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The MQC+ benchtop NMR analyser measures oil, water, fluorine and solid fat in a variety of samples and is typically used for quality assurance and quality control. 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. As NMR signals are generated from all parts of the sample not just the surface, even if they are opaque, more accurate measurements are guaranteed. 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.

To increase laboratory productivity and efficiency, MQC+ analysers can be used with the MQ-Auto sample automation system. The MQ-Auto is based around a high-performance robot arm and a range of sample racks and conditioning stations. An optional balance can be incorporated for applications that require samples to be weighed, and a barcode reader is also available for sample identification. Watch the MQ-Auto in action.

Do you have an MQC? Find out more about upgrading from an MQC to an MQC+ here.

  • Rapid analysis - process a high volume of samples quickly and efficiently
  • No hazardous solvents or chemicals - removes the need for fume cabinets, specially trained staff and expensive disposal procedures

  • Cost-efficient - low maintenance and running costs
  • MQ-Auto sample automation system extends the working time of the MQC+

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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.

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.

MQC+ is fast and very easy to use. It can make over 100 measurements per day which is up to 250 times faster than using wet chemical methods. Lab technicians will be productive in a very short time as minimal training is required. The software provides step by step operator guidance with clear on-screen prompts and there are status indicator lights at the sample chamber entrance. The MQC+ is easy to look after - parts which need cleaning are all easy to remove. The automatic magnetic field optimisation routine ensures best results whilst also reducing costs and increasing uptime. MQC+ belongs to a new generation of magnetic resonance instruments meaning it will benefit from enhancements to the platform for years to come.

Step by step operator guidance - Easy to use, minimal training required

Easy to remove different sized sample holders - Ability to run different sized samples

User serviceable parts and procedures - Easy, low cost maintenance

Internal diagnostics and test procedures - Easily monitor health of instrument

Fast and efficient - Save time and money

MQ-Auto sample automation - Frees laboratory staff for more intensive tasks

The MQC+ is suitable for many applications in multiple industries:

ModelSample Size (Diameter / Volume)Application
MQC+235 mm / 0.2 mlOptimum configuration for many applications. High operating frequency gives best sensitivity, whilst large sample size gives good reproducibility.
10 mm* / 1 mlAs above.
18 mm* / 8 mlAs above.
26 mm / 14 mlAs above.
MQC+540 mm / 40 mlLargest sample capacity for inhomogeneous samples, for example in agri-food industry.
51 mm / 80 mlAs above.
60 mm / 100 mlAs above.
MQC+F26mm / 14 mlFluorine sensitive version for toothpaste and minerals.

*liquid variable temperature option available

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