Dionex ICS-6000 HPIC System: Run different methods simultaneously

The modular Thermo Scientific Dionex ICS-6000 HPIC system is a highly configurable ion chromatography (IC) system with capillary ion chromatography capabilities. It enables you to develop and run different methods for a single sample or for different samples simultaneously. The robust design of this system enables operation at up to 5000 psi and produces consistent, reliable results. As a top-of-the-line ion chromatography system, the Dionex ICS-6000 HPIC system is designed to adapt to the needs of users and push the boundaries of what is possible in ion analysis, offering both high pressure and capillary ion exchange chromatography capabilities.

Build your ideal Dionex ICS-6000 HPIC system


Flexible configurations

Dionex ICS-6000 HPIC systems come in standard bore, microbore and capillary formats with multiple detector options. This high-pressure IC system can address a full range of IC applications, from 2-D IC for trace-level analysis to high-performance anion-exchange chromatography with pulsed amperometric detection (HPAE-PAD) for complex carbohydrate analysis.

Mass spectrometry compatible

The system is compatible with single quadrupole, triple quadrupole and high-resolution accurate-mass (HRAM) Thermo Scientific Orbitrap mass analyzer-based mass spectrometers for performing powerful ion chromatography-mass spectrometry (IC-MS) analyses.

Tablet control*

The system comes equipped with a tablet featuring an intuitive interface and direct local control of the system and its status. The interface is available in 11 different languages to customize your user experience. It allows you to communicate with the instrument via a secured WiFi or wired connection and access consumables installation guides and a troubleshooting knowledgebase.

Consumables Device Monitor*

The Consumables Device Monitor automatically identifies and tracks the installation time, use and performance metrics of up to 25 different consumables to prevent consumable installation errors, help schedule preventative maintenance and manage consumable usage to minimize instrument downtime.

Automated Eluent Generation (EG)

For unmatched method reproducibility and accuracy, the system can electrolytically generate high-purity hydroxide, carbonate, bicarbonate, or methanesulfonic acid (MSA) eluents when provided with a source of high-purity deionized water. Using the Dual EGC mode, the Dionex ICS-6000 HPIC system can also generate potassium hydroxide/potassium methanesulfonate (KOH/KMSA) eluents for complex carbohydrate analysis.

CDS Software

The Dionex ICS-6000 HPIC system comes with the easy-to-use Thermo Scientific Chromeleon Chromatography Data System (CDS). This software provides powerful control and data processing for IC and offers eWorkflows that make all our essential applications easily accessible. Additionally, the Chromeleon CDS can control mass spectrometry systems, enabling seamless IC-MS analyses.

*The wireless transmitter devices may not be authorized as required by the laws of your country; and these features will not be, offered for sale or lease, or sold or leased, until proper authorization is obtained. Please consult your local sales representative for details.


System specifications

The table below provides a brief overview of the Dionex ICS-6000 HPIC system specifications. Not all specifications are listed. For a full list of the specifications, download the Dionex ICS-6000 HPIC system specifications sheet.


Dionex ICS-6000 HPIC System



Dual-piston (in series), microprocessor controlled, constant 10 mm primary stroke length, variable speed Isokinetic Eluent Precompression


Chemically inert, metal-free PEEK pump heads and flow path; compatible with aqueous eluents of pH 0–14 and reversed-phase solvents

Pressure range

Analytical: 0–35 MPa (0–5000 psi)
Capillary: 0–41 MPa (0–6000 psi)

Flow rate range

Analytical: 0.000–10.000 mL/min with settable flow increments at 0.001 mL/min, without changing pump heads. Optional heads allow flow up to 22.4 mL/min.
Capillary: 0.001–0.100 mL/min flow rate and up to 3.000 mL/min for pump priming mL/min with settable flow increments at 0.0001 mL/min, typical working range of 5–30 µL/min

Flow rate precision (analytical & capillary)

< 0.1%

Flow accuracy

< 0.1%

Pressure ripple

< 1% at 1.0 mL/min/typical, < 0.2% (with damper) at 10 µL/min, < 1.0% (without damper) typical


None required

Piston seal wash

Standard, automatic operation

Vacuum degasser (analytical & capillary)

Integrated, optional 1 channel for isocratic pump or 4 channels for quaternary pump

Gradient formation (analytical & capillary)

Quaternary low pressure (analytical only) or electrolytic eluent generation at high pressure

RFIC-EG gradients

Analytical: 0.1–100 mM
Capillary: 0.1–200 mM

Gradient profiles

Any combination of an unlimited number of linear, convex, and concave positive and negative gradient profiles

Gradient proportioning accuracy and precision (analytical only)

±0.5 at 2 mL/min

Gradient mixing (analytical only)

Passive mixers for 2 mm and 4 mm i.d. columns, optional

Eluent generation (analytical & capillary)

Optional eluent generation (RFIC-EG)

Eluent on/off valve

Electrically actuated, standard

Leak sensor

Optical, standard

System software


Chromeleon 7.2 CDS software, supports Microsoft® Windows® 7, operating systems

Automated procedure wizards

Standard feature

System smart startup and shutdown

Standard feature

Application templates

Standard feature

Automation support of 3rd party instruments

Fully controls over 300 different instruments from more than 30 manufacturers, including GC, HPLC, and MS

Customizable system control panels

Standard feature

Signal channels

Pump pressure

Data trending plots

All numerical device parameters

System status virtual channels

Standard feature

Power failure protection

Standard feature

System trigger commands and conditionals

Standard feature

Daily audit trail

Standard feature

Sample audit trail

Standard feature

System calibration storage

Factory, present and previous. Completely user selectable

Customized reporting

Standard feature with unlimited report sheets

GLP compliance


Physical specifications

Dimensions (h × w × d)

41 × 23 × 56 cm (16 × 8.75 × 21.5 in.)


SP: 20.4 kg (45 lb) — DP: 24.1 (55 lb)

Power requirements

90–265 V ac, 47–63 Hz

Flow path

All polymeric (PEEK), anion or cation configuration

For Research Use Only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures.