MQC Benchtop NMR Analyzer at Pittcon 2011
News Release from:
27 January 2011
Oxford Instruments Magnetic Resonance, a leading supplier of low-field benchtop nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) technology, with North American operations based in Concord, Massachusetts, announces that it will be showcasing its popular MQC analyzers at the Pittcon Conference and Expo 2011, which will be held March 13-18, 2011 at the Georgia World Congress Center, in Atlanta, Georgia.
Oxford Instruments will be highlighting the key applications for the MQC, which include measurement of oil and moisture in seeds, fat in foodstuffs, hydrogen in fuel, spin finish on textile fibers, and fluoride in toothpaste.
Oxford Instruments' MQC has proven to be ideal for determining the oil content of seeds, nuts and grains as well as in a wide variety of processed foods, including snack foods. Since NMR acquires a signal from the whole sample and not just from the surface, it provides better accuracy and precision than alternative secondary techniques. For some applications, for example when analyzing oilseeds, or spin finish on selected fibers, it is possible to measure simultaneously both the water and oil concentrations.
A compact size minimizes the footprint on critical laboratory benchtop workspace. It also includes a space-saving internal computer with operator interface, so no external PC is required. With the recent change to a 19-inch LCD flat screen monitor mounted on the magnet, the user is provided with a clear view of data and operational instructions. New test and diagnostic software makes remote servicing of the instrument a cost-saving convenience.
Pittcon is the world's largest annual conference and exposition for laboratory science. Pittcon 2011 will offer the latest technology and instrumentation from more than 950 exhibitors, a diverse technical program, short courses, and networking sessions that provide the chance to exchange innovative ideas with scientists from around the world.