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The production of any product is a chain of different engineering processes – from the raw materials, over preparing and production steps until the finished product is ready for delivery. Only an error-free progression through each of the single steps guarantees a product of sufficient and constant quality. The analytical control of all raw materials, intermediates and the products is a major issue in all kind of industries. Often classical off-line analysis methods such as HPLC, GC or wet chemistry methods are used. However, this comes with disadvantages; the most significant of these is the high expenditure of time and cost for the analysis. For most, even a laboratory with skilled personal is required.
Quality control during the process
In the Dairy industry the production capacity of plants is still increasing dramatically and therefore the process control becomes more and more important. In addition the quality demands are increasing while the margins are still low. Here the quality is not only important for the customer but even to avoid losses by bad quality batches. There are many applications like
- Monitoring of milk and milk based products in dairy processes, e.g. feed of a spray tower and control of the milk powder on protein, fat, total solids and lactose.
- In-line analysis of frying fats
- Control of the fat content in chocolates to guarantee optimal viscosity and fluid behavior during production
FT-NIR techniques have evolved to the point where one analyzer multiplexed with solid and liquid probes can simultaneously measure fat, protein, moisture, lactose and total solids in seconds on liquid milk entering a spray dryer as well as on the powder exiting the spray dryer, providing timely and accurate feedback that enables improved proactive control of the spray drying process.
This webinar will look at the use of FT-NIR technology at-line, inline and online in the dairy plant and provide insight into how to assess critical measuring points, and to match the correct solution to the measurement need.
The ability to rapidly analyze incoming raw materials, provide timely in-process testing results and final product quality measurements, is imperative to profitable operation in a modern dairy plant. Today, many labs are stuck in an inefficient cycle, employing one instrument to measure protein, fat and solids for incoming milk or whey, another for in-process testing of liquids, slurries and solids and yet another set of tests for the assessment of product quality parameters. Each of these instruments requires some combination of on-going maintenance, chemicals/solvents, and multiple tests performed by a trained technician.
This webinar will introduce a new solution: The Bruker Dairy Analyzer. Lightning fast analysis, based on modern infrared technology and an integrated Liquid Sampling Module (LSM) will dramatically improve your efficiency. The LSM employs automated sampling and homogenization (if required), allowing for streamlined analysis of many dairy products including, but not limited to: Raw, skim, processed and condensed milk, cream, and even ice cream with high total solid and fat concentrations.
Dean Roberts, Director of Sales, NIR & Process Analytical Technologies – Bruker Optics
Reduce laboratory costs, increase analysis speed, and obtain significantly enhanced precision and accuracy with the next generation Near Infrared spectrometers.
The ability to rapidly analyze incoming raw materials, provide timely in-process testing, and final product quality measurements is considered a requirement for profitable operation in a modern dairy plant. Many labs employ one instrument to measure protein, fat and solids in incoming milk or whey, another for in-process testing of liquids, slurries and solids and yet another set of test for assessment of product quality parameters. Each instrument used requires on-going maintenance, reagents in some cases, and in some cases multiple tests are required to perform assays of protein, fat, salt, lactose or other components in the final product. Add to that the requirement of maintaining training programs for laboratory personnel, and the initial purchase price of each piece of equipment.
Bruker’s MPA (Multi-Purpose Analyzer) is a FT-NIR instrument capable of performing assays on liquids, slurries, grated samples, and solids using a single instrument. The MPA FT-NIR provides unparalleled precision, accuracy, and long-term stability, has very low maintenance costs, and is very easy to operate. The MPA FT-NIR can replace multiple instruments and other laboratory apparatus leading to significantly reduced footprint in today’s crowded laboratories. In this presentation you will learn how the MPA can accommodate multiple sample matrices, what precision and accuracy can be attained and how easy and inexpensive instrument maintenance is. In addition you will see the ease of operation of the instrument, and how laboratory staff can be fully trained in instrument operation in less than an hour.