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Agilent 1200 Series High
Performance
Autosamplers & Micro
Well Plate Autosampler
Service Manual
1200 Series Autosamplers Service Manual
Agilent Technologies
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1200 Series Autosamplers Service Manual
Contents
Contents
1 Introduction
7
Introduction to the 1200 Series Samplers 8
Sampling Sequence 11
Sampling Unit 15
Needle/Sample Transport Assembly 18
Advanced Operating Modes 20
Early Maintenance Feedback (EMF) 22
Electrical Connections 23
2 Site Requirements and Specifications
25
Site Requirements 26
Physical Specifications 29
Performance Specifications 30
3 Installing the Autosampler
33
Unpacking the Sampler 34
Optimizing the Stack Configuration 37
Installing the Autosampler, , , , 42
Installing a Thermostatted Autosampler, , ,
Flow Connections to the Sampler, 49
Installing the Sample Tray 51
Transporting the Sampler, 53
4 Configuring the Autosampler
45
55
Autosampler Control and Electronics 56
Position and Movement Sensors, 57
Microtiter Plate Board (MTP), 58
Firmware Description, 63
Optional Interface Boards, , 66
Agilent 1100/1200 Series Interfaces, 71
Setting the 8-bit Configuration Switch, , , 77
The Main Power Supply Assembly 82
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5 Using the Autosampler
83
Sample Trays, 84
List of Recommended Plates and Closing Mat,
List of Recommended Vials and Caps 87
Configure Well Plate Types 89
Turn ON and Initialization Steps 92
6 Optimizing Performance
85
93
Optimizing Performance 94
Optimization for Lowest Carry-Over 95
Fast Injection Cycle and Low Delay Volume
Precise Injection Volume, 104
Choice of Rotor Seal 106
Choice of Seat Capillary 107
7 Troubleshooting and Diagnostics
102
109
Agilent Lab Monitor & Diagnostic Software 110
Overview of the Sampler’s Indicators and Test Functions 111
Status Indicators 113
Error Messages 115
Maintenance Functions 143
High Performance Autosampler Step Commands , 145
Troubleshooting the G1367B/D and G1377A Autosampler 148
Errors Which May Occur During the Turn ON and Initialization Process
Instrument Logbook Errors and Step by Step Repair Process 156
Needle Centering Over the Vial or the Well 166
8 Maintenance
149
167
Introduction to Maintenance and Repair 168
Overview of Main Repair Procedures 171
Maintenance Functions 172
Early Maintenance Feedback (EMF) 173
Maintenance Procedures, 175
9 Repairs
197
Exchanging Internal Parts,
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Warnings and Cautions 200
Assembling the Main Cover , 202
Light Protection Kit Installation 203
Top Cover and Foam, 204
Illumination Assembly 206
Transport Assembly, 208
Sampling Unit, 211
Analytical Head 214
Peristaltic Pump Motor 216
Injection-Valve Assembly , 219
Metering-Drive Motor and Belt , 222
Needle-lock Motor and Belt , 225
Main Fan, 227
Exhaust Fan, 229
MTP Main Board, , 232
Introduction, , , 235
SUD Board, 240
SLS Board, 243
Power Supply, 246
Leak Sensor , 249
10 Parts and Materials for Maintenance
253
Sampler Main Assemblies 254
Vial Trays, 257
High Performance Autosampler and SL+ Version Accessory Kit G1367-68705,
, 259
Micro Well Plate Autosampler Accessory Kit G1377-68705, , 260
Multi-Draw Kit G1313-68711 (Only For G1367B), , , , 261
G1373A Injector Purge Kit Parts, 262
Thermostat for ALS/FC/Spotter 264
11 Parts for Repair
265
Sampling Unit Assembly, 266
Analytical-Head Assembly, 269
Injection-Valve Assembly, , 272
Sheet Metal Kit, 274
Cover Parts, , 275
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Foam Parts, 276
Power and Status Light Pipes,
Leak System Parts, 279
12 Cable Identification
278
281
Cable Overview 282
Analog Cables, 284
Remote Cables, 287
BCD Cables, 294
Auxiliary Cable, 296
CAN Cable, 297
External Contact Cable, 298
RS-232 Cable Kit, 299
LAN Cables, 300
13 Appendix
301
General Safety Information 302
Lithium Batteries Information, , , 305
The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive
Radio Interference 307
Sound Emission 308
Solvent Information 309
Agilent Technologies on the Internet 311
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1 Introduction
Introduction to the 1200 Series Samplers
8
Sampling Sequence 11
Injection Sequence 12
Sampling Unit 15
Analytical Head 16
Injection-Valve 16
Needle Flush Station
Needle Lock 17
17
Needle/Sample Transport Assembly
Advanced Operating Modes
20
Early Maintenance Feedback (EMF)
Electrical Connections
18
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Introduction to the 1200 Series Samplers
Introduction to the 1200 Series Samplers
Three models of Agilent 1200 Series samplers are available that handle vials
well plates, and Eppendorf tubes:
• G1367B Agilent 1200 Series high performance autosampler
• G1367D Agilent 1200 Series high performance autosampler SL
• G1377A Agilent 1200 Series micro well plate autosampler
The G1367B Agilent 1200 Series high performance autosampler adds
maximum flexibility and fast injection cycles, whenever high sample
throughput and speed of analysis are required.
Features: Increased sample injection speed for high sample throughput,
overlapped injections for increased productivity, minimal delay volumes for
rapid gradients and fast equilibration when bypassing the autosampler after
sample injection, flexible and convenient sample handling with different types
of sample containers. Using 384-well plates allows to process up to 768
samples unattended.
The G1367D Agilent 1200 Series High Performance Autosampler SL+ is
specifically designed for the Agilent 1200 Series Rapid Resolution LC system
for increased analysis speed with uncompromised sensitivity, resolution,
precision and lowest carry over.
Features: Increased pressure range (up to 600 bar) enabling the use of today’s
column technology (sub-two-micron columns) with the Agilent 1200 Rapid
Resolution LC System. Increased robustness by optimized new parts, high
speed with lowest carry-over by flow through design, increased sample
injection speed for high sample throughput, increased productivity by using
overlapped injection mode and flexible and convenient sample handling with
different types of sample containers, such as vials and well plates. Using
384-well plates allows you to process up to 768 samples unattended.
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Introduction to the 1200 Series Samplers
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The G1377A Agilent 1200 Series Micro Well Plate Autosampler is designed to
perform capillary LC with injection of sample volumes ranging from nL to µL.
Features: A micro Rheodyne® valve and the optimized design of the needle
seat, loop and seat capillaries minimize dispersion. A high-resolution metering
device offers resolution ten times better than a standard autosampler, bypass
operation facilitates low delay volume, increased sample injection speed for
high sample throughput, flexible and convenient sample handling with
different types of sample containers. Using 384-well plates allows to process
up to 768 samples unattended.
Technical Principle: The well plate sampler transport mechanism uses an
X-Z-theta robot to optimize the positioning of the sampling arm on the well
plate. Once the sampling arm is positioned over the programmed sample
position, the programmed sample volume is drawn by the metering device into
the sampling needle. The sampling arm then moves to the injection position
where the sample is flushed onto the column.
The autosamplers employ a vial/plate pusher mechanism to hold down the vial
or the plate while the needle is drawn back from the sample vessel (a must in
the case a septum is used). This vial/plate pusher employs a sensor to detect
the presence of a plate and to ensure accurate movement regardless of plate
used. All axes of the transport mechanism (x-,z-,theta-robot) are driven by
stepper-motors. Optical encoders ensure the correct operation of the
movement.
The standard metering device (for the G1367B) provides injection volumes
from 0.1–100 µl. A multi-draw kit extends the range up to 1500 µl. A 0.1-40µl
injection volume metering device is installed in the G1367D, with the option to
install an extended volume metering device and loop capillary with up to
100µl injection volume. The micro metering device (for the G1377A) provides
injection volumes from 0.01 - 8 µl with the standard loop capillary installed
and from 0.01 - 40 µl with the extended loop capillary. The entire flowpath
including the metering device is always flushed by the mobile phase after
injection for minimum internal carry-over.
An additional needle flush station with a peristaltic pump is installed to wash
the outside of the needle. This reduces the already low carry-over for very
sensitive analysis. The bottle containing the mobile phase for the wash
procedure will be located in the solvent bottle cabinet. Produced waste during
this operation is channeled safely away through a waste drain.
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Introduction to the 1200 Series Samplers
The six-port (only 5 ports are used) injection valve unit is driven by a
high-speed hybrid stepper motor. During the sampling sequence, the valve unit
bypasses the autosampler, and connects flow from the pump to the column
directly. During injection and analysis, the valve unit directs the flow through
the autosampler which ensures that all of the sample is injected onto the
column, and that the metering unit and needle are always free from sample
residue before the next sampling sequence begins. All the injection valves have
different stator heads and different rotor seals. The volume of each valve is
different.
Control of the vial/plate temperature in the thermostatted autosampler is
achieved using an additional Agilent 1200 Series module; the Agilent 1200
Series thermostat for ALS/FC/Spotter.
The thermostat contains Peltier-controlled heat-exchangers. A fan draws air
from the area above the sample vial tray of the autosampler. It is then blown
through the fins of the cooling/heating module. There it is cooled or heated
according the temperature setting. The thermostatted air enters the
autosampler through a recess underneath the special designed sample tray.
The air is then distributed evenly through the sample tray ensuring effective
temperature control, regardless of how many vials are in the tray. In cooling
mode condensation is generated on the cooled side of the Peltier elements.
This condensed water is safely guided into a waste bottle for condensed water.
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Sampling Sequence
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Sampling Sequence
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The movements of the autosampler components during the sampling sequence
are monitored continuously by the autosampler processor. The processor
defines specific time windows and mechanical ranges for each movement. If a
specific step of the sampling sequence is not completed successfully, an error
message is generated. Solvent is bypassed from the autosampler by the
injection valve during the sampling sequence. The needle moves to the desired
sample vial position and is lowered into the sample liquid in the vial to allow
the metering device to draw up the desired volume by moving its plunger back
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Sampling Sequence
a certain distance. The needle is then raised again and moved onto the seat to
close the sample loop. Sample is applied to the column when the injection
valve returns to the mainpass position at the end of the sampling sequence.
The standard sampling sequence occurs in the following order:
1 The injection valve switches to the bypass position.
2 The plunger of the metering device moves to the initialization position.
3 The needle lock moves up.
4 The needle moves to the desired sample vial position.
5 The needle lowers into the vial.
6 The metering device draws the preset sample volume.
7 The needle lifts out of the vial.
8 The needle is then moved onto the seat to close the sample loop.
9 The needle lock moves down.
10 The injection cycle is completed when the injection valve switches to the
mainpass position.
If needle wash is required it will be done between step 7 and 8.
Injection Sequence
Before the start of the injection sequence, and during an analysis, the injection
valve is in the mainpass position (Figure 2 on page 13). In this position, the
mobile phase flows through the autosampler metering device, sample loop,
and needle, ensuring all parts in contact with sample are flushed during the
run, thus minimizing carry-over
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Sampling Sequence
Figure 2
1
Mainpass Position
When the sample sequence begins, the valve unit switches to the bypass
position (Figure 3 on page 13). Solvent from the pump enters the valve unit at
port 1, and flows directly to the column through port 6.
Figure 3
Bypass Position
The standard injection starts with „draw sample from vial”. In order to do this
the needle moves to the desired sample vial position and is lowered into the
sample liquid in the vial to allow the metering device to draw up the desired
volume by moving its plunger back a certain distance. The needle is then
raised again and moved onto the seat to close the sample loop. In case of an
injector program several steps are interspersed at this point.
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Sampling Sequence
Figure 4
Drawing the Sample
Flush the Needle
Before injection and to reduce the carry-over for very sensitive analysis, the
outside of the needle can be washed in a flush port located behind the injector
port on the sampling unit. As soon the needle is on the flush port a peristaltic
pump delivers some solvent during a defined time to clean the outside of the
needle. At the end of this process the needle returns to the injection port.
Inject-and-Run
The final step is the inject-and-run step. The six-port valve is switched to the
main-pass position, and directs the flow back through the sample loop, which
now contains a certain amount of sample. The solvent flow transports the
sample onto the column, and separation begins. This is the beginning of a
„run” within an analysis. In this stage, all major performance-influencing
hardware is flushed internally by the solvent flow. For standard applications
no additional flushing procedure is required.
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Sampling Unit
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Sampling Unit
The sampling unit consists of subsystems as well. The main carrier part is a
die casting part which carries the following functional elements.
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Sampling Unit
Analytical Head
The analytical head is driven by the stepper motor connected to the drive shaft
by a toothed belt. The drive nut on the spindle converts the circular movement
of the spindle to linear motion. The drive nut pushes the sapphire plunger
against the tension of the spring into the analytical head. The base of the
plunger sits on the large bearing of the drive nut, which ensures the plunger is
always centered. A ceramic ring guides the movement of the plunger in the
analytical head. The home position of the plunger is sensed by an infra-red
sensor on the sampling unit flex board, while the sample volume is determined
by counting the number of steps from the home position (7 nl/motor step). The
backward movement of the plunger (driven by the spring) draws sample from
the vial.
To reduce potential user mistakes different versions of analytical heads are
recognized by RF-tags sitting on the exchangeable assembly.
Table 1
Analytical head Technical Data
Standard 100 µl
(G1367-60003)
High Pressure 40µl
(G1377-60023)
Micro 40 µl
(G1377-60013)
Number of steps
15000
15000
60000
Volume resolution
14 nl/motor step
5.6 nl/motor step
1.4 nl/motor step
Maximum stroke
100 µl
40 µl
40 µl
Pressure limit
400 bars
600 bars
400 bars
Plunger material
Sapphire
Sapphire
Sapphire
Injection-Valve
A high pressure 6-port/2-position-valve to direct streams of mobile phase and
sample to different directions (e.g. via loop to column or directly to column).
The two-position 6-port injection valve is driven by a stepper motor. Only five
of the six ports are used (port 3 is not used). A lever/slider mechanism
transfers the movement of the stepper motor to the injection valve. Two
microswitches monitor switching of the valve (bypass and mainpass end
positions). The injection valve has a ceramic stator, Vespel rotor seal (Tefzel
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Sampling Unit
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seal available), and stainless-steel head. Three screws hold the head and
internal components in place. No valve adjustments are required after
replacing internal components.
Table 2
Injection-Valve Technical Data
Standard (0101-0921)
Micro (0101-1050)
High pressure (0101-1422)
Motor type
4 V, 1.2 A stepper motor
4 V, 1.2 A stepper motor
4 V, 1.2 A stepper motor
Seal material
Vespel™ or Tefzel™
Vespel™
PEEK
Stator material
Ceramic/PEEK
Head coated SST
Ultralife
Number of ports
6
6
6
Switching time
< 150 ms
< 150 ms
< 150 ms
Needle Flush Station
A needle flush station to wash the outer surface of the injection needle and a
peristaltic pump to deliver fresh solvent to the wash station. (The reservoir for
the solvent is located in the solvent cabinet, the waste is channeled by a
separate flex tube to a waste bottle.
Needle Lock
A needle lock is used to support the needle carrier in its function making a
firm seal of the needle in its seat.
The needle lock arm is driven by a stepper motor connected to the spindle
assembly by a toothed belt.
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Needle/Sample Transport Assembly
Needle/Sample Transport Assembly
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Needle/Sample Transport Assembly
The needle/sample transport is a multifunctional module capable of moving
the needle into various positions (such as different wells in two different
plates, different vials, needle wash position and the needle-seat position). The
active movable axes are the X-axis, the Z-axis and the theta-axis, the
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Needle/Sample Transport Assembly
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vial-/plate pusher is an additional passive axis. All axes are stepper motor
driven and encoder controlled in order to have tight feedback for the axes
position. The theta and Z axes have spring loaded belt-tensioner.
Reflective light switches detect the presence and type of different trays. The
X-slide carries the antenna and electronics of a RF-sensor. This device has
multiple functions:
• It allows to read and write information from a tag, located in the new tray.
• It allows to increase the number of different trays.
• It allows to read the revision and other data tags of the needle/sample
transport assembly and sampling unit.
Complex flex boards make the electrical connection to the various motors,
sensors and the MTP-board. The needle carrier has an integrated plate/vial
pusher with an additional linear encoder to sense vials and the presence of
plates.
The needle and the loop capillary are user-exchangeable.
The back of the needle/sample transport assembly has a cover to protect the
electronics from potential solvent vapor.
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Advanced Operating Modes
Advanced Operating Modes
Multi-Draw Mode (Optional)
The multi-draw mode provides injection volumes up to 1500 µl. In this case a
capillary which holds the additional volume is assembled between seat and
valve. Then the aspirated sample is pushed into the enlarged seat capillary
before repetitive aspiration starts. After the last aspiration took place the
injection valve switches and the mobile phase transports sample towards
column.
Injector Program
A sequence of all available single sampling steps can be tailored to customer
needs for special applications. Injector program capability is offered with the
standard instrument
Active Needle Wash
The active needle wash mode allows also the flushing of the outer surface of
the needle. This results in an additional decrease of sample carry-over.
Duration of the procedure is setable.
Overlap Injection Cycle
Overlapped injection is the mode where the autosampler runs the injector
program for the next analysis during the current analysis (without injecting).
After the sample has reached the column the valve is switched back to bypass
and the next injection cycle starts but waits with switching to main-pass until
the actual run is finished. This mode allows it to increase the sample
throughput.
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Advanced Operating Modes
Low Delay Volume Mode
This mode is especially interesting for gradient elution with small bore or
capillary columns. The injection valve is switched back to bypass after the
sample is eluted beyond the injection valve port # 6. This decreases the delay
volume, because the gradient needs not to pass the metering device and the
loop capillary.
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Early Maintenance Feedback (EMF)
Early Maintenance Feedback (EMF)
The early maintenance feedback (EMF) feature monitors the usage of specific
components in the instrument, and provides feedback when the user-settable
limits have been exceeded. The visual feedback in the user interface provides
an indication that maintenance procedures should be scheduled.
For details on EMF counters and how to use them, see LMD (Lab Monitor and
Diagnostic software) documentation.
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Electrical Connections
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Electrical Connections
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Specifications
Site Requirements 26
Power Consideration
Power Cords 27
Bench Space 28
Environment 28
Physical Specifications
26
29
Performance Specifications
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Site Requirements
Site Requirements
A suitable environment is important to ensure optimum performance of the
autosampler.
Power Consideration
The autosampler power supply has wide-ranging capability (see Table 3 on
page 29). Consequently there is no voltage selector in the rear of the
autosampler. There are also no externally accessible fuses, because automatic
electronic fuses are implemented in the power supply.
The thermostatted autosampler comprises two modules, the sampler
(G1367B/D or G1377A) and the thermostat (G1330B). Both modules have a
separate power supply and a power plug for the line connections. The two
modules are connected by a control cable and both are turned on by the
sampler module. The thermostat power supply has two externally accessible
fuses.
WA R N I N G
Damaged electronics
Disconnecting or reconnecting the sampler to thermostat cable when the power
cords are connected to either of the two modules will damage the electronics of the
modules.
➔ Make sure the power cords are unplugged before disconnecting or reconnecting the
sampler to thermostat cable.
WA R N I N G
Incorrect line voltage at the instrument
Shock hazard or damage of your instrumentation can result, if the devices are
connected to a line voltage higher than specified.
➔ Connect your autosampler to the specified line voltage.
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Site Requirements
CAUTION
Unaccessable power plug.
In case of emergency it must be possible to disconnect the instrument from the power
line at any time.
➔ Make sure the power connector of the instrument can be easily reached and
unplugged.
➔ Provide sufficient space behind the power socket of the instrument to unplug the
cable.
Power Cords
Your autosampler is delivered with a power cord which matches the wall
socket of your particular country or region. The plug on the power cord which
connects to the rear of the instrument is identical for all types of power cord.
WA R N I N G
Electric shock
The absence of ground connection and the use of an unspecified power cord can
lead to electric shock or short circuit.
➔ Never operate your instrumentation from a power outlet that has no ground
connection.
➔ Never use a power cord other than the power cord designed for your region.
WA R N I N G
Use of unsupplied cables
The use of cables which haven’t been supplied by Agilent Technologies can lead to
damage of the electronic components or personal injury.
➔ Never use cables other than the ones supplied by Agilent Technologies to ensure
proper functionality and compliance with safety or EMC regulations.
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Site Requirements
Bench Space
The autosampler dimensions and weight (see Table 3 on page 29) allow the
instrument to be placed on almost any laboratory bench. The instrument
requires an additional 2.5 cm (1.0 inch) of space on either side, and
approximately 8 cm (3.1 inches) at the rear for the circulation of air, and room
for electrical connections. Ensure the autosampler is installed in a horizontal
position.
The thermostatted sampler dimensions and weight (see Table 3 on page 29)
allow the instrument to be placed on almost any laboratory bench. The
instrument requires an additional 25 cm (10 inches) of space on either side for
the circulation of air, and approximately 8 cm (3.1 inches) at the rear for
electrical connections. Ensure the autosampler is installed in a horizontal
position.
If a complete Agilent 1200 Series system is to be installed on the bench, make
sure that the bench is designed to carry the weight of all the modules. For a
complete system including the thermostatted sampler it is recommended to
position the modules in two stacks, see Figure 8 on page 38. Make sure that in
this configuration there is 25 cm (10 inches) space on either side of the
thermostatted sampler for the circulation of air.
Environment
Your autosampler will work within specifications at ambient temperatures
and relative humidity as described in Table 3 on page 29.
CAUTION
Condensation within the autosampler
Condensation will damage the system electronics.
➔ Do not store, ship or use your autosampler under conditions where temperature
fluctuations could cause condensation within the autosampler.
➔ If your autosampler was shipped in cold weather, leave it in its box and allow it to
warm slowly to room temperature to avoid condensation.
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Physical Specifications
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Physical Specifications
Table 3
, Physical Specifications - sampler (G1367B/D / G1377A)
Type
Specification
Weight
15.5 kg (34.2 lbs)
Dimensions (height × width × depth)
200 × 345 × 440 mm (8 × 13.5 × 17 inches)
Line voltage
100 – 240 VAC, ±10%
Line frequency
50 or 60 Hz, ±5%
Power consumption (apparent power)
300 VA
Maximum
Power consumption (active power)
200 W
Maximum
Ambient operating temperature
4 to 55 °C (41 to 131 °F)
Ambient non-operating temperature
-40 to 70 °C (-4 to 158 °F)
Humidity
< 95%, at 25 to 40 °C (77 to 104 °F)
Operating Altitude
Up to 2000 m (6500 ft)
Non-operating altitude
Up to 4600 m (14950 ft)
Safety standards: IEC, CSA, UL
Installation Category II, Pollution Degree 2
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Wide-ranging capability
Non-condensing
For storing the
autosampler
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Performance Specifications
Table 4
Performance specifications Agilent 1200 Series High Performance Autosampler
Type
Specification
GLP features
Early maintenance feedback (EMF), electronic records of
maintenance and errors
Communications
Controller-area network (CAN). RS232C, APG-remote standard,
optional four external contact closures and BCD vial number output
Safety features
Leak detection and safe leak handling, low voltages in maintenance
areas, error detection and display
Injection range
0.1 – 100 µl in 0.1 µl increments Up to 1500 µl with multiple draw
(hardware modification required)
Precision
Typically < 0.25% RSD from 5 – 100 µl, Typically < 1% RSD from
1 – 5 µl variable volume
Pressure range
400 bar (5880 psi)
Sample viscosity range
0.2 – 5 cp
Sample capacity
2 × well plates (MTP) + 10 × 2 ml vials 108 x 2-mL vials in2 x 54 vial
plate plus 10 additional 2 mL vials 30 x 6-mL vials in 2 x 15 vial plate
plus 10 additional 2 mL vials
54 Eppendorf tubes (0.5/1.5/2.0mL) in 2 x 27 Eppendorf tube plate
Also compatible with the Agilent 1200 Series sample capacity
extension for further expansion of the sample capacity
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Injection cycle time
Typically < 30 s using following standard conditions: Default draw
speed: 200 µl/min Default eject speed: 200 µl/min Injection volume:
5 µl
Carry-over
Typically < 0.01% using the following conditions: Column: 125 x 4 mm
Hypersil ODS, 5 µm Mobile phase: Water/Acetonitrile = 80/20 Flow
rate: 1 ml/min Injection volume: 1 µl caffeine (1 mg/ml), 5 µl water to
test carryover Outside wash of needle before injection: 20 sec with
water using flush port
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Table 5
Performance specifications Agilent 1200 Series High Performance Autosampler SL+
Type
Specification
GLP features
Early maintenance feedback (EMF), electronic records of
maintenance and errors
Communications
Controller-area network (CAN). RS232C, APG-remote standard,
optional four external contact closures and BCD vial number output
Safety features
Leak detection and safe leak handling, low voltages in maintenance
areas, error detection and display
Injection range
0.1 – 40 µl in 0.1 µl increments Up to 100 µl with extended injection
volume (hardware modification required)
Precision
Typically < 0.25% RSD from 5 – 40 µl, Typically < 0.5% RSD from
2 – 5 µl, Typically < 0.7% RSD from 1 – 2 µl volume. Measured with
injections of benzylalcohol.
Pressure range
Up to 600 bar (8700 psi)
Sample viscosity range
0.2 – 5 cp
Sample capacity
2 × well plates (MTP) + 10 × 2 ml vials 108 x 2-mL vials in2 x 54 vial
plate plus 10 additional 2 mL vials 30 x 6-mL vials in 2 x 15 vial plate
plus 10 additional 2 mL vials
54 Eppendorf tubes (0.5/1.5/2.0mL) in 2 x 27 Eppendorf tube plate
Also compatible with the Agilent 1200 Series sample capacity
extension for further expansion of the sample capacity
Injection cycle time
Typically < 17 s using following standard conditions: Default draw
speed: 100 µl/min Default eject speed: 100 µl/min Injection volume:
5 µl
Carry-over
Typically < 0.004% using the following conditions:
Column: Agilent Zorbax SB-C18, 21x50mm 1.8µm (P/N 827700-902)
Mobile Phase: A: H2O + 0.05% TFA, B: ACN+ 0.045 TFA
Gradient: 0.1min 10% B, 3.1 min 90% B, 3.2 min 90 % B, 3.21 10 %B,
4.5min stop
Flow rate: 0.5 ml/min
Temperature: 25C
Wavelength: 257 nm
Sample : 1200 ng/ul Chlorhexidine (disolved in H2O with 0.1% TFA),
1ul injected and measure both on Agilent 6410 QQQ and G1315C DAD
Wash solution: H2O with 0.1% TFA (5 sec)
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Table 6
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Performance Specifications Agilent 1200 Series Micro Well Plate Autosampler
Type
Specification
GLP features
Early maintenance feedback (EMF), electronic records of
maintenance and errors
Communications
Controller-area network (CAN). RS232C, APG-remote standard,
optional four external contact closures and BCD vial number output
Safety features
Leak detection and safe leak handling, low voltages in maintenance
areas, error detection and display
Injection range
0.01– 8 µl in 0.01 µl increments with the small loop capillary 0.01–
40 µl in 0.01 µl increments with the extended loop capillary
Precision
Typically < 0.5% RSD of peak areas from 5 – 40 µl, Typically < 1% RSD
from 1 – 5 µl Typically < 3% RSD from 0.2 – 1 µl
Pressure range
up to 400 bar (5880 psi)
Sample viscosity range
0.2 – 5 cp
Sample capacity
2 × well-plates (MTP) + 10 × 2 ml vials
108 x 2-mL vials in 2 x 54 vial plate plus 10 additional 2 mL vials
30 x 6-mL vials in 2 x 15 vial plate plus 10 additional 2 mL vials
54 Eppendorf tubes (0.5/1.5/2.0 mL) in 2 x 27 Eppendorf tube plate
Injection cycle time
Typically < 30 s using following standard conditions: Default draw
speed: 4 µl/min Default eject speed: 10 µl/min Injection volume:
0.1 µl
Carry-over
Typically < 0.05% using the following conditions: Column:
150 x 0.5 mm Hypersil ODS, 3 µm Mobile phase:
Water/Acetonitrile = 85/15 Column Flow rate: 13 µl/min Injection
volume: 1 µl caffeine (=25 ng caffeine), 1 µl water to test carryover
Outside wash of needle before injection: 20 sec with water using
flush port
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Unpacking the Sampler 34
Damaged Packaging 34
Delivery Checklist 34
Accessory Kits 34
Optimizing the Stack Configuration
Installing the Autosampler, , , ,
37
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Installing a Thermostatted Autosampler, , ,
Flow Connections to the Sampler,
Installing the Sample Tray
51
Transporting the Sampler,
53
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Unpacking the Sampler
Unpacking the Sampler
NOTE
If you need to ship the autosampler at a later date, always use the shipping protection foam
parts (see “Transporting the Sampler,” on page 53).
Damaged Packaging
Upon receipt of your module, inspect the shipping containers for any signs of
damage. If the containers or cushioning material are damaged, save them until
the contents have been checked for completeness and the instrument has been
mechanically and electrically checked. If the shipping container or cushioning
material is damaged, notify the carrier and save the shipping material for the
carrier’s inspection.
Delivery Checklist
Ensure all parts and materials have been delivered with the autosampler. For
this compare the shipment content with the checklist included in each
instrument box. Please report missing or damaged parts to your local Agilent
Technologies sales and service office.
Accessory Kits
Each shipment contents an Accessory kit with the necessary tools to install
the system and to have an operating system.
• The Accessory kit (G1367-68705) shown in Table 7 on page 35 is shipped
with the (G1367B/D) high performance autosampler and SL+ version.
• The Accessory kit (G1377-68705) shown in Table 8 on page 35 is shipped
with the (G1377A) micro well plate autosampler.
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Table 7
High Performance Autosampler and SL+ version Accessory Kit Contents G1367-68705
Description
Quantity
Part Number
Capillary sampler-column (380 mm, 0.17 mm ID)
1
01090-87306
96 well plate 0.5 ml, PP (pack of 10)
1
5042-1386
Tubing assembly
1
5063-6527
Filter kit
1
5064-8240
CAN cable, 1 m
1
5181-1519
Vials, screw cap 100/pk
1
5182-0716
Blue screw caps 100/pk
1
5182-0717
Hex key 9/64 inch (for injection-valve screws)
1
8710-0060
Wrench, 4mm both ends
2
8710-1534
Rheotool socket wrench 1/4 inch
1
8710-2391
Hex key 4.0 mm, 15 cm long, T-handle
1
8710-2392
Hex key 9/64 inch, 15 cm long, T-handle
1
8710-2394
Hex key 2.0 mm
1
8710-2438
Air channel adapter
1
G1329-43200
Capillary WPS to column (250 mm, 0.17 mm ID)
1
G1367-87304
WPS leak kit
1
G1367-60006
Tool for micro seat capillary
1
G1377-44900
Table 8
3
Micro well plate Autosampler Accessory Kit G1377-68705
Description
Quantity
Part Number
96 well plate 0.5 ml, PP (pack of 10)
1
5042-1386
Tubing assembly
1
5063-6527
Filter kit
1
5064-8240
CAN cable, 1 m
1
5181-1519
Vials, screw cap 100/pk
1
5182-0716
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Unpacking the Sampler
Table 8
36
Micro well plate Autosampler Accessory Kit G1377-68705
Description
Quantity
Part Number
Blue screw caps 100/pk
1
5182-0717
Hex key 9/64 inch (for injection-valve screws)
1
8710-0060
Wrenches 1/4 – 5/16 inch
2
8710-0510
Wrench 4.0 mm open end
1
8710-1534
Rheotool socket wrench 1/4 inch
1
8710-2391
Hex key 4.0 mm, 15 cm long, T-handle
1
8710-2392
Hex key 9/64 inch, 15 cm long, T-handle
1
8710-2394
Hex key 2.5 mm, 15 cm long, straight handle
1
8710-2412
Hex key 2.0 mm
1
8710-2438
Torque adapter
1
G1315-45003
Air channel adapter
1
G1329-43200
Capillary sampler-column (500 mm, 0.05 mm ID)
1
G1375-87304
40 µl Loop capillary
1
G1377-87300
WPS leak kit
1
G1367-60006
Seat capillary (150 mm, 0.075 mm ID)
1
G1367-87316
Tool for micro seat capillary
1
G1377-44900
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Optimizing the Stack Configuration
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Optimizing the Stack Configuration
If your autosampler is part of a system, you can ensure optimum performance,
ensuring minimum delay volume by installing the following configuration.
Figure 8 on page 38 and Figure 9 on page 39 show the configuration
recommended for the sampler. Figure 10 on page 40 and Figure 11 on page 41
show the configuration recommended for the thermostatted sampler.
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Optimizing the Stack Configuration
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Recommended Stack Configuration - Well Plate Autosampler (Front View)
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Optimizing the Stack Configuration
3
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Recommended Stack Configuration - Well Plate Autosampler (Rear View), ,
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Optimizing the Stack Configuration
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Recommended Stack Configuration - Thermostatted Autosampler (Front
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Optimizing the Stack Configuration
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,
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Installing the Autosampler, , , ,
Installing the Autosampler, , , ,
Parts required
Preparations
WA R N I N G
#
Description
1
Sampler Power cord.
•
Locate bench space Provide power connections Unpack the sampler
Instruments are partially energized when switched off
The power supplies still use some power, even if the power switch on the front panel
is turned off.
➔ To disconnect the thermostatted autosampler from line power, unplug the power
cord from the autosampler and the ALS thermostat.
➔ Make sure that it is always possible to access the power plug.
WA R N I N G
Personal injury
To avoid personal injury, keep fingers away from the needle area during autosampler
operation.
➔ Do not attempt to insert or remove a vial or a plate when the needle is positioned.
CAUTION
“Defective on arrival” problems
If there are signs of damage to the autosampler, please do not attempt to install the
autosampler. Inspection by Agilent is required to evaluate if the instrument is in good
condition or damaged.
➔ Notify your Agilent sales and service office about the damage.
➔ An Agilent service representative will inspect the instrument at your site and
initiate appropriate actions.
1 Install the LAN interface board in the sampler (if required).
2 Remove the adhesive tape which covers the side and front doors.
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3
3 Open the front door and remove the left side door.
4 Remove the transport protection foam.
5 Re-install the corrugated waste tube in the plastic port.
6 Re-install the left side door (take care of the magnet at the back).
7 Place the autosampler in the stack or on the bench in all horizontal
position.
8 Ensure the power switch at the front of the sampler is OFF.
9 Connect the power cable to the power connector at the rear of the sampler.
10 Connect the CAN cable to the other Agilent 1200 modules.
11 If a Agilent ChemStation is the controller, connect the LAN connection to
the LAN interface
12 Connect the APG remote cable (optional) for non Agilent 1200 Series
instruments.
13 Ensure the side panel is correctly installed.
14 Turn ON power by pushing the button at the lower left hand side of the
sampler.
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15 Close the front door. The exhaust fan will turn ON and remove the vapor
from the tray compartment. After 1-2 minutes the sampler will start the
hardware initialisation process. At the end of this process the status LED
should be off.
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NOTE
44
Cable Connections
The sampler is turned ON when the line power switch is pressed and the green indicator
lamp is illuminated. The sampler is turned OFF when the line power switch is protruding
and the green light is OFF.
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Installing a Thermostatted Autosampler, , ,
Installing a Thermostatted Autosampler, , ,
Parts required
Preparations
WA R N I N G
#
Description
1
Sampler and thermostat Power cord.
•
Locate bench space Provide power connections Unpack the sampler and the thermostat
Instrument is partially energized when switched off
The power supply still uses some power, even if the power switch at the front of the
panel is turned off.
➔ To disconnect the sampler from the line, unplug the power cord.
WA R N I N G
Damaged electronics
Disconnecting or reconnecting the sampler to thermostat cable when the power
cords are connected to either of the two modules will damage the electronics of the
modules.
➔ Make sure the power cords are unplugged before disconnecting or reconnecting the
sampler to thermostat cable.
WA R N I N G
Damage through condensation
If the condensation tube is located in liquid the condensed water cannot flow out of
the tube and the outlet is blocked. Any further condensation will then remain in the
instrument. This may damage the instruments electronics.
➔ Make sure that the condensation tube is always above the liquid level in the vessel.
WA R N I N G
Personal injury
To avoid personal injury, keep fingers away from the needle area during autosampler
operation.
➔ Do not attempt to insert or remove a vial or a plate when the needle is positioned.
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Installing a Thermostatted Autosampler, , ,
1 Place the thermostat on the bench.,
2 Remove the front cover and route the condensation drain tube to the waste
bottle.
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Condensation leak outlet
3 Install the LAN interface board in the sampler (if required).
4 Remove the adhesive tape which covers the side and front doors.
5 Open the front door and remove the left side door.
6 Remove the transport protection foam.
7 Re-install the corrugated waste tube in the plastic port.
8 Re-install the left side door (take care of the magnet at the back).
9 Place the sampler on top of the thermostat. Make sure that the sampler is
correctly engaged in the thermostat locks.
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10 Remove the tray and the plastic cover from the tray base, place the air
channel adapter into the sampler tray base. Make sure the adapter is fully
pressed down. This assures that the cold airstream from the thermostat is
correctly guided to the tray area of the well plate sampler.
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Installation of Thermostat and Autosampler
11 Re-install the tray.
12 Ensure the power switch on the front of the sampler is 0FF and the power
cables are disconnected.
13 Connect the cable between the sampler and the thermostat, see Figure 15
on page 48.
14 Connect the power cables to the power connectors.
15 Connect the CAN cable to other Agilent 1200 series modules.
16 If a Agilent ChemStation is the controller, connect the LAN connection to
the LAN interface
17 Connect the APG remote cable (optional) for non Agilent 1200 Series
instruments.
18 Ensure the side panel is correctly installed.
19 Turn ON power by pushing the button at the lower left hand side of the
sampler.
20 Close the front door.
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Installing a Thermostatted Autosampler, , ,
The exhaust fan will turn ON and remove the vapor from the tray
compartment. After 1-2 minutes the sampler will start tile hardware
initialisation process. At the end of this process the status LED should be
off.
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NOTE
48
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Connection at the rear of thermostatted Autosampler
The sampler is turned ON when the line power switch is pressed and the green indicator
lamp is illuminated. The sampler is turned 0FF when the line power switch is protruding and
the green light is 0FF.
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Flow Connections to the Sampler,
Flow Connections to the Sampler,
Parts required
Preparations
WA R N I N G
#
Description
1
Parts from the accessory kits, see “Accessory Kits” on page 34
•
Sampler is installed in the LC system
When opening capillary or tube fittings solvents may leak out.
The handling of toxic and hazardous solvents and reagents can hold health risks.
➔ Please observe appropriate safety procedures (for example, goggles, safety gloves
and protective clothing) as described in the material handling and safety data sheet
supplied by the solvent vendor, especially when toxic or hazardous solvents are
used.
1 Connect the pump outlet capillary to port 1 of the injection valve.
2 Connect column-compartment inlet capillary to port 6 of the injection
valve.
3 Connect the corrugated waste tube to the seat adapter and the solvent
waste from the leak plane.
4 Ensure that the waste tube is positioned inside the leak channel.
5 Drive the tube from the peristaltic flush pump to the solvent bottle in the
solvent cabinet
6 Seat capillary: see recommendations in “Choice of Seat Capillary” on
page 107
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Flow Connections to the Sampler,
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Installing the Sample Tray
3
Installing the Sample Tray
1 Press the bottom on the right side to release the front door.
2 Lift the front door.
3 Load the sample tray with sample well plates and vials as required.
4 Slide the sample tray into the autosampler so that the rear of the sample
tray is seated firmly against the rear of the sample-tray area.
5 Press the front of the sample tray down to secure the tray in the
autosampler.
NOTE
If the tray pops out of position the air channel adapter is not correctly inserted.
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Installing the Sample Tray
Figure 17
52
Installing the Sample Tray
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Transporting the Sampler,
3
Transporting the Sampler,
When moving the autosampler inside the laboratory, no special precautions
are needed. However, if the autosampler needs to be shipped to another
location via carrier, ensure:
• The transport assembly is in the park position. Use the Lab Monitor and
Diagnostic software or the Instant Pilot for this command.
• The vial tray and the sample transport mechanism is secured with the
transport protection foam.
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Autosampler Control and Electronics
Position and Movement Sensors,
56
57
Microtiter Plate Board (MTP), 58
Autosampler-Specific Electronics
Firmware Description,
59
63
Optional Interface Boards, , 66
BCD Board 66
LAN Communication Interface Board, , ,
Agilent 1100/1200 Series Interfaces,
71
Setting the 8-bit Configuration Switch, , ,
The Main Power Supply Assembly
69
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Autosampler Control and Electronics
Autosampler Control and Electronics
The Microtiter Plate Board (MTP) controls the vial-transport mechanism,
sampling needle, metering unit, and high-speed injection valve. These devices
are controlled by a versatile electronics design based upon a 68000 family
processor which also contains battery backup RAM, flash ROM, a real time
clock, and several communications options.
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Position and Movement Sensors,
4
Position and Movement Sensors,
Position sensing of movement of autosampler components is done by sensors
on the sample transport and sampling unit flex boards. The following sensors
are used:
Table 9
Sample Transport Flex Board
Sensor Type
Number of Sensors
Position/Movement Sensed
Reflection Sensor
9
Vial tray identification
Reflection Sensor
4
Transport assembly Initialization
Table 10
Sampling Unit Flex Board
Sensor Type
Number of Sensors
Position/Movement Sensed
IR light sensor
1
Metering device home (reference) position
Reflection sensor
2
Needle end lock positions
Microswitch
2
Valve switching
Sensor Type
Number of Sensors
Position/Movement Sensed
Hall sensor
2
Front door closed
Sensor Type
Number of Sensors
Position/Movement Sensed
Hall sensor
2
Left side cover closed
Table 11
Table 12
SLS Board
MTP Board
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Microtiter Plate Board (MTP),
Microtiter Plate Board (MTP),
Common Electronics
A common electronics and firmware design is used for all Agilent 1200 Series
LC modules. This core design provides a basic set a functions for each module.
Table 13
Common Electronics
Core-processor
MC68332
Core-memory
The core unit has 3 memory blocks:
2 MB SRAM
1 MB memory
128 KB NVRAM
24*8 serial NVRAM from the real time clock
Communication Interfaces
The core unit supports direct the following interfaces:
CAN bus
RS232
Remote
MIO (LAN)
, ASIC — Application-Specific Integrated Circuit
The application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) provides interfacing to
external devices through drivers, including CAN, APG Remote. It is directly
connected to the four control LEDs located near the connectors on this board
and the 8-bit configuration switch which is used to configure the address for
the communication, baud rate for RS-232 transfer, and so on. Also, the ASIC
controls and drives module specific functions and reads static status signals.
Leak Sensor
Solvent leaking from the autosampler cools down the PTC. This changes the
resistance of the PTC and generates a leak signal.
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4
, Fan Drive
The fan speed (two speeds are possible) is controlled by the main processor
according to the internal heat distribution inside the module. The fan provides
a PWM signal which is proportional to the revolution.
, Onboard Battery
An onboard lithium battery buffers the electronic memories when the module
is turned off. For safety information on lithium batteries see “Lithium
Batteries Information, , ,” on page 305.
Autosampler-Specific Electronics
The autosampler specific functions provided by the electronics are:
• Closed loop control of three axis vial handling servos
• Electric valve control
• Needle unit control
• Metering device control
• Peristaltic pump control
Transport Unit Control,
The transport drive electronics use current-controlled pulse-width modulation
(PWM) to drive the X, Z, motors in closed-loop servo control mode. Dedicated
electronics in the ST L6506 provide the current-control loop. Commutation is
done in FPGA logic. The ST L6201 SMT output drivers are used for all three
stepper motors. Motor encoder signals are connected to the ASIC where the
encoder quadrature decoded clock and the up/down signal are used in the
FPGA to provide instantaneous stepper motor commutation with respect to
the motor rotor position.
Wiring between the autosampler main board (ASM) and the motors and
encoders uses a flat-band cable (64 pin) and a flex board on which 13
reflection light sensors are located. 9 light sensors are used for vial-tray
identification and four for decoding of the initialization position.
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Sampling Unit Control,
Needle lock, metering device valve and peristaltic pump motors are driven by
controlled pulse-width modulation in the same way as the ST L6506 (see
“Transport Unit Control,” on page 59). The motors require fast speed but do
not require precise position control. Therefore, a closed loop servo system is
not required. Commutation is done in FPGA logic. The needle lock, metering
device and valve motors use ST L6203 output drivers to deliver the higher
currents required for fast movement or high torque. The peristaltic pump
drive is built with a ST L6201 circuit.
The movement sensing of the valve motor is done by two microswitches. Two
reflection light sensors are used to detect the end positions of the needle lock
device. One photo sensor is required to detect the home position of the
metering device. All the sensors are mounted on one flex board. The flex
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Microtiter Plate Board (MTP),
4
board and motors are connected to the sampling unit distribution board
(SUD). The SUD board is connected to the Microtiter Plate Board (MTP) via a
flat-band cable (64 pin).
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Safety Lock Sensor Board (SLS)
Two hall sensors detect correct closure of the front door (needle arm
movement is interrupted, if front door is open). The front door is locked by an
electric magnet.
Unlocking the front door is done by pushing the button on the right side or
switching the power off/on.
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Microtiter Plate Board (MTP),
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Firmware Description,
4
Firmware Description,
The firmware of the instrument consists of two independent sections:
• a non-instrument specific section, called resident system,
• an instrument specific section, called main system.
Resident System,
This resident section of the firmware is identical for all Agilent 1200 series
modules. Its properties are:
• the complete communication capabilities (CAN, LAN and RS-232C),
• memory management,
• ability to update the firmware of the 'main system'.
Main System,
Its properties are:
• the complete communication capabilities (CAN, LAN and RS-232C),
• memory management,
• ability to update the firmware of the 'resident system'.
In addition the main system comprises the instrument functions that are
divided into common functions like
• run synchronization through APG remote
• error handling,
• diagnostic functions,
• or module specific functions like
internal events such as lamp control, filter movements,
raw data collection and conversion to absorbance.
Firmware Updates,
Firmware updates can be done using your user interface:
• PC and Firmware Update Tool with local files on the hard disk or.
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Firmware Description,
• Instant Pilot (G4208A) with files from a USB Flash Disik or
• handheld control module (G1323A/B) with files from a PC-card.
The file naming conventions are:
PPPP_RVVV_XX.dlb, where
PPPP is the product number, for example, 1315AB for the G1315A/B DAD,
R the firmware revision, for example, A for G1315B or B for the G1315C DAD,
VVV is the revision number, for example 102 is revision 1.02
XX is the build number of the firmware
For instructions on firmware updates refer to section Replacing Firmware in
chapter Maintenance or use the documentation provided with the Firmware
Update Tools, .
NOTE
Update of main system can be done in the resident system only. Update of the resident
system can be done in the main system only.
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Firmware Description,
NOTE
4
Some 1200 series modules are limited in downgrading due to their main board version or
their inititial firmware revision. For example, a G1315C DAD SL cannot be downgraded
below firmware revision B.01.02 or to a A.xx.xx.
Some 1200 series SL-modules like the G1312B, G1314C, G1316B can be downgraded to
lower versions by converting the module into a lower version, for example a G1312B SL
pump is converted to a G1312A and looses the features of the G1312B.
All these specific informations are described in the documentation provided with the
firmware update tools.
The firmware update tools, firmware and documentation are available from
the Agilent web.
• http://www.chem.agilent.com/scripts/cag_firmware.asp.
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Optional Interface Boards, ,
Optional Interface Boards, ,
The Agilent 1200 Series modules have one optional board slot that allows
addition of an interface board to the modules.
Table 14
Optional Interface Boards
Description
Part Number
BCD Board
G1351-68701
Fuse 250 mA (four are on the board),
2110-0004
LAN Communication Interface Board
G1369A or G1369-60001
BCD Board
The BCD board provides a BCD output for the bottle number of the Agilent
1200 Series autosampler and four external contacts. The external contact
closure contacts are relay contacts. The maximum settings are: 30 V (AC/DC);
250 mA (fused).
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Optional Interface Boards, ,
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The BCD vial output number is derived from a formula (see below) that take
plate type, plate position and well position into acount.
BCDValue (plate 1) = (Row-1) * Max. Col + Col + 200
BCDValue (plate 2) = (Row-1) * Max. Col + Col + 600
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Optional Interface Boards, ,
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Cable,” on page 298 to external devices.
Table 15
68
Detailed connector layout (1200)
Pin
Signal name
BCD digit
1
BCD 5
20
2
BCD 7
80
3
BCD 6
40
4
BCD 4
10
5
BCD 0
1
6
BCD 3
8
7
BCD 2
4
8
BCD 1
2
9
Digital ground
10
BCD 11
800
11
BCD 10
400
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Optional Interface Boards, ,
Table 15
Detailed connector layout (1200)
Pin
Signal name
BCD digit
12
BCD 9
200
13
BCD 8
100
14
not connected
15
+5V
LAN Communication Interface Board, , ,
The Agilent 1100/1200 Series modules have one optional board slot that
allows to add an interface board to the modules. Some modules do not have
this interface slot. Refer to “Agilent 1100/1200 Series Interfaces,” on page 71
for details.
Description
Part Number
LAN Communication Interface Board
G1369A
G1369-60001
NOTE
One board is required per Agilent 1200 stack. It is recommended to add the LAN board to
the detector with highest data rate.
NOTE
For the configuration of the G1369A Lan Communication Interface card refer to its
documenation.
The following cards can be used with the Agilent 1200 Series modules.
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Optional Interface Boards, ,
Table 16
LAN Boards
Type
Vendor
Supported networks
G1369A
G1369-60001
Agilent Technologies
Fast Ethernet, Ethernet/802.3, RJ-45 (10/100Base-TX) recommended for
re-ordering
J4106A (*)
Hewlett Packard
Ethernet/802.3, RJ-45 (10Base-T(
J4105A (*)
Hewlett Packard
Token Ring/802.5, DB9, RJ-45 (10Base-T)
J4100A (*)
Hewlett Packard
Fast Ethernet, Ethernet/802.3, RJ-45 (10/100Base-TX) + BNC (10Base2)
NOTE
These cards (*) may be no longer orderable. Minimum firmware of these Hewlett Packard
JetDirect cards is A.05.05.
Table 17
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Recommended LAN cables
Cross-over network cable (shielded, 3 m long), (for point to point connection)
5023-0203
Twisted pair network cable (shielded, 7 m long) (for hub connections)
5023-0202
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Agilent 1100/1200 Series Interfaces,
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Agilent 1100/1200 Series Interfaces,
The Agilent 1100/1200 Series modules provide the following interfaces:
Module
CAN
LAN/BCD LAN
GPIB
(optional) (on-board)
RS-232
Analog
APG
Remote
Special
G1310A ISO
G1311A QUAT
G1312A BIN
G2226A NANO
2
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
1
Yes
G1312B BIN SL
2
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
1
Yes
G1361A PREP
2
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
G1313A STD
2
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
G1329A STD
G1329B STD SL
G2260A PREP
2
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
THERMOSTAT for
G1330A/B
G1364A FRC
G1367A/B/C/D
WPS
G1377A µWPS
G2258A D-LOOP
2
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
THERMOSTAT for
G1330A/B
CAN-DC- OUT for
CAN slaves
G1314A/B VWD
2
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
1
Yes
G1314C VWD SL
2
Yes
No
No
Yes
1
Yes
G1315A/B DAD
G1365A/B MWD
2
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
2
Yes
Pumps
CAN-DC- OUT for
CAN slaves
Samplers
Detectors
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Agilent 1100/1200 Series Interfaces,
Module
CAN
LAN/BCD LAN
GPIB
(optional) (on-board)
RS-232
Analog
APG
Remote
Special
G1315C DAD SL
G1365C MWD SL
G1315D DAD
G1365D MWD
2
No
Yes
No
Yes
2
Yes
G1321A FLD
G1362A RID
2
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
1
Yes
G4280A ELSD
No
No
NO
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
G1316A TCC
No
No
No
A
Yes
No
Yes
G1316B TCC SL
No
No
No
A
Yes
No
Yes
G1322A DEG
No
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
AUX
G1379A DEG
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
AUX
G4240A CHIP CUBE
2
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
CAN-DC- OUT for
CAN slaves
THERMOSTAT for
G1330A/B (NOT
USED
EXT Contact
AUTOZERO
Others
• CAN connectors as interface to other Agilent 1200 Series modules,
• GPIB connector as interface to the Agilent ChemStation,
• RS-232C as interface to a computer,
• REMOTE connector as interface to other Agilent products,
• analog output connector(s) for signal output, and
• interface slot for specific interfacing (external contacts, BCD, LAN and so
on).
For identification and location of the connectors, see the module manual.
NOTE
72
Never use cables other than the ones supplied by Agilent Technologies to ensure proper
functionality and compliance with safety or EMC regulations.
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Agilent 1100/1200 Series Interfaces,
CAN, ,
The CAN is intermodule communication interface. It is a 2-wire serial bus
system supporting high speed data communication and real-time requirement.
NOTE
If a Agilent 1100/1200 series detector (DAD/MWD/FLD/VWD/RID) is in the system, the
LAN should be connected to the DAD/MWD/FLD/VWD/RID (due to higher data load). If
no Agilent detector detector is part of the system, the LAN interface should be installed in
the pump or autosampler.
LAN
The 1100/1200 modules have either an interface slot for an LAN card (e.g.
Agilent G1369A LAN Interface) or they have an on-board LAN interface (e.g.
detectors G1315C/D DAD and G1365C/D MWD). This interface allows the
control of the module/system via a connected PC with the appropriate control
software (e.g. Agilent ChemStation).
GPIB, ,
The GPIB connector is used to connect the module with a computer. The
address and control switches next to the GPIB connector determine the GPIB
address of your module. The switches are preset to a default address and
recognized by the operating software from Agilent Technologies.
Table 18
GPIB Default Addresses
Pump
22
DAD/MWD
26
FLD
23
Column Compartment
27
VWD
24
Autosampler
28
Agilent 8453A
25
RID
29
RS-232C (Serial), ,
The RS-232C connector is used to control the module from a computer
through RS-232C connection, using the appropriate software. This connector
can be configured with the configuration switch module next to the GPIB
connector.
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Agilent 1100/1200 Series Interfaces,
The RS-232C is designed as DCE (data communication equipment) with a
9-pin male SUB-D type connector. The pins are defined as:
Table 19
RS-232C Connection Table
Pin
Direction
Function
1
In
DCD
2
In
RxD
3
Out
TxD
4
Out
DTR
5
Ground
6
In
DSR
7
Out
RTS
8
In
CTS
9
In
RI
Instrument
DCD
RX
TX
DTR
GND
DSR
RTS
CTS
RI
DB9
Male
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1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
DB9
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1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
DB9
Female
DCD
RX
TX
DTR
GND
DSR
RTS
CTS
RI
DB9
Male
RS-232 Cable
Analog Signal Output, ,
The analog signal output (e.g. detector signal or pump pressure signal) can be
distributed to a recording device. For details refer to the description of the
main board of the module.
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Agilent 1100/1200 Series Interfaces,
APG Remote, ,
The APG Remote connector may be used in combination with other analytical
instruments from Agilent Technologies if you want to use features as common
shut down, prepare, and so on.
Remote control allows easy connection between single instruments or systems
to ensure coordinated analysis with simple coupling requirements.
The subminiature D connector is used. The module provides one remote
connector which is inputs/outputs (wired-or technique).
To provide maximum safety within a distributed analysis system, one line is
dedicated to SHUT DOWN the system’s critical parts in case any module
detects a serious problem. To detect whether all participating modules are
switched on or properly powered, one line is defined to summarize the
POWER ON state of all connected modules. Control of analysis is maintained
by signal readiness READY for next analysis, followed by START of run and
optional STOP of run triggered on the respective lines. In addition PREPARE
and START REQUEST may be issued. The signal level are defined as:
• standard TTL levels (0 V is logic true, + 5 V is false)
• fan-out is 10,
• input load is 2.2 kOhm against + 5 V, and
• output are open collector type, inputs/outputs (wired-or technique).
NOTE
All common TTL circuits operate with a 5 volt power supply. A TTL signal is defined as
"low" or L when between 0 V and 0.8 V and "high" or H when between 2.0 V and 5 V (with
respect to the ground terminal).
Table 20
Remote Signal Distribution
Pin
Signal
Description
1
DGND
Digital ground
2
PREPARE
(L) Request to prepare for analysis (for example, calibration, detector
lamp on). Receiver is any module performing preanalysis activities.
3
START
(L) Request to start run / timetable. Receiver is any module
performing run-time controlled activities.
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Table 20
Remote Signal Distribution
Pin
Signal
Description
4
SHUT DOWN
(L) System has serious problem (for example, leak: stops pump).
Receiver is any module capable to reduce safety risk.
5
Not used
6
POWER ON
(H) All modules connected to system are switched on. Receiver is any
module relying on operation of others.
7
READY
(H) System is ready for next analysis. Receiver is any sequence
controller.
8
STOP
(L) Request to reach system ready state as soon as possible (for
example, stop run, abort or finish and stop injection). Receiver is any
module performing run-time controlled activities.
9
START REQUEST
(L) Request to start injection cycle (for example, by start key on any
module). Receiver is the autosampler.
Special Interfaces, ,
Some 1100/1200 modules have module specific interfaces/connectors. They
are described in the module documentation.
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Setting the 8-bit Configuration Switch, , ,
The 8-bit configuration switch is located next to the GPIB connector. Switch
settings provide configuration parameters for GPIB address, serial
communication protocol and instrument specific initialization procedures.
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8-bit Configuration Switch
Mode Select
1
2
3
GPIB
0
0
RS-232C
0
1
Baud rate
Reserved
1
0
Reserved
TEST/BOOT
1
1
RSVD
4
5
6
7
Data
bits
Parity
RSVD
RSVD
8
GPIB address
SYS
FC
Switches 1 and 2 define which set of parameters (for example, for GPIB,
RS-232C, and so on) will be changed. Once the change has been completed, the
instrument must be powered up again in order to store the values in the
non-volatile memory.
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Setting the 8-bit Configuration Switch, , ,
In the non-volatile memory, the parameters are kept, regardless of whether
you turn the instrument OFF and ON again. They will be kept until the same
set of parameters is changed and the power is reset. All other previously
stored configuration settings will still remain in the non-volatile memory.
In this way, you can store more than one set of parameters using the same
8-bit configuration switch twice, for example, for both GPIB and RS-232C.
GPIB Default Addresses,
If you just want to change the GPIB address and need a detailed procedure,
refer to the Installing Your Agilent ChemStation System handbook.
Default GPIB address is set to the following addresses:
Table 22
Default Addresses for Agilent Series 1200 Modules
Module
Address
Binary Address
Pump
22
00010110
FLD
23
00010111
VWD
24
00011000
Agilent 8453A
25
00011101
DAD/MWD
26
00011010
Column compartment
27
00011011
Autosampler
28
00011100
RID
29
00011101
where 0 means that the switch is down and 1 means that the switch is up.
RS-232C Communication Settings,
The communication protocol used in this instrument supports only hardware
handshake (CTS/RTS).
Switches 1 in down and 2 in up position define that the RS-232C parameters
will be changed. Once the change has been completed, the instrument must be
powered up again in order to store the values in the non-volatile memory.
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Table 23
Communication Settings for RS-232C Communication
Mode Select
1
2
3
RS-232C
0
1
Baud rate
4
5
6
7
Data
Bits
Parity
8
Use the following tables for selecting the setting which you want to use for
RS-232C communication. The number 0 means that the switch is down and 1
means that the switch is up.
Table 24
Baud Rate Settings
Switches
Baud Rate
3
4
5
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Baud Rate
3
4
5
9600
1
0
0
9600
1
1200
1
0
1
14400
1
0
2400
1
1
0
19200
1
1
4800
1
1
1
38400
Table 25
Data Bit Settings
Switch 6
Data Word Size
0
7 Bit Communication
1
8 Bit Communication
Table 26
Switches
Parity Settings
Switches
Parity
7
8
0
0
No Parity
1
0
Odd Parity
1
1
Even Parity
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Setting the 8-bit Configuration Switch, , ,
One start bit and one stop bit are always used (not selectable).
Per default, the module will turn into 19200 baud, 8 data bit with no parity.
Forced Cold Start Settings,
Switches 1 and 2 do not force storage of this set of parameters in non-volatile
memory. Returning switches 1 and 2 to other positions (other than being both
up) will allow for normal operation.
NOTE
Forced cold start erases all methods and data stored in the non-volatile memory. Exceptions
are diagnose and repair log books which will not be erased.
If you use the following switch settings and power the instrument up again, a
forced cold start has been completed.
Table 27
Forced Cold Start Settings
Mode Select
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
TEST/BOOT
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
1
To return to normal operation, set switches back to your GPIB or RS-232C
configuration settings.
Stay-Resident Settings,
Firmware update procedures may require this mode in case of firmware
loading errors.
Switches 1 and 2 do not force storage of this set of parameters in non-volatile
memory. Returning switches 1 and 2 to other positions (other than being both
up) will allow for normal operation.
If you use the following switch settings and power the instrument up again,
the instrument firmware stays in the resident part, that is, it is not operable as
a specific module. It only uses basic functions of the operating system for
example, for communication.
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Table 28
4
Stay Resident Settings
Mode Select
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
TEST/BOOT
1
1
0
0
1
0
0
0
To return to normal operation, set switches back to your GPIB or RS-232C
configuration settings.
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The Main Power Supply Assembly
The Main Power Supply Assembly
Table 29
82
Power Supply Specifications (Standard)
Maximum power
160 VA / 130 W
Continuous output
Line Input
100 – 240 volts AC ± 10 %, line
frequency of 50/60 Hz
Wide ranging
Pin 1
Power Fail
error message
Pin 2
AGND
Pin 3
-15 VDC
Pin 4
+15 VDC
Pin 5
PGND
Pin 6
PGND
Pin 7
+24 VDC
Pin 8
+24 VDC
Pin 9
+36 VDC
not used
Pin 10
+36 VDC
not used
Pin 11
DGND
Pin 12
+ 5 VDC
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Sample Trays,
84
List of Recommended Plates and Closing Mat,
List of Recommended Vials and Caps
Configure Well Plate Types
85
87
89
Turn ON and Initialization Steps
92
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Sample Trays,
Sample Trays,
Supported Trays for an Autosampler
Table 30
Trays for an Autosampler
G2258-60011
Tray for 2 well plates or vial plates and 10 x 2 ml vials
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Numbering of vial and well plate position
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WA R N I N G
Explosive gas mixtures
There is a risk of building explosive gas mixtures in the instrument if flammable
solvents are used.
➔ Cover the plates.
➔ Remove the plates from the sampler after turning it 0FF.
WA R N I N G
Contamination with adhesives
Closing mats with adhesive can give some contamination in the system. The
adhesive is soluble in most of the solvents used in HPLC.
➔ In general do not use closing mats with adhesive. The sampler has no prepunch
needle, therefore the adhesive will clog the needle after several injections.
Table 31
Recommended plates and closing mat
Description
Rows
Columns
Plate height
Volume (µI)
Part Number
Package
384Agilent
16
24
14.4
80
5042-1388
30
384Corning
16
24
14.4
80
No Agilent PN
384Nunc
16
24
14.4
80
No Agilent PN
96Agilent
8
12
14.3
400
5042-1386
5042-1385
10
120
96Agilent conical
8
12
17.3
150
5042-8502
25
96CappedAgilent
8
12
47.1
300
5065-4402
1
96Corning
8
12
14.3
300
No Agilent PN
96CorningV
8
12
14.3
300
No Agilent PN
96DeepAgilent31mm
8
12
31.5
1000
5042-6454
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Table 31
Recommended plates and closing mat
Description
Rows
Columns
Plate height
Volume (µI)
Part Number
96DeepNunc31mm
8
12
31.5
1000
No Agilent PN
96DeepRitter41mm
8
12
41.2
800
No Agilent PN
96Greiner
8
12
14.3
300
No Agilent PN
96GreinerV
8
12
14.3
250
No Agilent PN
96Nunc
8
12
14.3
400
No Agilent PN
Closing mat for all 96
Agilent plates
8
12
Table 32
5042-1389
50
Recommended Vial plates
Description
Part Number
•
Vial plate for 54 x 2 ml vials (6/pk)
G2255-68700
•
Vial plate for 15 x 6 ml vials (1/pk)
5022-6539
•
Vial Plate for 27 Eppendorf tubes
5022-6538
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Table 33
Crimp Top Vials
Description
Volume (ml)
lOO/Pack
lOOO/Pack
Clear glass
2
5181-3375
5183-4491
Clear glass,
write-on spot
2
5182-0543
5183-4492
5183-4494
Amber glass,
write-on spot
2
5182-3376
5183-4493
5183-4495
Table 34
lOO/Pack
(silanized)
SnapTop Vials
Description
Volume (ml)
lOO/Pack
lOOO/Pack
lOO/Pack
(silanized)
Clear glass
2
5182-0544
5183-4504
5183-4507
Clear glass,
write-on spot
2
5182-0546
5183-4505
5183-4508
Amber glass,
write-on spot
2
5182-0545
5183-4506
5183-4509
Table 35
Screw Top Vials
Description
Volume (ml)
lOO/Pack
lOOO/Pack
lOO/Pack
(silanized)
Clear glass
2
5182-0714
5183-2067
5183-2070
Clear glass,
write-on spot
2
5182-0715
5183-2068
5183-2071
Amber glass,
write-on spot
2
5182-0716
5183-2069
5183-2072
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Table 36
Description
Septa
100/Pack
Silver aluminum
Clear PTFE/red rubber
5181-1210
Silver aluminum
Clear PTFE/red rubber
5183-4498 (1000/Pack)
Blue aluminum
Clear PTFE/red rubber
5181-1215
Green aluminum
Clear PTFE/red rubber
5181-1216
Red aluminum
Clear PTFE/red rubber
5181-1217
Description
Septa
100/Pack
Clear polypropyIene
Clear PTFE/red rubber
5182-0550
BIue polypropylene
Clear PTFE/red rubber
5182-3458
Green polypropylene
Clear PTFE/red rubber
5182-3457
Red polypropylene
Clear PTFE/red rubber
5182-3459
Description
Septa
100/Pack
BIue polypropyIene
Clear PTFE/red rubber
5182-0717
Green polypropyIene
Clear PTFE/red rubber
5182-0718
Red polypropylene
Clear PTFE/red rubber
5182-0719
BIue polypropylene
Clear PTFE/silicone
5182-0720
Green polypropylene
Clear PTFE/silicone
5182-0721
Red polypropyIene
Clear PTFE/silicone
5182-0722
Table 37
Table 38
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Crimp Caps
Snap Caps
Screw Caps
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Configure Well Plate Types
If the plate you are using is not found on the “List of Recommended Plates and
Closing Mat,” on page 85 you may configure a custom plate. Measure the exact
dimensions of the plate as marked below and enter the values in the plate
configuration table of the ChemStation.
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>
;
<
6
:
7
gdl
?
8
9
Figure 26
Well Plate Dimensions (straight)
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;
>
<
:
6
7
=
?
8
9
Figure 27
Table 39
Location
90
Well Plate Dimensions (staggered)
Well Plate Dimensions
Description
Definition
Limits
Rows
Number of rows on the plate
up to 16
Columns
Number of columns on the plate
up to 24
Volume
Volume (in µI) of a sample vessel
A
Row distance
Distance (in mm) between the
center of two rows
B
Column distance
Distance (in mm) between the
center of two columns
C
Plate length
X size (in mm) at the bottom of the
plate
127.75+/- 0.25 mm
(SBS Standard)
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Table 39
NOTE
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Well Plate Dimensions
Location
Description
Definition
Limits
D
Plate width
Y size (in mm) at the bottom of the
plate
85.50+/-0.25 mm (SBS
Standard)
E
Plate height
Size (in mm) from the bottom to the
top of the plate
up to 47 mm
F
Row offset
Distance (in mm) from the back
edge (bottom) to the center of the
first hole (A1)
G
Column offset
Distance (in mm) from the left edge
(bottom) to the center of the first
hole (A1)
H
Column shift
Offset (in mm) to Y when the rows
are not straight but staggered
l
Well diameter
Diameter (in mm) of the well
at least 4 mm
J
WeIl depth
Distance (in mm) from the top of the
plate to the bottom of the well
up to 45 mm
The distances need to be measured with high precision. It is recommended to use calipers.
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Turn ON and Initialization Steps
Turn ON and Initialization Steps
A successful turn-on/initialization takes about 3.5 minutes, and consists of
five steps
1 WPS turn on, begins when the main power button is pushed ON. Power
indicator turns green. Front cover latch activates immediately.
2 Main fan and exhaust fan turn-on immediately.
3 Main board self-test begins. Status indicator tests red, green and yellow,
then goes to yellow. This takes about 20 seconds (from turn-on). The status
indicator remains yellow until the initialization process is complete. The
user interface indicates “initializing” during this period.
4 The vapor blowout period begins. This lasts for about 2 minutes.
5 WPS sample transport and sampling unit initialization begins at the
2-minutes mark (from turn-on), if the front cover is closed. If the front cover
is open at the 2 minutes mark, initialization will start only when the front
cover is closed. Initialization takes about 1.5 minutes. When initialization is
complete the needle is in the needle seat, the needle lock is down, and the
status indicator is off.
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Instrument LED indicator
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Optimization for Lowest Carry-Over 95
Using the Automated Needle Wash 98
Using the Flush Port 98
Cleaning the needle seat 99
Fast Injection Cycle and Low Delay Volume
Precise Injection Volume,
Draw and Eject Speed
Choice of Rotor Seal
102
104
104
106
Choice of Seat Capillary
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Optimizing Performance
Autosamplers are more and more used in HPLC to improve the productivity in
the laboratories and the consistency and accuracy of analytical results.
The informations below will help you on how to optimize some parameters to
achieve best results for:
• lowest carry-over for reliable quantitative data
• Fast injection cycles for high throughput
• Low delay volume for fast gradient
• Precise injection volume
Specific information for optimizing the performance of the Agilent 1200 series
high performance autosampler SL+ can be found in the Agilent 1200 Series
Rapid Resolution LC System User Manual.
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Optimization for Lowest Carry-Over
Optimization for Lowest Carry-Over
Carry over (CO) on 1100/1200 Agilent system is not only a topic for injection
systems but may have multiple sources:
Hardware related
• sample loop
• needle outside
• needle inside
• needle seat
• seat capillary
• injection valve
• flush time
• wash vials
• fittings
• column (carry-over depends on frit design/material/blockage)
• surface activity of frits
• capillaries
Chemistry/Physics related:
• suitable sample solvent (has to be compatible with mobile phase)
• suitable wash solvent
• suitable mobile phase
• column packing material (e.g. interaction of basic sample with silanols of
stationary phase)
The autosampler continuous flow-through design ensures that sample loop,
needle inside, seat capillary, and the mainpass of the injection valve is always
in the flow line. These parts are continuously flushed during an isocratic and
also during a gradient analysis. The residual amount of sample remaining on
the outside of the needle after injection may contribute to carry-over in some
instances. When using small injection volumes or when injecting samples of
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low concentration immediately after samples of high concentration, carry-over
may become noticeable. Cleaning the needle in the flush port or using the
automated needle wash enables the carry-over to be minimized and prevents
also contamination of the needle seat.
Module dependant carry-over performance
All Agilent 1200 series High Performance Autosampler are considering low
carry-over. Nevertheless the Agilent 1200 series High Performance
Autosampler SL+ is best performing regarding carry-over.
General recommendations for lowest carry-over
Issues in setting up the experiments:
• Use a flush solvent which dissolves the sample well (e.g. aqueous/(organic)
acidic for basic samples); set needle wash time to at least 10 sec.
• Use a sample solvent which is compatible with sample and mobile phase.
Organic sample solvents (e.g. DMSO) injected into aqueous mobile phase
often cause samples to partially deposit on surfaces causing high
carry-over. Chlorhexidine, for example, dissolved as a free base in methanol
and injected into an acidic aqueous mobile phase shows increased
carryover than if it is dissolved in 0.1% TFA. Since it dissolves slowly (but
well) in acidic aqueous solvents, it partially deposits on surfaces during the
injection cycle.
• Take care at loop capillary change: Push loop capillary forward when
tightening the fitting to the needle, ensuring gapless transition from loop to
needle. A replaced needle-seat-pair may need 100-200 injections for best
carry-over results
Routinely work:
• Prime flush pump for 30 sec. with appropriate solvent previous to the first
run after usage outage.
• Ensure that the needle seat is not contaminated. For cleaning the needle
seat see chapter “Cleaning the needle seat”.
• Use mainpass operation to avoid discrimination of samples.
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• Notice backpressure of a new column; an increase of 10% over time may
cause an 10 fold increase in carry-over due to the column.
• Blank vials can be used at least 30 injections.
Specific recommendations if bypass operation is performed
Bypass operation can severely impact carry-over performance due to the fact
that during gradient operation the sample path is not flushed with organic
mobile phase. This may cause sample discrimination and/or adsorption of
especially lipophilic components in loop, needle and seat flow path.
The term bypass operation in this context describes all cases where the
Autosampler is switched to the “Bypass Mode” so that the exposure of the
Autosampler’s internal flow path parts to the solvent flow coming from the
pump may become too short. This may be the case:
• when overlapped Injection with option “when sample is flushed out” is
selected
• when the delay volume is minimized by using “Automated Delay Volume
Reduction”
This mode is not recommended as there may arise two sources for carry-over.
The outlet groove of the injection valve may be contaminated with sample.
This is the minor issue and can be resolved by performing steps for cleaning
the injection valve (by method or by injector program). The much more
problematic issue is that there may remain portions of sample in the sampler.
Especially if the sample and sample solvent doesn’t fit to the mobile phase an
arbitrarily large amount of sample may miss the column but stay in the main
pass. The “Injector Purge Kit” was developed for this purpose. During run the
syringe is used as purge pump and afterwards exchanges the purge solvent
with (gradient) start conditions. Using this kit decreases the poor bypass
carry-over significantly. Eventually main pass performance may be obtained.
But the kit does not resolve the problem of discriminating sample compounds.
Contraindication for usage:
• If run times are below 2-3min the purge kit won’t help as the purge step
with reasonable purge volume lasts at least 2min.
• In highly carry-over sensitive applications purge kit is not recommended as
best performance is got when the Autosampler stays in mainpass the full
solvent gradient.
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Control software support for the Purge kit is provided and fully operated and
controlled through the ChemStation or and G4208A Instant Pilot via the
Autosampler Settings (Requires Agilent ChemStation B.01.03 or higher and
Firmware A.06.01 and higher on ALL Agilent 1200 Series modules that are
part of the system and Firmware B.04.01 for the Control Module).
Using the Automated Needle Wash
The automated needle wash can be programmed either as “injection with
needle wash” or the needle wash can be included into the injector program.
When the automated needle wash is used, the needle is moved into the wash
port after the sample is drawn. By washing the needle after drawing a sample,
the sample is removed from the outer surface of the needle immediately. As
the flush port is automatically refilled with fresh wash solvent this option
should be used routinely. Using wash vials is usually not necessary but
available for special applications.
Using a wash vial
If a wash vial is used, it should be considered not to cap the vial. Otherwise
small amounts of sample remain on the surface of the septum, which may be
carried on the needle to the next sample.
Using the Flush Port
During the injection process when the sample is in the loop and when the
valve still is in Bypass, the outside of the needle can be washed in a flush port
located behind the injection port on the sampling unit. During the wash cycle
as soon the needle is in the flush port a peristaltic pump fills the flush port
with fresh solvent during a defined time. The volume of the flush port is about
680 µl and the pump delivers 6 ml/min. Setting the wash time to 10 seconds is
sufficient to refill 2 times the flush port. In most cases this is enough to clean
the needle outside. Additionally after the needle left the flush port the flush
pump keeps running runs for 6 sec. to ensure refill with fresh solvent. At the
end of this flush process – if “injection with needle wash” is selected – the
needle returns to the injection port, the injection valve is switched to the
mainpass position and directs the pump flow back through the sample loop.
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For further information on how to reduce carry over see “Optimization for
Lowest Carry-Over” on page 95
Recommended Wash Solvents
• water
• ethanol
• methanol
• water/acid (especially for basic compounds)
• water/base (espeecially for acidic compounds)
• water/acetonitrile
NOTE
The life time of the tubing in the peristaltic pump is shortened by the usage of organic
solvents.
Cleaning the needle seat
If flush port has run out of solvent or the option “needle wash” hasn’t been
used for several injections or in case the needle seat has got contaminated, the
needle seat may be contaminated and carry-over is significantly higher than
expected. For cleaning the needle seat there is an automatic procedure using
the mobile phase’s solvents. If that doesn’t work a manual cleaning has to be
done. the following procedure can be used to clean the needle seat
Automatic procedure
There’s an injector command for flushing the seat. So a cleaning method can
be set up using an injector program.
Injector program
• INJECT
• FLUSH SEAT for 90.0 sec., 0.0 mm offset
• VALVE mainpass
Line 1 starts the run so the pump’s time table is started. Line 2 let’s the needle
move above the seat and switches the valve to mainpass so that the pump’s
solvent is directed through the loop and the needle onto the seat. The liquid
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leaves the seat via the drainage for the flush port. The offset can be used for
getting a kind of blast pipe effect. Generally an offset of 0.0mm is a proper
value. After the flush time (here 90sec) the valve is switched to bypass. Line 3
moves the needle back into the seat and switches valves back to main pass to
restore hydraulic flow as it was before the cleaning process.
The pump’s time table can be used if special solvents for cleaning are
connected to the pump or if the flushing flow should be adjusted. Here’s an
illustrating example:
Time
%B
Flow
1
0.00
100.0
2
0.10
0.500
3
0.11
3.000
4
0.70
100.0
3.000
5
0.71
0.0
0.500
Max. Press.
Along with upper injector program this time table uses solvent B for cleaning
the seat with an even higher flow rate than the perhaps limiting 0.5ml/min for
column flow. To ensure that the flow rate isn’t applied to the column and that
column doesn’t come in contact with flush solvent (in this case solvent B)
choose a considerably long time (in this case 90sec) for flushing the seat in the
injector program.
Manual procedure
If the automatic procedure doesn’t succeed there is the semi-automatic seat
back-flushing.
Preparation
• Move the needle to home position.
• Set pump flow to zero
• Connect the seat capillary with the pump capillary using a zero dead
volume fitting.
Flushing
• Increase pump flow: The seat is flushed backwards, solvent bubbles over
the seat and leaves the seat via the drainage for the flush port
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Reconfigure system
• Set pump flow to zero
• Connect the pump outlet capillary to port 1 of injection valve
• Connect the seat capillary to port 5 of the injection valve.
• Reset the injector.
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Fast Injection Cycle and Low Delay Volume
Fast Injection Cycle and Low Delay Volume
Short injection cycle times for high sample througput is one of the main issues
in analytical laboratories. Shortening cycle time starts with:
• shortening column length
• high flow rate
• steep gradient
• The detector balance may be set to OFF
General recommendations for Fast Injection Cycle Times
As described in this section, the first step to provide short cycle times is
optimizing the chromatographic conditions. Then the following Autosampler
related issues should be considered:
• Use proper solvent for needle wash to decrease the wash time
• Reduce injection volume
• Increase eject speed
• Increase draw speed (if the viscosity of the sample and the solvent in
Autosampler’s flow path allows it)
• Do injection preparation in parallel with column equilibration (section
“Overlapped Injection after gradient is flushed out”)
Having optimized these parameters, further reduction of cycle times can be
obtained if column equilibration is short compared to injector preparation or
if automated column regeneration is configured. “Overlapped Injection during
run mode” decreases this time between runs. But note that carry-over and
discrimination may increase dramatically doing so.
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Overlapped Injection after gradient is flushed out
In this process the injection can be done in parallel to column equilibration
phase without compromising any of the Autosampler’s specifications.
This mode has one parameter. The time when to start the overlapped injection
defined as “time after begin of run”.
Considering a composition gradient that ends after 1 min. with reestablishing
starting conditions the overlap time has to be set to somewhat above 1 min. to
let the pump fill also the Autosampler’s loop with start conditions.
Overlapped Injection during Run
In this process, as soon as the sample has reached the column, the injection
valve is switched back to bypass and the next injection cycle is performed
except for switching the injection valve to mainpass. This is done after actual
run is finished and next analysis is started. Doing so the sample preparation
time is saved as parallel to the run.
Switching the valve into the bypass position reduces the system delay volume
by the complete Autosampler’s flow path volume e.g. 270µl for G1367B. Here
the mobile phase is directed to the column without passing sample loop,
needle and needle seat capillary. This can help to have faster cycle times
especially if low flow rates have to be used like it is mandatory in narrow bore
and micro bore HPLC.
NOTE
Having the valve in bypass position can increase the carry-over in the system.
The injection cycle times also depend on the injection volume. In identically
standard condition, injecting 100 µl instead of 1 µl, increase the injection time
by approximately 8 sec. In this case and if the viscosity of the sample allows it,
the draw and eject speed of the injection system has to be increased.
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Precise Injection Volume,
, , , , , Injection Volumes Less Than 2 µl
When the injection valve switches to the BYPASS position, the mobile phase in
the sample loop is depressurized. When the syringe begins drawing sample,
the mobile phase is further subjected to decreasing pressure. If the mobile
phase is not adequately degassed, small gas bubbles may form in the sample
loop during the injection sequence. When using injection volumes < 2 µl, these
gas bubbles may affect the injection-volume precision. For best
injection-volume precision with injection volumes < 2 µl, use of the
Agilent 1200 Series degasser is recommended to ensure the mobile phase is
adequately degassed. Also, using the automated needle wash (see “Using the
Automated Needle Wash” on page 98) between injections reduces carry-over to
a minimum, improving injection-volume precision further.
Draw and Eject Speed
Draw Speed
The speed at which the metering unit draws sample out of the vial may have an
influence on the injection volume precision when using viscous samples. If the
draw speed is too high, air bubbles may form in the sample plug, affecting
precision. The default draw speed is suitable for the majority of applications,
however, when using viscous samples, set the draw speed to lower speed for
optimum results. A “DRAW” statement in an injector program also uses the
draw speed setting which is configured for the autosampler.
Eject Speed
The default draw speed is suitable for the majority of applications. When using
large injection volumes, setting the eject speed to a higher value speeds up the
injection cycle by shortening the time the metering unit requires to eject
solvent at the beginning of the injection cycle (when the plunger returns to the
home position).
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An “EJECT” statement in an injector program also uses the eject speed setting
which is configured for the autosampler. A faster eject speed shortens the time
required to run the injector program. When using viscous samples, a high eject
speed should be avoided.
Table 40
Draw and eject speed
Draw speed (µl)
Eject speed (µl)
Default value
200
200
Minimum
10
10
Maximum
1000
1000
Default value
100
100
Minimum
4
4
Maximum
1000
1000
Default value
4
10
Minimum
0.7
0.7
Maximum
20
100
Default value
4
10
Minimum
0.7
0.7
Maximum
250
250
High performance autosampler
High performance autosampler SL+
Micro Well Plate Autosampler
with 8 µl loop capillary
Micro Well Plate Autosampler
with 40 µl loop capillary
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Choice of Rotor Seal
Choice of Rotor Seal
Vespel™ Seal
The standard seal has sealing material made of Vespel. Vespel is suitable for
applications using mobile phases within the pH range of 2.3 to 9.5, which is
suitable for the majority of applications. However, for applications using
mobile phases with pH below 2.3 or above 9.5, the Vespel seal may degrade
faster, leading to reduced seal lifetime.
Tefzel™ Seal
For mobile phases with pH below 2.3 or above 9.5, or for conditions where the
lifetime of the Vespel seal is drastically reduced, a seal made of Tefzel is
available. Tefzel is more resistant than Vespel to extremes of pH, however, is a
slightly softer material. Under normal conditions, the expected lifetime of the
Tefzel seal is shorter than the Vespel seal, however, Tefzel may have the longer
lifetime under more extreme mobile phase conditions.
PEEK Seal
With the High Performance SL+ Autosampler a PEEK rotorseal is used. This
warrants a leak tight system at high pressures and allows the usage of solvents
ranging from pH 2.3 to 12. The PEEK material may show a reduced lifetime if
used with following solvents:
• Methylene chloride
• DMSO
• THF
• High concentrations of sulfuric acid
• High concentrations of nitric acid
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Choice of Seat Capillary
Different models of seat capillaries are available for the high performance
autosampler, the SL version and the micro well plate autosampler:
For the high performance autosampler
The needle seat assembly includes the needle seat and the seat capillary. The
part number for this assembly is: G1367-87101
For the high performance autosampler SL+
The needle seat assembly is made up of two parts:
•
Needle seat
G1367-87105
•
Seat capillary
G1367-87303 (0.12 mm, 150 mm)
G1367-87302 (0.17 mm, 150 mm)
The capillary pre-installed in the high performance autosampler SL+ is the
G1367-87302.
For the micro well plate sampler
The needle seat assembly is made up of two parts:
•
Needle seat
G1377-87101
•
Seat capillary
G1375-87317 (100 µm, 150 mm)
G1375-87316 (75 µm, 150 mm)
G1375-87300 (50 µm, 150 mm)
part number: G1375-87317 (100 µm) is the capillary preinstalled in the micro well
plate autosamplers upon delivery. This capillary is recommended for
applications with a 0.3 mm column or higher. It provides less plugging of the
capillary in general and especially with biological samples. For small K’ this
capillary can provide a higher peak width for isocratic analysis.
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part number: G1375-87316 (75 µm) is available as a spare part and is recommended
for applications with a 0.3 mm column or smaller. This capillary gives full
chromatographic performance.
part number: G1375-87300 (50 µm) is available as a spare part and is recommended
for applications with a 0.3 mm column or smaller. This capillary gives full
chromatographic performance. Due to the small diameter, this capillary can
show some blockage.
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Overview of the Sampler’s Indicators and Test Functions
111
Status Indicators 113
Power Supply Indicator 113
Instrument Status Indicator 113
Error Messages
115
Maintenance Functions 143
Sample Transport Self Alignment
144
High Performance Autosampler Step Commands ,
Troubleshooting 146
145
Troubleshooting the G1367B/D and G1377A Autosampler
148
Errors Which May Occur During the Turn ON and Initialization
Process 149
Instrument Logbook Errors and Step by Step Repair Process
Needle Centering Over the Vial or the Well
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Agilent Technologies
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Agilent Lab Monitor & Diagnostic Software
Agilent Lab Monitor & Diagnostic Software
The Agilent Lab Monitor & Diagnostic Software (LMD) is an
application-independent tool that provides diagnostic capabilities for all
Agilent 1200 Series HPLC modules. It includes tests, calibrations, and tools,
such as injector steps and maintenance positions. In addition to these features
of the LMD 'Basic' edition, the 'Advanced' edition of LMD provides Guided
Diagnostics, which interactively supports users of LC instruments to resolve
typical issues. Based on chromatographic symptoms, Guided Diagnostics
helps users to identify the root cause of their problem, and leads them through
the necessary steps to resolve it.
LMD also allows users to monitor the status of their LC instruments. The Early
Maintenance Feedback (EMF) feature helps to carry out preventive
maintenance. In addition, users can generate a status report for each
individual LC instrument.
The tests and diagnostic features as provided by the Agilent Lab Monitor &
Diagnostic Software may differ from the descriptions in this manual. For
details refer to the LMD help files.
This manual provides lists with the names of Error Messages, Not Ready
messages, and other common issues.
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Overview of the Sampler’s Indicators and Test Functions
Status Indicators
The autosampler is provided with two status indicators which indicate the
operational state (prerun, not ready, run, and error states) of the instrument.
The status indicators provide a quick visual check of the operation of the
autosampler (see “Status Indicators” on page 113).
Error Messages
In the event of an electronic, mechanical or hydraulic failure, the instrument
generates an error message in the user interface. For details on error
messages and error handling, please refer to the Agilent Lab Monitor &
Diagnostic Software.
Maintenance Functions
The maintenance functions position the needle assembly, the needle carrier,
the sample transport assembly and the metering device for easy access when
doing maintenance (see “Maintenance Functions” on page 143).
Sample Transport Self Alignment
The sample transport self alignment with the sampling unit and the well plate
tray is required to compensate for larger deviations in positioning the needle
carrier.
The sample transport self alignment is required after disassembling the
system or when you exchange the sample transport, the sampling unit, the
tray or the MTP main board.
This function is in the diagnose screen of the Chemstation or the Control
Module.
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Step Commands
The step functions enable execution of each step of the sampling sequence
individually. The step functions are used primarily for troubleshooting, and
for verification of correct autosampler operation after repair (see “High
Performance Autosampler Step Commands ,” on page 145). For details on step
commands, please refer to the Agilent Lab Monitor & Diagnostic Software.
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Status Indicators
Status Indicators
Two status indicators are located on the front of the autosampler. The lower
left indicates the power supply status, the upper right indicates the
autosampler status.
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Power Supply Indicator
The power supply indicator is integrated into the main power switch. When
the indicator is illuminated (green) the power is ON.
Instrument Status Indicator
The instrument status indicator indicates one of four possible instrument
conditions:
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Status Indicators
• When the status indicator is OFF (and power switch light is on), the
instrument is in a prerun condition, and is ready to begin an analysis.
• A green status indicator indicates the instrument is performing an analysis
(run mode).
• A yellow status indicator indicates a not-ready condition. The instrument
is in a not-ready state when it is waiting for a specific condition to be
reached or completed (for example, front door not closed), or while a
self-test procedure is running.
• An error condition is indicated when the status indicator is red. An error
condition indicates the instrument has detected an internal problem which
affects correct operation of the instrument. Usually, an error condition
requires attention (for example, leak, defective internal components). An
error condition always interrupts the analysis.
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Error Messages
Error Messages
Error messages are displayed in the user interface when an electronic,
mechanical, or hydraulic (flow path) failure occurs which requires attention
before the analysis can be continued (for example, repair, exchange of
consumables is necessary). In the event of such a failure, the red status
indicator at the front of the module is switched on, and an entry is written
into the instrument log book.
This section explains the autosampler error messages, and provides
information on probable causes and suggested actions to recover from error
conditions.
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Error Messages
Timeout ,
The timeout threshold was exceeded.
Probable cause
Suggested actions
1 The analysis was completed successfully,
Check the logbook for the occurrence and
source of a not-ready condition. Restart the
analysis where required.
and the timeout function switched off the
autosampler as requested.
2 A not-ready condition was present during a
sequence or multiple-injection run for a
period longer than the timeout threshold.
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Check the logbook for the occurrence and
source of a not-ready condition. Restart the
analysis where required.
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Error Messages
Shut-Down,
An external instrument has generated a shut-down signal on the remote line.
The autosampler continually monitors the remote input connectors for status
signals. A LOW signal input on pin 4 of the remote connector generates the
error message.
Probable cause
Suggested actions
1 Leak detected in another module with a CAN Fix the leak in the external instrument before
connection to the system.
restarting the autosampler.
2 Leak detected in an external instrument with Fix the leak in the external instrument before
a remote connection to the system.
3 Shut-down in an external instrument with a
remote connection to the system.
restarting the autosampler.
Check external instruments for a shut-down
condition.
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Error Messages
Remote Timeout,
A not-ready condition is still present on the remote input.
When an analysis is started, the system expects all not-ready conditions (e.g. a
not-ready condition during detector balance) to switch to run conditions
within one minute of starting the analysis. If a not-ready condition is still
present on the remote line after one minute the error message is generated.
Probable cause
Suggested actions
1 Not-ready condition in one of the
Ensure the instrument showing the not-ready
condition is installed correctly, and is set up
correctly for analysis.
instruments connected to the remote line.
2 Defective remote cable.
Exchange the remote cable.
3 Defective components in the instrument
Check the instrument for defects (refer to the
instrument’s reference documentation).
showing the not-ready condition.
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Error Messages
Synchronization Lost
During an analysis, the internal synchronization or communication between
one or more of the modules in the system has failed.
The system processors continually monitor the system configuration. If one or
more of the modules is no longer recognized as being connected to the system,
the error message is generated.
Probable cause
Suggested actions
1 CAN cable disconnected.
•
Ensure all the CAN cables are connected
correctly.
•
Ensure all CAN cables are installed correctly.
2 Defective CAN cable.
Exchange the CAN cable.
3 Defective main board in another module.
Switch off the system. Restart the system, and
determine which module or modules are not
recognized by the system.
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Error Messages
, Leak
A leak was detected in the autosampler.
The signals from the two temperature sensors (leak sensor and
board-mounted temperature-compensation sensor) are used by the leak
algorithm to determine whether a leak is present. When a leak occurs, the leak
sensor is cooled by the solvent. This changes the resistance of the leak sensor
which is sensed by the leak-sensor circuit on the MTP board.
Probable cause
Suggested actions
1 Loose fittings.
Ensure all fittings are tight.
2 Broken capillary.
Exchange defective capillaries.
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
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, Leak Sensor Open
The leak sensor in the autosampler has failed (open circuit).
The current through the leak sensor is dependent on temperature. A leak is
detected when solvent cools the leak sensor, causing the leak-sensor current to
change within defined limits. If the current falls outside the lower limit, the
error message is generated.
Probable cause
Suggested actions
1 Leak sensor not connected to the MTP
Ensure the leak sensor is connected correctly.
board.
2 Defective leak sensor.
Exchange the leak sensor.
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Error Messages
, Leak Sensor Short
The leak sensor in the autosampler has failed (short circuit).
The current through the leak sensor is dependent on temperature. A leak is
detected when solvent cools the leak sensor, causing the leak-sensor current to
change within defined limits. If the current increases above the upper limit,
the error message is generated.
Probable cause
Suggested actions
1 Defective leak sensor.
Exchange the leak sensor.
2
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, Compensation Sensor Open
The ambient-compensation sensor (NTC) on the MTP board in the autosampler
has failed (open circuit).
The resistance across the temperature compensation sensor (NTC) on the MTP
board is dependent on ambient temperature. The change in resistance is used
by the leak circuit to compensate for ambient temperature changes. If the
resistance across the sensor increases above the upper limit, the error
message is generated.
Probable cause
Suggested actions
1 Defective MTP board.
Exchange the MTP board.
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Error Messages
, Compensation Sensor Short
The ambient-compensation sensor (NTC) on the MTP board in the autosampler
has failed (short circuit).
The resistance across the temperature compensation sensor (NTC) on the MTP
board is dependent on ambient temperature. The change in resistance is used
by the leak circuit to compensate for ambient temperature changes. If the
resistance across the sensor falls below the lower limit, the error message is
generated.
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Probable cause
Suggested actions
1 Defective MTP board.
Exchange the MTP board.
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, Fan Failed
The cooling fan in the autosampler has failed.
Probable cause
Suggested actions
1 Fan cable disconnected.
Ensure the fan is connected correctly.
2 Defective fan.
Exchange fan.
3 Defective MTP board.
Exchange the MTP board.
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Error Messages
Exhaust Fan Failed
The exhaust fan in the autosampler has failed.
The hall sensor on the fan shaft is used by the MTP board to monitor the fan
speed. If the fan speed falls below a certain value the error message is
generated and the autosampler shuts down.
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Probable cause
Suggested actions
1 Fan cable disconnected.
Ensure the fan is connected correctly.
2 Defective fan.
Exchange fan.
3 Defective MTP board.
Exchange the MTP board.
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, Front Door Error
The front door and/or the SLS board are damaged.
Probable cause
Suggested actions
1 The sensor on the SLS board is defective.
Exchange the SLS board.
2 The door is bent or the magnet is
•
Exchange the door.
•
Exchange the MTP board.
misplaced/broken.
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Error Messages
Side Door Error
The side door and/or the MTP board are damaged.
Probable cause
Suggested actions
1 The door is bent or the magnet is
Change the side door.
misplaced/broken.
2 The sensor on the MTP board is defective.
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Exchange the MTP board.
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Error Messages
, Arm Movement Failed or Arm Movement Timeout
The transport assembly was unable to complete a movement in one of the
axes.
The processor defines a certain time window for the successful completion of
a movement in any particular axis. The movement and position of the
transport assembly is monitored by the encoders on the stepper motors. If the
processor does not receive the correct position information from the encoders
within the time window, the error message is generated.
See figure for axes identification.
• Arm Movement 0 Failed: X-axis.
• Arm Movement 1 Failed: Z-axis.
• Arm Movement 2 Failed: Theta (needle carrier rotation).
Probable cause
Suggested actions
1 Mechanical obstruction.
Ensure unobstructed movement of the transport
assembly.
2 High friction in transport assembly.
Exchange the sample transport assembly.
3 Defective motor assembly.
Exchange the sample transport assembly.
4 Defective sample transport assembly flex
Exchange the sample transport assembly.
board.
5 Defective MTP board.
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Error Messages
, Valve to Bypass Failed
The injection valve failed to switch to the bypass position.
The switching of the injection valve is monitored by two microswitches on the
valve assembly. The switches detect the successful completion of the valve
movement. If the valve fails to reach the bypass position, or if the microswitch
does not close, the error message is generated.
Probable cause
Suggested actions
1 Valve in an intermediate position between
Turn the WPS main power OFF and ON.
the By-and the Main position.
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2 Defective injection valve.
Exchange the injection valve.
3 Defective MTP board.
Exchange the MTP board.
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, Valve to Mainpass Failed
The injection valve failed to switch to the mainpass position.
The switching of the injection valve is monitored by two microswitches on the
valve assembly. The switches detect the successful completion of the valve
movement. If the valve fails to reach the mainpass position, or if the
microswitch does not close, the error message is generated.
Probable cause
Suggested actions
1 Valve in an intermediate position between
Turn the sampler main power OFF and ON.
the bypass and mainpass positions.
2 Defective injection valve.
Exchange the injection valve.
3 Defective MTP board.
Exchange the MTP board.
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Error Messages
, Needle Lock Failed
The lock assembly on the sampling unit failed to move successfully.
The upper and lower positions of the needle lock are monitored by position
sensors on the sampling unit flex board. The sensors detect the successful
completion of the needle lock movement. If the needle lock fails to reach the
end point, or if the sensors fail to recognize the needle lock movement, the
error message is generated.
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Probable cause
Suggested actions
1 Defective or dirty position sensors.
Clean the position sensor.
2 Sticking spindle assembly.
Exchange the sampling unit assembly.
3 Defective needle drive motor
Exchange the needle drive motor.
4 Defective MTP board.
Exchange MTP board.
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Error Messages
, Needle to Needle Seat Position
The needle failed to reach the end position in the needle seat.
The position of the needle is monitored by a position encoder on the needle
carrier. If the needle fails to reach the end point, or if the encoder fails to
recognize the needle carrier movement, the error message is generated.
Probable cause
Suggested actions
1 Bad sample transport/sampling unit
Do an auto-alignment
alignment
2 Bent needle.
Check and exchange the needle assembly if
necessary.
3 Missing needle.
Clean or change the needle seat assembly if
necessary.
4 Blocked seat.
Exchange the needle carrier assembly.
5 Defective position sensor in the needle
Exchange the sample transport assembly.
carrier assembly.
6 Defective MTP board.
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Needle Carrier Failed
The needle carrier on the Sample Transport Assembly failed to move correctly.
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Probable cause
Suggested actions
1 Defective Z-motor.
Exchange the needle carrier assembly.
2 Vial pusher blocked.
Exchange the sample transport assembly.
3 Bad needle carrier positioning in X or Theta.
Exchange the needle carrier assembly.
4 Defective vial pusher sensor.
Exchange the sample transport assembly.
5 Defective MTP main board.
Exchange the MTP main board.
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Error Messages
, Missing Vial or Missing Wash Vial
No vial was found in the position defined in the method or sequence.
When the needle carrier moves to a vial and the needle goes into the vial, the
position of the needle is monitored by an encoder behind the vial pusher. If no
vial is present, the encoder detects an error and the message “missing vial” is
generated.
Probable cause
Suggested actions
1 No vial in the position defined in the method
Install the sample vial in the correct position, or
edit the method or sequence accordingly.
or sequence.
2 Defective needle carrier assembly.
Exchange the needle carrier assembly.
3 Defective transport assembly flex board.
Exchange the sample transport assembly.
4 Defective MTP board.
Exchange the MTP main board.
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Error Messages
, Initialization Failed
The autosampler failed to complete initialization correctly.
The autosampler initialization procedure moves the needle arm and transport
assembly to their home positions in a predefined routine. During
initialization, the processor monitors the position sensors and motor encoders
to check for correct movement. If one or more of the movements is not
successful, or is not detected, the error message is generated.
Probable cause
Suggested actions
1 Side door not installed correctly.
•
Check if the side door is installed correctly.
•
Check if the magnet is in place in the side
door.
2 Sample transport/sampling unit not aligned
Do an auto-alignment
correctly.
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3 Mechanical obstruction.
Ensure unobstructed movement of the transport
assembly.
4 Defective sampling unit flex board.
Exchange the sample transport assembly.
5 Defective transport assembly flex board.
Exchange the sample transport assembly.
6 Defective sampling unit motor.
Exchange the defective sampling unit motor.
7 Defective MTP board.
Exchange the MTP board.
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, Metering Home Failed
The metering plunger has failed to move back to the home position.
The home position sensor on the sampling unit flex board monitors the home
position of the plunger. If the plunger fails to move to the home position, or if
the sensor fails to recognize the plunger position, the error message is
generated.
Probable cause
Suggested actions
1 Dirty or defective sensor.
Exchange the sampling unit flex board.
2 Broken plunger.
Exchange the metering plunger and seal.
3 Defective metering-drive motor.
Exchange the metering-drive motor.
4 Defective MTP board.
Exchange the MTP board.
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Error Messages
, Motor Temperature
One of the motors of the transport assembly has drawn excessive current,
causing the motor to become too hot. The processor has switched off the
motor to prevent damage to the motor.
See figure for motor identification.
• Motor 0 temperature: X-axis motor.
• Motor 2 temperature: Theta (gripper rotation) motor.
• Motor 1 temperature: Z-axis motor.
The processor monitors the current drawn by each motor and the time the
motor is drawing current. The current drawn by the motors is dependent on
the load on each motor (friction, mass of components etc.). If the current
drawn is too high, or the time the motor draws current is too long, the error
message is generated.
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Probable cause
Suggested actions
1 Mechanical obstruction.
Ensure unobstructed movement of the transport
assembly.
2 High friction in the transport assembly.
Exchange the sample transport assembly.
3 Motor belt tension too high.
Switch off the autosampler at the power switch.
Wait at least 10 minutes before switching on
again.
4 Defective motor.
Exchange the sample transport assembly.
5 Defective transport assembly flex board.
Exchange the MTP main board.
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, Invalid Vial Position
The vial position defined in the method or sequence does not exist.
The reflection sensors on the transport assembly flex board are used to check
automatically which sample trays are installed (coding on tray). If the vial
position does not exist in the current sample tray configuration, the error
message is generated.
Probable cause
Suggested actions
1 Incorrect tray installed.
Install the correct trays, or edit the method or
sequence accordingly.
2 Incorrect tray definition.
Install the correct trays, or edit the method or
sequence accordingly.
3 Incorrect vial positions defined in the
Install the correct trays, or edit the method or
sequence accordingly.
method or sequence.
4 Tray recognition defective (dirty sample tray
•
Ensure the coding surfaces of the sample
tray are clean (located at the rear of the
sample tray).
•
Exchange the transport assembly.
or defective transport assembly flex board).
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Error Messages
, Peristaltic Pump Error
The peristaltic pump motor in the autosampler has failed.
The current on the motor is used by the MTP board to monitor the speed of the
peristaltic pump motor. If the current falls below a certain value, the error
message is generated.
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Probable cause
Suggested actions
1 Defective motor.
Exchange the peristaltic pump motor.
2 Defective SUD board.
Exchange the SUD board.
3 Defective MTP main board.
Exchange the MTP main board.
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, Vessel or Wash Vessel Error
The needle does not reach the target position in the vial or in the vessel of the
well plate.
The sensor behind the vial pusher in the needle carrier assembly detects the
successful completion of the needle movement to the vessel. If the needle fails
to reach the end point, the sensor fails to recognize the needle movement and
the error message is generated.
Probable cause
Suggested actions
1 Bad vessel definition in the plate
Check the vessel definition in the plate
configuration.
configuration.
2 Closing mats to rigid/thick.
Check that the closing mats is not too thick.
3 Bad X or Theta positioning.
Exchange the needle carrier assembly.
4 Defective encoder on the needle carrier
•
Change the sample transport assembly.
•
Change the MTP main board
assembly.
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Error Messages
, Vessel Stuck to Needle
The vessel sticks to the needle when the needle moves up.
Probable cause
Suggested actions
1 Closing mat to rigid/thick.
Check that the closing mat is not too thick.
2 Bad X or Theta positioning and the needle
Exchange the needle carrier assembly.
sticks into the wall between two holes.
3 Defective encoder on the needle carrier
assembly.
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•
Change the sample transport assembly.
•
Change the MTP main board.
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Maintenance Functions
Maintenance Functions
Some maintenance procedures require the needle arm, metering device, and
needle carrier to be moved to specific positions to enable easy access to
components. The maintenance functions move these assemblies into the
appropriate maintenance position. In the ChemStation the sampler
maintenance positions can be selected from the Maintenance menu in the
Diagnosis display. In the Control Module the functions can be selected in the
Test screens of the autosampler. In the Agilent Lab Monitor & Diagnostic
Software the maintenance positions can be selected from the "Tools" icon.
Maintenance Functions
The maintenance functions moves the arm assembly in a specific position in
order to enables easy access for maintenance operations
Home Position
The “home position” function moves the arm to the right side for better access
and exchange of the trays
Park Position
The “park position” function moves the arm to the left side of the tray. In this
position it is possible to secure the sample transport mechanism with the
protection foam.The sample transport is than ready for transporting.
Change Piston
The “change-piston” function draws the piston away from the home position,
relieving the tension on the spring. In this position, the analytical head
assembly can be removed and reinstalled easily after maintenance. This
position is also used to change the analytical head plunger and metering seal.
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Table 41
Maintenance positions
Function
Arm position in X
Arm position in
Theta
Arm Position in Z
Note
Change Needle
Left side
Straight
Up
No current on Theta
Change Carrier assembly
Left side
Straight
Middle
No current on the ST
Change Loop capillary
Middle
Left
Up
Home position
Right side
Left rear
Up
Park arm
Left side
Right rear
Up
Sample Transport Self Alignment
The sample transport alignment with the sampling unit and the well plate tray
is required to compensate for larger deviations in positioning the needle
carrier. This function is in the diagnose screen of the Chemstation or the
Control Module. In the Agilent Lab Monitor & Diagnostic Software, this
function is in the "Calibration" icon.
The sample transport self alignment is required after disassembling the
system or when you exchange:
• The sample transport.
• The sampling unit.
• The MTP main board.
• The autosampler tray base
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High Performance Autosampler Step Commands ,
High Performance Autosampler Step Commands ,
Each movement of the sampling sequence can be done under manual control.
This is useful during troubleshooting, where close observation of each of the
sampling steps is required to confirm a specific failure mode or verify
successful completion of a repair.
Each injector step command actually consists of a series of individual
commands that move the autosampler components to predefined positions,
enabling the specific step to be done.
Table 42
Step Commands
Step
Action
Valve Bypass
Switches injection valve to the bypass
position.
Plunger Home
Moves the plunger to the home
position.
Needle Up
Lifts the needle arm to the upper
position.
Move to Location
Move the needle arm to the vial
location on the plate
Needle into sample
Lowers the needle into the vial.
Draw
Metering device draws the defined
injection volume.
Needle Up
Lifts the needle out of the vial.
Needle into Seat
Lowers the needle arm into the seat.
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Command also switches the
valve to bypass if it is not
already in that position.
Command lifts the needle, and
lowers the needle into sample.
Command can be done more
than once (maximum draw
volume of 40/100/5000 µl
cannot be exceeded). Use
Plunger Home to reset the
metering device.
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Table 42
Step Commands
Step
Action
Comments
Valve Mainpass
Switches the injection valve to the
mainpass position.
Needle Up/Mainpass
Lifts the needle arm to the upper
position and Switches the injection
valve to the mainpass position.
Troubleshooting
If the autosampler is unable to perform a specific step due to a hardware
failure, an error message is generated. You can use the step commands to
perform an injection sequence, and observe how the autosampler responds to
each command.
Table 43 on page 146 summarizes the step commands, and lists the error
messages and probable causes associated with each possible failure.
Table 43
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Step Failures
Step Function
Probable Failure Modes
Valve Bypass
Valve not connected.
Defective injection valve.
Plunger Home
Defective or dirty sensor on the sampling-unit flex board.
Defective metering-drive motor.
Needle
Defective or dirty sensor on the sampling-unit flex board.
Sticking needle-arm assembly.
Defective needle-drive motor.
Draw
Sum of all draw volumes exceeds 100 µl (or 40 µl).
Defective metering-drive motor.
Needle
Defective or dirty sensor on the sampling-unit flex board.
Sticking needle-arm assembly.
Defective needle-drive motor.
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Step Failures
Step Function
Probable Failure Modes
Valve Mainpass
Valve not connected.
Defective injection valve.
Needle Up/Mainpass
Blockage in the sample loop or needle (no solvent flow).
Defective or dirty sensor on the sampling-unit flex board.
Sticking needle-arm assembly.
Defective needle-drive motor.
Valve not connected.
Defective injection valve.
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Troubleshooting the G1367B/D and G1377A Autosampler
Troubleshooting the G1367B/D and G1377A Autosampler
Gather Information About the Problem
• When did the problem start?
• What was done/changed prior to the start of the problem?
In the Agilent Lab Monitor & Diagnostic Software the "Instrument Status
Report" generates a report. This report includes the Instrument configuration
with the instrument serial numbers and the firmware revisions, the
instrument error history, the EMF editor, the result of the guided diagnostic
and the method parameter (optional).
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Errors Which May Occur During the Turn ON and Initialization
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Errors Which May Occur During the Turn ON and Initialization Process
Failure to Turn ON
No activity when power button is pushed on. Power indicator stays off.
Probable cause
Suggested actions
1 Defective main board
•
Turn the sampler off. Disconnect the power
supply from the main board, see if power
indicator becomes green when the sampler
is turned-on.
•
If yes, change the main board
(G1367-69520).
•
Turn the sampler off. Disconnect the power
supply from the main board, see if power
indicator becomes green when the sampler
is turned-on.
•
If no, change the power supply (0905-2528
Rev G or higher).
2 Power supply defective
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Errors Which May Occur During the Turn ON and Initialization Process
Fan Failure
Early during the turn-on/initialization process a main fan or an exhaust fan
error occurs.
Probable cause
Suggested actions
1 Fan not connected to the main board
Make sure the fan is connected to the main
board correctly
2 Fan connector defective
Examine the fan connector for irregularities.
Correct if possible
3 Fan defective
Replace the defective fan (main fan: 3160-1017,
exhaust fan: 3160-4097)
4 Main board defective
Replace the main board (G1367-69520)
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Errors Which May Occur During the Turn ON and Initialization Process
Main Board Initialization Fails (I)
Status indicator remains off, but the rest of the turn-on/initialization process
is successful.
Probable cause
Suggested actions
1 The heel of the light pipe is not positioned
Correctly position the light pipe
correctly above the LED on the main board
2 The main board is defective
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Errors Which May Occur During the Turn ON and Initialization Process
Main Board Initialization Fails (II)
Status indicator remains off, and the rest of the turn-on/initialization process
fails as well.
Probable cause
Suggested actions
1
Refer to the possible causes and actions for step
5 bellow
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Errors Which May Occur During the Turn ON and Initialization Process
Problem With the Vapor Blowout Period
The vapor blowout period does not end approximately 2 minutes after turn-on,
initialization does not begin.
Probable cause
Suggested actions
1 The front cover is not closed
Close the front cover. If the “front cover open”
message is still displayed:
2 The front cover is closed, but the user
•
Make sure the front cover magnet is close
enough to the magnet sensor
•
Check the ribbon cable from the SLS board to
the main board
•
Replace the SLS board (G1367-66505)
•
replace the main board (G1367-69520)
interface displays a “front cover open”
message
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3 The left side cover is removed
Install the side door. If the “side door open”
message is still displayed:
4 The left side cover is installed, but the user
•
interface displays a “side cover open”
message
Make sure the side cover magnet is present
in the side door
•
Make sure the side cover magnet is oriented
with the correct pole toward the magnet
sensor on the main board and positioned in
the side cover such that it is close enough to
the magnet sensor
•
Replace the main board (G1367-69520)
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Errors Which May Occur During the Turn ON and Initialization Process
Initialization Fails
The initialization fails to complete its required movements, resulting in one or
more of a variety of possible error messages. The error message produced
depends on when the failure occurred during the initialization.
Gather the revisions information, user interface error and logbook
information, and error code information as described on page 1. Also,
consider anything which may have been done just before the initialization
failure occurred.
To date, we have seen initialization errors occur for a variety of reasons. As an
overall troubleshooting plan, follow the suggested actions described bellow.
If this does not help, take the information from the instrument logbook, refer
to the appropriate section in the next chapter and follow the recommended
actions step by step.
Probable cause
Suggested actions
1
•
Turn the sampler off, manually change the
X-position of the sample transport and rotate
the needle carrier to a different position,
turn-on the sampler again.
•
If there is any weight on top of the sampler,
remove that weight, turn-off the sampler and
then turn it on again.
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Instrument Logbook Errors and Step by Step Repair Process
Instrument Logbook Errors and Step by Step Repair Process
The errors in the instrument logbook can be classified in 8 groups. In this
section you can find a general step by step troubleshooting process for each of
them.
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Instrument Logbook Errors and Step by Step Repair Process
1. Fan Error (Main Fan or Exhaust Fan)
Probable cause
Suggested actions
1
•
Make sure the fan is connected to the main
board correctly
•
Examine the fan connector for irregularities.
Correct if possible
•
Replace the defective fan (main fan:
3160-1017, exhaust fan: 3160-4097)
•
Replace the main board (G1367-69520)
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2. Initialization Error
158
Probable cause
Suggested actions
1
•
Upgrade the firmware revision to A.04.14 or
higher and the ChemStation revision to
A.08.04 or higher
•
Check the sample transport connectors on
the main board/sample transport
•
Check the connector on the bottom of the
sample transport unit
•
Check for mechanical obstruction on the
sample transport (X,Theta, Z)
•
Change sample transport unit
•
Change the main board (G1367-69520)
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3. Metering Sensor Error
Probable cause
Suggested actions
1
•
Check the connectors on the SUD board
•
Check the sampling unit connector on the
main board
•
Check the connector on the sampling unit
•
Change the analytical head
•
Change the sampling unit
•
Change the main board (G1367-69520)
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4. Rheodyne Valve Error
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Probable cause
Suggested actions
1
•
Turn the system off and on twice
•
Check the connectors on the SUD board
•
Check the sampling unit connector on the
main board
•
Check the connector on the sampling unit
•
Change the rheodyne valve
•
Change the sampling unit
•
Change the main board (G1367-69520)
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5. Needle Lock Error
Probable cause
Suggested actions
1
•
Check the connectors on the SUD board
•
Check the sampling unit connector on the
main board
•
Check the connector on the sampling unit
•
Change the sampling unit
•
Change the main board (G1367-69520)
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6. Needle Into Seat Error
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Probable cause
Suggested actions
1
•
Upgrade the firmware revision to A.04.14 or
higher and the ChemStation revision to
A.08.04 or higher
•
Check needle position and correct alignment
in the pusher
•
Perform an auto-alignment
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6. Needle Into Seat Error (during initialization of the Sampler)
Probable cause
Suggested actions
1
•
Turn-off the system
•
Perform a forced cold start (move the 8-bit
configuration dip switches 1,2,8 at the rear
of the instrument to position 1)
•
Turn-on the system
•
Perform an auto-alignment
•
Turn-off the system
•
Move the 8-bit configuration dip switches
1,2,8 at the rear of the instrument to position
0
•
Turn-on the system
•
Check the connector from needle carrier to
the sample transport unit
•
Check the sample transport connectors on
the main board/sample transport
•
Check the connector on the bottom of the
sample transport unit
•
Change the needle carrier assembly
(G1367-60010)
•
Change the sample transport unit
•
Change the main board (G1367-69520)
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7. Needle / Seat Error
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Probable cause
Suggested actions
1
•
Upgrade the firmware revision to A.04.14 or
higher and the ChemStation revision to
A.08.04 or higher
•
Check if the needle is installed (the sample
transport comes without needle)
•
Check the needle position and correct
alignment in the pusher
•
Check if the seat is not blocked with any
parts or material (crystals, glass)
•
Perform an auto-alignment
•
Check the connector from the needle carrier
to the sample transport unit
•
Check the sample transport connectors on
the main board/sample transport
•
Check the connector on the bottom of the
sample transport
•
Change the needle and the seat
•
Change the needle carrier assembly
(G1367-60010)
•
Change the sample transport unit
•
Change the main board (G1367-69520)
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8. Sample Location Error
Probable cause
Suggested actions
1
•
Check the plate configuration in the user
interface
•
Ensure the right vials and plates are used
•
Perform an auto-alignment
•
Check the connector from the needle carrier
to the sample transport unit
•
Check the sample transport connectors on
the main board/sample transport
•
Check the connector on the bottom of the
sample transport unit
•
Change the needle and the seat
•
Change the needle carrier assembly
(G1367-60010)
•
Change the sample transport unit
•
Change the main board (G1367-69520)
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Needle Centering Over the Vial or the Well
Needle Centering Over the Vial or the Well
NOTE
The positioning of the needle is very precise. You have to take no action if the needle hits in
the safe area.
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If the diameter for the safe area is approximately 1mm smaller than the diameter of the
septum no corrective action is necessary.
Action to Take if the Needle Does Not Hit in the Safe Area
✔ Check if the right vials or plates are used (see) or (see “List of
Recommended Vials and Caps” on page 87).
✔ Make sure the needle is correctly installed. It should be pushed into the
needle carrier as far forward as possible and centered in the vial pusher.
✔ Upgrade the firmware revision to A.04.14 or higher and the ChemStation
revision to A.08.04 or higher
✔ Perform an auto-alignment (without any plates in place)
✔ Change the tray G2258-60011 (see service note G1367-007)
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8 Maintenance
Introduction to Maintenance and Repair 168
Simple Repairs - Maintenance 168
Exchanging Internal Parts - Repairs 168
Warnings and Cautions 168
Using the ESD Strap , 169
Cleaning the module 170
Overview of Main Repair Procedures
Maintenance Functions
171
172
Early Maintenance Feedback (EMF)
EMF Counters 173
Using the EMF Counters, 174
Setting the EMF Limits, 174
173
Maintenance Procedures, 175
Removing the Needle Assembly , 176
Installing the Needle Assembly 178
Removing the Needle Carrier Assembly 180
Installing the Needle Carrier Assembly 181
Exchange the Needle Seat Assembly (G1367-87101) on the
G1367B Samplers 182
Exchange the Needle Seat ( G1367-87105) on the G1367D
Exchange the Needle Seat ( G1377-87101) on the G1377A 183
Exchange the Seat Capillary on the G1377A and G1367D 185
Stator Face 186
Rotor Seal , 187
Metering Seal and Plunger , , 188
Removing the Loop Capillary 191
Installing the Loop Capillary 193
Peristaltic Pump 195
Installing Interface Board 196
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Introduction to Maintenance and Repair
Introduction to Maintenance and Repair
Simple Repairs - Maintenance
The autosampler is designed for easy repair. The most frequent repairs such as
changing a needle assembly can be done from the front of the instrument with
the instrument in place in the system stack. These repairs are described in
“Maintenance Procedures,” on page 175.
Exchanging Internal Parts - Repairs
Some repairs may require exchange of defective internal parts. Exchange of
these parts requires removing the autosampler from the stack, removing the
covers, and disassembling the autosampler.
Warnings and Cautions
WA R N I N G
Personal injury
Repair work at the autosampler can lead to personal injuries, e.g. shock hazard,
when the autosampler cover is opened and the instrument is connected to power.
➔ Remove the power cable from the instrument before opening the autosampler
cover.
➔ Do not connect the power cable to the autosampler while the covers are removed.
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WA R N I N G
Toxic and hazardous solvents
The handling of solvents and reagents can hold health risks.
➔ When opening capillary or tube fittings solvents may leak out.
➔ Please observe appropriate safety procedures (for example, goggles, safety gloves
and protective clothing) as described in the material handling and safety data sheet
supplied by the solvent vendor, especially when toxic or hazardous solvents are
used.
CAUTION
Electrostatic discharge at electronic boards and components
Electronic boards and components are sensitive to electrostatic discharge (ESD).
➔ In order to prevent damage always use an ESD protection when handling electronic
boards and components.
Using the ESD Strap ,
1 Unwrap the first two folds of the band and wrap the exposed adhesive side
firmly around your wrist.
2 Unroll the rest of the band and peel the liner from the copper foil at the
opposite end.
3 Attach the copper foil to a convenient and exposed electrical ground.
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Using the ESD Strap
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Introduction to Maintenance and Repair
Cleaning the module
The module case should be kept clean. Cleaning should be done with a soft
cloth slightly dampened with water or a solution of water and mild detergent.
Do not use an excessively damp cloth as liquid may drip into the module.
WA R N I N G
Liquid shall not touch the module electronics.
It could cause shock hazard and it could damage the module.
➔ Do not let liquid drip into the module.
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Maintenance Functions
Maintenance Functions
Some maintenance procedures require the needle arm, metering device, and
needle carrier to be moved to specific positions to enable easy access to
components. The maintenance functions move these assemblies into the
appropriate maintenance position. For details, refer to “Maintenance
Functions” on page 143.
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Early Maintenance Feedback (EMF)
Maintenance requires the exchange of components in the flow path which are
subject to mechanical wear or stress. Ideally, the frequency at which
components are exchanged should be based on the intensity of usage of the
instrument and the analytical conditions, and not on a predefined time
interval. The early maintenance feedback (EMF) feature monitors the usage of
specific components in the instrument, and provides feedback when the
user-setable limits have been exceeded. The visual feedback in the user
interface provides an indication that maintenance procedures should be
scheduled.
EMF Counters
The autosampler provides four EMF counters. Each counter increments with
autosampler use, and can be assigned a maximum limit which provides visual
feedback in the user interface when the limit is exceeded. Each counter can be
reset to zero after maintenance has been done. The autosampler provides the
following EMF counters:
Injection Valve Counter
This counter counts the number of valve switching EF4512, since the last reset
of the counter.
Needle Assembly Counter
This counter counts the total number of needle into seat movements (used for
the needle life time) EF4510, since the last reset of the counter.
Seat Assembly Counter
This counter counts the total number of needle into seat movements (used for
the seat life time) EF4511, since the last reset of the counter.
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Early Maintenance Feedback (EMF)
Peristaltic Pump
This counter gives the accumulates active pump time in units seconds EF4513.
Using the EMF Counters,
The user-setable EMF limits for the EMF counters enable the early
maintenance feedback to be adapted to specific user requirements. The wear
of autosampler components is dependent on the analytical conditions,
therefore, the definition of the maximum limits need to be determined based
on the specific operating conditions of the instrument.
Setting the EMF Limits,
The setting of the EMF limits must be optimized over one or two maintenance
cycles. Initially, no EMF limit should be set. When instrument performance
indicates maintenance is necessary, make note of the values displayed by the
injection valve and needle movements counters. Enter these values (or values
slightly less than the displayed values) as EMF limits, and then reset the EMF
counters to zero. The next time the EMF counters exceed the new EMF limits,
the EMF flag will be displayed, providing a reminder that maintenance needs
to be scheduled.
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Maintenance Procedures,
Maintenance Procedures,
The procedures described in this section can be done with the autosampler in
place in the stack. These procedures can be done on a more frequent basis.
Table 44
Simple Repair Procedures
Procedure
Typical Frequency
Notes
Exchanging the needle assembly When the limit in the needle into seat counter
in the EMF is exceeded.
When needle shows indication of damage or
blockage
See “Removing the Needle Assembly
,” on page 176
Exchanging the needle carrier
assembly
When the needle carrier is defective
See “Removing the Needle Carrier
Assembly” on page 180
Exchanging the needle seat
assembly
When the limit in the needle into seat counter
in the EMF is exceeded.
When needle seat shows indication of damage
or blockage
See “Exchange the Needle Seat
Assembly (G1367-87101) on the
G1367B Samplers” on page 182
Exchanging the stator face
When the valve performance shows indication
of leakage or wear
See “Stator Face” on page 186
Exchanging the rotor seal
When the limit in the injector valve switches
counter in the EMF is exceeded.
When the valve performance shows indication
of leakage or wear
See “Rotor Seal ,” on page 187
Exchanging the metering seal
When autosampler reproducibility indicates
seal wear
See “Metering Seal and Plunger ,
,” on page 188
Exchanging the loop capillary
When loop capillary blocked or broken
See “Removing the Loop Capillary” on
page 191
Exchanging the peristaltic pump
When tubing broken
See “Peristaltic Pump” on page 195
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Maintenance Procedures,
Removing the Needle Assembly ,
When
•
•
When the needle is visibly damaged
When the needle is blocked
Tools required
•
•
Two 1/4 inch-5/16 inch wrenches 8710-0510 (supplied in accessory kit)
4 mm open end wrench 8710-1534 (supplied in accessory kit)
Parts required
#
Part number
Description
1
G1367-87202
Needle assembly for G1367B/D
1
G1377-87201
Needle assembly for G1377A
WA R N I N G
Risk of injury by uncovered needle
An uncovered needle is a risk of harm to the operator.
➔ Be careful when you remove the needle assembly.
➔ Use the silicon safety tube supplied with every new needle.
1 In the user interface start the maintenance mode and select the “Change
Needle/Seat” function. In the Agilent Lab Monitor & Diagnostic Software
the “Change Needle/Seat” function can be found in the “Tools” icon.
2 Open the front door and remove the side door.
3 Remove the plate tray from the tray base.
4 Push the silicon safety tube, supplied in the WPS leak kit (G1367-60006)
and with every new needle, over the needle.
5 Unlock the needle tighter lock system.
6 Loosen the loop capillary fitting on the analytical head side.
7 Remove the loop capillary corrugated waste tube.
8 Pinch the holder clamp, pull back and remove the needle assembly with the
loop capillary from the needle carrier.
9 Attach the 5/16 inch wrench to hold position at the needle assembly. Use
the 4 mm wrench to loosen the fitting of the loop capillary.
NOTE
176
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Maintenance Procedures,
Installing the Needle Assembly
When
•
•
When the needle is visibly damaged
When the needle is blocked
Tools required
•
•
Two 1/4 inch-5/16 inch wrenches 8710-0510 (supplied in accessory kit)
4 mm open end wrench 8710-1534 (supplied in accessory kit)
Parts required
#
Part number
Description
1
G1367-87202
Needle assembly for G1367B/D
1
G1377-87201
Needle assembly for G1377A
WA R N I N G
Risk of injury by uncovered needle
An uncovered needle is a risk of harm to the operator.
➔ Be careful when you remove the needle assembly.
➔ Use the silicon safety tube supplied with every new needle.
1 Push the silicon safety tube, supplied in the WPS leak kit (G1367-60006)
and with every new needle, over the needle.
2 Pull the loop capillary in the new needle assembly (G1367-87202 or
G1377-87201).
3 Attach the 5/16 inch wrench to hold position at the needle assembly. Use
the 4 mm wrench to tighten the fitting of the loop capillary.
NOTE
Do not hold the needle during this step to avoid to bending it.
4 Push the loop capillary into the loop capillary protection tube until it comes
out on the sampling unit side.
5 Tighten the loop capillary fitting to the analytical head.
6 Install the loop capillary corrugated waste tube over the loop capillary.
7 Pinch the holder clamp and reinsert the needle assembly into the needle
carrier.
8 Lock the needle tighter lock system.
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9 Push the black chain into the needle assy until the stop.
10 Check the alignment of the needle in the needle pusher of the needle carrier
by viewing from several directions to see that it is aligned in the center of
the needle pusher.
NOTE
The needle must be centered in the needle pusher as all alignment by the autosampler is
calculated from the needle pusher position.
11 Remove the silicon safety tube from the needle.
12 Replace the plate tray in the tray base. Re-install the side door and close the
front door.
13 In the user interface close the “Change Needle/Seat” function and exit the
maintenance mode. In the Agilent Lab Monitor & Diagnostic Software the
"Change Needle/Seat" function can be found in the "Tools" icon.
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Maintenance Procedures,
Removing the Needle Carrier Assembly
When
When the needle carrier is defect
Tools required
•
Parts required
#
Part number
Description
1
G1367-60010
Needle Carrier assembly
WA R N I N G
2 mm hex key 8710-2438 (supplied in accessory kit)
Risk of injury by uncovered needle
An uncovered needle is a risk of harm to the operator.
➔ Be carefull when you remove the needle carrier assembly.
➔ Use the silicon safety tube supplied with every new needle.
1 In the user interface start the maintenance mode and select the “Change
Needle Carrier” function. In the Agilent Lab Monitor & Diagnostic Software
the "Change Needle Carrier" function can be found in the "Tools" icon.
2 Open the front door and remove the side door.
3 Remove the plate tray from the tray base.
4 Push the silicon safety tube, supplied in the WPS leak kit (G1367-60006)
and with every new needle, over the needle.
5 Pinch the holder clamp, pull back and remove the needle assembly from the
needle carrier.
6 Unplug the flex board on the sample transport.
7 Unscrew the three holding hex screws with the 2 mm hex key.
8 Remove the needle carrier assy.
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Maintenance Procedures,
Installing the Needle Carrier Assembly
When
When the needle carrier is defect
Tools required
•
Parts required
#
Part number
Description
1
G1367-60010
Needle Carrier assembly
2 mm hex key 8710-2438 (supplied in accessory kit)
1 Install a new needle carrier (G1367-60010) on place
2 Install the three holding hex screws with the 2 mm hex key.
3 Plug in the flex board on the sample transport.
4 Push the silicon safety tube, supplied in the WPS leak kit (G1367-60006)
and with every new needle, over the needle.
5 Pinch the holder clamp and reinsert the needle assembly into the needle
carrier.
6 Check the alignment of the needle in the needle pusher of the needle carrier
by viewing from several directions to see that it is aligned in the center of
the needle pusher.
NOTE
The needle must be centered in the needle pusher as all alignment by the autosampler is
calculated from the needle pusher position.
7 Remove the silicon safety tube from the needle.
8 Replace the plate tray in the tray base.
9 Re-install the side door and close the front door.
10 In the user interface close the “Change Needle Carrier” function and exit
the maintenance mode. The instrument will reset. In the Agilent Lab
Monitor & Diagnostic Software the "Change Needle Carrier" function can be
found in the "Tools" icon.
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Maintenance Procedures,
Exchange the Needle Seat Assembly (G1367-87101) on the G1367B
Samplers
When
•
•
When the seat is visibly damaged
When the seat capillary is blocked
Tools required
•
•
•
1/4 inch-5/16 inch wrench 8710-0510 (supplied in accessory kit)
4 mm open end wrench 8710-1534 (supplied in accessory kit)
Flat screwdriver
Parts required
#
Part number
Description
1
G1367-87101
Needle-Seat assy (0.17 mm ID 2.3 µl) for G1367B
1 In the user interface start the maintenance mode and select the “Change
Needle/Seat” function. In the Agilent Lab Monitor & Diagnostic Softwarethe
"Change Needle/Seat" function can be found under the "Tools" icon
2 Open the front door and remove the side door.
3 Remove the plate tray from the tray base.
4 Disconnect the seat capillary from the injection valve (port 5) with the
1/4 inch wrench.
5 Use the flat-head screwdriver to remove the needle seat.
6 Insert the new needle seat assembly (G1367-87101). Press it firmly in
position.
7 Connect the seat capillary to the injection valve (port 5) with the 1/4 inch
wrench.
8 Replace the plate tray in the tray base. Re-install the side door and close the
front door.
9 In the user interface close the “Change Needle/Seat” function and exit the
maintenance mode. In the Agilent Lab Monitor & Diagnostic Software the
"Change Needle/Seat" function can be found under the "Tools" icon.
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Maintenance Procedures,
Exchange the Needle Seat ( G1367-87105) on the G1367D Exchange
the Needle Seat ( G1377-87101) on the G1377A
When
•
•
When the seat is visibly damaged
When the seat capillary is blocked
Tools required
•
•
•
1/4 inch-5/16 inch wrench 8710-0510 (supplied in accessory kit)
4 mm open end wrench 8710-1534 (supplied in accessory kit)
Flat screwdriver
Parts required
#
Part number
Description
1
G1367-87105
Needle-Seat (without capillary) for G1367D
1
G1367-87303
Optional Seat Capillary (150 mm 0.12 mm ID) for G1367-87105 Needle Seat
1
G1367-87302
Optional Seat Capillary (150 mm 0.17 mm ID) for G1367-87105 Needle Seat
1
G1377-87101
Needle-Seat (without capillary) for G1377A
1
Optional G1375-87317 Seat Capillary (150 mm 0.10 mm ID) for G1377-87101
Needle Seat
1
G1375-87316
Optional Seat Capillary (150 mm 0.075 mm ID) for G1377-87101 Needle Seat
1
G1375-87300
Optional Seat Capillary (150 mm 0.05 mm ID) for G1377-87101 Needle Seat
1 In the user interface start the maintenance mode and select the “Change
Needle/Seat” function. In the Agilent Lab Monitor & Diagnostic Software
the "change needle/seat" function can be found under the "Tools" icon.
2 Open the front door and remove the side door.
3 Remove the plate tray from the tray base.
4 Disconnect the seat capillary from the needle seat with the 4 mm open
wrench.
5 Use the flat-head screwdriver to remove the needle seat.
6 Insert the new needle seat. Press it firmly in position.
7 Connect the seat capillary to the needle seat with the 4 mm open wrench.
8 Replace the plate tray in the tray base. Re-install the side door and close the
front door.
9 In the user interface close the “Change Needle/Seat” function and exit the
maintenance mode. In the Agilent Lab Monitor & Diagnostic Software the
"change needle/seat" function can be found under the "Tools" icon.
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Maintenance Procedures,
NOTE
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The seat capillary can be exchanged alone if the needle seat is not damaged.
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Maintenance Procedures,
Exchange the Seat Capillary on the G1377A and G1367D
When
•
•
When the seat is visibly damaged
When the seat capillary is blocked
Tools required
•
•
•
1/4 inch-5/16 inch wrench 8710-0510 (supplied in accessory kit)
4 mm open end wrench 8710-1534 (supplied in accessory kit)
Flat screwdriver
Parts required
#
Part number
Description
1
G1375-87317
Seat Capillary (150 mm 0.10 mm ID) for G1377-87101 Needle Seat
1
G1375-87316
Seat Capillary (150 mm 0.075 mm ID) for G1377-87101 Needle Seat
1
G1375-87300
Seat Capillary (150 mm 0.05 mm ID) for G1377-87101 Needle Seat
1
G1377-87101
Optional Needle-Seat (without capillary) for G1377A
1
G1367-87303
Seat Capillary (150 mm 0.120 mm ID) for G1367-87104 Needle Seat
1
G1367-87302
Seat Capillary (150 mm 0.170 mm ID) for G13767-87104 Needle Seat
1
G1367-87105
Optional Needle-Seat (without capillary) for G1367D
1 Disconnect the seat capillary from the injection valve (port 5) with the 1/4 5/16 inch wrench.
2 Remove the needle seat, see “Exchange the Needle Seat ( G1367-87105) on
the G1367D Exchange the Needle Seat ( G1377-87101) on the G1377A” on
page 183.
3 Use the seat capillary mounting tool (provided in the accessory kit) and
replace the seat capillary from the seat with the 4 mm wrench.
4 Install the seat assembly in its location and reconnect the capillary to the
injection valve (port 5).
5 Follow the procedure in “Exchange the Needle Seat ( G1367-87105) on the
G1367D Exchange the Needle Seat ( G1377-87101) on the G1377A” on
page 183 to finish the installation.
NOTE
Choose the seat capillary diameter, as function of the column and the application you run
on the system. See, “Choice of Seat Capillary” on page 107.
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Maintenance Procedures,
Stator Face
When
•
•
When poor injection-volume reproducibility
When leaking injection valve
Tools required
•
•
1/4 inch-5/16 inch wrench 8710-0510 (supplied in accessory kit)
9/64 inch 15 cm long, T-handle hex key 8710-2394 (supplied in accessory kit)
Parts required
#
Part number
Description
1
0100-1851
Stator Face
CAUTION
Damage of the stator face
The stator face is held in place by the stator head. When removing the stator head, the
stator face can be damaged.
➔ When removing the stator head, ensure the stator face does not fall out of the valve.
NOTE
This procedure is only for the injection valve on the G1367B samplers. The injection valve
on the G1367D and the G1377A samplers have no ceramic stator face.
1 Open the front door.
2 Remove all capillaries from the injection-valve ports with the 1/4 inch
wrench.
3 Unscrew and remove the three stator screws from the stator head with the
9/64 inch wrench.
4 Remove the stator head and stator face.
5 Place the new stator face (0100-1851) on the stator head. The pins on the
stator face must engage in the holes on the stator head.
6 Install this stator head/face assy on the injection valve. Tighten the screws
alternately with the 9/64 inch wrench until the stator head is secure.
7 Reconnect all the capillaries to the injection valve ports with the 1/4 inch
wrench.
8 Close the front cover.
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Maintenance Procedures,
Rotor Seal ,
When
•
•
When poor injection-volume reproducibility
When leaking injection valve
Tools required
•
•
1/4 inch-5/16 inch wrench 8710-0510 (supplied in accessory kit)
9/64 inch 15 cm long, T-handle hex key 8710-2394 (supplied in accessory kit)
Parts required
#
Part number
Description
1
0100-1853
Vespel Rotor Seal for 0101-0921 injection valve (G1367B)
1
0100-1849
Tefzel Rotor Seal for 0101-0921 injection valve (G1367B)
1
0100-2231
PEEK Rotor Seal for 0101-0921 injection valve (G1367B)
1
0100-2088
Vespel Rotor Seal for 0101-1050 injection valve (G1377A)
1
0101-1416
PEEK Rotor Seal for 0101-1422 injection valve (G1367D)
CAUTION
Damage of the stator face
The stator face is held in place by the stator head. When removing the stator head, the
stator face can be damaged.
➔ When removing the stator head, ensure the stator face does not fall out of the valve.
NOTE
The injection valve 0101-1050 for the G1377A sampler has no stator face. The injection
valve 0101-1422 for the G1367D sampler has no stator face.
1 Open the front door.
2 Remove all capillaries from the injection-valve ports with the 1/4 inch
wrench.
3 Unscrew and remove the three stator screws from the stator head with the
9/64 inch wrench.
4 Remove the stator head, the stator face and the stator ring.
5 Remove the rotor seal (and isolation seal if required).
6 Install the new rotor seal and isolation seal (if required). The metal spring
inside the isolation seal must face toward the valve body. In other words,
the metal spring should not be visible when the isolation seal is installed.
7 Reinstall the stator ring.
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8 Place the stator face on the stator head. The pins on the stator face must
engage in the holes on the stator head.
9 Install this stator head/face assy on the injection valve. Tighten the screws
alternately with the 9/64 inch wrench until the stator head is secure.
10 Reconnect all the capillaries to the injection valve ports with the 1/4 inch
wrench.
11 Close the front cover.
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Maintenance Procedures,
Removing the Metering Seal
When
•
•
When poor injection-volume reproducibility
When leaking metering device
Tools required
•
•
•
•
1/4 inch-5/16 inch wrench 8710-0510 (supplied in accessory kit)
4 mm open end wrench 8710-1534 (supplied in accessory kit)
4 mm, 15 cm long, T-handle hex key 8710-2392 (supplied in accessory kit)
Small flat head screwdriver.
Parts required
#
Part number
Description
1
5063-6589
Metering Seal (pack of 2) for the G1367-60003 100 µl Analytical Head
1
5063-6586
Metering Plunger for the G1367-60003 100 µl Analytical Head
1
5022-2175
Metering Seal (pack of 1) for the G1377-60013 40 µl Analytical Head
1
5064-8293
Metering Plunger for the G1377-60013 40 µl Analytical Head
1 In the user interface start the maintenance mode and select the “Change
Piston” function. In the Agilent Lab Monitor & Diagnostic Software the
"Change Piston" function can be found under the "Tools" icon.
2 Open the front door
3 Remove the corrugated leak tubing
4 Remove the two capillaries from the analytical head (Use a 1/4 inch wrench
if you have a SST capillary or a 4 mm wrench if you have a fused silica
capillary).
5 Unscrew alternately the two fixing screws with the 4 mm hex key and
remove them.
6 Pull the analytical head away from the sampling unit.
7 Remove the two fixing screws from the base of the analytical head.
8 Remove the head body.
9 Using the piston, carefully remove the metering seal. Clean the chamber
and ensure all particular matter is removed.
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Maintenance Procedures,
Installing the Metering Seal
When
•
•
When poor injection-volume reproducibility
When leaking metering device
Tools required
•
•
•
•
1/4 inch-5/16 inch wrench 8710-0510 (supplied in accessory kit)
4 mm open end wrench 8710-1534 (supplied in accessory kit)
4 mm, 15 cm long, T-handle hex key 8710-2392 (supplied in accessory kit)
Small flat head screwdriver.
Parts required
#
Part number
Description
1
5063-6589
Metering Seal (pack of 2) for the G1367-60003 100 µl Analytical Head
1
5063-6586
Metering Plunger for the G1367-60003 100 µl Analytical Head
1
5022-2175
Metering Seal (pack of 1) for the G1377-60013 40 µl Analytical Head
1
5064-8293
Metering Plunger for the G1377-60013 40 µl Analytical Head
1 Install the new metering seal. Press it firmly into position.
2 Reassemble the analytical head. Press the plunger assembly into the seal.
3 Put the two fixing screws in place and reinstall the analytical head to the
sampling unit.
4 Tighten alternately the two fixing screws with the 4 mm hex key.
5 Connect the two capillaries to the analytical head (Use a 1/4 inch wrench if
you have a SST capillary or a 4 mm wrench if you have a fused silica
capillary).
6 Reinstall the corrugated leak tubing.
7 Close the front door.
8 In the user interface close the “Change Piston” function and exit the
maintenance mode. In the Agilent Lab Monitor & Diagnostic Software the
"Change Piston" function can be found under the "Tools" icon.
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Maintenance Procedures,
Removing the Loop Capillary
When
•
•
Capillary blocked
Capillary broken
Tools required
•
Two 1/4 inch-5/16 inch wrenches 8710-0510 (supplied in accessory kit)
Parts required
#
Part number
Description
1
G1367-87300
Loop capillary (injection volume up to 100 µl) for the G1367B
1
G1377-87310
Loop capillary (injection volume up to 40 µl) for the G1367D
1
G1375-87315
Loop capillary (injection volume up to 8 µl) for the G1377A
1
G1377-87300
Loop capillary (injection volume up to 40 µl) for the G1377A
WA R N I N G
Risk of injury by uncovered needle
An uncovered needle is a risk of harm to the operator.
➔ Be careful when you remove the loop capillary.
➔ Use the silicon safety tube for the needle.
NOTE
If the loop capillary is not broken and no solvent has leaked into the loop capillary tube, the
solvent draw up steps using the syringe can be skipped (steps 5, 6, 8).
1 In the user interface start the maintenance mode and select the “Change
Loop Capillary” function. In the Agilent Lab Monitor & Diagnostic Software
the "Change Loop Capillary" function can be found under the "Tools" icon.
2 Open the front door and remove the side door.
3 Remove the plate tray from the tray base.
4 Push the silicon safety tube over the needle
5 Remove the corrugated loop capillary waste tube and introduce the small
tubing from the leak kit into the loop capillary protection tube.
6 Draw up the liquid with the syringe.
7 Unlock the needle tighter lock system.
8 Draw up the rest of the solvent from the loop capillary protection tube.
9 Loosen the loop capillary fitting on the analytical head side.
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Maintenance Procedures,
10 Pinch the holder clamp, pull back and remove the needle assembly with the
loop capillary from the needle carrier.
11 Attach the 5/16 inch wrench to hold position at the needle assembly. Use
the 4 mm wrench to loosen the fitting of the loop capillary.
12 Pull the loop capillary out from the needle assembly.
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Maintenance Procedures,
Installing the Loop Capillary
When
Capillary blocked
Capillary broken
Tools required
•
Two 1/4 inch-5/16 inch wrench 8710-0510 (supplied in accessory kit)
Parts required
#
Part number
Description
1
G1367-87300
Loop capillary (injection volume up to 100 µl) for the G1367B
1
G1377-87310
Loop capillary (injection volume up to 40 µl) for the G1367D
1
G1375-87315
Loop capillary (injection volume up to 8 µl) for the G1377A
1
G1377-87300
Loop capillary (injection volume up to 40 µl) for the G1377A
1 Pull the new loop capillary in the needle assembly.
2 Attach the 5/16 inch wrench to hold position at the needle assembly. Use
the second wrench to tighten the loop capillary fitting.
3 Push the loop capillary into the loop capillary protection tube until it comes
out on the sampling unit side.
4 Re install the loop capillary corrugated waste tube over the loop capillary.
5 Retighten the loop capillary fitting on the analytical head.
6 Pinch the holder clamp and reinsert the needle assembly into the needle
carrier.
7 Push the black chain into the needle assembly until the stop.
8 Lock the needle tighter lock system.
9 Check the alignment of the needle in the needle pusher of the needle carrier
by viewing from several directions to see that it is aligned in the center of
the needle pusher.
NOTE
The needle must be centered in the needle pusher as all alignment by the autosampler is
calculated from the needle pusher position.
10 Remove the silicon safety tube from the needle.
11 Replace the plate tray in the tray base. Re-install the side door and close the
front door.
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12 In the user interface close the “Change Loop Capillary" function and exit
themaintenance mode. In the Agilent Lab Monitor & Diagnostic Software
the "Change Loop Capillary" function can be found under the "Tools" icon.
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Maintenance Procedures,
Peristaltic Pump
When
•
Tubing blocked or broken.
Tools required
•
sand paper
Parts required
#
Part number
Description
1
5065-4445
Peristaltic pump with Pharmed tubing
NOTE
The peristaltic pump is a replaceable unit. The tubing inside the pump is not replaceable.
1 Remove the corrugated leak tubing.
2 Press the two clips on the front of the peristaltic pump.
3 Pull the pump forward off the motor shaft.
4 Disconnect the tubing leading to the wash port and the tubing coming from
the solvent bottle.
5 Connect the wash port tubing to the upper tubing of the new pump (use
sandpaper to get a good grip on the tubing).
6 Connect the tubing coming from the solvent bottle to the lower tubing of the
new pump.
7 Push the pump onto the motor shaft until the clips click into place.
8 Reinstall the corrugated leak tubing.
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Maintenance Procedures,
Installing Interface Board
When
•
For all repairs inside the sampler or for installation of the board.
Tools required
•
Flat-head screwdriver.
Parts required
#
Description
1
Interface board
CAUTION
Electrostatic discharge at the interface board
The interface board is sensitive to electrostatic discharge.
➔ Always use the ESD strap when handling electronic boards.
1 Switch off the autosampler at the main power switch.
2 Disconnect all cables from the existing interface board. Then loosen the
interface board holding screws and slide the board out of its holding rails.
3 Identify the interface board slot cover. Loosen the two holding screws, and
remove the cover.
4 Carefully insert the new interface board into the holding rails, and push the
board into the slot. Make sure the board plugs into the socket correctly.
5 Reconnect all cables to the new interface board.
6 Switch on the sampler.
7 Configuring optional Interface board, see “Optional Interface Boards, ,” on
page 66
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Warnings and Cautions
199
200
Assembling the Main Cover ,
Light Protection Kit Installation
202
203
Top Cover and Foam, 204
Removing the Top Cover and Foam 205
Installing the Top Cover and Foam 205
Illumination Assembly
206
Transport Assembly, 208
Removing the Sample Transport 209
Installing the Sample Transport 209
Sampling Unit, 211
Removing the Sampling Unit 212
Installing the Sampling Unit 213
Analytical Head 214
Removing the Analytical Head 215
Installing the Analytical Head 215
Peristaltic Pump Motor 216
Removing the Peristaltic Pump Motor 217
Installing the Peristaltic Pump Motor 217
Injection-Valve Assembly , 219
Removing the Injection Valve Assembly 220
Installing the Injection Valve Assembly 220
Metering-Drive Motor and Belt , 222
Removing the Metering Drive Motor and Belt 223
Installing the Metering Drive Motor and Belt 223
Needle-lock Motor and Belt , 225
Removing the Needle Lock Motor and Belt
Agilent Technologies
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Maintenance Procedures,
Installing the Needle Lock Motor and Belt
226
Main Fan, 227
Removing the Main Fan 228
Installing the Main Fan 228
Exhaust Fan, 229
Removing the Exhaust Fan 230
Installing the Exhaust Fan 230
MTP Main Board, , 232
Removing the MTP Main Board 233
Installing the MTP Main Board 233
Introduction, , ,
235
SUD Board, 240
Removing the SUD Board 241
Installing the SUD Board 241
SLS Board, 243
Removing the SLS Board 244
Installing the SLS Board 244
Power Supply, 246
Removing the Power Supply 247
Installing the Power Supply 248
Leak Sensor , 249
Removing the Leak Sensor 250
Installing the Leak Sensor 250
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Exchanging Internal Parts,
Exchanging Internal Parts,
The procedures in this section describe how to exchange defective internal
parts. You must remove the autosampler from the stack in order to open the
main cover.
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Warnings and Cautions
Warnings and Cautions
WA R N I N G
Open main cover
The following procedures require opening the main cover of the autosampler.
➔ Always ensure the autosampler is disconnected from the line power when the main
cover is removed.
➔ The security lever at the power input socket prevents the autosampler cover from
being taken off when line power is still connected.
WA R N I N G
Instrument is partially energized when switched off
The power supply still uses some power, even if the power switch on the front panel
is turned off.
➔ To disconnect the autosampler from line power, unplug the power cord.
WA R N I N G
Toxic and hazardous solvents
The handling of solvents and reagents can hold health risks.
➔ When opening capillary or tube fittings solvents may leak out.
➔ Please observe appropriate safety procedures (for example, goggles, safety gloves
and protective clothing) as described in the material handling and safety data sheet
supplied by the solvent vendor, especially when toxic or hazardous solvents are
used.
CAUTION
Electrostatic discharge at electronic boards and components
Electronic boards and components are sensitive to electrostatic discharge (ESD).
➔ In order to prevent damage always use an ESD protection when handling electronic
boards and components.
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Warnings and Cautions
NOTE
9
The electronics of the sampler will not allow operation when the top cover and the top foam
are removed. A safety light switch on the main board will inhibit the operation of the
sampler. Always operate the sampler with the top foam and top covers in place.
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Assembling the Main Cover ,
Assembling the Main Cover ,
Parts required
CAUTION
#
Part number
Description
1
5067-1556
Cabinet kit
1
5042-8901
Name plate
Incorrect assembly of main cover
The main cover cannot be disassembled once assembled incorrectly.
➔ Observe the assembly instructions carefully.
NOTE
The cabinet kit contains all parts, but it is not assembled.
1 Insert the “Agilent Technologies 1200 Series” name plate into the recess in
the top cover.
2 Place the top cover on the bench.
3 Press the door hinge in place.
4 Press the side panels into the slots in the top cover.
5 Press the front door into the slots in the top cover.
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Light Protection Kit Installation
1 Remove the transparent front door and install the dark one.
2 Slide the transparent window out of the side panel.
3 Slide the dark window in the side panel.
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Top Cover and Foam,
Top Cover and Foam,
CAUTION
Electrostatic discharge at the MIO-interface board
This procedure requires removal of the MIO-interface board. The board is sensitive to
electrostatic discharge.
➔ Always use the ESD strap when handling electronic boards.
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Top Cover and Foam,
Removing the Top Cover and Foam
When
•
When accessing internal parts.
Tools required
•
•
Pozidrive screwdriver
Flat-head screwdriver (if interface board installed)
Parts required
#
Part number
Description
1
5041-8395
Foam kit (includes top and bottom foam).
1 Switch off the autosampler at the main power switch. Remove the power
cable.
2 If an interface board is installed, remove it (see “Installing Interface
Board” on page 196).
3 Move the safety lever to the left. Lift the clips on the top cover. Lift the cover
away.
4 Unscrew the three screws on the top plate and remove it.
5 Carefully remove the top foam.
Installing the Top Cover and Foam
1 Install the top foam. Press the foam firmly into place.
2 Engage the slot on the top plate onto the side plate.
3 Fix the top plate in place with the three screws.
4 Engage the top cover into the bottom cover.
5 Lower the cover into place. Ensure the clips close firmly.
6 Slide the safety lever to the right, and install the power cable.
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Illumination Assembly
When
•
•
Defective LEDs
Defective internal parts (before removing the transport assembly)
Parts required
#
Part number
Description
1
G1367-60040
Illumination assembly
1 Remove the top cover, top plate, and foam (see “Top Cover and Foam,” on
page 204).
2 Disconnect the cable of the illumination assembly at the autosampler
mainboard.
3 The illumination assembly is located at the top rail of transport assembly.
After disconnecting the cable from the autosampler mainboard, the
illumination assembly can be removed by turning the rail approximately 60
degrees.
4 Then lift the complete assembly.
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5 To install a new illumination assembly, position it at the top rail of the
transport assembly. There are no screws, the foam will keep the assembly in
place.
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Removing the Sample Transport
When
•
Defective transport assembly/Defective flex board or sensors.
Tools required
•
•
•
•
1/4 inch-5/16 inch wrench 8710-0510 (supplied in accessory kit)
4 mm open end wrench 8710-1534 (supplied in accessory kit)
Pozidrive screwdriver
Flat-head screwdriver (if interface board installed)
Parts required
#
Part number
Description
1
G1367-60019
Sample Transport assembly for the G1367B/D
1
G1377-60009
Sample Transport assembly for the G1377A
1 In the user interface start the maintenance mode and select the “Change
Needle/Seat” function. In the Agilent Lab Monitor & Diagnostic Software
the "Change Needle/Seat" function can be found under the "Tools" icon.
2 Switch off the autosampler at the main power switch. Remove the power
cable.
3 Remove the top cover, top plate, and foam (see “Top Cover and Foam,” on
page 204).
4 Remove the loop capillary corrugated waste tube.
5 Disconnect the loop capillary from the analytical head (Use a 1/4 inch
wrench if you remove a SST capillary or a 4 mm wrench if you remove a
fused silica capillary).
6 Lift out the transport assembly. This may require a flat head screwdriver to
separate the sample transport assembly from the sampling unit.
Installing the Sample Transport
1 Slide the new transport assembly into the autosampler.
2 Ensure the transport assembly is seated firmly.
3 Reconnect the loop capillary to the analytical head (Use a 1/4 inch wrench
if you reconnect a SST capillary or a 4 mm wrench if you reconnect a fused
silica capillary).
4 Reinstall the loop capillary corrugated waste tube.
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5 Install the top cover, top plate, and foam (see “Top Cover and Foam,” on
page 204).
6 Turn ON the sampler, close the front door.
The system will reset automatically.
7 In the user interface perform a “Sample Transport Self Alignment”. In the
Agilent Lab Monitor & Diagnostic Software the "Sample Transport Self
Alignment" can be found under the "Calibration" icon.
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Removing the Sampling Unit
When
•
When sampling unit defective.
Tools required
•
•
•
•
1/4 inch-5/16 inch wrench 8710-0510 (supplied in accessory kit)
4 mm open end wrench 8710-1534 (supplied in accessory kit)
Pozidrive screwdriver
Flat-head screwdriver (if interface board installed)
Parts required
#
Part number
Description
1
G1367-60008
Sampling unit for the G1367B
1
G1367-60028
Sampling unit for the G1367D
1
G1377-60008
Sampling unit for the G1377A(The assy comes without injection valve and
analytical head)
1 In the user interface start the maintenance mode and select the “Change
Needle/Seat” function. In the Agilent Lab Monitor & Diagnostic Software
the "Change Needle/Seat" function can be found under the "Tools" icon.
2 Switch off the autosampler at the main power switch. Remove the power
cable.
3 Remove the top cover, top plate, and foam (see “Top Cover and Foam,” on
page 204).
4 Remove the plate tray from the tray base.
5 Remove the transport assembly, (see “Removing the Sample Transport” on
page 209).
6 On the injection valve remove the capillaries coming from the pump (port 1)
and going to the column compartment (port 6), (Use a 1/4 inch wrench if
you remove a SST capillary or a 4 mm wrench if you remove a fused silica
capillary).
7 Slide the sampling unit and tray base back to disengage the sampling-unit
connector.
8 Lift the sampling unit and tray base approximately 10 cm. Slide the leak
sensor out of the leak plane.
9 Lift the sampling unit and tray base out of the autosampler.
10 Turn the tray-base locking screw ¼-turn anti-clockwise.
11 Slide the tray base back to disengage the tray base from the sampling unit.
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Installing the Sampling Unit
NOTE
The replacement sampling unit is supplied without injection valve and analytical head
assembly. If you are exchanging the complete sampling unit, remove the injection valve and
the analytical head from the defective sampling unit. Install the valve and analytical head in
the new sampling unit. See “Injection-Valve Assembly ,” on page 219 and “Metering-Drive
Motor and Belt ,” on page 222.
1 Mount the tray base onto the sampling unit. Ensure the tray base is
positioned flush against the sampling unit.
2 Tighten the locking screw 1/4-turn clockwise.
3 While holding the sampling unit and tray base, slide the leak sensor into the
holder in the leak plane.
4 Place the sampling unit and tray base into the autosampler.
5 Slide the sampling unit and tray base forwards. Ensure the sampling unit
connector is seated correctly.
6 Install the sample transport assembly, (see “Installing the Sample
Transport” on page 209).
7 Connect the capillary, coming from the pump on port 1 and the one going to
the column compartment on port 6 of the injection valve (Use a 1/4 inch
wrench if you reconnect a SST capillary or a 4 mm wrench if you reconnect
a fused silica capillary).
8 Install the top cover, top plate, and foam (see “Top Cover and Foam,” on
page 204).
9 Replace the plate tray in the tray base.
10 Turn ON the sampler, close the front door.
The system will reset automatically.
11 The system will reset automatically.
12 In the user interface perform a “Sample Transport Self Alignment”. In the
Agilent Lab Monitor & Diagnostic Software the "Sample Transport Self
Alignment" can be found under the "Calibration" icon.
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Analytical Head
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Removing the Analytical Head
When
•
When defective.
Tools required
•
•
•
4.0 mm, 15 cm long, T-handle hex key 8710-2392 (supplied in accessory kit)
1/4 inch-5/16 inch wrench 8710-0510 (supplied in accessory kit)
4 mm open end wrench 8710-1534 (supplied in accessory kit)
Parts required
#
Part number
Description
1
G1367-60003
Analytical Head assembly (100 µl) for G1367B
1
G1377-60023
Analytical Head assembly (40 µl) for G1367D
1
G1367-60013
Analytical Head assembly (40 µl) for G1377A
1 In the user interface start the maintenance mode and select the “Change
Piston” function. In the Agilent Lab Monitor & Diagnostic Software the
"Change Piston" function can be found under the "Tools" icon.
2 Remove the two capillaries from the analytical head (Use a 1/4 inch wrench
if you have a SST capillary or a 4 mm wrench if you have a fused silica
capillary).
3 Alternately unscrew the two hex screws which maintain the analytical head
with the 4 mm hex key.
4 Remove the analytical head.
Installing the Analytical Head
1 Install the new analytical head on the sampling unit
2 Install and tighten alternately the two hex keys which fix the injection valve
assembly.
3 Alternately tighten the two fixing screws with the 4 mm hex key.
4 Connect the two capillaries on the analytical head (Use a 1/4 inch wrench if
you have a SST capillary or a 4 mm wrench if you have a fused silica
capillary).
5 Close the front door.
6 In the user interface close the “Change Piston” function and exit the
maintenance mode. In the Agilent Lab Monitor & Diagnostic Software the
"Change Piston" function can be found under the "Tools" icon.
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Peristaltic Pump Motor
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Removing the Peristaltic Pump Motor
When
•
When defective.
Tools required
•
•
•
•
1/4 inch-5/16 inch wrench 8710-0510 (supplied in accessory kit)
4 mm open end wrench 8710-1534 (supplied in accessory kit)
Pozidrive screwdriver
Flat-head screwdriver (if interface board installed)
Parts required
#
Part number
Description
1
5065-4409
Peristaltic pump motor
1 In the user interface start the maintenance mode and select the “Change
Needle/Seat” function. In the Agilent Lab Monitor & Diagnostic Software
the "Change Needle/Seat" function can be found under the "Tools" icon.
2 Switch off the autosampler at the main power switch. Remove the power
cable.
3 Remove the top cover, top plate, and foam (see “Top Cover and Foam,” on
page 204).
4 Remove the plate tray from the tray base.
5 Remove the transport assembly, (see “Removing the Sample Transport” on
page 209).
6 Remove the sampling unit, (see “Removing the Sampling Unit” on page 212).
7 Remove the air channel.
8 Remove the peristaltic pump, (see “Peristaltic Pump” on page 195).
9 Remove the base plate of the pump with a small flat-head screwdriver.
10 Disconnect the peristaltic pump motor from the SUD board (labelled
“mixing M”).
11 Take out the motor and the holder.
12 Unscrew the 2 screws which hold the peristaltic pump motor.
13 Remove the peristaltic pump motor.
Installing the Peristaltic Pump Motor
1 Install the new motor and tighten the two holding screws.
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2 Take in the new motor and holder.
3 Connect the pump motor to the SUD board.
4 Re-assemble the motor holder and the pump base plate.
5 Re-install the air channel.
6 Assemble the peristaltic pump, (see “Peristaltic Pump” on page 195).
7 Install the sampling unit, (see “Installing the Sampling Unit” on page 213)
8 Install the sample transport assembly, (see “Installing the Sample
Transport” on page 209).
9 Install the top cover, top plate, and foam (see “Top Cover and Foam,” on
page 204).
10 Replace the plate tray in the tray base.
11 Turn ON the sampler, close the front door.
The system will reset automatically.
12 In the user interface perform a “Sample Transport Self Alignment”. In the
Agilent Lab Monitor & Diagnostic Software the "Sample Transport Self
Alignment" can be found under the "Calibration" icon.
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Removing the Injection Valve Assembly
When
•
When defective
Tools required
•
•
•
1/4 inch-5/16 inch wrench 8710-0510 (supplied in accessory kit)
4 mm open end wrench 8710-1534 (supplied in accessory kit)
Pozidrive screwdriver
Parts required
#
Part number
Description
1
0101-0921
Injection Valve assembly for the G1367B
1
0101-1422
Injection Valve assembly for the G1367D
1
0101-1050
Micro Injection valve assembly for the G1377A
1 In the user interface start the maintenance mode and select the “Change
Needle/Seat” function. In the Agilent Lab Monitor & Diagnostic Software
the "Change Needle/Seat" function can be found under the "Tools" icon.
2 Switch off the autosampler at the main power switch. Remove the power
cable.
3 Remove the top cover, top plate, and foam (see “Top Cover and Foam,” on
page 204).
4 Remove the plate tray from the tray base.
5 Remove the transport assembly, (see “Removing the Sample Transport” on
page 209).
6 Remove the sampling unit, (see “Removing the Sampling Unit” on page 212).
7 Disconnect the valve-cable connector from the SUD board (Valve Assy).
8 Remove the three screws which fix the injection valve assembly.
9 Remove the injection valve assembly.
Installing the Injection Valve Assembly
1 Feed the cable of the new valve through to the SUD board.
2 Connect the valve cable to the connector labelled “valve assy”.
3 Install and tighten the three screws which fix the injection valve assembly.
4 Install the sampling unit, (see “Installing the Sampling Unit” on page 213).
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5 Install the sample transport (see “Installing the Sample Transport” on
page 209).
6 Install the top cover, top plate, and foam (see “Top Cover and Foam,” on
page 204).
7 Replace the plate tray in the tray base.
8 Turn ON the sampler, close the front door.
The system will reset automatically.
9 The system will reset automatically.
10 In the user interface perform a “Sample Transport Self Alignment”. In the
Agilent Lab Monitor & Diagnostic Software the "Sample Transport Self
Alignment" can be found under the "Calibration" icon.
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Metering-Drive Motor and Belt ,
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Removing the Metering Drive Motor and Belt
When
•
When belt or motor defective
Tools required
•
•
•
1/4 inch-5/16 inch wrench 8710-0510 (supplied in accessory kit)
4 mm open end wrench 8710-1534 (supplied in accessory kit)
Pozidrive screwdriver
Parts required
#
Part number
Description
1
5062-8590
Metering-drive motor
1
1500-0697
Belt
1 In the user interface start the maintenance mode and select the “Change
Needle/Seat” function. In the Agilent Lab Monitor & Diagnostic Software
the "Change Needle/Seat" function can be found under the "Tools" icon.
2 Switch off the autosampler at the main power switch. Remove the power
cable.
3 Remove the top cover, top plate, and foam (see “Top Cover and Foam,” on
page 204).
4 Remove the plate tray from the tray base.
5 Remove the transport assembly, (see “Removing the Sample Transport” on
page 209).
6 Remove the sampling unit, (see “Removing the Sampling Unit” on page 212).
7 Disconnect the motor connector from the SUD board (labelled “Metering
M”).
8 Remove the four screws which fix the motor. Remove the motor.
9 Remove the belt and place it over the shaft.
Installing the Metering Drive Motor and Belt
1 Feed the motor cable through to the SUD board. Connect the cable to
(labelled “Metering M”).
2 Install the motor with the four fixing screws.
3 Ensure the belt is seated correctly over the gear and motor shaft.
4 Install the sampling unit, (see “Installing the Sampling Unit” on page 213).
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5 Install the sample transport, (see “Installing the Sample Transport” on
page 209).
6 Install the top cover, top plate, and foam (see “Top Cover and Foam,” on
page 204).
7 Replace the plate tray in the tray base.
8 Turn ON the sampler, close the front door.
The system will reset automatically.
9 In the user interface perform a “Sample Transport Self Alignment”. In the
Agilent Lab Monitor & Diagnostic Software the "Sample Transport Self
Alignment" can be found under the "Calibration" icon.
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Removing the Needle Lock Motor and Belt
When
•
When defective
Tools required
•
•
•
1/4 inch-5/16 inch wrench 8710-0510 (supplied in accessory kit)
4 mm open end wrench 8710-1534 (supplied in accessory kit)
Pozidrive screwdriver
Parts required
#
Part number
Description
1
5062-8590
Needle-drive motor
1
1500-0697
Belt
1 Switch off the autosampler at the main power switch. Remove the power
cable.
2 Remove the top cover, top plate, and foam (see “Top Cover and Foam,” on
page 204).
3 Disconnect the motor connector from the SUD board (labelled “Metering
M”).
4 Remove the analytical head assembly, (see “Removing the Analytical
Head” on page 215).
5 Remove the belt, the four fixing screws, and remove the motor.
Installing the Needle Lock Motor and Belt
1 Feed the motor cable through to the SUD board. Connect the cable to the
connector, labelled “Needle M”.
2 Secure the motor in place with the four fixing screws, install the belt.
3 Install the analytical head assembly, (see “Installing the Analytical Head” on
page 215).
4 Install the top cover, top plate, and foam (see “Top Cover and Foam,” on
page 204).
5 Turn ON the sampler, close the front door.
The system will reset automatically.
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CAUTION
Electrostatic discharge at the MTP board
The MTP board is sensitive to electrostatic discharge.
➔ Always use the ESD strap (see “Using the ESD Strap ,” on page 169) when
handling electronic boards.
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Removing the Main Fan
When
•
When defective.
Tools required
•
•
•
1/4 inch-5/16 inch wrench 8710-0510 (supplied in accessory kit)
4 mm open end wrench 8710-1534 (supplied in accessory kit)
Pozidrive screwdriver
Parts required
#
Part number
Description
1
3160-1017
Fan
1 In the user interface start the maintenance mode and select the “Change
Needle/Seat” function. In the Agilent Lab Monitor & Diagnostic Software
the "Change Needle/Seat" function can be found under the "Tools" icon.
2 Switch off the autosampler at the main power switch. Remove the power
cable.
3 Remove the top cover, top plate, and foam (see “Top Cover and Foam,” on
page 204).
4 Remove the plate tray from the tray base.
5 Remove the transport assembly, (see “Removing the Sample Transport” on
page 209).
6 Disconnect the fan connector from the MTP main board.
7 Lift the fan, and carefully pull the fan out of the foam.
Installing the Main Fan
1 Install the new fan and connect the fan connector to the MTP main board.
2 Install the sample transport (see “Installing the Sample Transport” on
page 209).
3 Install the top cover, top plate, and foam (see “Top Cover and Foam,” on
page 204).
4 Replace the plate tray in the tray base.
5 Turn ON the sampler, close the front door.
The system will reset automatically.
6 The system will reset automatically.
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Removing the Exhaust Fan
When
•
When defective.
Tools required
•
•
•
1/4 inch-5/16 inch wrench 8710-0510 (supplied in accessory kit)
4 mm open end wrench 8710-1534 (supplied in accessory kit)
Pozidrive screwdriver
Parts required
#
Part number
Description
1
3160-4097
Fan
1 In the user interface start the maintenance mode and select the “Change
Needle/Seat” function. In the Agilent Lab Monitor & Diagnostic Software
the "Change Needle/Seat" function can be found under the "Tools" icon.
2 Switch off the autosampler at the main power switch. Remove the power
cable.
3 Remove the top cover, top plate, and foam (see “Top Cover and Foam,” on
page 204).
4 Remove the plate tray from the tray base.
5 Remove the transport assembly, (see “Removing the Sample Transport” on
page 209).
6 Remove the MTP main board, (see “Removing the MTP Main Board” on
page 233).
7 Remove the exhaust fan.
Installing the Exhaust Fan
1 Install the exhaust fan.
2 Install the MTP main board, (see “Installing the MTP Main Board” on
page 233).
3 Connect the fan connector to the MTP main board.
4 Install the sample transport (see “Installing the Sample Transport” on
page 209).
5 Install the top cover, top plate, and foam (see “Top Cover and Foam,” on
page 204).
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6 Replace the plate tray in the tray base.
7 Turn ON the sampler, close the front door.
The system will reset automatically.
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MTP Main Board, ,
CAUTION
Electrostatic discharge at the MTP board
The MTP board is sensitive to electrostatic discharge.
➔ Always use the ESD strap (see “Using the ESD Strap ,” on page 169) when handling
electronic boards.
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Removing the MTP Main Board
When
•
When defective
Tools required
•
•
•
1/4 inch-5/16 inch wrench 8710-0510 (supplied in accessory kit)
4 mm open end wrench 8710-1534 (supplied in accessory kit)
Pozidrive screwdriver
Parts required
#
Part number
1
G1367-66520
MTP main board
1
G1367-69520
Exchange MTP main board
NOTE
Description
This procedure requires reloading the autosampler firmware and reprogramming the
instrument serial number.
1 In the user interface start the maintenance mode and select the “Change
Needle/Seat” function. In the Agilent Lab Monitor & Diagnostic Software
the "Change Needle/Seat" function can be found under the "Tools" icon.
2 Switch off the autosampler at the main power switch. Remove the power
cable.
3 Remove the top cover, top plate, and foam (see “Top Cover and Foam,” on
page 204).
4 Remove the plate tray from the tray base.
5 Remove the transport assembly, (see “Removing the Sample Transport” on
page 209).
6 Remove the connector screws at the back of the module.
7 Remove the M4 screw at the back of the module.
8 Disconnect all connectors on the MTP board
9 Slide the MTP main board out of the sampler.
Installing the MTP Main Board
1 Install the new board. Ensure the ribbon cables are positioned in the slot in
the board.
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2 Reconnect the connectors to the board.
3 Replace the connector screws in the back of the module.
4 Replace the M4 screw at the back of the module.
5 Install the sample transport, (see “Installing the Sample Transport” on
page 209).
6 Install the top cover, top plate, and foam (see “Top Cover and Foam,” on
page 204).
7 Replace the plate tray in the tray base.
8 Turn ON the sampler, close the front door, the system will reset
automatically.
NOTE
If a new sampler main board is installed, update the serial number information of the
sampler in the user interface, see procedure below.
9 Check the firmware revision of the sampler. If the firmware revision is
older than the current firmware revision of the autosampler, update the
firmware.
10 Perform a “Sample Transport Self Alignment”. In the Agilent Lab Monitor &
Diagnostic Software the "Sample Transport Self Alignment" can be found
under the "Calibration" icon.
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Introduction, , ,
Introduction, , ,
When the main board has to be replaced, the new board does not have a serial
number. For some modules (e.g. pumps or auto samplers) the type has to be
changed (multiple usage boards). Use the information from the serial number
plate of your module.
Keep in mind that
• the changes become active after a power cycle of the module.
• the information from the serial number plate of the module is used.
• the exact type (product number) is used.
NOTE
If the type (product number) was entered incorrectly, the module may become unusable.
Proceed to .
NOTE
With firmware A.06.02/B.01.02 and above a wrong type cannot be entered. The entry is
checked against the board revision.
Using the LMD Software, ,
Use LMD Software version A.02.02 or later.
The LMD Software must be configured in Service Mode to have access to the
function Board Check and Change.
Close other user interfaces.
1 Start the LMD software.
2 Select Tools on the left navigation panel.
3 Select in the Tools Selection box Board Check and Change and press the
button Start.
4 Change the field Type and/or Serial as required.
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NOTE
Some Agilent 1100/1200 series modules require the correct main board version to match
the type, for example the SL modules.
5 Press the button Apply to complete the action.
A message "The type was changed to XXXXXX. Close this application and
switch off and on the changed LC module.
6 Close the LMD Software.
7 Power cycle the module.
8 Restart the User Interface.
Using the Agilent ChemStation, ,
Module serial numbers are entered by typing specific commands on the
command line at the bottom of the main user interface screen.
Turn the module on.
Start the Agilent ChemStation.
1 To enter a module serial number, type the following command into the
command line:
print sendmodule$(Lxxx, "ser ‘YYNNNNNNNN’")
or
print sendmodule$(Nxxx, "ser ‘YYNNNNNNNN’")
where: xxx is the module type, YY is country code (in capital letters) and
NNNNNNNN the 8-character serial number of the module in question.
Table 45
ChemStation Command Format - Serial Number Change
Modules with or without optional interface board
Modules with LAN on-board
PRINT SENDMODULE$(Lxxx,"SER 'YYNNNNNNNN'")
PRINT SENDMODULE$(Nxxx,"SER 'YYNNNNNNNN'")
module identifier = L
serial number embedded in single-quotes
module identifier = N
serial number embedded in single-quotes
PMP, ALS, THM, TCC, VWD, DAD, MWD, FLD, RID
DAD, MWD, VWD
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The first two characters are letters, which should be capitalized.
The reply line will respond with RA 0000 SER followed by the module serial
number you just entered.
2 To change the type of the module use the following command:
print sendmodule$(lLxxx, "TYPE 'XXXXX'")
or
print sendmodule$(Nxxx, "TYPE 'XXXXX'")
where: xxx is the module type and XXXXX is the 5-character product
number of the module (e.g. G1314B).
Table 46
ChemStation Command Format - Type Change
Modules with or without optional interface board
Modules with LAN on-board
PRINT SENDMODULE$(Lxxx,"TYPE 'XXXXX'")
PRINT SENDMODULE$(Nxxx,"TYPE 'XXXXX'")
module identifier = L
product number XXXXX embedded in single-quotes
module identifier = N
product number XXXXX embedded in single-quotes
PMP, ALS, THM, TCC, VWD, DAD, MWD, FLD, RID
DAD, MWD, VWD
NOTE
Some Agilent 1100/1200 series modules require the correct main board version to match
the type, for example the SL modules.
3 Power cycle the module. Then, restart the Agilent ChemStation. If the serial
number you have just entered is different than the original module serial
number, you will be given the opportunity to edit the configure 1200 access
screen during the restart of the Agilent ChemStation.
4 After restart, the serial number/type you have just entered can be seen
under the Instrument menu of the main user interface screen.
Using the Instant Pilot G4208A, ,
1 Connect the Instant Pilot to the module. Turn ON the module.
2 On the Instant Pilot’s Welcome screen, press More, then select Maintenance.
Using the up/down arrows, select the module where you have to change the
product number or serial number.
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3 Press PN/SN. This will display a screen where you can enter the product
number and/or serial number.
4 Make your changes, using the information from the product label of your
module.
NOTE
Some Agilent 1100/1200 series modules require the correct main board version to match
the type, for example the SL modules.
5 Press OK to highlight the complete command.
6 Press Done to transfer the information into the main board’s memory. Press
Cancel quit the process.
7 Power cycle the module. The Maintenance screen should display the correct
serial number for this module.
8 If an other User Interface is also connected, restart the User Interface as
well.
Using the Control Module G1323B, ,
1 Connect the control module to the module. Turn ON the module.
2 On the control module, press System (F5), then Records (F4). Using the
up/down arrows, make sure that the module is highlighted.
3 Press FW Update (F5), then m. This will display a box which says Update Enter
Serial#.
4 Press Enter. This will display the box labeled Serial#.
5 Letters and numbers are created using the up and down arrows. Into the
box labeled Serial#, enter the 10-character serial number for the module.
When the 10-character serial number is entered, press Enter to highlight the
complete serial number. Then, press Done (F6).
6 Turn the module OFF then ON again. The Records screen should display the
correct serial number for this module.
7 If a Agilent ChemStation is also connected, restart the Agilent ChemStation
now as well.
NOTE
238
To change the product number go to the System screen.
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8 Press Tests (F3) and select the module and press Enter.
9 While in the Tests screen, press m.m (m dot m).
10 From the box now displayed, select the Command, and press Enter.
11 Into the box labeled Nester (instruction), enter the command TYPE 'XXXXXX'
where XXXXXX is embedded in single-quotes.
Letters and numbers are created using the up and down arrows. XXXXX is
the 5-character product number of the module being changed. There must
be a space between the word TYPE and the product number.
NOTE
Some Agilent 1100/1200 series modules require the correct main board version to match
the type, for example the SL modules.
12 Now, press the Execute key. Below the box, a reply line should then say:
Reply RA 0000 TYPE "XXXXX" (XXXXX is what you just entered)
13 Power cycle the module. Turn on should be normal. In the Records screen,
the product# column should indicate the module you just entered. If an
other User Interface is also connected, start it now.
Recover Instructions,
1 Turn off the module.
NOTE
Depending on the module type (modules with or without on-board LAN, the 8-bit
Configuration Switch works differently. Refer in this case to the module specific manual.
2 Change the 8-bit Configuration Switch to Resident , see “Setting the 8-bit
Configuration Switch, , ,” on page 77.
3 Turn the module on.
4 Re-do the type change using your User Interface and correct the type
information. Enter the product number without “-R”.
5 Turn the module off.
6 Change the 8-bit Configuration Switch back to default settings, see “Setting
the 8-bit Configuration Switch, , ,” on page 77.
7 Turn the module ON again. The User Interface should display the correct
type for this module.
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SUD Board,
SUD Board,
CAUTION
Damage of the flex board
When removing the SUD board, the flex board can be damaged.
➔ Remove the SUD board carefully.
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Removing the SUD Board
When
•
When defective.
Tools required
•
•
•
1/4 inch-5/16 inch wrench 8710-0510 (supplied in accessory kit)
4 mm open end wrench 8710-1534 (supplied in accessory kit)
Pozidrive screwdriver
Parts required
#
Part number
Description
1
G1313-66503
SUD board
1 In the user interface start the maintenance mode and select the “Change
Needle/Seat” function. In the Agilent Lab Monitor & Diagnostic Software
the "Change Needle/Seat" function can be found under the "Tools" icon.
2 Switch off the autosampler at the main power switch. Remove the power
cable.
3 Remove the top cover, top plate, and foam (see “Top Cover and Foam,” on
page 204).
4 Remove the plate tray from the tray base.
5 Remove the transport assembly, (see“Removing the Sample Transport” on
page 209).
6 Remove the sampling unit, (see “Removing the Sampling Unit” on page 212).
7 Disconnect all connectors from the SUD board.
8 Remove the two fixing screws from the SUD board, and lift out the board.
Installing the SUD Board
1 Install the new board. Ensure the board is positioned between the board
guide.
2 Secure the board in place with the two screws.
3 Reconnect all the connectors to the new board.
4 Install the sampling unit, (see “Installing the Sampling Unit” on page 213).
5 Install the sample transport, (see “Installing the Sample Transport” on
page 209).
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SUD Board,
6 Install the top cover, top plate, and foam (see “Top Cover and Foam,” on
page 204).
7 Replace the plate tray in the tray base.
8 Turn ON the sampler, close the front door.
The system will reset automatically.
9 In the user interface perform a “Sample Transport Self Alignment”. In the
Agilent Lab Monitor & Diagnostic Software the "Sample Transport Self
Alignment" can be found under the "Calibration" icon.
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SLS Board,
Removing the SLS Board
When
•
When defective.
Tools required
•
•
•
1/4 inch-5/16 inch wrench 8710-0510 (supplied in accessory kit)
4 mm open end wrench 8710-1534 (supplied in accessory kit)
Pozidrive screwdriver
Parts required
#
Part number
Description
1
G1367-66505
SLS board
1 In the user interface start the maintenance mode and select the “Change
Needle/Seat” function. In the Agilent Lab Monitor & Diagnostic Software
the "Change Needle/Seat" function can be found under the "Tools" icon.
2 Switch off the autosampler at the main power switch. Remove the power
cable.
3 Remove the top cover, top plate, and foam (see “Top Cover and Foam,” on
page 204).
4 Remove the plate tray from the tray base.
5 Remove the transport assembly, (see “Removing the Sample Transport” on
page 209).
6 Remove the sampling unit, (see “Removing the Sampling Unit” on page 212).
7 Remove the SLS board cover.
8 Disconnect the ribbon cable from the SLS-board and unscrew the 2 holding
screws.
9 Remove the SLS board from the inside of the module.
Installing the SLS Board
1 Install the new SLS board and the SLS board cover.
2 Install the sampling unit, (see ???).
3 Install the sample transport, (see ???).
4 Install the top cover, top plate, and foam (see ???).
5 Replace the plate tray in the tray base.
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SLS Board,
6 Turn ON the sampler, close the front door.
The system will reset automatically.
7 In the user interface perform a “Sample Transport Self Alignment”. In the
Agilent Lab Monitor & Diagnostic Software the "Sample Transport Self
Alignment" can be found under the "Calibration" icon.
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Power Supply,
Power Supply,
CAUTION
Electrostatic discharge at the MTP board
The MTP board is sensitive to electrostatic discharge.
➔ Always use the ESD strap (see “Using the ESD Strap ,” on page 169) when handling
electronic boards.
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Removing the Power Supply
When
•
When defective
Tools required
•
•
•
1/4 inch-5/16 inch wrench 8710-0510 (supplied in accessory kit)
4 mm open end wrench 8710-1534 (supplied in accessory kit)
Pozidrive screwdriver
Parts required
#
Part number
Description
1
0950-2528
(rev. G and higher only) Power supply
1 In the user interface start the maintenance mode and select the “Change
Needle/Seat” function. In the Agilent Lab Monitor & Diagnostic Software
the "Change Needle/Seat" function can be found under the "Tools" icon.
2 Switch off the autosampler at the main power switch. Remove the power
cable.
3 Remove the top cover, top plate, and foam (see “Top Cover and Foam,” on
page 204).
4 Remove the plate tray from the tray base.
5 Remove the transport assembly, (see “Removing the Sample Transport” on
page 209).
6 Remove the sampling unit, (see “Removing the Sampling Unit” on page 212).
7 Remove the MTP main board, (see “Removing the MTP Main Board” on
page 233).
8 Remove the fan, (see “Removing the Main Fan” on page 228).
9 Remove the bottom foam.
10 Remove the exhaust fan, (see “Removing the Exhaust Fan” on page 230).
11 Remove the power switch light pipe from the coupler.
12 Remove the two screws which hold the power supply from the rear panel.
13 Lift the power supply out of the module.
14 Remove the coupler from the switch of the power supply.
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Power Supply,
Installing the Power Supply
1 Insert the coupler onto the switch of the new power supply.
2 Install the power supply in the module.
3 Connect the light pipe to the coupler.
4 Install the bottom foam. Ensure the cables are positioned properly.
5 Install the exhaust fan, (see “Installing the Exhaust Fan” on page 230).
6 Install the MTP board, (see “Installing the MTP Main Board” on page 233).
7 Install the main fan, (see “Installing the Main Fan” on page 228).
8 Install the sampling unit, (see “Installing the Sampling Unit” on page 213).
9 Install the sample transport, (see “Installing the Sample Transport” on
page 209).
10 Install the top cover, top plate, and foam (see “Top Cover and Foam,” on
page 204).
11 Replace the plate tray in the tray base.
12 Turn ON the sampler, close the front door.
The system will reset automatically.
13 The system will reset automatically.
14 In the user interface perform a “Sample Transport Self Alignment”. In the
Agilent Lab Monitor & Diagnostic Software the "Sample Transport Self
Alignment" can be found under the "Calibration" icon.
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Leak Sensor ,
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Leak Sensor ,
Removing the Leak Sensor
When
•
When defective
Tools required
•
•
•
1/4 inch-5/16 inch wrench 8710-0510 (supplied in accessory kit)
4 mm open end wrench 8710-1534 (supplied in accessory kit)
Pozidrive screwdriver
Parts required
#
Part number
Description
1
5061-3356
Leak sensor
1 In the user interface start the maintenance mode and select the “Change
Needle/Seat” function. In the Agilent Lab Monitor & Diagnostic Software
the "Change Needle/Seat" function can be found under the "Tools" icon.
2 Switch off the autosampler at the main power switch. Remove the power
cable.
3 Remove the top cover, top plate, and foam (see “Top Cover and Foam,” on
page 204).
4 Remove the plate tray from the tray base.
5 Remove the transport assembly, (see “Removing the Sample Transport” on
page 209).
6 Remove the sampling unit, (see “Removing the Sampling Unit” on page 212).
7 Disconnect the leak sensor from the SUD board (labelled “leak sensor”).
8 Remove the sensor.
Installing the Leak Sensor
1 Feed the cable of the new sensor through the base of the sampling unit to
the SUD board.
2 Connect the connector to the connector (labelled “leak sensor”).
3 Install the sampling unit, (see “Installing the Sampling Unit” on page 213).
4 Install the sample transport, (see “Installing the Sample Transport” on
page 209).
5 Install the top cover, top plate, and foam (see “Top Cover and Foam,” on
page 204).
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6 Replace the plate tray in the tray base.
7 Turn ON the sampler, close the front door.
The system will reset automatically.
8 In the user interface perform a “Sample Transport Self Alignment”. In the
Agilent Lab Monitor & Diagnostic Software the "Sample Transport Self
Alignment" can be found under the "Calibration" icon.
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Vial Trays,
254
257
High Performance Autosampler and SL+ Version Accessory Kit
G1367-68705, , 259
Micro Well Plate Autosampler Accessory Kit G1377-68705, ,
Multi-Draw Kit G1313-68711 (Only For G1367B), , , ,
G1373A Injector Purge Kit Parts,
262
Thermostat for ALS/FC/Spotter
264
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261
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Sampler Main Assemblies
Sampler Main Assemblies
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Autosampler Main Assemblies,
Autosampler Main Assemblies
Item
Description
Part Number
1
Ribbon Cable (from SU to MTP)
G1313-81602
2
Sample Transport assembly for G1367B/D
Sample Transport assembly for G1377A
G1367-60019
G1377-60009
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Autosampler Main Assemblies
Item
Description
Part Number
3
Sampling Unit assembly for G1367B
Sampling Unit assembly for G1367D
Sampling Unit assembly for G1377A
(The assy comes without injection valve and analytical head)
G1367-60008
G1367-60028
G1377-60008
4
SLS board (not shown)
G1367-66505
5
Analytical Head assembly (100 µl) for G1367B
Analytical Head assembly (40 µl) for G1367D
Analytical Head assembly (40 µl) for G1377A
G1367-60003
G1377-60023
G1377-60013
6
Injection Valve assembly for G1367B
Injection Valve assembly for G1367D
Micro Injection valve assembly for G1377A
0101-0921
0101-1422
0101-1050
7
Needle Seat assy for G1367B
G1367-87101
Needle Seat assy for G1367D (without capillary)
Seat cap. (0.12 mm) for G1377-87104 Needle Seat
Seat cap. (0.17 mm) for G1377-87104 Needle Seat
G1367-87105
G1367-87303
G1367-87302
Needle Seat assy for G1377A (without capillary)
Seat cap. (0.10 mm ID) for G1377-87101 Needle Seat
Seat cap. (0.075 mm) for G1377-87101 Needle Seat
Seat cap. (0.05 mml) for G1377-87101 Needle Seat
G1377-87101
G1375-87317
G1375-87316
G1375-87300
8
Plate Tray base
G2258-60011
9
Needle assy for G1367B/D
Needle assy for G1377A
G1367-87202
G1377-87201
10
Needle Carrier assembly
G1367-60010
11
Power supply assembly (not visible)
0950-2528
12
Autosampler Main Board (MTP)
Exchange Assembly - MTP board
G1367-66520
G1367-69520
13
Ribbon Cable (from ST to MTP)
Ribbon Cable (from SLS to MTP) (not visible)
G1364-81601
G1367-81600
14
Loop capillary for G1367B
Loop capillary for G1367D
Loop capillary for G1377A (8µl injection volume)
Loop capillary for G1377A (40µl injection volume)
G1367-60007
G1377-87310
G1375-87315
G1377-87300
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Autosampler Main Assemblies
Item
Description
Part Number
15
Illumination assembly for sampler
G1367-60040
Sampler-TCC cap. (380 mm, 0.17 mm id) for G1367/68A
Sampler-TCC cap. (500 mm, 0.05 mm id) for G1377/78A
01090-87306
G1375-87304
Fan (not visible)
3160-1017
Fan exhaust (not visible)
3160-4097
BCD board (not visible)
G1351-68701
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Vial Trays,
Table 48
Autosampler Vial Trays and Tray Base
Item
Description
Part Number
1
Tray for 2 plates + 10 × 2-ml vials
G2258-60011
2
Screws for springs
0515-0866
3
Spring
G1313-09101
4
Spring stud
0570-1574
5
Tray base (includes items 4,5,6)
G1329-60000
6
Adapter air channel
G1329-43200
Plug channel (not shown)
G1367-47200
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Table 49
Recommended plates and closing mat
Description
Rows
Columns
Plate height
Volume (µI)
Part Number
Package
384Agilent
16
24
14.4
80
5042-1388
30
384Corning
16
24
14.4
80
No Agilent PN
384Nunc
16
24
14.4
80
No Agilent PN
96Agilent
8
12
14.3
400
5042-1386
5042-1385
10
120
96Agilent conical
8
12
17.3
150
5042-8502
25
96CappedAgilent
8
12
47.1
300
5065-4402
1
96Corning
8
12
14.3
300
No Agilent PN
96CorningV
8
12
14.3
300
No Agilent PN
96DeepAgilent31mm
8
12
31.5
1000
5042-6454
96DeepNunc31mm
8
12
31.5
1000
No Agilent PN
96DeepRitter41mm
8
12
41.2
800
No Agilent PN
96Greiner
8
12
14.3
300
No Agilent PN
96GreinerV
8
12
14.3
250
No Agilent PN
96Nunc
8
12
14.3
400
No Agilent PN
Closing mat for all 96
Agilent plates
8
12
Table 50
5042-1389
50
Recommended Vial plates
Description
Part Number
Vial plate for 54x2ml vials (6/pk)
G2255-68700
Vial plate for 15x6ml vials (1/pk)
5022-6539
Vial plate for 27 Eppendorf tubes (1/pk)
5022-6538
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High Performance Autosampler and SL+ Version Accessory Kit G1367-68705, ,
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High Performance Autosampler and SL+ Version Accessory Kit
G1367-68705, ,
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High Performance Autosampler and SL+ version Accessory Kit G1367-68705
Description
Quantity
Part Number
Capillary sampler-column (380 mm, 0.17 mm ID)
1
01090-87306
96 well plate 0.5 ml, PP (pack of 10)
1
5042-1386
Tubing assembly
1
5063-6527
Filter kit
1
5064-8240
CAN cable, 1 m
1
5181-1519
Vials, screw cap 100/pk
1
5182-0716
Blue screw caps 100/pk
1
5182-0717
Hex key 9/64 inch (for injection-valve screws)
1
8710-0060
Wrench, 4 mm both ends
2
8710-1534
Rheotool socket wrench 1/4 inch
1
8710-2391
Hex key 4.0 mm, 15 cm long, T-handle
1
8710-2392
Hex key 9/64 inch, 15 cm long, T-handle
1
8710-2394
Hex key 2.0 mm
1
8710-2438
ESD wrist strap
1
9300-1408
Air channel adapter
1
G1329-43200
Capillary WPS to column (250 mm, 0.17 mm ID)
1
G1367-87304
WPS leak kit
1
G1367-60006
Tool for micro seat capillary
1
G1377-44900
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Micro Well Plate Autosampler Accessory Kit G1377-68705, ,
Micro Well Plate Autosampler Accessory Kit G1377-68705, ,
Table 52
260
Micro Well Plate Autosampler Accessory Kit Contents G1377-68705
Description
Quantity
Part Number
96 well plate 0.5 ml, PP (pack of 10)
1
5042-1386
Tubing assembly
1
5063-6527
Filter kit
1
5064-8240
CAN cable, 1 m
1
5181-1519
Vials, screw cap 100/pk
1
5182-0716
Blue screw caps 100/pk
1
5182-0717
Valve catalog
1
5988-2999
Hex key 9/64 inch (for injection-valve screws)
1
8710-0060
Wrenches 1/4 -– 5/16 inch
2
8710-0510
Wrench 4.0 mm open end
1
8710-1534
Rheotool socket wrench 1/4 inch
1
8710-2391
Hex key 4.0 mm, 15 cm long, T-handle
1
8710-2392
Hex key 9/64 inch, 15 cm long, T-handle
1
8710-2394
Hex key 2.5 mm, 15 cm long, straight handle
1
8710-2412
Hex key 2.0 mm
1
8710-2438
Torque adapter
1
G1315-45003
Air channel adapter
1
G1329-43200
Capillary sampler-column (500 mm, 0.05 mm ID)
1
G1375-87304
40 µl Loop capillary
1
G1377-87300
WPS leak kit
1
G1367-60006
Seat capillary (150 mm, 0.075 mm ID)
1
G1367-87316
Tool for micro seat capillary
1
G1377-44900
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Multi-Draw Kit G1313-68711 (Only For G1367B), , , ,
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Table 53
Multi-Draw Kit
Item
Description
Part Number
1
Seat capillary, 500 µl, 0.5 mm id
G1313-87307
2
Seat capillary, 1500 µl, 0.9 mm id
G1313-87308
3
Union
0100-0900
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G1373A Injector Purge Kit Parts,
G1373A Injector Purge Kit Parts,
Table 54
262
Injector Purge Kit Parts for G1367B Autosamplers
Description
Part Number
Plastic cover cabinet kit with rail (includes top and side
covers and the bolt carrier for mounting the front door).
5064-1533
6-Position-7-Ports 1200 Series CAN valve Assay (Reorder
number, for repairs, only)
G1156-60001
Stator for G1156A valve
0101-1410
1-Groove Rotor seal for G1156A valve
0101-1411
Wellplate Autosampler Purge Accessory kit (not orderable
separately), includes items 6-22
G1373-68705
2x Solvent bottle, clear glass, 1l
9301-1420
2x Bottle head assembly
G1311-60003
Tubing Set 100 cm (2x, for solvent connection from degasser
to the purge valve)
G1373-67300
2x PEEK Adapter for tubing from degasser to valve port
0100-1847
Blanking Nut SST
01080-83202
Flexible Capillary 0.25 mm ID, length 320 mm
5065-9980
1/16” front ferrules for SST capillaries, 1/16” back ferrules
for SST capillaries,Fitting Screw long, pack of 10
5065-4454
3-groove Rotor seal for max. 600 bar (G1367D WPS injection
valve, purge kit setup)
0101-1409
Restriction capillary for injection valve waste outlet
G1373-87300
CAN cable, 1 m long (for 1200 Series module to module CAN
connections)
5181-1519
DC CAN cable (to supply power to the G1156A valve from e.g.
the G1367B WP-ALS)
5181-1533
Rheotool socket wrench
8710-2391
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10
Injector Purge Kit Parts for G1367B Autosamplers
Description
Part Number
9/64” Hex key driver
8710-2394
Priming Syringe (for solvent inlet tubing, reorder number,
pack of 10)
5062-8534
Syringe Adapter for priming syringe
9301-1337
ChemStation CD ROM Rev. B.01.03 or higher for the use of
this kit
N/A
Installation Note (this note)
N/A
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Thermostat for ALS/FC/Spotter
Thermostat for ALS/FC/Spotter
Table 55
Thermostat for ALC/FC/Spotter
Item
Description
Part Number
1
Thermostat, exchange assembly
G1330-69040
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Sampling Unit Assembly,
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Analytical-Head Assembly,
269
Injection-Valve Assembly, ,
272
Sheet Metal Kit,
Cover Parts, ,
Foam Parts,
274
275
276
Power and Status Light Pipes,
Leak System Parts,
278
279
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Sampling Unit Assembly,
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Sampling Unit Assembly,
Table 56
11
, Autosampler sampling unit
Item Description
Part Number
Sampling Unit assembly for G1367B
Sampling Unit assembly for G1367D
Sampling Unit assembly for G1377A
(The assy comes without injection valve and analytical head)
G1367-60008
G1367-60028
G1377-60008
1
Sampling unit connector board (SUD)
G1313-66503
2
Belt gear for metering unit and needle arm
1500-0697
3
Stepper motor for metering unit and needle arm
5062-8590
4
Loop capillary, 100 µl for G1367B
Loop capillary, 40 µl for G1367D
Loop capillary, 40 µl for G1377A
Loop capillary, 8 µl for G1377A
G1367-87300
G1377-87310
G1377-87300
G1375-87315
5
Loop capillary waste tube
G1367-60007
6
Seal tight nut for G1367-87300 and G1377-87300 capillaries
5067-1540
7
Analytical Head assembly 100 µl for G1367B
Analytical Head assembly 40 µl for G1367D
Analytical Head assembly 40 µl for G1377A
G1367-60003
G1377-60023
G1377-60013
8
Peristaltic pump, includes tubing
5065-4445
9
Inj-Valve-Anal Head cap (160 mm 0.25 mm ID) for G1367B/D
Inj-Valve-Anal Head cap (200 mm 0.10 mm ID) for G1377A
G1313-87301
G1375-87312
10
Leak sensor
5061-3356
11
Waste tube for G1367B/D
Waste tube for G1377A
G1313-87300
G1377-87301
12
Injection Valve assembly for G1367B
Injection Valve assembly for G1367D
Micro Injection Valve assembly for G1377A
0101-0921
0101-1422
0101-1050
13
Seat adapter
G1367-43200
14
Flush port
G1367-47700
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Sampling Unit Assembly,
Table 56
268
, Autosampler sampling unit
Item Description
Part Number
15
Needle-Seat assy (150 mm 0.17 mm ID) for G1367B
Needle-Seat (without capillary) for G1367D
Needle-Seat (without capillary) for G1377A
Seat capillary (150 mm 0.10 mm ID) for G1377-87101 Needle Seat
Seat capillary (150 mm 0.075 mm ID) for G1377-87101 Needle Seat
Seat capillary (150 mm 0.05 mm ID) for G1377-87101 Needle Seat
Seat capillary (150 mm 0.12 mm ID) for G1367-87104 Needle Seat
Seat capillary (150 mm 0.17 mm ID) for G1367-87104 Needle Seat
G1367-87101
G1367-87104
G1377-87105
G1375-87317
G1375-87316
G1375-87300
G1367-87303
G1367-87302
16
Flex board
G1313-68715
Air barrier (not visible)
G1367-44105
Stepper motor peristaltic pump (not visible)
5065-4409
Motor holder (not visible)
G1367-42304
Plate peristaltic pump (not visible)
G1367-44100
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Analytical-Head Assembly,
11
Analytical-Head Assembly,
Table 57
Item
Analytical-Head Assembly 100 µl, for G1367B
Description
Part Number
Analytical head assembly 100 µl, for G1367B
includes items 1 – 6
G1367-60003
1
Screws
0515-0850
2
Plunger assembly for G1367B
5063-6586
3
Seal support assembly for G1367B
5001-3739
4
Metering seal (pack of 2) for G1367B,
5063-6589
5
Head body
01078-27710
Screw M5, 60 mm lg, for mounting of assembly
0515-2118
Table 58
Analytical-Head Assembly 40 µl, for G1367D
Item
Description
Part Number
Micro Analytical head
assembly 40 µl, for G1367D
includes item 1 - 6
G1377-60023
1
Screws
0515-0850
2
Micro plunger assembly for
G1367D
5064-8293
3
Seal support assembly for
G1367D
G1377-60012
PEEK backup ring
G1377-24001
4
Micro metering seal (pack of 1)
for G1367D
5022-2175
5
Head body for G1367D
G1377-27700
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Analytical-Head Assembly,
Table 58
Analytical-Head Assembly 40 µl, for G1367D
Item
Table 59
Item
270
Description
Part Number
Screw M5, 60 mm lg, for
mounting of assembly
0515-2118
Micro analytical head assembly 40 µl, for G1377A
Description
Part Number
Micro Analytical head assembly 40 µl, for G1377A
includes item 1 - 6
G1377-60013
1
Screws
0515-0850
2
Micro plunger assembly for G1377A
5064-8293
3
Micro seal support assembly for G1377A
G1377-60002
4
Micro metering seal (pack of 1) for G1377A
5022-2175
5
Head body for G1377A
G1377-27700
Screw M5, 60 mm lg, for mounting of assembly
0515-2118
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Analytical-Head Assembly,
11
&
'
(
)
*
Figure 35
Analytical-Head Assembly (100 µl or 40 µl)
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Injection-Valve Assembly, ,
Injection-Valve Assembly, ,
Table 60
Item
Description
Part Number
1
Injection-valve assembly, includes items 1 – 6
0101-0921
2
Isolation seal
0100-1852
3
Rotor seal (Vespel),
0100-1853
3
Rotor seal (Tefzel)
0100-1849
3
Rotor seal (PEEK)
0100-2231
4
Stator face
0100-1851
5
Stator head
0100-1850
6
Stator screws
1535-4857
Table 61
272
Injection valve assembly for G1367B
Micro injection valve for G1377A The Micro injection valve assembly has no ceramic
stator face.
Item
Description
Part Number
1
Micro injection-valve assembly, incl. items 1 - 2- 3 - 5 - 6
0100-1050
2
Isolation seal
0100-1852
3
Micro Rotor seal (Vespel),
(includes 3 screws)
0100-2088
5
Micro stator head
0100-2089
6
Stator screws
1535-4857
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Injection-Valve Assembly, ,
Table 62
11
Injection-Valve Assembly for G1367D (600 bar) The injection valve assembly for G1367D
has no ceramic stator.
Item
Description
Part Number
1
Injection-valve assembly, includes items 1 – 6
0101-1422
2
Isolation seal
0100-1852
3
Rotor seal (PEEK)
(includes 3 screws)
0101-1416
5
Stator head
0101-1417
6
Stator screws
1535-4857
&
'
(
)
*
+
Figure 36
Injection-Valve Assembly
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Sheet Metal Kit,
Sheet Metal Kit,
Table 63
Sheet Metal
Item
Description
Part Number
1
Slot cover
5001-3772
2
Screw cover
5022-2112
3
Sampler sheet metal kit
G1367-68701
&
'
(
Figure 37
274
Sheet Metal Kit
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Cover Parts, ,
11
Cover Parts, ,
Table 64
Covers
Item
Description
Part Number
1
Cabinet kit, includes base, side panels, top and front cover
Cabinet kit, includes base, side panels, top and front cover
(When injector purge kit is installed)
5067-1556
5067-1533
Name plate for Agilent 1200 Series
5042-8901
Light protection kit, includes dark front cover and side window
5067-1552
&
Figure 38
Cover Parts
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Foam Parts,
Foam Parts,
Table 65
Item
276
Foam Parts
Description
Part Number
Foam kit, includes items 2 and 3
5064-8248
1
Board guides
5041-8395
2
Top foam
Order foam kit
3
Bottom foam
Order foam kit
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Foam Parts,
11
&
'
(
Figure 39
Foam Parts
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Power and Status Light Pipes,
Power and Status Light Pipes,
Table 66
Power and Status Light Pipes
Item
Description
Part Number
1
Light pipe — power switch
5041-8382
2
Power switch button
5041-8381
3
Light pipe — status lamp
5041-8384
4
Power switch coupler
5041-8383
&
)
(
'
Figure 40
278
Power and Status Light Pipes
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Leak System Parts,
Leak System Parts,
Table 67
Leak System Parts
Item
Description
Part Number
1
Leak sensor
5061-3356
2
Leak plane
3
Leak tubing 120 mm
4
Leak funnel
G1313-44501
1
5062-2463
5041-8388
1 reorder gives 5 m
)
&
(
'
Figure 41
Leak System Parts
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Leak System Parts,
280
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Cable Overview
282
Analog Cables,
284
Remote Cables,
287
BCD Cables,
294
Auxiliary Cable,
CAN Cable,
296
297
External Contact Cable,
RS-232 Cable Kit,
LAN Cables,
298
299
300
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Cable Overview
Cable Overview
NOTE
Never use cables other than the ones supplied by Agilent Technologies to ensure proper
functionality and compliance with safety or EMC regulations.
Type
Description
Part Number
Analog cables,
3390/2/3 integrators
01040-60101
3394/6 integrators
35900-60750
Agilent 35900A A/D converter
35900-60750
General purpose (spade lugs)
01046-60105
Remote cables, 3390 integrator
01046-60203
3392/3 integrators
01046-60206
3394 integrator
01046-60210
3396A (Series I) integrator
03394-60600
3396 Series II / 3395A integrator, see details in section
, , BCD cables
, Auxiliary
282
3396 Series III / 3395B integrator
03396-61010
HP 1050 modules / HP 1046A FLD
5061-3378
HP 1046A FLD
5061-3378
Agilent 35900A A/D converter
5061-3378
HP 1040 diode-array detector
01046-60202
HP 1090 liquid chromatographs
01046-60202
Signal distribution module
01046-60202
3396 integrator
03396-60560
General purpose (spade Lugs)
G1351-81600
Agilent 1100 Series vacuum degasser
G1322-61600
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Cable Overview
Type
Description
Part Number
CAN cables
Agilent 1100/1200 module to module,0.5m lg
Agilent 1100/1200 module to module, 1m lg
5181-1516
5181-1519
, External
contacts
Agilent 1100/1200 Series interface board to general
purpose
G1103-61611
, GPIB cable
Agilent 1100/1200 module to ChemStation, 1 m
Agilent 1100/1200 module to ChemStation, 2 m
10833A
10833B
RS-232 cable
Agilent 1100/1200 module to a computer
This kit contains a 9-pin female to 9-pin female Null
Modem (printer) cable and one adapter.
34398A
LAN cable
Twisted pair cross over LAN cable, (shielded 3m long) (for
point to point connection)
5023-0203
Twisted pair cross over LAN cable, (shielded 7m long) (for
point to point connection)
5023-0202
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Analog Cables,
Analog Cables,
One end of these cables provides a BNC connector to be connected to
Agilent 1100/1200 Series modules. The other end depends on the instrument
to which connection is being made.
Agilent 1100/1200 to 3390/2/3 Integrators
Table 68
Connector01040-60101
Pin 3390/2/3
Pin Agilent
1100/1200
Signal Name
1
Shield
Ground
2
3
Not connected
Center
4
5
284
Signal +
Connected to pin 6
Shield
Analog -
6
Connected to pin 4
7
Key
8
Not connected
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Analog Cables,
12
Agilent 1100/1200 to 3394/6 Integrators
Table 69
Connector35900-60750
Pin 3394/6
Pin Agilent
1100/1200
1
Signal Name
Not connected
2
Shield
Analog -
3
Center
Analog +
Pin BNC
Pin Agilent
1100/1200
Signal Name
Shield
Shield
Analog -
Center
Center
Analog +
Agilent 1100/1200 to BNC Connector
Table 70
Connector8120-1840
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Analog Cables,
Agilent 1100/1200 to General Purpose
Table 71
Connector01046-60105
Pin 3394/6
Pin Agilent
1100/1200
1
286
Signal Name
Not connected
2
Black
Analog -
3
Red
Analog +
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Remote Cables,
12
Remote Cables,
One end of these cables provides a Agilent Technologies APG (Analytical
Products Group) remote connector to be connected to Agilent 1100/1200
Series modules. The other end depends on the instrument to be connected to.
Agilent 1100/1200 to 3390 Integrators
Table 72
Connector01046-60203
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Pin 3390
Pin Agilent
1100/1200
Signal Name
Active
(TTL)
2
1 - White
Digital ground
NC
2 - Brown
Prepare run
Low
7
3 - Gray
Start
Low
NC
4 - Blue
Shut down
Low
NC
5 - Pink
Not connected
NC
6 - Yellow
Power on
High
NC
7 - Red
Ready
High
NC
8 - Green
Stop
Low
NC
9 - Black
Start request
Low
287
12 Cable Identification
Remote Cables,
Agilent 1100/1200 to 3392/3 Integrators
Table 73
Connector01046-60206
4 - Key
288
Pin 3392/3
Pin Agilent
1100/1200
Signal Name
Active
(TTL)
3
1 - White
Digital ground
NC
2 - Brown
Prepare run
Low
11
3 - Gray
Start
Low
NC
4 - Blue
Shut down
Low
NC
5 - Pink
Not connected
NC
6 - Yellow
Power on
High
9
7 - Red
Ready
High
1
8 - Green
Stop
Low
NC
9 - Black
Start request
Low
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Remote Cables,
12
Agilent 1100/1200 to 3394 Integrators
Table 74
Connector01046-60210
Pin 3394
Pin Agilent
1100/1200
Signal Name
9
1 - White
Digital ground
NC
2 - Brown
Prepare run
Low
3
3 - Gray
Start
Low
NC
4 - Blue
Shut down
Low
NC
5 - Pink
Not connected
NC
6 - Yellow
Power on
High
5,14
7 - Red
Ready
High
6
8 - Green
Stop
Low
1
9 - Black
Start request
Low
13, 15
NOTE
Active
(TTL)
Not connected
START and STOP are connected via diodes to pin 3 of the 3394 connector.
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Remote Cables,
Agilent 1100/1200 to 3396A Integrators
Table 75
Connector03394-60600
Pin 3394
Pin Agilent
1100/1200
Signal Name
9
1 - White
Digital ground
NC
2 - Brown
Prepare run
Low
3
3 - Gray
Start
Low
NC
4 - Blue
Shut down
Low
NC
5 - Pink
Not connected
NC
6 - Yellow
Power on
High
5,14
7 - Red
Ready
High
1
8 - Green
Stop
Low
NC
9 - Black
Start request
Low
13, 15
Active
(TTL)
Not connected
Agilent 1100/1200 to 3396 Series II / 3395A Integrators
Use the cable part number: 03394-60600 and cut pin #5 on the integrator side.
Otherwise the integrator prints START; not ready.
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Remote Cables,
12
Agilent 1100/1200 to 3396 Series III / 3395B Integrators
Table 76
Connector03396-61010
Pin 33XX
Pin Agilent
1100/1200
Signal Name
9
1 - White
Digital ground
NC
2 - Brown
Prepare run
Low
3
3 - Gray
Start
Low
NC
4 - Blue
Shut down
Low
NC
5 - Pink
Not connected
NC
6 - Yellow
Power on
High
14
7 - Red
Ready
High
4
8 - Green
Stop
Low
NC
9 - Black
Start request
Low
13, 15
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(TTL)
Not connected
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12 Cable Identification
Remote Cables,
Agilent 1100/1200 to HP 1050, HP 1046A or Agilent 35900 A/D Converters
Table 77
Connector5061-3378
Pin HP
1050/....
Pin Agilent
1100/1200
Signal Name
Active
(TTL)
1 - White
1 - White
Digital ground
2 - Brown
2 - Brown
Prepare run
Low
3 - Gray
3 - Gray
Start
Low
4 - Blue
4 - Blue
Shut down
Low
5 - Pink
5 - Pink
Not connected
6 - Yellow
6 - Yellow
Power on
High
7 - Red
7 - Red
Ready
High
8 - Green
8 - Green
Stop
Low
9 - Black
9 - Black
Start request
Low
Agilent 1100/1200 to HP 1090 LC or Signal Distribution Module
Table 78
Connector01046-60202
5 - Key
292
Pin HP 1090
Pin Agilent
1100/1200
Signal Name
Active
(TTL)
1
1 - White
Digital ground
NC
2 - Brown
Prepare run
Low
4
3 - Gray
Start
Low
7
4 - Blue
Shut down
Low
8
5 - Pink
Not connected
NC
6 - Yellow
Power on
High
3
7 - Red
Ready
High
6
8 - Green
Stop
Low
NC
9 - Black
Start request
Low
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Remote Cables,
12
Agilent 1100/1200 to General Purpose
Table 79
Connector01046-60201
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Pin Universal
Pin Agilent
1100/1200
Signal Name
Active
(TTL)
1 - White
Digital ground
2 - Brown
Prepare run
Low
3 - Gray
Start
Low
4 - Blue
Shut down
Low
5 - Pink
Not connected
6 - Yellow
Power on
High
7 - Red
Ready
High
8 - Green
Stop
Low
9 - Black
Start request
Low
293
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BCD Cables,
BCD Cables,
One end of these cables provides a 15-pin BCD connector to be connected to
the Agilent 1100/1200 Series modules. The other end depends on the
instrument to be connected to
Agilent 1100/1200 to General Purpose
Table 80
ConnectorG1351-81600
294
Wire Color
Pin Agilent
1100/1200
Signal Name
BCD Digit
Green
1
BCD 5
20
Violet
2
BCD 7
80
Blue
3
BCD 6
40
Yellow
4
BCD 4
10
Black
5
BCD 0
1
Orange
6
BCD 3
8
Red
7
BCD 2
4
Brown
8
BCD 1
2
Gray
9
Digital ground
Gray
Gray/pink
10
BCD 11
800
Red/blue
11
BCD 10
400
White/green
12
BCD 9
200
Brown/green
13
BCD 8
100
not connected
14
not connected
15
+5 Vt
Low
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BCD Cables,
12
Agilent 1100/1200 to 3396 Integrators
Connector03396-60560
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Pin 3392/3
Pin Agilent
1100/1200
Signal Name
BCD Digit
1
1
BCD 5
20
2
2
BCD 7
80
3
3
BCD 6
40
4
4
BCD 4
10
5
5
BCD 0\
1
6
6
BCD 3
8
7
7
BCD 2
4
8
8
BCD 1
2
9
9
Digital ground
NC
15
+5V
Low
295
12 Cable Identification
Auxiliary Cable,
Auxiliary Cable,
One end of this cable provides a modular plug to be connected to the
Agilent 1100 Series vacuum degasser. The other end is for general purpose.
Agilent 1100 Series Degasser to general purposes
Table 81
ConnectorG1322-81600
296
Color
Pin Agilent
1100
Signal Name
White
1
Ground
Brown
2
Pressure signal
Green
3
Yellow
4
Grey
5
DC + 5 V IN
Pink
6
Vent
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CAN Cable,
12
CAN Cable,
Both ends of this cable provide a modular plug to be connected to
Agilent 1100/1200 Series module’s CAN-bus connectors.
Table 82
Agilent 1100/1200 module to module,
0.5m lg
5181-1516
Agilent 1100/1200 module to module,
1m lg
5181-1519
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External Contact Cable,
External Contact Cable,
5
10
15
1
6
11
One end of this cable provides a 15-pin plug to be connected to
Agilent 1100/1200 Series module’s interface board. The other end is for
general purpose.
Agilent 1100/1200 Series Interface Board to general purposes
Table 83
ConnectorG1103-61611
298
Color
Pin Agilent
1100/1200
Signal Name
White
1
EXT 1
Brown
2
EXT 1
Green
3
EXT 2
Yellow
4
EXT 2
Grey
5
EXT 3
Pink
6
EXT 3
Blue
7
EXT 4
Red
8
EXT 4
Black
9
Not connected
Violet
10
Not connected
Grey/pink
11
Not connected
Red/blue
12
Not connected
White/green
13
Not connected
Brown/green
14
Not connected
White/yellow
15
Not connected
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RS-232 Cable Kit,
12
RS-232 Cable Kit,
This kit contains a 9-pin female to 9-pin female Null Modem (printer) cable
and one adapter. Use the cable and adapter to connect Agilent Technologies
instruments with 9-pin male RS-232 connectors to most PCs or printers.
Agilent
1100/1200
module to PC
RS-232 Cable Kit 34398A
Instrument
DCD
RX
TX
DTR
GND
DSR
RTS
CTS
RI
DB9
Male
PC
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
DB9
Female
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2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
DB9
Female
DCD
RX
TX
DTR
GND
DSR
RTS
CTS
RI
DB9
Male
299
12 Cable Identification
LAN Cables,
LAN Cables,
Recommended Cables
Table 84
300
Description
Part number
Cross-over network cable (shielded, 3 m long), (for point to
point connection)
5023-0203
Twisted pair network cable (shielded, 7 m long) (for hub
connections)
5023-0202
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General Safety Information
302
Lithium Batteries Information, , ,
305
The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive
Radio Interference
Sound Emission
306
307
308
Solvent Information
309
Agilent Technologies on the Internet
311
This appendix provides general safety and environmental information.
Agilent Technologies
301
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General Safety Information
General Safety Information
General Safety Information
The following general safety precautions must be observed during all phases of
operation, service, and repair of this instrument. Failure to comply with these
precautions or with specific warnings elsewhere in this manual violates safety
standards of design, manufacture, and intended use of the instrument. Aligent
Technologies assumes no liability for the customer’s failure to comply with
these requirements.
General
This is a Safety Class I instrument (provided with terminal for protective
earthing) and has been manufactured and tested according to international
safety standards.
Operation
Before applying power, comply with the installation section. Additionally the
following must be observed.
Do not remove instrument covers when operating. Before the instrument is
switched on, all protective earth terminals, extension cords,
auto-transformers, and devices connected to it must be connected to a
protective earth via a ground socket. Any interruption of the protective earth
grounding will cause a potential shock hazard that could result in serious
personal injury. Whenever it is likely that the protection has been impaired,
the instrument must be made inoperative and be secured against any intended
operation.
Make sure that only fuses with the required rated current and of the specified
type (normal blow, time delay, and so on) are used for replacement. The use of
repaired fuses and the short-circuiting of fuseholders must be avoided.
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General Safety Information
CAUTION
13
Ensure the proper usage of the equipment.
The protection provided by the equipment may be impaired.
➔ The operator of this instrument is advised to use the equipment in a manner as
specified in this manual.
Some adjustments described in the manual, are made with power supplied to
the instrument, and protective covers removed. Energy available at many
points may, if contacted, result in personal injury.
Any adjustment, maintenance, and repair of the opened instrument under
voltage should be avoided as much as possible. When inevitable, this should be
carried out by a skilled person who is aware of the hazard involved. Do not
attempt internal service or adjustment unless another person, capable of
rendering first aid and resuscitation, is present. Do not replace components
with power cable connected.
Do not operate the instrument in the presence of flammable gases or fumes.
Operation of any electrical instrument in such an environment constitutes a
definite safety hazard.
Do not install substitute parts or make any unauthorized modification to the
instrument.
Capacitors inside the instrument may still be charged, even though the
instrument has been disconnected from its source of supply. Dangerous
voltages, capable of causing serious personal injury, are present in this
instrument. Use extreme caution when handling, testing and adjusting.
When working with solvents please observe appropriate safety procedures
(e.g. goggles, safety gloves and protective clothing) as described in the material
handling and safety data sheet by the solvent vendor, especially when toxic or
hazardous solvents are used.
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General Safety Information
Safety Symbols
Table 85
Safety Symbols
Symbol
Description
The apparatus is marked with this symbol when the user should refer to the instruction manual
in order to protect risk of harm to the operator and to protect the apparatus against damage.
Indicates dangerous voltages.
Indicates a protected ground terminal.
Indicates eye damage may result from directly viewing the light produced by the deuterium lamp
used in this product.
The apparatus is marked with this symbol when hot surfaces are available and the user should
not touch it when heated up.
WA R N I N G
A WARNING
alerts you to situations that could cause physical injury or death.
➔ Do not proceed beyond a warning until you have fully understood and met the
indicated conditions.
CAUTION
A CAUTION
alerts you to situations that could cause loss of data, or damage of equipment.
➔ Do not proceed beyond a caution until you have fully understood and met the
indicated conditions.
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Lithium Batteries Information, , ,
13
Lithium Batteries Information, , ,
WA R N I N G
Lithium batteries may not be disposed-off into the domestic waste. Transportation of
discharged Lithium batteries through carriers regulated by IATA/ICAO, ADR, RID,
IMDG is not allowed.
Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced.
➔ Discharged Lithium batteries shall be disposed off locally according to national
waste disposal regulations for batteries.
➔ Replace only with the same or equivalent type recommended by the equipment
manufacturer.
WA R N I N G
Lithiumbatteri - Eksplosionsfare ved fejlagtig håndtering.
Udskiftning må kun ske med batteri af samme fabrikat og type.
➔ Lever det brugte batteri tilbage til leverandøren.
WA R N I N G
Lithiumbatteri - Eksplosionsfare.
Ved udskiftning benyttes kun batteri som anbefalt av apparatfabrikanten.
➔ Brukt batteri returneres appararleverandoren.
NOTE
Bij dit apparaat zijn batterijen geleverd. Wanneer deze leeg zijn, moet u ze niet weggooien
maar inleveren als KCA.
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The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive
The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive
Abstract
The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive
(2002/96/EC), adopted by EU Commission on 13 February 2003, is
introducing producer responsibility on all electric and electronic appliances
starting with 13 August 2005.
NOTE
This product complies with the WEEE Directive (2002/96/EC) marking requirements. The
affixed label indicates that you must not discard this electrical/electronic product in
domestic household waste.
Product Category:
With reference to the equipment types in the WEEE Directive Annex I, this product is
classed as a “Monitoring and Control Instrumentation” product.
NOTE
Do not dispose off in domestic household waste
To return unwanted products, contact your local Agilent office, or see www.agilent.com for
more information.
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Radio Interference
13
Radio Interference
Never use cables other than the ones supplied by Agilent Technologies to
ensure proper functionality and compliance with safety or EMC regulations.
Test and Measurement
If test and measurement equipment is operated with equipment unscreened
cables and/or used for measurements on open set-ups, the user has to assure
that under operating conditions the radio interference limits are still met
within the premises.
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Sound Emission
Sound Emission
Manufacturer’s Declaration
This statement is provided to comply with the requirements of the German
Sound Emission Directive of 18 January 1991.
This product has a sound pressure emission (at the operator position) < 70 dB.
• Sound Pressure Lp < 70 dB (A)
• At Operator Position
• Normal Operation
• According to ISO 7779:1988/EN 27779/1991 (Type Test)
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Solvent Information
13
Solvent Information
Flow Cell ,
To protect optimal functionality of your flow-cell:
• Avoid the use of alkaline solutions (pH > 9.5) which can attack quartz and
thus impair the optical properties of the flow cell.
• If the flow cell is transported while temperatures are below 5 degree C, it
must be assured that the cell is filled with alcohol.
• Aqueous solvents in the flow cell can built up algae. Therefore do not leave
aqueous solvents sitting in the flow cell. Add a small % of organic solvents
(e.g. acetonitrile or methanol ~5%).
Use of Solvents
Observe the following recommendations on the use of solvents.
• Brown glass ware can avoid growth of algae.
• Avoid the use of the following steel-corrosive solvents:
Solutions of alkali halides and their respective acids (for example, lithium
iodide, potassium chloride, and so on),
High concentrations of inorganic acids like sulfuric acid and nitric acid,
especially at higher temperatures (if your chromatography method allows,
replace by phosphoric acid or phosphate buffer which are less corrosive
against stainless steel),
Halogenated solvents or mixtures which form radicals and/or acids, for
example:
2CHCl3 + O2 —> 2COCl2 + 2HCl
This reaction, in which stainless steel probably acts as a catalyst, occurs
quickly with dried chloroform if the drying process removes the stabilizing
alcohol,
Chromatographic grade ethers, which can contain peroxides (for example,
THF, dioxane, di-isopropylether) such ethers should be filtered through dry
aluminium oxide which adsorbs the peroxides,
Solvents containing strong complexing agents (e.g. EDTA),
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Solvent Information
Mixtures of carbon tetrachloride with 2-propanol or THF.
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Agilent Technologies on the Internet
13
Agilent Technologies on the Internet
For the latest information on products and services visit our worldwide web
site on the Internet at:
http://www.agilent.com
Select “Products” - “Chemical Analysis”
It will also provide the latest firmware of the Agilent 1200 series modules for
download.
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Index
Index
A
accessory kit
micro well plate sampler 260
accessory kit
high perf. autosampler 259
advanced operating modes 20
Agilent Lab Monitor & Diagnostic
Software 110
Agilent on internet 311, 311
air circulation 28
algae 309, 309
analog cable 282, 284
analog
signal output 74
APG remote connector 75
ASIC 58
autosampler accessory kit contents 35,
259, 260
autosampler accessory kit 35
autosampler control 56
autosampler microtiter plate board 58
auxiliary cable 282, 296
B
battery 59
safety information
BCD board 66
BCD cable 294
BCD/LAN board 66
BCD
cable 282
bench space 28
bench space 28
board
312
305
HP JetDirect card 69
boards
interface board (BCD/LAN)
LAN card 69
bypass 12
changing serial number and
type 238
66
D
C
cable
analog 282, 284
auxiliary 282, 296
BCD 282, 294
CAN 297
connecting modules 39
external contacts 283, 298
GPIB 283
remote 282, 287
CAN cable 297
CAN
interface 73
capillaries 49
changing
serial number and type 235, 235
ChemStation
changing serial number and
type 236
choice of vials and caps 104
cleaning 170
common electronics 58
compensation sensor open 123
compensation sensor short 124
condensation 28, 28
configuration switch
default settings 77
description and factory setting 77
Control Module
damaged packaging 34
delivery checklist 34, 34
draw speed 104, 104
DRAW 104
E
eject speed 104, 104
EJECT 104
electronics
ASIC 58
battery 59
fan drive 59
MTP board 58
sample transport control 59
sampling unit control 60
sensors 57
EMF counters 173
setting 174
using 174
environment 26, 28, 28
error messages 111, 115
error messages
arm movement 129
compensation sensor open 123
compensation sensor short 124
fan failed 125
front door error 127
initialization failed 136
invalid vial position 139
leak senso open 121
leak sensor short 122
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leak 120
metering home failed 137
missing vial 135
motor temperature 138
needle lock failed 132
needle to needle seat position 133
peristaltic pump error 140
shut-down 117
synchronization lost 118
timeout 116
valve to bypass failed 130
valve to mainpass failed 131
vessel error 141
vessel stuck to needle 142
ESD (electrostatic discharge) strap 169
external contact cable 283, 298
F
factory settings 77
failure 111
fan failed 125
firmware
description 63
main system 63
resident system 63
update tool 64
updates 63
flow connections 49
flow cell 309
solvent information 309
Forced Cold Start
settings 80
fuses
BCD board 66
G
G1373A 262
GPIB cable 283
GPIB
default addresses
interface 73
78
H
hall sensor 57
HP JetDirect card
69
I
illumination assembly 206
information
on lithium batteries 305
injection valve 16
injection volume precision 104
injection volumes less than 2 µl 104
injection sequence 12
injection valve 8, 15
injection volume 104
injection volumes 104
installing the autosampler
flow connections 49
interface cables 42
power cable 42
safety 42
sample trays 84
installing the sample tray 51
installing the thermostatted autosampler
interface cables 45
power cable 45
preparation 46
safety 42, 45
installing the thermostatted autosampler
tray cover and front cover 53
Instant Pilot
changing serial number and
type 237
instrument status indicator 113
interface board (BCD/LAN) 66
interface
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analog signal output 74
CAN 73
GPIB 73
remote 75
RS-232C 73
interfaces
special 76
internet 311, 311
introduction to the autosampler
IR sensor 57
8
L
LAN cables 300
LAN
communication interface board
interface board 66
leak sensor open 121
leak sensor short 122
leak 120
LMD software
changing serial number and
type 235
low volume injections 104
69
M
main board 58
mainpass 12
maintenance functions 111, 143
maintenance procedures 175
maintenance functions 172
step commands 145
maintenance procedures 22
metering device 104
metering device 15
metering seal 269
microswitches 57
missing parts 34
MTP board 58
multi-draw option 8
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Index
N
needle flush station 17
needle lock 17
needle drive 15
needle/sample transport assembly
numbering of vials 84
18
O
operating modes 20
optimizing performance
automated needle wash 104
delay volume 104
delay-volume adjustment 104
early maintenance 104
inject-valve seal 104
low-volume capillary kit 104
P
park transport assembly 53
parts and materials
cover parts 275, 275
foam parts 276
leak system parts 279
power and status light pipes 278
sheet metal kit 274
vial trays and tray base 257
parts and materials
accessory kit SL 259
accessory kit 261
analytical-head assembly 269
autosampler sampling unit
assembly 267
injection valve assembly 272
injection-valve assembly 272
maintenance kit 261
multi-draw kit 261, 261
sampling unit assembly 266
thermostat 262
transport assembly 254
314
parts and meterials
accessory kit micro well plate
parts identification
cables - LAN cables 300
Peek seal 106
performance specifications 30
physical specifications
autosampler 29
power cords 27, 27
power supply indicator 113
Power Consideration 26
power requirements 26
260
sampling unit 211
SLS board 243
SUD board 240
top cover and foam 204
transport assembly 208
using the ESD strap 169
rotor seal 272
rotor seal 106, 272
RS-232C
cable kit to PC 299
interface 73
settings 78
S
R
radio interference 307
recovering
changing serial number and
type 239
reflection sensor 57
remote cable 282, 287
remote
interface 75
repair procedures 171
repairs
exchanging internal parts 199
exhaust fan 229
fan 227
injection-valve assembly 219
leak sensor 249
main board (MTP) 232
main cover 202
maintenance procedures 175
metering plunger 188
metering seal 188
metering-drive motor and belt 222
MTP board 232
needle assembly 176
needle-drive motor and belt 225
power supply 246
rotor seal 187
safety information
on lithium batteries 305
saftey class I 302
sample trays 84
numbering of vial positions 85
sampling sequence 11
sampling unit 15
seals 106
metering seal 269
rotor seal 272
rotor seal 272
seat capillary 107
sensors 57
serial number/type
using ChemStation 236
using Control Mmodule 238
using Instant Pilot 237
using LMD software 235
serial number
changing 235, 235
shipping containers 34
shipping 53
shut-down 117
site requirements 26
solvent information 309
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solvents 309
sound emission 308
special
interfaces 76
specifications 29, 30
stack configuration
rear view 39
rear view 41
thermostatted autosampler
stator 16
status indicator 111
status indicators 113
Stay-Resident
settings 80
step functions 112
step commands 145
storage 28
switch
configuration settings 77
sychronization lost 118
U
unpacking the autosampler
34
V
41
valve capillaries 49
Vespel seal 106
vial contents temperature 30
vial numbering 84
vial tray 53
vial racks 8
vials 8
viscous samples 104, 104
W
weight
28
X
X-axis
18
Z
T
Z-axis
Tefzel seal 106
temperature sensor 120
temperature 28, 30
thermostat 264
theta-axis 18
timeout 116
transport assembly 18
transport mechanism 8
transport 53
transporting the autosampler
tray combinations 85
trays 84
type
changing 235, 235
18
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In This Book
This manual contains service information
about the Agilent 1200 Series High
Performance Autosamplers & Micro Well Plate
Autosampler. The manual describes the
following:
• introduction to the sampler,
• site requirements and specifications,
• installing, configuring and using the
autosampler
• optimizing performance,
• troubleshooting and diagnostics,
• maintenance and repair,
• parts and materials,
• information on cables,
• safety and legal information.
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Agilent Technologies 2006, 2008
Printed in Germany
05/08
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Key Features

  • Precise injection mechanism
  • Programmable injection volumes
  • Multi-draw mode
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  • Active needle wash mode
  • Wide range of sample containers

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What types of sample containers can be used with these autosamplers?
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The injection volume can be programmed according to the specific requirements of your experiment.
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The active needle wash mode helps to reduce carry-over by flushing the outside surface of the needle with fresh solvent.
How do I select the appropriate sampler for my application?
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