TEI’s most versatile liquid autosampler

The Vectra autosampler from TE Instruments is a powerful and versatile laboratory asset that easily handles a broad range of automation challenges.

Unlock a new era of efficiency and precision in your lab with our state-of-the-art sampler packed with innovative features, the Vectra is designed to revolutionize your processes. Whether you are in petrochemical, chemistry, or any other research field, our sampler is your trusted partner for high-throughput sampling.

Next-Gen Flexibility
Conventional laboratory autosamplers are based on Cartesian movement basics (XYZ) which limits movement freedom due to predefined and fixed working areas.

The Vectra uses a XYZ movement principle with angular rotation movements. This results in a smaller bench space requirement with larger flexible working areas and lower wear and tear on internal components.

Sampler Features

Features Benefits
Integrated HD camera. Auto position recognition and calibration.
Position feedback and auto position recovery. Increasing reliability and safety.
High sample capacity with max. 350 sample positions. Maximizing your sample throughput.
High-performance conditioned trays. Superior cooling and heating capabilites.
Versatile syringe compatibility with volumes ranging from 10 to 250 µL. Flexibility in using di erent syringes.
Auto syringe exchange (3 parking positions) without operator intervention. Working continiously and automated.
Seamless integration in TEIS software. Allowing customized methods.


Elevate your laboratory’s liquid handling capabilities today. Our sampler is far more than just a piece of equipment; it is a solution that redefines what is possible in the world of automation.

Sampler Specifications

  • System type XYZ autosampler
  • Dimensions Within footprint of analyzer
  • Compatibility Xplorer Series / Xprep C-IC
  • Weight 6.3 kg / 13.9 lb
  • Voltage 100-240V, 50-60Hz, 1.5A, 70W (normal operation 20W)
  • Controle protocol USB
  • Software Controlled by TEIS software
  • Liquid handling speed Selectable from 0.1 to 30 µL/s
  • Liquid handling volume 1 to 250 µL
  • Vial positions Up to 350 positions
  • Vial size 2 ml standard vials
  • Conditioned tray Optional on 1 x 50 or 2 x 50 position racks for 2 ml vials
  • Sample temperature control Cooling: 12.5 °C / 54.5 °F below ambient temperature
    Heating: up to 65 °C / 149 °F
  • Standard syringe 100 µL syringe
  • Injection precision <0.2% RSD
  • Carry-over <0.01%
  • Max. sample viscosity 40 cSt at 20 °C / 68 °F

Test Method Compliance
The Vectra autosampler, when combined with TE Instruments’ elemental combustion solutions, ensures complete compliance with the international test methods relevant to your application, forming a powerful and reliable combination.


Compatibility with Analyzers
Vectra Autosampler is compatible with the XPLORER and XPREP Series.



  • 1. Which TE Instruments are compatible with the Vectra Autosampler and what is the control protocol used?

    The Vectra Autosampler is designed to be compatible with a range of TEI instruments, ensuring a seamless integration into your analytical workflows.
    TE Instruments that are compatible with the Vectra Autosampler are the XPLORER and XPREP Series:

    The control protocol used is USB, ensuring seamless integration and communication between the autosampler and analyzers.

  • 2. How does the Vectra Autosampler contribute to space optimization in the laboratory?

    The Vectra Autosampler contributes to space optimization in the laboratory by efficiently utilizing bench space within the footprint of the analyzer. Through its compact design and the utilization of the XYZ movement Principle, the Vectra Autosampler requires less bench space compared to conventional autosamplers while still providing a larger, flexible working area. This allows laboratories to maximize their workspace utilization without compromising on sample handling capabilities.

  • 3. Is the Vectra Autosampler compatible with third-party analysis software?

    The Vectra Autosampler is specifically designed to seamlessly integrate with TEIS. (Trace Elemental Instruments’ proprietary analysis software). Please note that compatibility with third-party analysis software is not supported for the time being.

  • 4. What is the role of the conditioned tray in the Vectra Autosampler, and when is it recommended to use optional conditioning racks for 2 ml vials?

    The conditioned tray in the Vectra Autosampler provides superior cooling and heating capabilities for samples. Optional conditioning racks for 2 ml vials are recommended when specific temperature control is essential for maintaining sample integrity.

  • 5. What is the standard syringe size used in the Vectra Autosampler and is it replaceable?

    The standard syringe in the Vectra Autosampler is a 100 µL syringe with a fixed needle. This design facilitates ease of maintenance and ensures the adaptability of the autosampler to different laboratory requirements. Moreover, the Vectra Autosampler offers versatile syringe compatibility, supporting a wide range of volumes from 10 to 250 µL while also offering syringes with replaceable needles. This flexibility allows users to choose syringe sizes that best suit their specific applications. Additionally, the Vectra Autosampler is compatible with various syringe brands, providing users with a broader range of options for their analytical needs.

  • 6. What is the significance of the carry-over specification (<0.01%) in the Vectra Autosampler, and how does it contribute to reliable sample handling?

    The carry-over specification (<0.01%) in the Vectra Autosampler highlights its ability to minimize sample contamination between injections, ensuring reliable and accurate results in sequential analyses.

  • 7. How does the Vectra Autosampler contribute to safety in laboratory operations, and what safety features are incorporated into its design?

    The Vectra Autosampler is equipped with various safety features, including interlocks, error detection mechanisms, and emergency stop functions. These features enhance laboratory safety by preventing potential hazards and ensuring secure operation.

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