This instrument from Alpha MOS is both electronic nose and Ultra Fast gas chromatograph and makes in one run an overall odour profile and chemical composition analysis.



  • chemical and sensory analysis in one run
  • ultra fast analysis with the same resolution and separation force as conventional GC
  • a full chromatogram within an average of 90 seconds
  • high throughput – average of 7 minutes for re-injection
  • sensitivity to low ppb, even for highly volatile components
  • reliable identification of components
  • compact with small Footprint
  • unique combination of sampling, detection and data processing makes HERACLES the most powerful and flexible electronic nose available;
  • A heat-controlled pre-concentration stage increases sensitivity;
  • liquid or Headspace injection;
  • Wide range of sampling options: manual injection, gas bags, large volume, Autosampler for vials between 10ml and 1Liter;
  • Number of sampling and enrichment options that can be linked to the Autosampler: Petri dish sampling, Thermal Desorption AutoSampler (TDAS), Flow Cell for Dynamic Measurement;
  • heating rate up to 10°/s;
  • 2 parallel columns with different polarity coupled with 2 ultra sensitive Flame Ionization Detectors (FID);
  • powerful AlphaSoft software: instrument monitoring, acquisition and integration of chromatograms, qualitative and quantitative analysis through statistical data processing and chemometry.
  • conformity & quality control
  • Batch to Batch’ consistency testing
  • research into abnormal odours
  • process optimisation/monitoring
  • shelf life & stability
  • benchmarking competition
  • screening of candidate recipescorrelation with flavour panel analyses
  • food & beverage
  • plastic & packaging
  • pharmacy
  • petrochemistry & chemistry
  • cosmetics
  • ambiance

Contact Form

Would you like to know more about a Solution or Product? Please fill in the form below. We will contact you on working days between 08:30-17:00 within 1 working day.
Thank you in advance.

Name organisation *

Country *

Your name *

E-mail *

Phone number *


This post is also available in: Dutch