SpectraStar™ XT-R Benchtop NIR

SpectraStar™ XT-R Benchtop NIR

Our Premiere Bench NIR Analyzer. Examine Virtually any Sample Type in About 30 Seconds.

The Unity® Scientific SpectraStar™ XT-R is the premier benchtop near-infrared (NIR) analyzer with the capability to analyze virtually any sample type including solid, slurry, or liquid samples for a wide variety of parameters. It measures common parameters include moisture, protein, and fat, but the SpectraStar XT-R can also measure more difficult parameters like sugars, fibers, ash, lignin, and fatty acids. Features include:

  • A dual detector design and patented data processing algorithms across an extended wavelength coverage for outstanding performance on a wide variety of sample types and applications
  • With a sealed case, as well as a built-in computer with touch screen operation, the SpectraStar™ XT-R is ready for at-line or laboratory applications in the food, agricultural and industrial sectors.
  • Rapid results in under 1 minute facilitates rapid feedback to production managers for optimizing production and reducing waste.

All SpectraStar™ XT analyzers are operated by UScan™, a software package incorporating an intuitive graphical interface and a reliable SQL database for data management. Designed for ease-of-use, routine operators can be completely trained in 15 minutes to deliver accurate, operator-independent results.

TheSpectraStar™ XT patented TRUE ALIGNMENT® Spectroscopy (TAS) is an easy-to-use technology to precisely align and monitor the instrument calibration to certified optical standards for reliable results over time and across analyzers.


  • Available with calibrations from Unity®, and also industry-leading Ingot calibrations from Aunir™ for a wide variety of sample types and constituents.
  • Stand-alone design with built-in computer for easy implementation
  • Sealed case for use at-line in production environments
  • Designed for ease-of-use; only minimal training required for routine operators
  • Advanced sample management and reporting features makes the analyzer lab-ready
  • Sealed case with 17” touch screen monitor for easy operation in laboratories or at-line on the production floor
  • Windows® 10 Professional computer with SSD provides easy integration into computer networks


  • Improve process control and final product quality for a wide variety of parameters
  • Analyze fibers, sugars, fatty acids, starch, and other difficult constituents, as well as moisture, protein, and fat
  • Easy-to-use with graphical interface and modular configuration, requiring minimal training for routine operators
  • Minimal sample preparation required
  • Environmentally friendly; requires minimal energy use with no hazardous chemicals or waste
  • Save costs and reduce waste, which improves your company’s bottom line


Tackle Complex Sample Types and Difficult-to-Measure Parameters

Whether you are analyzing ingredient quality and supporting claims, ensuring proper batch or continuous processing conditions, or verifying a final product for quality, label, or specification claims, the SpectraStar™ XT-R NIR Analyzer will do the job. Each SpectraStar™ XT-R is a stand-alone unit in a small form factor for easy placement in nearly any quality lab or production setting.

SpectraStar™ XT-R NIR Analyzer customers use the system to measure quality parameters in a variety of products, including:

  • Bakery By-Products
  • Barley
  • Butter
  • Canola (flakes, meal, seeds)
  • Cheese
  • Chocolate
  • Cocoa (beans, butter liquor, nibs, powder)
  • Cookies
  • Corn (flour, germ, meal, silage)
  • Corn Gluten (feed, meal)
  • Corn Starch -Dry
  • DDGS
  • Egg Powder
  • Feather Meal
  • Feed (general, poultry, swine)
  • Fish Meal
  • Flour (clear hard wheat, soft wheat)
  • Frozen Finished French Fries
  • Hay (alfalfa, grass, mixed)
  • Ice Cream Mix
  • Infant Formula Powder
  • Liquid Whey
  • Liquid WPC
  • Malted Barley
  • Meat & Bone Meal
  • MPC 56
  • MPC 70
  • Mustard (flour, seeds)
  • Olive Oil
  • Olive Pomace
  • Petfood Dry Kibbles
  • Pita Chips
  • Pork Meal
  • Potato Chips
  • Potatoes (raw/dried)
  • Poultry Meal
  • Processed Cheese
  • Raw meat blend
  • Rice (Brown)
  • Rice (White)
  • Sausage
  • Seasonings
  • Skim Milk Powder
  • Soybean Meal
  • Soybean Seeds
  • Soybeans
  • Soybeans (fatty acids)
  • Sugar Beet Shavings
  • Tortilla Chips
  • Wheat – Ground
  • Wheat Midds
  • Wheat Seeds
  • Whole Milk Powder
  • Whole Oats
  • Whole Peas
  • WPC Powder