to operate virtually leak and clog free.     
     
Multiple Extractions     
Programming of variable pressure and temperature allows extraction of a variety of compounds.

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One-Step Automated Pressurized Liquid Extraction

One-Step Automated Pressurized Liquid Extraction

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We are using Teflon Cap Filtration for PLE Cartridge- No O-Ring. We have had leakage problems after just one use. Any advise welcome.

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