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Solving industrial challenges with benchtop NMR

Benchtop NMR can be used to solve a broad range of industrial challenges from R&D, to process development and finally to quality control. Our X-Pulse broadband benchtop NMR spectrometer provides practical solutions in many fields, from understanding diffusion in battery electrolytes to determining the structure of small molecule pharmaceuticals.

The unique combination of true multi-nuclei broadband NMR on the bench combined with flow and variable temperature capabilities, allows the X-Pulse to greatly extend the range of potential benchtop NMR applications.

For over 25 years, our comprehensive range of time domain NMR instruments, including the MQC+, MQR, and GeoSpec, has been ensuring production quality in many industries including food, agriculture, textiles, pharma, and petrochemical, and we continue to find exciting new practical applications.

Industrial problem solving

Process & Reaction Monitoring

Being able to measure the chemistry of your processes as it progresses is key to developing deeper understanding of reaction dynamics. This allows processes to be optimised and the quality of product to be maintained.

On-Demand Webinar: Understand Your Reactions App Note: Esterification monitoring using X-Pulse

Food & Agriculture

QA/QC NMR analyser measurements include solid fat content and droplet size in dairy products and oil and fat in snack foods. Also, they verify food authenticity to prevent food fraud  In agriculture, measurement of oil and moisture in seed harvests is fast and accurate.

App Note: Measuring Oil & Water in Seeds On Demand Webinar: Oils & Fat Analysis in Food Manufacturing

Polymers & Material Catalysts

Understanding chemistry and molecular structure is key to understanding the performance of polymeric materials. NMR provide a wide range of crucial data including  copolymer composition, degree of polymerisation, cross link density, and more, right in your lab.

On-Demand Webinar: Low-field NMR of polymer materials Article: Transforming polymer analysis

Pharmaceuticals and Drug Testing

Benchtop NMR spectroscopy now enables structural elucidation of small molecules and active ingredients (API) used in the pharma industry. Illicit and counterfeit pharmaceutical and street drugs can be identified and matched to databases.

App Note: Small molecules On Demand Webinar: Rapid Analysis of Street Drugs

Batteries & Fuel Cells

Multi-nuclei NMR is a powerful technique for battery electrolytes analysis - from qualifying raw materials purity and characterising new formulations to, identifying contaminants and breakdown products in manufacturing.

On-Demand Webinar: Optimising Battery Electrolyte Performance Article: Battery Electrolytes

Oil and gas exploration

In the field of rock core analysis for oil & gas exploration, benchtop NMR makes complex measurements routine. Measurements such as capillary pressure, gas isotherms and wettability can be done with NMR faster and with more data than with conventional techniques.

Webinar: Introduction to NMR Core Analysis Article: Advanced NMR techniques for capillary pressure and fluid type


NMR spin finish analysers quantify the spin finish of oil based coatings on synthetic fibres to optimise manufacturing processes without needing wet chemistry methods or skilled personnel.

App Note: Liquid Coatings on Artificial Fibres Case Studies: Improving Fabrics Quality Control


Benchtop NMR is an emerging technique in the field of biopharmaceuticals. Recent work in time domain NMR has shown the applicability of the technique for both quality control and  formulation  development.

Paper: Quality assurance at the point-of-care... Paper: Assessing Aluminum Vaccine Adjuvant Filling...
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Broadband Benchtop NMR

Whatever your application, ensuring that you have the right conditions and optimum set-up is crucial to solving your particular analytical challenge. X-Pulse, our latest development in benchtop NMR, gives you the capabilities you need. With a broadband X-channel to pick the exact nuclei of interest, variable temperature to measure at the optimal conditions, and flow NMR to measure reactions as they happen, X-Pulse covers all your experimental needs. 


Bringing broadband to your benchtop

  • Choose your nuclei – broadband available from 29Si to 31P, including 13C, 11B, 23Na, and 7Li
  • True variable temperature operation available from 20 – 60 °C
  • Flow NMR available
  • Solvent suppression experiments included
  • Gradient and shaped pulse experiments included
  • Easy operation for users of all experience levels
  • Modular design for upgradability
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The MQC+ NMR analyser measures 1H and 19F in a variety of solid and liquid samples, typically in quality control applications in a wide range of industries including polymers, food, and pharma.

  • 23 and 5 MHz TD-NMR systems
  • 10-26 and 40-60 mm probes
  • Variable temperature options
  • Autosampler with integrated balance and barcode reader


The MQR is a low resolution, high performance TD-NMR research system designed for applications based on relaxation and/or diffusion measurements.

  • 20 MHz TD-NMR system
  • 10, 18, and 26 mm probes
  • Pulsed field gradients options
  • Variable temperature options
  • Measure T1, T1ρ, T2, and diffusion
  • User-programmable


The GeoSpec is the industry standard NMR rock core analyser for measuring petrophysical parameters.

  • 2, 12, and 20 MHz TD-NMR systems
  • Up to 6-inch diameter probes
  • Pulsed field gradients options
  • P5 cell available
  • Exclusive Green Imaging Technologies software
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