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CAMAG TLC Scanner 4

The CAMAG TLC Scanner 4 is the most advanced workstation for densitometric evaluation of TLC/HPTLC chromatograms and other planar objects.

Key features

  • Measurement of reflection, either in absorbance or fluorescence mode

  • Object formats up to 20 x 20 cm

  • Spectral range from 190 to 900 nm

  • Automatic start of all lamps: deuterium, halogen-tungsten, and high pressure mercury lamp

  • Data step resolution 25–200 μm

  • Scanning speed 1–100 mm/s

  • Spectrum recording up to 100 nm/s

  • Automatic selection of electronic amplification

  • Rapid data transfer.

Evaluation with winCATS


The visual presentation of the complete chromatogram showing all samples and standards side by side is one of the most convincing arguments for Thin-Layer Chromatography. No other chromatographic technique can directly express the result as a colour image and make it available for visual evaluation.

Evaluation with visionCATS

visionCATS controls the CAMAG TLC Scanner 3 and the CAMAG TLC Scanner 4 and enables quantitative evaluation of the generated densitometric data. To determine the substance concentration in a sample, five different quantification functions (e.g. linear and polynomial) are available. Several scanning steps (e.g.scanning the plate after development and scanning the same plate after derivatization) and up to five different evaluations can be performed (single wavelength, multiple wavelengths or a combination of measurements in absorption and fluorescence detection mode).

The Scanner Ultimate Package:

  • Multi Wavelength: this feature offers the possibility to evaluate up to five scanning steps in one analytical file. A scanning step may contain a single wavelength, multiple wavelengths with up to 31 selected wavelengths or a combination of measurements in absorption and fluorescence detection mode.

  • Scanner Quantification: this features allows to quantify each individual substance on the plate. Five different quantification functions are available for evaluation to determine the concentration of the substance in a sample. In one analysis file up to five evaluation steps can be performed in multiple plate states (e.g. plate after development and same plate after derivatization).

  • Spectrum Scanning: this feature includes the measurement of the spectrum of each individual substance on the plate including the evaluation of the substance purity by comparison with reference standard.

Ordering Information, Accessories and Parts


CAMAG® TLC Scanner 4
for the densitometric evaluation of TLC/HPTLC plates,  spectral range 190 to 900 nm, plate sizes up to 20 x 20 cm,  absorbence and fluorescence mode, CAMAG software controlled


CAMAG® HPTLC Software visionCATS Basic Version
Including access and control of all instruments - 1 server and 1 client, Instrument Diagnostics (xQ), Analytical reports - Access to method library. 
Needs to be bought separately and is not included in any Ultimate Package


CAMAG® HPTLC Software visionCATS: visionCATS Ultimate combining:
Visualizer Ultimate Package (028.2000)
Scanner Ultimate Package (028.3000)

CAMAG HPTLC Software visionCATS Basic Version (028.0000) needs to be purchased separately.

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