Teledyne Tekmar Introduces the Versa Automated Headspace System …. Small in Size yet Big in Value. 

New Automated Headspace System, the Versa delivers reliable results in a small, economical instrument

Mason, OH - December 19, 2011 - Teledyne Tekmar, a Teledyne Technologies Company (NYSE:TDY), introduced the Versa Automated Headspace System, an instrument that is small in size but big on value. Static headspace is one of the most popular techniques used by Analytical Laboratories today due to its versatility for analyzing volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in a complex variety of matrices. This is due to the elimination of tedious sample preparation steps and prevention of contamination issues that are common to other sample introduction techniques. 

"Our small and economical Versa delivers the same reliable results that are found in our HT3 Automated Static and Dynamic Headspace System," said Tammy Rellar, Headspace Product Line Manager for Tekmar. "The Versa was designed to meet the needs of laboratories with smaller sampling requirements and smaller budgets without sacrificing quality and reliability." 

The Versa is able to quickly and accurately identify residual solvents in bulk or finished pharmaceuticals as prescribed in the United State Pharmacopeia (USP) and meets all of the guidelines per USP Method <467>. While developed around USP <467>, the Versa can be utilized for many other applications within the Environmental, Packaging, Petrochemical, Flavor and Fragrance, and Forensics/Toxicology Industries. The following are just some of the benefits this small economical instrument provides: 

  • 20-position autosampler/single position platen oven
  • 22mL vials
  • Sample heating to 200°C throughout pathway
  • Built-in pressure control to ensure consistent volume for all samples regardless of external conditions
  • Inert sample pathway including transfer line, sample needle, and loop provide superior analytical results by eliminating adsorption and reducing carryover
  • Automatic leak check and Benchmark test for quick troubleshooting
  • Simple method development using Method Optimization Mode (M.O.M.)
  • Versa TekLink™ 2G software for use as standard or full 21 CFR compliance
Versa is the perfect solution for applications which require all the advantages of headspace analysis and is economical to fit any budget. 

​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 (drinking water and wastewater) , Pharmaceutical, Food and Beverage, Forensics and Toxicology, Petrochemical, and Polymers/Plastics. 

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

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 the company’s pharmaceutical instruments have available 21 CFR Part 11 software tools for compliance needs, as well as validation documentation, services and training.