Shortix capillary column cutter
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A revolution in capillary column cutting

  • Trouble-free Preparations for On-Column Injections
  • Leak-tight Quick-Fit connections
  • Improved Reproducibility of Split/Splitless Injections
  • Improved Reproducibility of Analytical Results
  • A perfect cut independent from skill and experience
  • Easy to use and Fast, saves Time and Money !

Gas chromatographic and column techniques, like On-Column injection, Quick-Fit column connections or any other critical gas chromatographic analysis, make it a necessity to cut a column extremely straight without cracked column walls or column blockage because of fused-silica particles. The Shortix Capillary Column Cutter is especially designed to allow everybody, independent from skill and experience level, to make the perfect cut. This is important because these errors, caused by non perfect column cuts, will result in poor chromatography, spikes in the chromatogram, leaking Quick-Fit connections, bad chromatographic reproducibility of retention times and peak broadening.

When traditional column cutters, like a diamond pen or a sapphire, are used, only a fraction of the column wall is scratched. The column is then broken off resulting in a partly cracked, thus damaged, column wall. The SGT Shortix™ Capillary Column Cutter rotates a diamond cutter around the whole column wall making a scratch all the way around the wall. The column is then broken off resulting in a perfectly straight column cut.

Th Picture above shows microscope pictures of column cuts performed by highly experienced GC specialists (the diamond pen cut and the sapphire cut) and a ShortixTM cut performed by a non-skilled person. The column cut performed using the ShortixTM is the only cut that is completely straight. The other two cuts show cracked column wall and badly cut flaps of Poly Amide which can lead to the above mentioned chromatographic problems.

Everybody can now cut a column straight , minimizing the number of chromatographic errors as a result of columns cut by a non GC specialist. The ShortixTM is able to perfectly cut capillary columns of all diameters, both new columns (soft Poly Amide coating) as old columns (hard Poly Amide coating).

Part No. Description Price
3040101100 Shortix $377.00
3040101110 Shortix Maintenance Kit $175.00
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