Like all of our FLEX series MALDI-TOF and TOF/TOF systems, the autoflex maX instruments are engineered to reliably provide high value data in daily operation. The application flexibility of autoflex maX is strengthened by its improved dynamic range, providing a more complete picture of diverse molecular species across a broad mass range.
The smartbeam™II laser is integral to MALDI instruments
At the heart of the autoflex maX our proprietary smartbeamTM II solid state laser. With up 2 kHz speed in MS mode and 200 Hz for M/MS, time sensitive analysis – such as would be needed for biopharmeutical integrity screening – can be made in minutes. The best-in-class ionization efficiency of the smartbeam laser minimizes sample consumption and maximizes quality data output from each target position, even for complex samples. The ionization is gentle enough that tissue samples may be stained after analysis in MALDI MS Imaging workflows. Amenable to a host of MALDI matrices, the smartbeam laser offers a long lifetime of service for a wide range of applications.
As with all of our MALDI-TOF systems, proprietary PAN™ panoramic focusing technology supports confident analyses of lipids, glycans, peptides and large proteins. The autoflex maX provides peak resolution up to 26,000, and its new 10 bit digitizer in combination with our FlashDetector™ means low ppm mass accuracy and amol sensitivity. This depth and breadth of analytical power critical to the QC of polymers, for example, where small details may be missed by other types of analyses.