The SCION (SQ) GC-MS is designed for today’s fast paced analytical laboratory. Innovative design features such as a Lens-Free ion path, heated ion optics and an Extended Dynamic Range (EDR) detector enable the SCION SQ to deliver accurate quantification and identification on a routine basis, even in complex matrices. As ions pass through a mass spectrometer a significant portion is lost every time they encounter a lens.

Due to its unique design the SCION SQ doesn’t have any lenses thus increasing the sensitivity of the instrument by reducing ion losses. Another major advantage of having no lenses the source is the only part to clean, so you can spend more time analyzing samples and less time maintaining your instrument. The SQ is integrated with our SCION 436 or 456 GC as sole or as additional detector.

  • Innovative lens-free ion path delivers simplifies tuning
  • Off axis source and detector increase sensitivity
  • Active focusing Q0
  • Dual filament source increases uptime
  • Compound-based scanning software

The SCION SQ is the chromatographer’s choice for quadrupole mass detector; it is designed to match your most stringent
needs for analytical performance and productivity. The SCION SQ offers superior sensitivity and robustness based on innovative ion optics, and fast and easy methods development. The SCION SQ GC-MS system defines a new standard of usability for
routine analysis.

Analyzer – MS Specifications

  • Scan modes: Full Scan; Selected Ion Monitoring (SIM), Combined Full Scan-SIM
  • Standard ionization mode: Electron Ionization (EI)
  • Optional ionization modes: Chemical Ionization (CI) including PCI and NCI
  • Ion source: Auto-aligning EI or CI (optional) sources constructed of inert materials
  • Q0 ion guide: 90° curved RF-only entrance quadrupole with active ion beam focusing
  • Source temperature: 100°C to 325°C °°
  • Filament and emission current: dual filaments; up to 200 μA
  • Electron energy: adjustable from 10 to 150 eV
  • Mass filter: quadrupole with pre- and post-filter; high ion transmission efficiency lens-less design
  • Mass range (m/z): 10 to 1200 Da
  • Scan rate: up to 14,000 Da/sec
  • Minimum dwell times: 1 ms
  • Resolution: user adjustable from Unit (0.7 Da) to 4 Da, also with three user selectable settings (Unit, Standard, Open)
  • Mass axis stability: <±0.1 Da over 48 hours
  • Transfer line temperature: up to 350°C
  • Manifold temperature: 40-50°C
  • Detector: Electron multiplier with ±5 kV post acceleration and with on-the-fly multiplier gain optimization for Extended
  • Dynamic Range (EDR™); direct ion collection onto multiplier for negative ion detection without dynode loss
  • Turbo-molecular pump: dual stage, 310/400 L/sec, air-cooled for helium carrier gas flow up to 25 ml/min
  • Foreline pump: dual-stage rotary vane; voltage – 120/230V (same as GC Voltage)
  • Power requirements: 100-240 Vac, 50/60 Hz ±3 Hz, 1200 VA
  • Operating environment temperature: 15° C to 33°C
  • Operating environment humidity: 20% to 80% relative humidity (without condensation)


  • Scion MS Workstation for data acquisition, data handling and reporting
  • Optional Spectral Libraries: NIST, Wiley, and Pfleger/Maurer/ Weber (PMW) libraries with user customizable libraries and automatically searching of multiple libraries
  • Autotune in all ionization modes, special tunes for EPA methods (DFTPP/BFB)

Gas Chromatograph (Scion 436 and 451 Model GC)

For more specification on GC refer to the GC Specification Sheet
  • Injectors: Split/Splitless (SSL), Programmable Temperature Vaporization (PTV) and PTV with back-flush (PTV/
  • BF), Cold-on-Column (COC)
  • Autosamplers: 8400; 8410; CTC PAL COMBI-xt
  • GC Oven Temperature: Ambient + 4 °C to 450 °°C,
-100 °C to 450 °C with Liquid N2;
-60 °C to 450 °°C with Liquid CO2,
  • Temperature Ramps/Holds: 24/25
  • Pneumatic: Electronic Flow Control (EFC) or Manual
 * All tests performed with helium at carrier gas
The Signal-to-Noise ratio S/N values are based on
RMS CI tests use methane as reagent gas
 Dimensions (H x W x D) and Weight
Additional spaces should be added for the data system, monitor and printer
  • SCION SQ: 45 cm (18 in.) x 28 cm (11 in.) x 57 cm (22.5”), 37 kg/82 lb
  • 436 GC: 55 cm (21.6 in) x 32 cm (13 in.) x 56 cm (22 in); 27 kg/60 lb
  • 451 GC: 53 cm (20.9 in.) x 66 cm (26 in.) x 56 cm(22 in); 43 kg/95 lb
  • CP-8400/8410 Autosamplers: 22 cm (8.5 in. ) x 40 cm (15.7 in.) x 47 cm (18.5 in.); 7
  • Compact footprint
  • Fast ramping oven (170°C/minute)
  • Flexible 2 channel architecture
  • 2 Injectors, 1 Detectors + MS
  • Ultimate flexibility/configurability.
  • Large capacity, fast ramping oven (150°C/minute)
  • Capacity: 3 Injectors, 3 Detectors + MS.
  • Full Electronic Flow Control (EFC), up to 21 channels at 0.001psi resolution.
  • Innovative lens-free ion path delivers simplifies tuning
  • Off axis source and detector increase sensitivity
  • Active focusing Q0
  • Dual filament source increases uptime
  • Compound-based scanning software
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