Shimadzu C-R8A



The data processing functionality of the highly-acclaimed Chromatopac line is now even more advanced. The superior C-R8A Chromatopac Data Processor is equipped with improved automated validation functions and network capability.

Inherits the proven Shimadzu algorithms
The numerous peak processing functions and quantitative calculations from previous models (C-R4A, C-R5A, C-R7A) are included in the C-R8A.

Includes automated validation functions
The hardware validation software (accessed with the VP key) supports GLP/GMP and ISO requirements.

Supports full network capability
The C-R8A includes a high-speed RS-232C port (19,200 bps) as standard for networking through CLASS-Agent and Chromatopac Manager software programs.

Designed for universal applications
Both novices and experts can make full use of the C-R8A's considerable functionality.
Depth 380 mm
Height 150 mm
Width 340 mm
Power Requirements 100-240V, ±10%, 50/60Hz
Peak Power 70 VA
Weight 5 kg
Additional Specifications Input Voltage Range: -5mV to 1V
Peak Processing:
Processing peak number: About 1000 max.
Minimum peak width processed: 0.04 second (width at half height)
Reprocessing: With different parameters
Continuous reprocessing possible
Identificiation: Absolute retention time method, relative retention time method, multi-reference method, time band method, time width method, elution order method. Maximum peak number for identification: about 1000
Quantitative Calculations: Area normalization method, corrected area normalization method (with or without scale factor), internal standard method, multi-internal standard method, external standard method, exponential calculation method, grouping.
Calibration Curve: 1-point method, 2-point method, least squares linear regression (15 points), multi-linear methods (15 points), calibration curve plot
Floppy Disk Drive: 3.5" FDD x 1, MS-DOS format: 1.44MB (2HD), 720KB (2DD)
PAC format: 1.6MB (2HD), 800KB (2DD)
Interfaces: Opt link: 1ch, RS-232C: 1ch
Option slots: 2 slots
Display: LCD 40 characters x 2 lines, with back light, for keyboard entries and status monitors
Printer: Parallel thermal head system
Chart Paper: 210mm x 50m (roll type), 210 mm x 2000 pages
(300 mm/page, Z-folded type)
Recording speed: 1 to 100mm/min
User programs: Chromatopac BASIC, time program, event program, sample pretreatment program
Performance: Dynamic range: 106
(108 for wide range FID of the GC-17A)
Integration sensitivity: 0.1µV x sec.
Linearity: Less than 0.1%
Repeatability: Coefficient of variation: 0.1% for area, less than 0.5% for height (Conditions: 1mV peak height, 20 sec. Half value height, 1 day)


High performance at low cost
The C-R8A inherits proven algorithm of Shimadzu Chromatopac. The C-R8A has a Floppy disk drive for data storage, LCD display with back light (40 characters x 2 lines), Optical link and RS-232C interfaces, Hardware validation software program are standard features. Thermal parallel printer uses conventional economical thermal chart paper or AF (Anti-Fade) thermal paper for long time storage. The C-R8A supports abundant quantitation calculation methods, and flexible report format. The C-R8A has real time 2 channel digital data processing capability. (2 channel analog data processing is possible by adding an optional board.)

Easy operation, Detailed instruction supplied in a CD-ROM
The C-R8A has two menu types; for beginner and for expert. Anyone can operate the C-R8A referring to the message appearing in the LCD display. For the users of the C-R5A/6A, the parameters and commands that are frequently used are assigned in dedicated keys. Therefore training time and cost are minimized. For the expert users, the C-R8A has Key history function and User definable key assignment (command allocation) function. The C-R8A comes with a basic instruction manual, a pocket reference and a CD-ROM which contains detailed instruction for quick reference.

GLP/GMP/ISO support features
To support GLP/GMP/ISO, the C-R8A includes a hardware validation software program, VP features based on Shimadzu VP concept, accessible by the VP key, several log functions, security, sample index functions.

Network capability
The C-R8A includes a high speed RS-232C port (19,200bps) as standard equipment for networking using CLASS-Agent or Chromatopac manager software programs.

Dual format floppy disk drive
The C-R8A has a floppy disk drive compatible with both MS-DOS format and C-R4A/7A format. It is possible to share the data between PC based workstation and/or other Chromatopacs. You can edit Basic program on a PC as a text file, it is easy to transfer data and Basic file via a floppy disk.

Space saving size
Comparing the C-R6A, the C-R8A is smaller but includes slots for options. C-R8A: 340(W) x 380(D) x 150(H) mm, approx. 5kg

Digital linkage via optical cable
The C-R8A can connect with the Shimadzu other products (e.g. SCL-10AVP) that has optical cable communication capability by a optical cable. In this case, simultaneous 2 channel data processing is possible.


C-R8A Chromatopac Data Processor

C-R8A Chromatopac Data Processor

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