HPLC Modular System Controllers

CBM-20A or CBM-20Alite

An HPLC system controller for connecting to LC workstations through ethernet

The Shimadzu CBM-20A/CBM-20Alite system controller acts as an interface for connecting instrumentation to LC workstations or network-client computers. One CBM is a necessary component to complete a modular system. The CBM also offers the first web based browser which allows for additional management and system efficiency.


CBM-20A Controller

A stand-alone system controller designed for maximum flexibility. Up to twelve LC modules and two channels of analog data can be connected for acquisition.


CBM-20Alite Controller

The internal space-saving CBM-20Alite can be installed inside Prominence and Nexera pumps or autosamplers, and controls up to five LC components including the host module.

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Easy Installation

The CBM module connects via Ethernet to a laboratory computer for software or web-browser control of the LC components.

Integrated Web-Control Functions

The CBM is equipped with a web interface, which allows system control, monitoring and maintenance information to be accessed from Internet Explorer without installing additional software. It offers added security with multi-level user access options, and provides a flexible analytical environment.
From the web interface, you can:

  • Monitor and adjust maintenance intervals
  • Perform baseline check or system equilibration
  • Real-time monitoring of current analysis only
  • Check hardware performance and save time by reducing visits to the laboratory

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CBM-20A Software Screen CBM-20A Software Screen

Fully automated analysis

System startup, baseline-check functions, and auto-purge functions allows for fully automated analysis with a modular HPLC system.

  • System Startup - Program a startup method to initialize the system and start data acquisition.
  • Baseline-check - An automatic check of the baseline before data acquisition
  • Auto-Purge - All pumps and autosamplers can be purged on command or automatically, without user intervention to open or close the drain valve.

Monitor device status at a glance

With this function, the operating status of networked devices can be checked at a glance. You can monitor:

  • System Activity
  • Status of individual units
  • Existence of errors
  • Device maintenance information

Memo system

A memo function allows users to post messages regarding the status of components or to allow users sharing the system to leave messages for each other.

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