LECO and CDS Analytical Announce Relationship to Deliver Pyrolysis and High Performance GC-TOFMS

St. Joseph, Mich. — March 3, 2014 — LECO and CDS Analytical, two leaders in their respective analytical technologies, have begun a technology relationship that will enhance their own capabilities even further. This collaboration interfaces programmable pyrolysis sample introduction from CDS with LECO gas chromatography time-of-flight mass spectrometry (TOFMS). The pairing will be available on the LECO Pegasus HT and 4D nominal mass systems, as well as the Pegasus GC-HRT high resolution system.

These analytical pairings provide key technical capabilities, including high speed and accurate mass, of vital significance to environmental, petrochemical, and polymer analysis. Representatives from both companies look forward to seeing researchers benefit from the new relationship.

“The union of technologies creates a powerful solution for many analytical chemists,” said Lorne Fell, Ph.D., LECO’s Separation Science Product Manager. “The ability to use the CDS pyrolysis system on samples uniquely requiring this introduction technique with characterization using an accurate mass GC-TOFMS provides unmatched information content. Further, the ability to perform a similar analysis and leverage the vast separation space offered by two-dimensional GC offers answers to the most vexing analytical problems. It allows the analyst to ask, ‘What else is in my sample?’. The combination of high-performance, robust sample pyrolysis from CDS with high-performance MS or GC from LECO will provide unparalleled capabilities.”

“Now the ability to fully characterize the pyrolysate produced from complex samples is available,” said Gary Deger, Director of Marketing at CDS. “The combination of fast or multi-dimensional gas chromatography or high resolution mass spectrometry will empower users to the fullest. Accurate mass analysis will provide a mechanism by which the products of pyrolysis can be identified and monitored with the highest confidence and accuracy. And, the power of multi-dimensional gas chromatography will significantly increase the ability of researchers to separate peaks from complex pyrograms, particularly with biomass, oil, and geochemical samples.”

About CDS Analytical (www.cdsanalytical.com)

CDS Analytical is a leading global provider of innovative thermal sample preparation instrumentation for the analytical laboratory. For over 40 years our exclusive focus has been on conceiving, designing, manufacturing, and supporting leading edge instruments. CDS offers a complete suite of diverse front-end GC equipment including pyrolyzers, purge and trap, headspace, and thermal desorption systems. These robust, field-tested products provide the entire range of temperature, heating rate, and multiple step manipulations required by today's most demanding analytical laboratories.

With a well-established leadership role with pyrolyzers and other introduction systems, as well as broad market penetration on a global scale, CDS continues to be innovative and dynamic, and will pioneer the next wave of sample introduction instrumentation.

About LECO Corporation

For over 75 years, industries around the world have trusted LECO Corporation to deliver technologically advanced products and solutions. Today, that commitment continues with high-speed time-of-flight mass spectrometry (TOFMS) for gas chromatography, as well as comprehensive two-dimensional gas chromatography (GCxGC), all featuring easy-to-use ChromaTOF® operating software. Product lines also include high-quality analytical instrumentation, metallography and optical equipment, and consumables. LECO currently has over 30 subsidiaries worldwide, with additional distributors authorized to sell or service LECO products to the rest of the world. For more information, visit www.leco.com, or follow us on Twitter (@LECOCorp) and LinkedIn.

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