About Entech Instruments

About Entech Instruments

Entech Instruments is a leading developer and manufacturer of analytical instrumentation that supports professionals around the world in Environmental Air Monitoring, Soil & Water Testing, Industrial Hygiene, Food Safety, Flavor & Aroma R&D, Material Emissions Testing, Forensic Investigation, and Clinical Analysis. We specialize in the creation of inert air and gas sample collection equipment, chemical extraction and preconcentration technology,  as well as GC/MS sample preparation and introduction technologies.

Over the years Entech has continued to perfect the science and art of collecting, storing, and analyzing volatile and semi-volatile chemicals by GC and GCMS. At the heart of this development is Entech’s proprietary SiloniteTM surface treatment. SiloniteTM renders sampling devices and GCMS sample handling systems as inert as a GC column, providing better recovery of a wider range of compounds than ever before. SiloniteTM can be applied to any stainless steel or glass surface, virtually eliminating the adsorption and reactions that can occur on metal and untreated glass surfaces.

Over the past 3 decades, Entech has contributed more to the field of sample preconcentration than any other company.

Innovations in sample preparation for GC/MS analysis include:

  • Microscale Purge & Trap
  • Extended Cold Trap Dehydration
  • Large Volume Static Headspace
  • Pulsed Vacuum Extraction
  • Multi-Capillary Column Trapping
  • Vacuum Assisted Sorbent Extraction

History of Entech

1990 - First Product Delivery

Delivered The First Automated Air Preconcentrator For Multi-Sample Analysis (Model 2000)

1991 - First Solution for Method TO-14

Introduced the first complete solution for EPA Method TO-14 SUMMA Canister Application (Analysis, Cleaning, Stds).

1992 - First combined Polar/Non-Polar

Created the first combined polar/non-polar VOC solution (Microscale Purge & Trap) a few years before EPA TO-15 was introduced.

1994 - 2nd Gen Preconcentrator

Introduced Entech’s 2nd Generation Preconcentrator (Model 7000) after 4 years of field data from model 2000.

1995 - Smartlab

Introduced complete SmartLab product line to integrate entire air analysis laboratory onto a single Windows PC.

1996 - Asia & Europe Expansion

Increased distribution network to include Asia and Europe.

1998 - 7100A Preconcentrator

After 4 years of feedback from 7000, Entech implements major improvements.

2001 - Headspace

Introduced first canister / large volume headspace robotic system (7524)

2002 - Introduced SmartLab 2

Integrated network based on USB communications. Updated 7100A to 7100A SL2. Updated support products to SL2 (4600A Stds prep / 3100 Can Cleaner/ 7016CA-2 Canister Autosampler).

2004-2008 Robotics Systems

Developed 7500/7500A/7405/7510 Robotics Systems for single inlet, multi-canister analysis.  Entech remains the only company to provide robotic canister autosamplers that eliminate line to line variations in system background.

2006 - Micro-QT Valves

Our inert gas valve offering uncompromising leak-tight performance in an ergonomic design.

2008 - 7150

Introduced the 7150 Preconcentrator with “On Column Extraction“ and multi-stage trapping system.

2010 - Expanded Operations

Purchased adjacent building to expand operations and improve canister and field sampling product manufacturing capabilities.

2012 - 7200 Preconcentrator

After 14 years of feedback from 7100/7100A, the 7200 was completely redesigned using 3D modeling software and was made Win 7 compatible.

2013 - Introduced Million Air System

Which combined the 7200A Preconcentrator with  Robotic Canister Handling (7650-M) and sample screening without fear of system contamination

2014 - Introduced Omni-Sampler / Omni Sampler Plus

Next generation Trace Headspace Analysis for Aroma, Off Flavors, Water Analysis and more.

2014 - New Applications Laboratory

Accelerated research into better solutions for current and new markets.

2014 - Major improvements for Low Level recovery

Entech develops SiloniteTM Ultra Canisters based on advanced coatings research. Toxic Organics Valve 2 introduced – the most inert repairable sampling valve available with significant improvements over the industry standard TOV-1

2015 - Introduced 7650-HS

The 7650 brings the automated analysis of MiniCansTM, Bottle-VacsTM, and even large volume sampling canisters to a whole new level.

2015 - Flow ProfessorTM Calibration System

The easiest and most accurate way to calibrate your Entech CS1200E field samplers.

2016 - Introduced the Sorbent PenTM

The most versatile extraction and sample preconcentration technology available for GC and GCMS systems.

2017 - 7650HS-CTS

Advanced Large Volume Headspace using Multi-Capillary Column Trapping for Comprehensive Aroma, Flavor, Fragrance, and Odor analysis

2017 - Introduced the 1900 Canister Sampler

Remote Sampling Made Easy w/ WIN10 Touch Screen PC, WIFI and 6 hour battery backup.

1900 Multi-Canister Sampling System