ACQUITY UPLC Detectors

ACQUITY UPLC® optical and mass detectors complement and enhance the high-efficiency separations of the ACQUITY UPLC System, allowing you to analyze a wide variety of compounds.

Optical detectors are optimized for our advanced UPLC® analytical techniques, featuring low dispersion characteristics, simple operation, and high data-acquisition rates – as well as cost-effective maintenance, support and parts.

For user-friendly UPLC/MS and UPLC/MS/MS analyses, the single quadrupole ACQUITY SQD and tandem quadrupole ACQUITY TQD feature robust performance, easy upkeep, and intuitive, walk-up operation for any expertise level.


ACQUITY QDa Detector ACQUITY QDa Detector ACQUITY QDa Detector is a mass detector built around the needs of analytical scientists for chromatographic analysis. Robust, reliable and requiring no sample adjustments, it integrates with your current LC, ACQUITY UPLC, UPC2 and purification systems.
ACQUITY UPLC ELS Detector ACQUITY UPLC ELS Detector Designed for optimal UPLC/ELS performance in a small footprint.
ACQUITY RI Detector ACQUITY Refractive Index Detector Low-dispersion detection for the isocratic analysis of analytes that lack a UV chromophore. Delivers high sensitivity, baseline stability and repeatable integration of narrow UPLC peaks.
ACQUITY UPLC FLR Detector ACQUITY UPLC FLR Detector Provides sensitive, selective detection for UPLC-based fluorescence applications.
ACQUITY UPLC PDA Detector Allows you to detect and quantify lower concentrations of sample analytes and compare spectra across wavelengths and broad concentration ranges.
ACQUITY UPLC eLambda Detector ACQUITY UPLC PDA eλ Detector Quantitative compounds with visible wavelength maxima up to 800 nm and achieve higher sensitivity levels with high resolution spectra for peak identification and purity analysis.
ACQUITY UPLC Tunable UV Detector A dual-wavelength ultraviolet/visible detector optimized for UltraPerformance LC (UPLC). It offers optimal linearity, resolution and sensitivity for UPLC/UV separations.
ACQUITY SQD ACQUITY SQD Combines the resolution, sensitivity, and speed of UltraPerformance technology with single quadrupole MS detection.
ACQUITY TQD ACQUITY TQD A benchtop, tandem quadrupole MS detector for UPLC/MS/MS and HPLC/MS/MS applications.
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