Automated Solvent Extraction System


Automated Solvent Extraction System


The EDGE® is an automated extraction system that is faster than Soxhlet, more automated than QuEChERS, and simpler than other solvent extraction systems. Perform a complete extraction (including filtering, cooling, and washing) of a wide range of samples and sizes at least 3 times faster than other pressurized fluid extractors. The EDGE has revolutionized the extraction process for sample preparation.

The EDGE PFAS™ is an automated extraction system that has all the features of the EDGE without any PFAS contamination. The system was modified to remove any PFAS-containing materials, enabling the rapid extraction for PFAS from many sample types without the worry of background contamination.
  • Fastest technique available
  • Sample holders are easily assembled and cleaned (Q-Cups)
  • Small footprint
  • One technology with unlimited applications
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Accelerated Solvent Extraction made Fast and Easy
Automated Extraction Process

Touch “start” to begin the automated process.

1. Select a Method
After a rack of Q-Cups containing samples are loaded into the EDGE, simply select the proper method, program the number of samples, and hit “Start”.

2. Autosampler Loads Sample
The Q-Cup is automatically loaded into the chamber by the autosampler. The pressure cap then creates a pressurized seal on the top of the Q-Cup.

3. Matrix is Extracted
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 through the top of the Q-Cup to wet the sample.

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

4. Extract is Collected
Once the sample reaches temperature, the solvent is dispended through the Q-Disc, the cooling coil, and into a collection vial.
Rapid Filtration for Solvent Extraction
Q-Cup® Sample Holder

A simple solution to a complicated problem.

The aluminum Q-Cup sample holder consists of three easy-to-assemble pieces.

1. Q-Cup Cylinder
2. Q-Disc®
3. Threaded Bottom
The open top creates a dispersive effect which promotes rapid extraction and filtration. The disposable Q-Discs completely filters your sample prior to analysis. No additional steps are required. The simple design lends itself to easy cleaning.
Automation for Accelerated Solvent Extraction
Loading the EDGE Rack

Load your samples in seconds.

Once the samples are placed in the Q-Cups, the Q-Cups are loaded into the rack along with the glass collection vials.

Next, the rack is loaded into the EDGE. The samples are then ready for the automated extraction process.
Pressurized Fluid Extraction and Solid Phase Extraction (SPE)

Get better results with one instrument.

  • Dispersive Solid Phase Extraction
  • Pressurized Fluid Extraction
  • Supported 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.
Solvent Extraction Instrument – Small and Compact

Its small size is a big advantage.

The EDGE is only 14.25” wide. That’s about the width of an analytical balance. You can have multiple EDGE systems placed side-by-side on one bench top.
Solvent Evaporator for Extraction
Q-Dry Solvent Evaporator

No sample transfer necessary.

The Q-Dry is a standalone solvent evaporator that’s compatible with both the 40 mL and 60 mL EDGE collection vials. Sample transfer isn’t necessary, which will save time and reduce your solvent consumption. The temperature can be set on a timer. The nitrogen flow can be easily adjusted.

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