Shimadzu has released a new member of its UFMS (ultra-fast mass spectrometry) family in Europe: the LCMS-8045 triple quadrupole mass spectrometer. This has a modified ion sampling device and collision cell technology, which provides greater efficiency and high quantitative accuracy and reliability. The ion source has a cable-less, tube-less housing and the desolvation capillary can be replaced without breaking vacuum. It shares, with other UFMS members, a scan speed of 30,000 u s–1 without loss of mass accuracy and a polarity switching time of 5 ms. The LCMS-8045 can be upgraded, like the LCMS-8050, to the high-sensitivity LCMS-8060.