Equipment Applications for Food

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Quality monitoring is a vital component of customer safety, consumer experience and yield improvement for the dairy industry. Composition can be monitored in real time to analyze the performance of herds, or even individual animals, in addition to process steps to convert raw milk into the multitude of dairy products available to the market.  

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Butterfat analysis

Butterfat content is a critical parameter to monitor to assess animal and herd health, the ingredient value of raw milk, and the processing of milk into a variety of dairy products. Butterfat is also a key indicator of value and quality for all parts of the dairy supply chain. Near-infrared (NIR) Spectroscopy is a powerful tool for monitoring butterfat content of all dairy products during a static or moving measurement. The 1600 – 1800 nm wavelength region is utilized to calculate %fat. This technique provides several advantages including a rapid measurement time, non-destructive sampling method and no sample preparation is required. The tec5USA probe is 3-A certified and will easily handle your facility’s CIP.

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Antibiotics and adulteration detection

Preventing antibiotic residue from entering the Milk supply chain is paramount. Whether done by the tanker driver at the time of pick-up at the farm, or at the process facility before accepting that tanker, fast spectroscopic solutions exist to test for antibiotics and other adulteration of raw milk. Protect the consumer, the product and the supply chain from unwanted materials and low quality raw milk with in-line and real-time monitoring. Simplify shipment and receiving to divert unwanted materials out of your system.

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    Typical applications include white light interference for thin film analysis, UV absorption of proteins for quantitative analysis, colorimetry, impurity detection in water, cleaning validation for API manufacturing, polymerization inhibitor monitoring, electroplating bath monitoring....

    The spectroscopic methodology is determined by which parameters are important to monitor during a process. For example, if you want to monitor protein concentration in a bioreactor, in which the biosynthesis takes place in an aqueous medium, then you likely would want to use Raman spectroscopy for the application, as water does not contribute to the Raman signal. Alternatively, if moisture content is important, water has very strong absorption in the NIR due to several vibrational and combination modes that can be monitored; water is transparent in the UV and visible spectral region. Understanding which chemical is important as there could be various factors that influence the choice of methodology....

    NIR spectroscopy is utilized across a variety of industries for qualitative and quantitative product analysis. Typical industries include Chemistry, Pharmacology, Food Feed & Beverage, Agriculture, and others. NIR spectroscopy is well suited for species containing C-H, N-H & O-H bonds, making it a wide-range technology for a variety of applications such as moisture, fat, oil, alcohol, APIs, polymers, etc....

    Raman spectroscopy is a technique which is used for several markets. These industries include Oil and Gas, Pharmacology, Biotechnology, Petrochemistry and many others. Due to the high selectivity of Raman spectroscopy, it is a powerful tool for many applications including, hydrocarbon analysis, bioreactor protein monitoring, crystallization monitoring, API concentration, polymer identification, surfactant analysis, natural gas components and several others....


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