MilkoScan™ 7 RM

The MilkoScan™ 7 RM is a high capacity, fully automatic solution for milk composition analysis for payment and dairy herd improvement. Fast, reliable and accurate raw milk composition analysis of 17 parameters in 6 seconds. MilkoScan™ 7 RM is available as a part of CombiFoss™ 7.

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High throughput with high uptime, the MilkoScan™ 7 is the ultimate tool for cost effective laboratory operations with flexible licensing options for a no-limits test portfolio.
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Sample type

Raw milk (cow, goat, sheep, buffalo).
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Fat, protein (true and crude), casein, lactose, solids (SnF and TS), urea, citric acid, fatty acid profiling, Free Fatty Acids (FFA), freezing point depression, pH, ketosis screening (BHB and acetone), untargeted raw milk screening (adulteration).

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  • Diamond cuvette for improved robustness ensures maximum uptime

    MilkoScan™ 7 RM has a diamond cuvette backed by 10 years guarantee. Optics are optimized on the interferometer module increasing the signal/noise ratio, ensuring the same high performance at all cadences and improving repeatability for minor constituents. 
  • Adulteration – untargeted raw milk screening

    Raw milk containing abnormalities is a growing problem. The abnormalities can be caused by deliberate adulteration, for example, with lard or melamine or by accidents if water or cleaning agents are mixed with the milk. With the MilkoScan™ 7 RM you can screen incoming raw milk samples to identify a suspect raw milk sample quickly and as a normal part of everyday testing. The suspect sample can then be further analysed to determine the contaminant.

  • FossConnect™

    FossConnect™ is a centralised networking management solution for MilkoScan™,Fossomatic™, BactoScan™, and CombiFoss™ that helps you to reduce operational costs and secure consistent high performance from your analytical instruments. With FossConnect™, you can manage, configure and monitor your instruments remotely from any internet-enabled computer and safeguard your data for whenever you need it.

  • FossAssure™

    FossAssure™ is a MilkoScan™ digital service designed to reduce product waste, secure brand protection and increase profitability by ensuring the quality and precision of your analytical results. Besides, FossAssure™ services will also improve instrument uptime and reduce operational costs by optimising the operation and the performance of your instruments.


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Valuable insights from fatty acid profile tests

Knowing the fatty acid composition (i.e. fatty acid profile) of raw milk is valuable information for milk processors and milk producers aiming to enhance the quality of dairy products, optimise milk processing and/or optimise dairy cow performance through improved feeding and management. 

A recent study describes the development of global fatty acid models for high-throughput FTIR milk analysers and the possible practical applications of such models in the dairy industry.


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Read the article to learn about the screening test for ketosis in dairy cattle developed by Valacta milk-testing laboratory, Canada, in collaboration with FOSS. With a typical cost of Ketosis at *$350.00 per cow, an early warning of ketosis in the dairy herd can help dairy farmers achieve considerable savings at a very low cost.

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Technical specification

Specifications MilkoScan™ 7 RM
Most of the calibrations are using multiple wavelengths selected freely from the entire Mid-IR spectrum in order to optimise robustness and accuracy. Compared to traditional filter calibrations, they are called full spectrum calibrations.
Carry-over for all components <1% relative
Measuring range Performance range Repeatability Accuracy Bulk Accuracy Single cow
0-15% 2-15% CV < 0.5% CV < 1.0% CV < 1.5%
Protein 0-10% 2-10%
CV < 0.5% CV < 0.9% CV < 1.5%
Lactose 0-10% 2-10% CV < 0.5% CV < 0.9%
CV < 1.5%
Solids 0-20% 2-20% CV < 0.5% CV < 1.0% CV < 1.5%
Urea 10-100 mg/dl 10-100 mg/dl Sd < 1.5 mg/dl Sd < 3 mg/dl Sd < 3.5 mg/dl
Citric Acid 0.1-0.5% 0.1-0.5% Sd < 0.005% Sd < 0.01% Sd < 0.015%
FPD (Screening) 400-600 m°C 450-550 m°C Sd < 0.5 m°C Sd < 4 m°C N/A
Novel parameters
Fatty acids profile
Ketosis screening (BHB, acetone)
Untargetted screening raw milk (adulteration)
Application data
Analysis capacity
100, 200, 300, 400, 500 or 600 samples per hour
Sample intake 5 ml
Required sample temperature 37 - 42°C
Performance Specifications Full spectrum calibrations

Standards and Approvals
MilkoScan™ 7 RM is CE-labelled and complies with the following directives and regulations:

• EMC (ElectroMagnetic Compatibility) Directive 2014/30/EU
• LVD (Low Voltage) Directive 2014/35/EU
• Machinery Safety Directive 2006/42/EC
• Regulation (EC) 1272/2008 on classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixture, CLP (EC)
• WEEE Directive 2002/96/EC
• Packaging and packaging waste Directive 94/62/EC
• REACH 1907/2006/EC


The MilkoScan™ 7 RM techniques comply with:
• ISO 9622 / IDF 141:2013
• AOAC official method 972.16

By using wavelengths from the entire Mid- IR spectrum for each component, calibrations are optimised in terms of robustness and/or accuracy (temperature, homogenisation and humidity).

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