OPTI-LOK™ Adapters offer maximum flexibility for making connections between your 1/4-28, M6 (Metric), Luer and 10-32 fittings and ports. They are available in a useful variety of thread-type combinations, and are produced without the use of mold-manufacture techniques - they are all individually machined. Each adapter we sell is individually inspected for paramount quality in the finished product. This ensures consistent threading into fitting ports, and longer thread life.
The EXP® Analytical Column System is a revolutionary column designed to meet the demanding standards of LC-MS, high throughput screening (HTS) and analytical HPLC + UHPLC applications. Based on our patented technology, EXP column hardware allows you to change analytical columns with your hands. That means leak-free, zero-dead-volume column connections in seconds, without tools. EXP is truly the next generation in analytical column hardware, offering unmatched ease of use for today.
Optimize flow-through back pressure regulators utilize an active mechanism to maintain steady back pressure across a range of mobile phase viscosities and flow rates. Placing one downstream from your detector will prevent solvent decompression and bubble formation in the flow cell, reducing baseline noise and drift. Each regulator has an internal volume of 100 µL and is available in pre-set pressures ranging from 10 to 150 psi.
OPTI-MAX® enables customers to perform check valve repair much more rapidly and reliably than with OEM rebuild kits. The same OPTI-MAX check valve cartridge can function in both inlet and outlet positions. Also, the same cartridge will work in multiple types/brands of HPLC systems, when used with the correct OPTI-MAX housing. Most OPTI-MAX check valve housings utilize our unique Free-Turn® two-piece swivel design which allows the check valve cartridge to be replaced without having to disconnect.
Keeping particulates out of the flow path prevents premature wear on vital components, drastically reducing the need for costly replacements or repairs. A holistic approach to filtration addresses potential particulates throughout the solvent flow path and leads to consistent and efficient chromatography. Generally, there are three critical areas where filtration is necessary: solvent reservoir, in-line and pre-column / direct connect.
Optimize fittings are produced without the use of mold-manufacture techniques - they are all individually machined for optimal dimensional consistency, thread quality, surface finish and concentricity. This ensures smooth and reliable tightening, a secure tubing connection and longer thread life.
The analytical column is the heart of any liquid chromatography system and remains the most problematic component. HPLC columns accumulate retained material which can dramatically reduce longevity and cause costly downtime costs resulting from premature column failure and troubleshooting efforts. The best way to protect an analytical column from fouling is to install a guard column between the injection valve and the analytical column.
With OPTI-LYNX™, you can make and break tubing connections instantly - all it takes is a quarter-turn, by hand. To make an OPTI-LYNX connection, two components - a slotted side and a pinned side come together around a polymeric insert. One reason why the OPTI-LYNX system is so useful and versatile is that the polymeric insert can contain a guard column, a filter or a trap cartridge. Below you will find individual replacement and upgrade components for your existing OPTI-LYNX Holder Kits.
Trapping is a chromatography technique that allows for the concentration or purification of a sample. A trap cartridge is a packed column bed loaded with a material to create desirable conditions for separating the target compound from the rest of the sample matrix. This is accomplished by selecting a packing material that has a strong affinity for the target compound, causing the analyte to be retained in the trap while the rest of the sample matrix flows through.
We offer high and low pressure tubing in a number of diameters. Our stainless steel tubing is available pre-cut in a variety of lengths and diameters, all square-cut, polished, passivated and flushed prior to shipment (except bulk lengths). We offer polymeric tubing in PEEK, PTFE and more which can be purchased in bulk lengths and cut to size.
OPTMIZE TECHNOLOGIES offer a comprehensive selection of components for most brands of HPLC and UPLC systems including discontinued and obsolete models.