InfraLab Food Analyzer

InfraLab at-line or in the laboratory moisture analyzer

InfraLab Moisture

Overview

The InfraLab Food 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, as well as the chemical methods used for parameters such as fat or protein. InfraLab Food Analyzer has a sub-10-second measurement speed – even for multi-component analyses 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 Food Analyzer can be used as a stand-alone device, networked to your factory network or incorporated into a LIMS network.

Quick Spec

Moisture range Oil range Surface Brownness  Measuring principle
0-25 % 20-45% user selectable  NIR (near infrared)

Operating principle

The InfraLab Food Analyzer 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 calibration curve. The measurement is unaffected by changes in process conditions such as particle size, temperature, ambient lighting and humidity changes.

Applications

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

  • InfraLab Food Analyzer – moisture, fat or oil content

InfraLab Food Analyzer: Rapid At-Line Analysis of Moisture, Fat and Protein

The InfraLab e-Series At-Line Foods Analyzer provides a rapid accurate measurement of moisture, fat and protein in single or multiple component configurations in a variety of Food Products.

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 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 foods processing environment and features:

– Hygienic design using food-safe 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 methods such as Gravimetric Oven or Karl Fischer for Moisture, and Soxhlet and Kjell-Dahl for Fat and Protein. This means that you can enjoy laboratory accuracy without the costs, the chemicals or the time associated with lab methods. In short, InfraLab offers a number of 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