LCMS-8030 Triple Quadrupole Liquid Chromatograph Mass Spectrometer (LC-/MS/MS)

Triple Quadrupole Mass Spectrometry is the method of choice for accurate quantification and confirmation of trace-level analytes in complex matrices. From the detection of drugs and metabolites in biological specimens to environmental contaminants and pesticides in food, analysts are being challenged with detecting an increasing number of analytes with greater sensitivity in more complex matrixes than ever before.

Shimadzu understands these requirements, which is why we have combined our experience from different fields to build the most robust mass spectrometer that can keep pace with the chromatographic resolving power of our world-class UHPLC systems. With ultrafast data acquisition and ultrafast polarity switching, the LCMS-8030 is truly a great detector for numerous markets.

Reliability beyond comparison

Shimadzu's innovative technology overcomes common issues such as loss of sensitivity, poor reproducibility, and cross talk. The LCMS-8030 delivers reliability even while performing ultrafast data acquisition and polarity switching.

Providing Long-term Data Stability

The LCMS-8030 is a workhorse system designed to deliver long-term stability and reliable data. The LCMS-8030 uses the proven ionization source originally developed on Shimadzu's single quadrupole mass spectrometer because it minimizes instrument downtime. Chemically resistant ion optics provide consistent performance between maintenance intervals.

UFtechnology – Truly unique optics

Combining fast scan speeds with ultrafast polarity switching generates an LCMS/MS instrument that can rapidly analyze numerous compounds regardless of polarity, reach and exceed required levels of detection, and reproducibly quantitate even the narrowest peaks found in modern ultrahigh pressure liquid chromatography (UHPLC). This mass spectrometer utilizes three uniquely redesigned pieces of hardware to form our UFtechnology, which gives enhanced sensitivity and allows us to be the leader in quantitative mass spectrometry.

UFsweeper™ Technology

The UFsweeper collision cell allows for 1 msec pause times, effectively accelerating residual ions out of the collision cell. This practically eliminates cross talk, yielding high quantitative accuracy and reliability even at the lower levels of detection. Ultrafast analysis coupled with a wider dynamic range is possible because of Shimadzu’s industry leading pulse-counting detector and conversion dynode system.


A unique high-voltage power supply achieves a high speed polarity switching time of just 15 msec while maintaining ion intensity with reproducible data. Even when multiple components elute simultaneously, data loss is minimized by the fast polarity switching. This UFswitching provides sufficient data points for even the narrowest peaks obtained.


The LCMS-8030 delivers scan speeds of up to 15,000 u/second with a 0.1 Dalton step width without the loss of mass accuracy. Data acquisition occurs so rapidly that one can acquire both qualitative and quantitative data in a single run.

For example, triggered MS/MS scans and MRM quantitation can be performed in a single acquisition. Increase throughput with the capability of simultaneously acquiring 500 MRM channels in one second while maintaining accuracy and precision. Utilizing a dwell time of 1 msec, the LCMS-8030 can analyze 226 unique pesticides with multiple transitions per compound in less than two minutes.

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