Special Issues

LCGC SupplementsSpecial Issues-12-01-2016
Volume 34
Issue 12

Company Description

Gerstel is a world leader in analytical system automation for GC–MS and LC–MS instrumentation. Gerstel's automation for sample preparation, sample introduction and standalone WorkStations is compatible with all manufacturers of analytical technology. Total system solutions from Gerstel provide unique advantages by enhancing productivity and system stability and by improving quality of results while reducing solvent use and overall cost.

Chief Chromatographic Techniques Supported


  • Autosamplers for GC–MS and LC–MS

  • Automated sample preparation for GC–MS and LC–MS

  • Sample Preparation WorkStation for making standards, preparing dilution series, derivatization, and more

  • Automated solid-phase extraction (SPE)

  • Dispersive SPE (DPX)

  • Solid Phase Micro-Extraction (SPME) and Headspace

  • Twister(r) Stir Bar Sorptive Extraction (SBSE)

  • Dynamic headspace and thermal desorption

  • PTV and large-volume injection

  • Automated Liner Exchange (ALEX)

  • Multicolumn/multidimensional GC systems

  • Olfactory detection and preparative fraction collection

  • Pyrolysis

Markets Served


  • Food/Beverage, Flavors & Fragrances

  • Personal Care, Cosmetics and Over-the-Counter Products

  • Clinical Research & Forensics

  • Electronics, Plastics, Polymers and Chemicals

  • Pharmaceutical, CROs, and Bio-therapeutics

  • Environmental and Industrial Hygiene

Major Products/Services


  • MAESTRO Software: Intuitive operation software provides sample prep by mouse-click and productivity tools for automation. MAESTRO software seamlessly integrates into Agilent ChemStation/MassHunter or runs in the background on LECO, SCIEX, THERMO Scientific, and other vendors' systems.

  • MultiPurpose Sampler MPS: The GERSTEL MPS is a highly reliable robotic automation platform, which provides sample handing, preparation and introduction. A large variety of techniques can be performed by the MPS. These are listed below.

  • Automated SPE: Independent of LC–MS or GC–MS or combined with sample introduction. Based on standard cartridges.

  • Automated DPX: Dispersive SPE technique for fast, efficient extraction and concentration of analytes.

  • Dynamic Headspace (DHS): Concentrates VOCs from liquids or solids. Ultralow detection limits. DHS Large sample containers up to 1 L.

  • Thermal Desorption Unit (TDU): Highly flexible, automated analysis of up to 196 samples. Performs thermal desorption/extraction and pyrolysis.

  • Thermal Desorption System (TDS): Ultra-low detection limits for VOCs and SVOCs up to n-C40+.

  • Twister(r) Stir Bar Sorptive Extraction (SBSE): Ultratrace level solvent-less determination of organic compounds in aqueous matrices. Up to 1000 times more sensitive than SPME.

  • Cooled Injection System (CIS): Universal PTV inlet for optimized GC performance. High temperature version up to 650 °C, cryostatic cooling.

  • Automated Liner EXchange (ALEX): For samples with a heavy matrix load.

  • Automated Centrifugation, Solvent Evaporation, Weighing, Filtration, Vortexing, and Bar Code Reading

  • Multidimensional GC with Column Switching: Complex separations using two or more columns.

  • Olfactory Detection Port (ODP): For GC or GC–MS; complete with voice recognition, intensity indication, and peak annotation.

  • Preparative Fraction Collector (PFC): For GC or GC–MS using up to six traps.


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