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Oxford Instruments Magnetic Resonance : MQC+ Benchtop Analysers

Easier, Faster, More Accurate QA/QC

  • Guaranteeing more accurate measurements
  • Non-destructive
  • No hazardous solvents or chemicals
  • Cost-efficient
  • Simple linear calibration
  • Simple operation
  • Minimal sample preparation
  • Rapid analysis


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Introducing the Oxford Instruments Magnetic Resonance : MQC+ Benchtop Analysers

The MQC+ benchtop Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) analyser measures oil, water, fluorine and solid fat in a variety of samples and is typically used for quality assurance and quality control. It also measures the physical properties of materials such as polymer crystallinity/density and molecular weight. Analysis using the MQC+ takes from a few seconds to a few minutes, which means that a high volume of samples can be processed quickly and efficiently.

Oxford Instruments Magnetic Resonance :  MQC+ Benchtop Analysers

Oxford Instruments Magnetic Resonance :  MQC+ Benchtop Analysers

Key Features

NMR signals are generated from all parts of the sample not just the surface, even if they are opaque, guaranteeing more accurate measurements.

NMR measurements do not damage the sample in any way, so samples can be kept for repeat measurements or to be analysed using other techniques.

No hazardous solvents or chemicals
Unlike wet chemical analysis, the NMR method does not require solvents, removing the need for fume cabinets, specially trained staff and expensive disposal procedures.

Low maintenance and running costs, just requires mains power.

Simple linear calibration
Only a few samples spanning the concentration range are required.

Simple operation
MQC+ is designed to make the job of technicians working in QA/QC labs easier. It simplifies the analysis process and removes the need for extensive operator training.

Minimal sample preparation
Simply transfer the sample into a tube, condition it and analyse. Grinding or other forms of sample preparation are rarely needed.

Rapid analysis
Analysis takes from a few seconds to a few minutes, which means you can process a high volume of samples in the lab quickly and efficiently.

Key Benefits

Industry Oil in snack foods, total fat in chocolate, fat in foodstuffs and Solid Fat Content (SFC)
Agriculture Oil and moisture in oilseeds and their residues, oil in dried olive paste and oil in dried palm mesocarp
Textile Spin finish on fibre, also known as Oil Pick-Up (OPU), Finish on Yarn (FoY), lubricant and avivage
Consumer products Lotion on fabric and fluorine in toothpaste
Petroleum Hydrogen content in fuel, oil content in waxes and wax content in petroleum products
Polymers Xylene solubles in polypropylene, plasticiser in PVC, polymer density & crystallinity, oil in rubber and fluorine content
Other Fluorine in powders (e.g. fluorspar, alumina) and limestone filler in asphalt

The MQC+ NMR analyser replaces wet chemical analysis, which uses hazardous chemicals. It allows you to measure more samples much faster. Unlike wet chemical methods, the MQC+ doesn’t destroy the sample being measured. It can also measure physical properties including crystallinity and density of polymers.

Oxford Instruments Magnetic Resonance :  MQC+ Benchtop Analysers

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The MQC+ is a compact benchtop Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) analyser. It is available as three models: MQC+23, MQC+5 and MQC+F. MQC+23 is used for smaller samples and high sensitivity applications; for example it is used to measure small amounts of oil applied to artificial fibres and fabrics to enhance their properties. MQC+5 is used for large samples, typically agricultural products; measuring the oil, and moisture content in oilseeds. MQC+F is used to measure fluorine in toothpaste and minerals.

MQC+ can be fitted with a variety of robust sample holders, commonly known as probes, to easily handle different applications and sample sizes. The sample holders can be changed easily in a matter of minutes.

Every MQC+ system is supplied with all software and sampling accessories necessary for the application. Other laboratory equipment, such as dry heaters, water baths, balances and autosamplers can also be supplied.

The MQ-Auto autosampler is based around a high-performance robot arm and a range of sample racks and conditioning stations. A balance is included for applications where samples need to be weighed, and an optional barcode reader is also available for sample identification. Watch the MQ-Auto in action.

For high throughput of samples and greater control of your production.

More environmentally friendly and fewer risks for your staff.

Step-by-step guidance operator guidance means minimal training required.

Users can carry out routine tasks to ensure consistent results.



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