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Oxford Instruments: Introducing Sample Automation and Major New Features for…

ByRandall B. Phelps

Apr 25, 2022

April 25, 2022

Introducing Sample Automation and Major New Features for the X-Pulse Benchtop NMR Spectrometer

The advanced modular design now makes X-Pulse the only fully scalable broadband benchtop NMR system to meet chemical analysis needs in research, development, quality control and education.

Oxford Instruments today launches the brand new X-Pulse Broadband NMR Spectrometer with X-Auto, an automatic sample changer. Newly added X-Pulse features dramatically increase ease of use, throughput, and remote working capability while further reducing ongoing costs. This was achieved by removing any need for deuterated solvents using new external signal frequency locking technology, adding automated soft switching between cores, sensitivity enhancements, and seamless sample exchange. surveillance. Continuous flow monitoring and advanced sample temperature control are combined with the only true broadband core selection to meet a wide range of analytical chemistry needs across industries from batteries to pharmaceuticals. The unique modular architecture makes this new X-Pulse fully configurable and a highly cost-effective investment for basic science, advanced analytical research, quality control optimization, and education.

The combination of the new X-Auto sampler, which allows up to 25 samples to be preloaded, and new SpinFlow 3.1 software functionality, ensures that users can add individual experiments or long queues to each sample with a few simple clicks. By rearranging the experimental queues, short duration experiments can be prioritized over all samples to quickly determine the value of continuing with longer queued experiments, thereby maximizing efficiency. Through a remote connection to the instrument, all preloaded samples can be modified and new experiments added or adapted to the user’s analysis needs. This minimizes time spent with the instrument and maximizes remote work productivity. Automated soft switching between chemical cores is particularly advantageous for applications requiring the selection of a wide range of NMR active cores, including those in the battery, polymer and fine chemical markets.

Professor Philippe Wilson, Professor of One Health at Nottingham Trent University, said: “Benchtop NMR is a core part of our point-of-care disease diagnostics research. This new X-Pulse with X-auto will massively accelerate our projects: no more sample preparation, our post-docs will deal a day of unattended samples – even with automatic switching between the most important cores. Ultimately, faster time-to-release and more complete data for our industrial collaborators will be so critical to my entire group.

Dr Ian Wilcock, Managing Director of Oxford Instruments Materials Analysis, added: “The new X-Pulse and X-Auto autosamplers enable our customers to dramatically change the throughput and efficiency of their research and process control, enhancing new remote and hybrid working models. I am truly delighted that our team has designed such a modular and fully configurable benchtop NMR system to meet the ever-widening range of our customers’ demands..”

Learn more about X-Pulse and X-Auto.


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