GC Driver for Waters Empower™ Software

Control Shimadzu GC-2010 Plus and GC-2014 Units Using Waters EmpowerTM

Shimadzu GC Driver Ver1 for Waters Empower™ Software

Shimadzu GC-2010 Plus and GC-2014 gas chromatographs can now be controlled using Waters Empower™ chromatography data systems. This control enables use of these compact GCs, which feature detectors with the world’s highest sensitivity levels and deliver high-precision analysis with excellent peak reproducibility, in an Empower™ environment.

Seamless Control of Shimadzu GC Units

Set Shimadzu GC instrument parameters via the instrument method editing window in Empower™ and save as an instrument method. Achieve seamless control of GC-2010 Plus and GC-2014 units for functions ranging from the control panel and report output to audit trails.

Ease of Use for Instrument Status Check and Methods Creation

The Shimadzu GC control panel displayed in the sample analysis window in Empower™ includes functions to directly control Shimadzu GC units, such as switching the carrier gas or detector gas, or GC system ON/OFF. In addition, it includes such features as a monitor function that allows confirming the respective temperatures of the sample injection port, column oven, and detector, or the flow rate and pressure of carrier gas, and a system check function that displays the operating status of consumables. This helps with monitoring the instrument operating status during analyses and with routine instrument inspections. Furthermore, since separate instrument method editing windows are available for each device, even first-time users can set GC unit parameters easily.

Acquire and Manage Analytical Data Digitally

All detector signals are acquired digitally. Therefore, no SAT/INTM or other analog/digital converter is necessary. Gas pressures, column oven temperatures, and other instrument status information can be stored as channel data during analyses.

Products Lineup

Description Empower System Configuration
Single License - Shimadzu GC Driver for Empower™ Same for all Personal, Workgroup and Enterprize Verisons
Four Licenses - Shimadzu GC Driver for Empower™ Same for both Workgroup and Enterprize Versions


  • Shimadzu GC driver software for Empower™ is compatible with Empower™2 FR3 or later versions.To install the driver in existing Empower networks, please provide the Empower™ version and other relevant information in advance.
  • The Empower™ software is also available from Shimadzu. For more details, contact your Shimadzu representative.

Controllable Hardware

GC units: GC-2010, GC-2010 Plus, or GC-2014
Optional accessories: AOC-20i autoinjector and AOC-20s autosampler

Unit Unit Name
Sample injection port GC-2010 (Plus) : SPL-2010 (Plus), WBI-2010 (Plus), OCI / PTV-2010
GC-2014 : SPL-2014, WBI-2014, DINJ-2014, SINJ-2014
Detector GC-2010 (Plus) : FID-2010 (Plus), TCD-2010 (Plus), ECD-2010 (Plus),
FPD-2010 (Plus), FTD-2010 (Plus)
GC-2014 : FID-2014, TCD-2014, ECD-2014, FPD-2014,
Additional flow controller APC (3 auxiliary channels), AMC (2 auxiliary channels) 
Note: AMC is optional on the GC-2014.
Low-temperature oven controller GC-2010 (Plus) : CRG-2010 low-temperature control solenoid valve unit
GC-2014 : CRG solenoid valve


* Empower™ and SAT/INTM are trademarks of Waters Corporation in USA and other countries.

  • Auxiliary temperature control units, A/D boards, and PRG-2010 (Plus) or PRG-BOX (Plus) units cannot be controlled.
  • Not compatible with dual-injection systems.
  • A maximum of 4 Shimadzu GC units can be controlled from a single data acquisition server (such as LAC/E32).
  • Shimadzu GC and LC drivers for Empower™ can be installed on the same computer or data acquisition server.
  • A Shimadzu GC unit and Agilent GC system cannot be connected simultaneously to the same data acquisition server (such as LAC/E32). Provide a separate dedicated data acquisition server for the Shimadzu GC unit.

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