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SilTite™ FingerTite GC Ferrules (SGE)

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SilTite™ FingerTite GC Ferrules (SGE)
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Description

SilTite™ FingerTite is the next generation ferrule system for gas chromatography systems delivering an easy leak free installation for capillary columns without the use of any tools.

Easy • Reliable • Leak Free • No Tools

What is SilTite™ FingerTite? It's a GC ferrule that has been designed to be installed only with the force of your fingers (no tools required) delivering an easy, leak and maintenance free seal.

Who will benefit from this product? If you are running a capillary column equipped gas chromatography system, SilTite™ FingerTite will simplify your column installation process giving you less hassle and more time for chromatography.

GCMS users SilTite™ FingerTite has been developed with the unique, leak and air free properties of SilTite™ ferrules, resulting in superior air tightness to reduce background noise in sensitive MS applications meaning you can use them on your MS interface with confidence.

Specs

How is it a ‘next generation connection'? See charts below.
100 % Graphite Graphite Vespel® SilTite™ FingerTite
Mechanical Strength Soft Hard Hard
Temperature Limit 450 °C 350 °C No practical limit
Grip strength on column Soft Moderate Strong
Doesn't need retightening after installation Y N Y
Ideal for GC-MS applications (minimal porosity) N Y Y
No tools required for installation and removal N N Y
Permanent positioning of ferrule N N/Y Y
No Deterioration N N Y
Cannot break the capillary column with over-tightening N N Y
No Column Creep N N Y
Chemically inert N N Y
comparison of MS

How do I install SilTite™ FingerTite? The SilTite™ FingerTite ferrule requires a unique adapter to enable the finger force connection. Purchase one of the following starter kits with the corresponding adapters for your system, complete the once off 5 minute install using the instructions provided and you are ready to go! The system requires no permanent instrument modifications, so if you need to switch back to conventional connections this can be done quickly and easily.

FAQ

Q1 Can I reuse the ferrules?

A1 Once the ferrule is crimped onto the tubing using the ferrule installation tool, the fitting is permanent. However, the column can be removed and reinserted multiple times without tools.

Q2 Can I break my column if overtighten the nut?

A2 No - with the SilTite™ FingerTite system you cannot generate enough force with your fingers to break the column. Never use pliers or any other tool on the nut or you will possibly damage the adapter as well as break the column.

Q3 Can I touch the nut even when the oven is at 200 ºC?

A3 No - the nut will be at the oven temperature so it will be too hot to touch. However, the nut is designed to dissipate the heat from the injector/detector/transfer line, so that when the oven is cool you can change the column without waiting for the injector/detector to cool down. For Mass Spectrometers always follow the manufacturer's recommendations to vent the system.

Q4 Can I reuse the SilTite™ FingerTite nuts?

A4 Yes, the nuts can be reused although the nuts will be permanently fixed to the column with the ferrule. Spare nuts can be purchased if more are required.

Q5 What's included in the starter kit?

A5 Each starter kit includes all the parts necessary to convert one GC system (one injector and one detector) to the SilTite™ FingerTite system suitable for installing 0.1 - 0.25 mm ID capillary columns. In addition there are 5 SilTite™ FingerTite nuts, one packet (10 ferrules) of 0.4 mm ID SilTite™ FingerTite ferrules and a ferrule install tool which allows you to seat the ferrule in the correct position on the capillary column.

Q6 Can I use any dimension of GC capillary column?

A6 SilTite™ FingerTite is suitable for any GC capillary column of nominal ID 0.1 - 0.25 mm (0.4 mm ID SilTite™ FingerTite ferrule) and 0.32 mm (0.5 mm ID SilTite™ FingerTite ferrule).

Part No. Description UOM Price Order
073610 SILTITE FINGERTITE AG INJ / FID STARTER KIT EA$279.20
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073612 SILTITE FINGERTITE AG-MS STARTER KIT EA$289.40
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073620 SILTITE FINGERTITE SHIMADZU 2010 INJ STARTER KIT EA$241.40
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073621 SILTITE FINGERTITE SHIMADZU 2010 INJ / MS STARTER KIT EA$261.80
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073628 SILTITE FINGERTITE SHIMADZU 17A INJ STARTER KIT EA$241.40
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073629 SILTITE FINGERTITE SHIMADZU 17A INJ / MS STARTER KIT EA$261.80
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Replacement Items
073630 SILTITE FINGERTITE FERRULE 0.4MM PK10 PK$58.30
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073631 SILTITE FINGERTITE FERRULE 0.5MM PK10 PK$58.30
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073633 SILTITE FINGERTITE BLANKING FERRULE PK2 PK$33.30
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073636 SILTITE FINGERTITE FEMALE NUT PK5 PK$93.60
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073640 SILTITE FINGERTITE AGILENT INJ BASE SEAL PK2 PK$65.50
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