Shimadzu LC Driver Ver. 3.10 for Empower Software
Shimadzu i-Series Driver Ver. 1.0 for Empower Software

Supported devices

LC Driver

Device type Description
System controller CBM-20A / CBM-20A lite
Pump LC-20AD / LC-20AT / LC-20AB / LC-20ADXR / LC-30AD
Auto Sampler SIL-20A / SIL-20AC / SIL-20AHT / SIL-20ACHT / SIL-20AXR / SIL-20ACXR / SIL-30AC / Rack Changer / Rack Changer C / Rack Changer II
Column Oven CTO-20A / CTO-20AC / CTO-10ASvp / CTO-30A
Detector SPD-20A / SPD-20AV / RF-10AXL / RF-20A / RF-20AXS / SPD-M20A / SPD-M30A / PC-55N (AD board) / CDD-10AVP 
Option box Option Box vp / SubController vp
Solenoid valves FCV-11AL / FCV-11ALS / FCV-13AL / Low Pressure 4 port valve built in to LC-20AD / LC-20AT / LC-20ADXR / LC-30AD
Rotary valves FCV-12AH / FCV-13AL / FCV-14AH / FCV-32AH
FCV-12AH / FCV-14H / FCV-32AH / FCV-34AH built in to CTO-20A / CTO-20AC / CTO-30A
Integrated LC LC-2010A / LC-2010C / LC-2010AHT / LC-2010CHT


Unit Model

LC-2030, LC-2030C, LC-2030C 3D

LC-2040C,  LC-2040C 3D
External Detector RF-20A, RF-20AXS, RID-20A, AD input (optional)
Reservoir Switching Valve FCV-11AL, FCV-11ALS
High-Pressure Flow-Line Switching Valve *1 FCV-14AH, FCV-34AH

* 4 systems maximum with no PDA or 3 systems with single PDA or 2 systems with 2 PDA (per LAC/E).

* CBM-20A lite will not support analogue data acquisition.

Please use CBM-20A with a PC-55N AD board if analogue signal is acquired.

Configuration examples

Empower Personal (Stand-alone type)

Empower Personal is a stand-alone type configuration. A PC includes a database and data acquisition functions. A single PC is connected directly to LC system(s), and a maximum of 4 LC systems can be controlled.

Empower Enterprise (Network type)

Empower Enterprise is a client-server (C/S) system, which allows any client PC on the network to control any HPLC. HPLC control and data acquisition are done through an acquisition server called LAC/E32, and the acquired data are stored in the database server. Analysis instructions and LC instrument status monitoring are performed from a client PC. Each Shimadzu LC system is controlled by TCP/IP protocol from a PC. If any problem occurs in a LC system on the network, other LC systems in operation are not affected.

*EmpowerTM and Empower3 are trademarks of Waters corporation

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