Category: HPLC - Liquid Chromatography | Subcategory: FPLC

Amersham Biosciences AKTA Pilot Liquid Chromatography System

Amersham Biosciences AKTA Pilot Liquid Chromatography System Image

ITEM: 30411 In Stock

  • Free 90 Day Warranty
  • One Year Upgrade Available
  • Tested & Serviced Prior to Shipping

Or call (860) 691-2213

Amersham Biosciences AKTA Pilot Liquid Chromatography System ImageAmersham Biosciences AKTA Pilot Liquid Chromatography System ImageAmersham Biosciences AKTA Pilot Liquid Chromatography System Image

The Amersham Pharmacia / GE AKTA Pilot is a dedicated automated liquid chromatography (LC) system designed to carry out development, scale-up, and production processes. This bio-compatible, hygienic and sterilizable system can purify products in milligrams of up to tens of grams. As the gold standard in the industry, the AKTA Pilot LC system meets all good laboratory practice (GLP) and current good manufacturing practice (cGMP) guidelines which are required in Phase I-III of drug development and final-scale production.

The AKTA Pilot is a complete system which contains all fluid handling components necessary to perform smooth delivery and mixing, sample application as well as in-line monitoring.


Pre-programmed method templates and optimized system configurations minimize preparation time by allowing rapid media screening, method scouting and optimization as well as scale up experiments. Dedicated method templates are supplied for the most common scouting procedures including automatic media screening and automatic eluent pH scouting for ion exchange chromatography. Convenient sample application and column packing is also possible by regulating the flow rate, while pressure can also be monitored through four points.

The UNICORN software displays the monitoring of conductivity, UV and pH. Additional screens can be connected to the system for special purposes. The AKTA Pilot is equipped with sanitary sensors allowing continuous in-line measurement of pH, conductivity and UV absorbance. These detectors deliver accurate and reliable monitoring through self-test and self-calibration. The flow cells are placed close together and are easily accessible from the front panel to facilitate maintenance. As a result, band broadening and time delay between detectors are lessened.  

Isocratic and gradient flow rate4–400 mL/min
Double mode flow rateUp to 800 mL/min
Operating pressureUp to 2 MPa (20 bar, 290 psi) between system pump and column inlet
UV wavelength range190–700 nm in steps of 1 nm, 206–700 nm with AKTApilot cell, 3 wavelengths simultaneously
pH range0–14 (spec. valid between 2–12)
Conductivity range1 µS/cm to 999.9 mS/cm
Holdup volumeUp to 31 ml
Max backpressureless than 0.06 MPa before column/ 400 ml/min less than 0.045 MPa after column /400 ml/min
Solvent compatibilityAll commonly used chromatographic solvents
Degree of protectionIP 24
Dimensions29.5" W x 21.3" D x 35" H (75 × 54 × 90 cm)
Weight251 lbs. (114 kg) without arm
Power100-240 V 50-60Hz; 800 VA power max

The ALT Difference

All Items Tested to
Manufacturer Spec

More Than 12,000
Items in Stock

Up to 1-Year

Price Match

off Retail