Shimadzu has released the Shimadzu GC Driver for Chromeleon™ 7.2

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February 1, 2018

Control Nexis GC-2030 and HS-20/HS-10 Using Chromeleon 7.2

HS-20 Driver

Control Shimadzu Nexis GC-2030 and HS-20/HS-10 Headspace sampler.

Now Thermo Scientific™ Chromeleon™ 7.2 Chromatography Data System (hereinafter called Chromeleon) Software can control the Nexis GC-2030 and HS-20/HS-10 Headspace sampler with the driver software. Shimadzu GC-2030 and HS-20/HS-10 instrument parameters can be set seamlessly via the Chromeleon 7.2.

The ePanel shown in the Chromeleon provides functions for the direct control of Shimadzu GC-2030 and HS-20/HS-10. It is also equipped with monitoring functions to allow system operating status to be assessed at a glance as well as a system check function for monitoring the usage of consumables by various instruments. After completing the sequence analysis, it is also possible to shutdown the Nexis GC-2030 automatically and safely by the shutdown function. As a result, this software supports total from inspection before analysis to stop of equipment after analysis Also, Shimadzu instrument control parameters are set through the method editor embedded in the Chromeleon software. These parameters are stored and handled as standard Chromeleon method files.


Instrument Method Editor

Maximize Productivity with Optimum Sample Injection

In addition to standard liquid analysis using an AOC-20i autoinjector, the following types of analysis are also supported.

  • Simultaneous analysis of two lines using a dual injection system
  • Successive switching between liquid and headspace analysis by installing both AOC-20i and HS-20 units

​This optimal sample injection system helps maximize analytical productivity.

Using Instrument Methods for Smart Switching Between HS-20 and AOC Units

Product Lineup

Description Versions with Functionality Verified
Shimadzu GC Driver for Chromeleon 7.2 Chromeleon 7.2 SR1 or later


This product supports Nexis GC-2030 and HS-20/HS-10 system control and HS-20 standalone control.
GC-2010/GC-2010Plus/GC-2014 can be controlled using the Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. driver provided with Chromeleon 7.2.

Controllable Hardware

The Shimadzu GC Driver for Chromeleon 7.2 supports control of the following units.

GC Unit Nexis GC-2030
Options AOC-20i (Plus) autoinjector, AOC-20s (Plus) autosampler, HS-20/HS-10 headspace sampler, dual injection system
Unit Device name
Sample Injector SPL-2030, WBI-2030, OCI-2030, PTV-2030
Detector FID-2030, TCD-2030, ECD-2010 Exceed, FPD-2030, FTD-2030, BID-2030
Advanced Flow Technology Backflush, detector splitting, detector switching, heart-cut system
Additional temperature controller Auxiliary temperature control unit
Additional flow controller APC (3 auxiliary channels), APC (1 auxiliary channel)
Options Low-temperature control solenoid valve set: CRG-2030
External equipment control relay: PRG-2010 Plus, PRG Box

The following unit controls are included in Chromeleon Software.
The HS-20 head space sampler can be controlled by using the Shimadzu GC Driver for Chromeleon 7.2.

GC Unit GC-2010, GC-2010 Plus, GC-2014
Options HS-20 headspace sampler, AOC-20i autoinjector, AOC-20s autosampler
Unit Device name
Sample Injector GC-2010 (Plus) : SPL-2010 (Plus), OCI / PTV-2010 (Plus)
GC-2014    : SPL-2014, DINJ-2014
Detector GC-2010 (Plus) : FID-2010 (Plus), TCD-2010 (Plus), ECD-2010 (Plus), FPD-2010 (Plus), FTD-2010 (Plus)
GC-2014    : DFID-2014, SFID-2014, TCD-2014, ECD-2014
Additional flow controller GC-2010 (Plus) : APC (3 auxiliary channels)
Low-temperature oven controller GC-2010 (Plus) : CRG-2010 low-temperature control solenoid valve unit


  • Up to four Shimadzu GC units can be controlled from a single instrument server.
  • It is not recommended to connect other vender instruments to the same instrument server.

Nexis is a trademark of Shimadzu Corporation.
Thermo Scientific and Chromeleon are trademarks of Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.