Shimadzu HPLC Control

Direct control of Shimadzu LC-10 and LC-20 (Prominence) series using Clarity Chromatography Software.

The Clarity Chromatography Station allows for direct control of selected Shimadzu HPLC components which are controlled through the SCL-10AVP or CBM-20A (Lite) controllers. Optional control modules enable Clarity to provide integrated instrument control and to ensure complete automation for laboratories.The control module includes parameters for the HPLC pumps, column oven, detectors (including PDA), autosampler, etc. A dedicated PDA Extension enables the evaluation of data from PDA systems.

A single Clarity station can only control one Shimadzu LC-10/20 System. This is the restriction of MIMIC libraries used to perform the instrument control.

Shimadzu HPLC Control


 Shimadzu HPLC Control
Controlled devicesThe Shimadzu HPLC control module is compatible with selected components controlled through the SCL-10AVP or CBM-20A (Lite) controllers. List of controlled components is shown in the table below.
Communication interfaceRS232
LAN - supported by CBM20, CBM20 Lite only
Data acquisition interfaceDigital Data Acquisition

List of controlled subdevices

Minimal firmware versions shown in the parentheses.

ControllersSCL-10AVP (5.33), CBM-20A, CBM-20ALite
DetectorsRF-10A, RF-10Axl, RF-20A*, RF-20Axs*, RID-10A, SPD-10A (3.0), SPD-10Avp (5.22), SPD-10Ai (3.0), SPD-10AV (3.0), SPD-10AVi (3.0), SPD-10AVvp (5.22), SPD-20A, SPD-20AV, SPD-M10AVP**, SPD-M20A***
PumpsLC-6AD (1.4), LC-8A (1.5), LC-10AD (3.1), LC-10AT (3.1), LC-10AS (3.1), LC-10Ai (3.1), LC-10ADvp (5.26), LC-10ATvp (5.27), LC-20AD, LC-20AB, LC-20AT, LC-20ADXR
* Module needs switching to LC-10 compatibility mode
** PC must have functional SCSI communication board and it can be controlled on 32 bit Windows only
*** Can be controlled on 32 bit Windows only