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Automated Extraction System
EDGE®

Automates the technologies of PFE and dSPE.
 

Overview

Faster than Soxhlet, more automated than QuEChERS, and simpler than other automated solvent extraction systems, the EDGE has revolutionized the extraction process for sample preparation. Extract up to 30 grams in only five minutes, including the filtering and cooling process; 6 times faster than other pressurized fluid extractors.


Worldwide Patents Pending

Features

  • Fastest technique available
  • 12 samples in an hour
  • Q-Cups™ are easily assembled and cleaned
  • Small footprint
  • One technology with unlimited applications

Energized Dispersive Extraction

With Q-Cup technology, Energized Dispersive Extraction is simple and fast for all applications. Extract semi-volatile organic compounds from soil, fat from food, phthalates from plastics, and many more applications with EDGE.




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EDGE vs Traditional Solvent Extraction

EDGE is faster than any other traditional solvent extraction techniques. With its speed, compact size, and ease of use, there’s nothing like it available.



Energized Dispersive SPE

With Q-Cup technology, Automated Dispersive Solid-Phase Extraction (dSPE) is possible.
EDGE is an alternative to QuEChERS for the extraction of pesticides. This new technology offers a more effective extraction and cleanup for difficult matrices.

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Pharmaceutical

 

Q-Cup Technology

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A simple solution to a complicated problem.

The Q-Cup™ sample holder consists of three easy-to-assemble pieces. The unique open cell concept creates a dispersive effect which promotes rapid extraction and filtration. No additional steps are required prior to analysis.

The Q-Cup is ultra-thin coated aluminum for efficient heating. It’s light-weight and easy to use.

Worldwide Patents Pending

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Load your samples in seconds.

Just add a Q-Disc, screw on the bottom, and add your sample; it’s that simple.

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Easy Cleaning


The simple design lends itself to easy cleaning.
A quick rinse is all you need.

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Disposable Q-Discs


The disposable Q-Discs completely filter your sample prior to analysis.

 


The EDGE Process

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1

Sample is Loaded

The Q-Cup is automatically loaded into the chamber by the auto sampler. The pressure cap then creates a pressurized seal on the top of the Q-Cup.

2

Matrix is Added

Solvent is first added through the bottom to fill the gap between the chamber and Q-Cup, this aids in heat transfer. Then, solvent is added from the top of the Q-Cup to wet the sample.

As the chamber walls are heated, the pressure in the solvent gap increases. This overcomes the pressure inside the Q-Cup, forcing the solvent to disperse into the sample.

3

Extract is Collected

Once the sample reaches temperature, the solvent is filtered through the Q-Disc, the cooling coil, and into a collection vial.



Fast

6 times faster than
most current techniques.

EDGE is fast, uses less solvent, and is cost effective making it the smart choice for every lab.

Technique
Time (minutes)
Solvent Usage (mL)
Cost Effective
EDGE 5 20 $
Microwave 15 30 $$
QuEChERs 20 23 $$
Pressurized Fluid Extraction 30 21 $$$
Soxhlet 360 150 $$
Automated Soxhlet 120 90 $$$
Ultrasonic 60 300 $$





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Simple


Press play and walk away.


Program up to 12 samples, using the integrated touchscreen and intuitive software, and EDGE takes care of the rest. Every sample is run using either a pre-programmed One Touch® Method or with your own custom method.




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Flexible


Get better results with
one instrument.


  • Dispersive Solid Phase Extraction
  • Pressurized Fluid Extraction
  • Supported Liquid Extraction
  • Liquid-Liquid Extraction

No need for multiple systems for different samples, EDGE is the answer for all extractions, made possible by Q-Cup Technology. No matter your technique, you’ll extract a particle-free solution, ready for analysis.

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Compact


Its small size is a big advantage.

  • The EDGE is only 14.25" wide, about the size of an analytical balance

You can extract 48 samples an hour with 4 EDGE systems, easily placed side-by-side on one bench top.

Support for EDGE


You get more than an instrument.


When you own a CEM instrument, you have access to a whole team of scientists and engineers that are ready to support you. We are here to make sure you succeed.

Support Team