Fine Instrument Technology (FIT) is a research, development and innovation company that markets and develops equipment and solutions using Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR). Located in the city of São Carlos - SP, considered the Capital of Technology and Brazilian pole in NMR, FIT has a highly qualified team composed of technicians, bachelors, masters and doctors in different areas of knowledge. The company has close relationships with national and international research centers and universities, adding even more expertise and development potential. Examples of partnerships are EMBRAPAs (Agroindustry, Soils and mainly Instrumentation), CIERMag (Center of Images and In Vivo Spectroscopy via Magnetic Resonance) from USP São Carlos and Victoria University of Wellington (New Zealand). These partnerships are in addition to FIT's research and development team guaranteeing innovative equipment and solutions of high technology and quality with applications in several areas such as:
• Agriculture and foods
• Scientific instrumentation
The nuclear magnetic resonance technique has wide application in the food industry and agriculture.
At first, it is widely used for determination of solid fats, important in various branches of the food industry, for example in chocolates. It is also used in the determination of particle size in emulsions, such as mayonnaise and other seasonings. Development of non-destructive fruit quality, adulterations in olive oil and milk are being developed.
In the case of agriculture, again the applications are numerous. It is known that oil content in seeds is a genetic factor, so it is possible, due to the non-destructive measures, to make a genetic improvement in oilseeds by determining the oil content of the same.
In petrophysics, nuclear magnetic resonance is an important tool for studying the feasibility of exploring oil wells. As the oil gets stored in rocks, the so-called reservoir rocks, it is necessary to study the porosity of the same.
There are probes with NMR equipment that perform in-situ measurements that accompany the drill bit while drilling the wells. One way to simulate these logging experiments in a laboratory is to use low field equipment where rock samples are saturated with water and then quantify the pores and determine their sizes. It is a fast technology, simple and without the use of reagents (only water is used).
Increased global demand for fuels coupled with increasingly stringent quality regulations aimed at reducing the environmental impacts of burning fossil fuels, contribute to the need to develop new Analytical technologies applied to petroleum-derived fuels, as well as to the new energy matrix of expanding biofuels in Brazil.
In this perspective, biodiesel from vegetable oils and ethanol are the two most used fuels, either as an additive or even in the replacement of fossil fuels.
Following this trend, methods of analyzing the quality of biofuels have been developed quickly and accurately using nuclear magnetic resonance imaging.
With regard to the science of materials, Nuclear magnetic resonance can be used to determine the general morphology of the polymer matrices, increase stiffness or mobility promoted by the addition of nanoparticles, plasticizer or degradation agent. Or even be applied in qualitative and quantitative analyzes of the structure of the matrices, mobility and amplitude of the different regions (rigid, intermediate, mobile).
It is still possible to follow processes, because the measures are fast and non-destructive.
Chemical and physical analyzes using Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR).
Specfit is a national equipment that uses Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) technology to perform non-destructive, fast and highly accurate physical and chemical analysis. Its high technology allows a wide range of applications, many of them automated and without sample preparation. SpecFIT was developed with digital technology that has low obsolescence, easy upgradeability and high performance. In addition to the dedicated analysis options, we also offer different options for configuring the device with open solution for researchers to develop their own methods of analysis using NMR through a software programming of pulse sequences without the need of knowledge in computer programming.
Wide range of applications
Friendly sequence programming
Spectrometer for image analysis via nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR).
Specfit Ultra is the equipment used for nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) technology developed by FIT using low-obsolescence, easy-to-upgrade, low-cost, portable and high-performance FPGA technology with digital reception and transmission. With the SpecFIT console it is possible to program experiments of relaxometry (NMR-DT), spectroscopy and images through a system based on table filling, with which it is possible to program pulse sequences even without knowledge of computer programming language. It has two aesthetic models: one in the rack mount format 19" and the other in the table format.
Friendly pulse sequence programming
Hardware and Software simple upgrade
Compatible with image realizations
Your NMR experiment need high quality components.
The TR/Switch developed by FIT guarantees a good efficiency of the MRI measures protecting the components of the system. The communication between console, amplifiers and coil is made so that the reception is isolated while the system is transmitting high power and vice versa, thus protecting the equipment involved in the NMR experiment. This duplexer works for different frequencies. Consult FIT about the availability of the required frequency and also duplexers with active operation.
Dinamic band of frequency
Low time dead
Development of the coil suitable for its application.
FIT has more than 10 years experience in developing image reels. We develop internal and on-demand designs of single-channel, quadrature, multi-channel phased array or sampled array types. Medical reels, animals, small animals, seeds etc for any scanner, low, high and very high field.
Our electronics are digital and adaptable, so along with FIT experts, it is possible to update obsolete equipment without maintenance, reactivating them to operate as new. We give new life to that abandoned magnet.
We develop NMR applications for clients in partnership with research institutions.