Teledyne Tekmar Introduces New Waters-Only Autosampler Instrument ​​​​

MASON – March 24, 2010 - Teledyne Tekmar has introduced a new analytical instrument to the market, the AQUATek 100 Waters-only Autosampler​. The AQUATek 100 is a purge and trap autosampler that automates the sample preparation steps for the analysis of liquid samples utilizing a fixed volume sample loop filled using a pressurization gas. Two independent volume programmable internal standards are then added to the sample and the entire aliquot is transferred to the Purge and Trap for compound concentration and subsequent separation and detection using a GC/GC-MS quantification system. 

This instrument replaces our very successful AQUATek 70 Autosampler that was released several years ago. “The AQUATek 100 brings to market the latest engineering enhancements that have been employed in our newer sample preparation lines” said Thomas Hartlein, Product Line Manager. “In addition, newer materials in the field of inertness and advanced intelligent software controls have been incorporated. These features combined with greater vial capacity and increased sample handling speed will offer our customers greater flexibility and increased throughput to help their production needs all while maintaining a low cost of ownership.” added Mr. Hartlein. 

While this autosampler may be considered a replacement for the current waters-only autosampler, several new productivity enhancing features have been added. The AQUATek offers 30% more sample capacity than the previous model. Auto blanking allows customers to use more vial positions for actual samples rather than required quality control, since blanks can be generated from the built in water reservoir. The standard vial cooling system allows samples to be chilled to 10 degrees Celsius prior to analysis should the customer require this protocol for method compliance. These features are standard on the AQUATek 100 and offer customers greater capabilities. The AQUATek 100 is an example of Teledyne Tekmar’s continuing focus on new innovation as well as producing instruments that provide customers with solutions for productivity and margin enhancement. ​

About Teledyne Tekmar:

Teledyne Tekmar is a leader in the design and manufacturing of analytical instrumentation for the laboratory. Tekmar provides productivity-enhancing instrumentation and solutions to a number of industries including Environmental, Pharmaceutical, Wastewater, Food and Beverage, Forensics and Toxicology, Petrochemical, Industrial/Chemical and Polymers/Plastics. 

Their world-renowned Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) product line includes systems for Gas Chromatography (GC) Sample Introduction, High-Throughput Purge and Trap sample concentration, Sample Automation, and Static and Dynamic Headspace analysis. 

Teledyne Tekmar’s line of Total Organic Carbon (TOC) and Total Nitrogen (TN) Analyzers provides unparalleled accuracy, precision, throughput and robustness for water samples varying in quality from semiconductor-grade to municipal wastewater. All of our pharmaceutical instruments have available 21 CFR Part 11 software tools for your compliance needs, as well as validation documentation, services and training. 

For more information on Teledyne Tekmar, visit or call 513-229-7000 / 800-874-2004. ​