Agilent Releases New Vial Sampler Tray Capacity

Published on: 
In the Lab eNewsletter, Pharmaceutical Technology's In the Lab eNewsletter, June 2023, Volume 18, Issue 6

The Agilent 8697 Headspace Sampler-XL Tray has a 120-vial capacity.

Agilent released an announcement of its Agilent 8697 Headspace Sampler -XL Tray, which features 120-vial capacity, in addition to their existing 48-vial capacity tray. In addition to the capacity increase, the new tray includes new instrument intelligence features that are designed for increased uptime and operator ease-of-use relative to its predecessor.

According to a press release from May 1, 2023, the device’s intelligence features are enabled through self-monitoring operations and guiding operators that use various troubleshooting and maintenance procedures. The system performs automated system checks, including leak checks, early maintenance feedback, and self-diagnostics. Additionally, the new tray can be run with alternate carrier gasses due to the separation of vial pressurization and the sample loop for added method flexibility.

“Labs that run headspace GC [gas chromatography] systems know that if they encounter problems during a sequence, and the vials are punctured, they may have to rerun or recollect samples,” said Mike Zhang, vice-president and general manager of Agilent’s Gas Phase Separations Division. “The 8697 and now the 8697 Headspace Sampler-XL Tray virtually eliminate that problem. The complete GC headspace system checks to ensure that the system and data quality are up to SOP [standard operating procedure] standards, avoiding recollection of samples and reruns.”


Source: Agilent