Fully automated QuEChERS sample preparation platform

The AutoMate-Q40 is a revolutionary system specifically designed and optimized to automate the QuEChERS sample preparation workflow. The system is configured ‘out of the box’ to conduct two of the most popular QuEChERS sample preparation methods AOAC2007.01 and EN15662.2008. It can realize all the steps after homogenate and before sample injection into GC and HPLC.


Fully automated QuEChERS sample preparation platform

  • Liquid dispensing/pipetting
  • Vortex mixing
  • Vial shaking
  • Opening/closing sample vials
  • Addition of solid reagents (ex. salts, buffers)
  • Decanting
  • Centrifugation
  • Matrix spiking
  • dSPE cleanup

Working principle

The system includes several modules, which can execute liquid dispensing, vortex mixing, vial shaking, opening/closing sample vials, addition of solid reagents, centrifugation, dSPE cleanup automatically.



    1. AOAC 2007.01 (Pesticide Residues in Food by Acetonitrile Extraction and Partitioning with Magnesium Sulfate)

    2. EN 15662.2008 (Foods of Plant Origin—Determination of Pesticide Residues Using GC-MS and/or LC-MS/MS Following Acetonitrile Extraction/Partitioning and Clean-up by Dispersive SPE—QuEChERS Method)


Pretreatment analysis of pesticide residues