InfraLab Industrial Moisture Analyzer

InfraLab at-line or in the laboratory moisture analyzer

InfraLab Moisture

Overview

The InfraLab moisture analyzer is designed to give production and quality management personnel rapid access to reliable, repeatable and accurate data from samples collected from the process. InfraLab is a cost-effective viable alternative to the time consuming gravimetric or loss-on-drying methods used for moisture analysis. InfraLab moisture analyzer has a sub-10-second measurement speed and every measurement is stored in the substantial onboard memory, recording the measurement value and standard deviation for each parameter as well as who made the measurement and the time and date. Each benchtop near infrared analyzer is optimised for the required measurement parameters in the products to be measured and is delivered with linear factory calibrations over the desired measurement range. The InfraLab moisture analyzer can be used as a stand-alone device, networked to your factory network or incorporated into a LIMS network.

Operating Principle

The InfraLab works on the principle that moisture, fat and proteins absorbs a specific wavelength of light. By pulsing light at a different known wavelength and comparing the absorption rate to an internal reference it is possible to determine exactly by how much each wavelength is being absorbed. Using high-speed signal processing the algorithm converts the infrared signals into an output that is proportional to moisture, fat or protein content by means of a calibration curve. The measurement is unaffected by changes in process conditions such as particle size, temperature, ambient lighting and humidity changes.Operating principle

Applications

The InfraLab ,moisture analyzer is for at-line measuring for any non-food industrial applications.

InfraLab Moisture Analyzer: Rapid At-Line  Moisture Measurement

The InfraLab e-Series At-Line Moisture Analyzer provides a rapid accurate measurement of moisture in a wide variety of products presented in powder, flake or granule form.

Easy-to-use, the InfraLab requires no special operator skills and takes just 5 seconds to make the analysis.

Using multi-wavelength NIR reflection, the InfraLab does not require contact with the product sample. The sample dish is placed on the turntable; the InfraLab automatically recognises that it has been placed there and begins the analysis.

The InfraLab has its own substantial onboard data storage capacity (up to 10,000 sample files), but data can also be downloaded periodically to a USB memory stick or directly to a PC for analysis in a spreadsheet or other software. Alternatively, it connects via Ethernet to a networked PC where the data is stored and displayed and can also be integrated into a LIMS network.

The InfraLab e-Series has been designed to be used in a processing environment and features:

– Easy-to-clean design using robust materials
– Passcode protected user to log in access
– Rugged and robust enough to be used in a production area

The InfraLab is designed to be calibrated to your laboratory method such as Gravimetric Oven or Karl Fischer for Moisture. This means that you can enjoy laboratory accuracy without the costs, the chemicals or the time associated with lab methods. In short, InfraLab offers these key benefits:

– Improvements to product quality and consistency by allowing more representative process sampling
– Significant time and costs savings for routine QC analysis
– Requires no special skills for routine use
– InfraLab is supplied complete with InfraLab Manager Software – an NDC proprietary Windows (™) based software suite which provides user access to all data and key tools.

To find out more about how the InfraLab could be incorporated into your quality strategy, please Contact Us.