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Shimadzu - GC-2010

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GC-2010 Gas Chromatographs

Since introducing our first Gas Chromatograph over 50 years ago, Shimadzu has set the standard for GC power, speed and precision. Today, the GC-2010, in conjunction with GCsolution Software, is the most powerful gas chromatography analysis system available in the world, delivering faster analysis, reduced downtime, superior reproducibility, and excellent stability.

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Features of GC-2010

Excellent Productivity (Highs-speed GC)

Demands for improved productivity and more efficiency have increased in recent years. The GC-2010 has been specially designed to address these demands by incorporating the following:

  • Third-generation Advanced Flow Control (AFC) – Supports high-speed analysis at a maximum pressure of 970 kPa and 1200 mL/minute maximum flow rate
  • High-power Oven – Enables cooling from 450° C to 50° C in less than six minutes
  • Rapid Detector Data Sampling Rate – Ensures sharp, accurate peaks

Together, the GC-2010 can double or even triple the productivity of conventional instruments, making it a leader in high-speed GC.

Superior Reproducibility

The GC-2010 is the ideal solution for all applications where reproducibility requirements are critical. Expect superb reproducibility – even for large vapor-volume solvents such as acetone or water. Our AFC features rapid response and temperature correction functions to precisely control pressure and flow. New compensation technology for ambient temperatures provides prolonged stability and the most repeatable retention times.

Constant Linear Velocity

Maintains optimum flow during temperature programming for the best chromatographic separation. Up to seven pressure ramps with either increasing or decreasing pressure gradients can be used to simplify complex separations.

Easy Operation

A number of features enable easy operation for both new and experienced users. These include:

  • Large LCD Screen (G window) – Shows graphically all of the operation of the GC, including the data results, temperature profile, and the chromatogram in progress
  • Self-diagnosis Functionality – Maximizes uptime of the GC system and provides documentation for validation purposes; self-diagnosis functions include septum and insert operating status, temperature sensor check, supplied gas pressure, DC voltage and AD converter.
  • Intuitive Operation with GCsolution (Assistant Bar, Data Explorer, Batch Table Wizard, and more)

Compact, Highly Sensitive Detectors

Ideal for a wide range of applications, all detectors (FID, TCD, ECD, FPD, FTD) are conveniently located under the top cover, and each detector incorporates an APC (Advanced Pressure Controller) that permits digital setting of the detector gas flow rate. A Flame Photometric Detector (FPD) provides 4 to 5 times more sensitivity than before, while the ECD delivers ultra-high sensitivity detection at 8fg/s.

General Specifications
Temperature Range4 to 450 °C
DetectorFlame Thermionic Detector, Flame Photometric Detector, Thermal Conductivity Detector, Flame Ionization Detector
GC System TypeModular
Number of Detectors4
Depth 530
Width 515
Additional Specifications

Column Oven

Temperature Range: (Ambient + 4°C) ~ 450°C (using LCO2 gas: -50°C - 450°C)

Inner Dimensions and Volume: 280 (W) x 280 (H) x 175 (D) mm, 13.7L

Temperature accuracy: ±1% of the set temperature in Kelvin unit (calibration at 0.01°C increments)

Temperature Variation Coefficient: 0.01°C/°C

Temperature Program Steps: Up to 20 (cooling program possible)

Programmed rate setting range: -250°C ~ 250°C/min

Total time for all steps: 9999.99 minutes max.

Injection Ports

Temperature Range: Up to 400°C

Heating Settings: 1°C steps

No. of units installed simultaneously: Up to 3 units

Sample injection unit types: 

  • Split/splitless injection is standard
  • Direct (without split) injection unit (option)
  • On-column/PTV (programmable temperature vaporizer)injection unit (option)

Flow Control Unit

Advanced Flow Controller (AFC)

Split/splitles injection mode and direct injection mode: Pressure range: 0-970kPa

Programmable Steps: 7 (Negative pressure step is available)

Programmed Rate Setting Range: -400 ~ 400kPa/min

Split Ratio Range:0 - 9999.9

Mass Flow Rate Setting Range: 0 - 1200mL/min

Constant Linear Velocity: Maintains optimum separation at all times

Available Optional Accessories

AOC-20i Auto Injector: Direct injection, PTV/LVI, 1 - 250 uL syringes, ambient headspace

AOC-20s Auto Sampler: 150 1.5mL vials or 96 4mL vials and barcode reader

Leap Combi-Pal Autosampler: SPME, headspace and micro-titer plate sampling capability

PY2020D Pyrolyzer: Single or double shot includes autosampler


Four detectors can be installed simultaneously and individually temperature controlled. Detector gas is electronically controlled by APC (Advanced Pressure Control)

Detector Type(s): FID, TCD, ECD, FPD, FTD

Flame Ionization Detector (FID)

Temperature Range: 450°C max.

Minimum detected quantity: 3pgC/s (Dodecane)

Dynamic Range: 107

Thermal Conductivity Detector (TCD)

Temperature Range:400°C max.

Dynamic Range:105

Sensitivity:20,000 mV - mL/mg (Decane)

Electron Capture Detector (ECD)

Temperature Range:400°C max.

Minimum detected quantity:8fg/s

Dynamic Range:104

Flame Photometric Detector (FPD)

Temperature Range:350°C max.

Dynamic Range:

  • P: 104
  • S: 103

Minimum detected quantity:

  • P: 0.2pgP/s (tributyl phosphate)
  • S: 4pgS/s (dodecane thiol)

Flame Thermionic Detector (FTD)

(Two types, one for capillary and one for packed. The specifications are the same.)

Temperature Range:450°C max.

Dynamic Range:

  • N: 104
  • P: 104

Minimum detected quantity:

  • N: 0.2pgN/s (azobenzene)
  • P: 0.03pgP/s (malathion)

Maximum of 2 detectors to keep instrument performance

Weight and Power Requirements (GC main unit)

  • Weight:30 kg (FID model)
  • Power Requirements:
    • AC100V/120V 230V
    • 1800VA (Normal oven type) or
    • 2600VA (High power oven type), 50/60Hz

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