Rapid and easy to use benchtop analytical solutions based on near infrared (NIR) technology have become widely established and relied upon for accurate and rapid measurements of key process control parameters.
For instance the FoodScan™ 2 is a benchtop NIR analyser that is ideal for improving the quality and consistency of solid and semi-solid dairy products while optimising production processes. Offering multi-parameter tests taking less than a minute, the instrument helps to monitor butter processing in relation to production targets.
For more precise control, the continuous flow of analysis data provided by a so-called in-line NIR analyser such as the ProFoss™ 2 analyser provides the level of detail required to monitor production more closely. Accordingly, you can shift production targets closer to fat and moisture specifications for immediate and lasting improvements to yield.
The ProFoss 2 makes measurements directly in the process every few seconds. The frequency of measurement ensures that nothing gets missed and that you will always have a precise picture of any fluctuations in the process. Another aspect of the ProFoss 2 measurements is that they are made using near infrared transmittance, which penetrates deep into the sample. This avoids interference from moisture that can form on the surface of butter.
The ProFoss 2 uses the patented FOSS lateral transmittance product interface. The latest generation of the lateral probe gives a unique high-resolution signal for unprecedented accuracy. At the same time, the consistency of measurements ensures that all units can be relied on to always give the same high quality measurements.
Learn more about the potential gains to be made with in-line control in this case story article.
The typical analyser Installation point: Installation after the butter churn in order to validate and adjust final moisture content.