CDS Analytical, LLC. has been a leader in the design and manufacture of laboratory instruments for sample preparation and analysis for four decades. Best known in the field of analytical pyrolysis, CDS has supplied instrumentation for a wide range of additional analyses including catalyst screening, reaction optimization, organic headspace analysis, and environmental testing.
Incorporated as Chemical Data Systems, Inc., CDS introduced its first product, the Pyroprobe®, in 1969. The Pyroprobe was used with pyrolysis-gas chromatography to analyze solids. In 1977, CDS produced the 310 Sample Concentrator, a manual purge and trap instrument for environmental analysis. Later we introduced the first microprocessor controlled purge and trap instrument, the CDS Model 320. By the mid-1990s CDS recognized the need for laboratory automation and developed the AS-2500 Pyrolysis Autosampler.