Higher yield, higher profit, higher quality with analytics in oilseed and olive processing

Meet target specifications in a cost-efficient way, get the highest possible yield and improve your oil extraction process while limiting variations in your final products.

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As global demand increases with growing populations and shifts in trends and diets, it becomes paramount to make the best use of valuable natural resources and to optimise operations. This makes for a more sustainable and better business.


Success in oilseed processing and olive oil production depends on the ability to optimise use of valuable raw materials and deliver end products of consistent high quality. This is not an easy task, and harsher weather conditions have only added additional pressure to the oilseed and olive processing industry in the form of major variations in raw material quality.

In the olive oil production, the use of analytical solutions allows for improved business with enhanced quality control of incoming whole olives, optimised process control with continuous monitoring of oil losses in pomace, higher yields and lower costs. In other words, analytical solutions enable olive oil manufacturers to produce olive oil of the best possible quality.


To know more about our solutions and options for processing management designed specifically for the olive oil industry, please go directly to our page on olive oil analysis


The key in oilseed processing is continuous insights into the various stages of the production process. Make informed decisions with analytical insights into critical parameters such as protein, moisture, oil content, fiber and fatty acids depending on your specific products and needs.



Optimise use of valuable and finite natural resources


Analytical solutions can give you rapid access to accurate data throughout your processing cycle – from intake of raw material, during the process to final product quality control. You will be empowered to supply the high-quality products your customers expect and make the best possible use of your valuable resources.



Insights add value


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Segregation and quality control of incoming whole oilseeds

Segregation and quality control of incoming oilseeds and accurate blending out of the silo allows for more precise protein and oil extraction management. Analyse incoming whole oilseeds with unprecedented consistency of results.

After the desolventiser and toasting phase

Get optimal control of your oilseed meal production by producing closer to protein and moisture targets and reducing process variations. Monitor oil content in the oilseed meal to optimise the extraction process. Both in-line analysis and bench top analysers as reference are superior solutions for efficient oilseed meal standardisation.

Final product control

Final product quality control ensures that your oilseed meal is within specification. Save time and labour with fast and safe solid sample analysis and fast and accurate measurement of extracted crude oil samples.


Understand process variations with real-time measurements


The continuous flow of analysis data provided by ProFoss™ 2 offers critical insight into variations in key product parameters such as protein, moisture, oil and fibre. This enables you to shift production targets closer to protein specifications for immediate and lasting improvements to yield.


Each measurement is made up of high-frequency sub-scans. The frequency of measurement ensures that nothing gets missed and that you will always have a precise picture of any fluctuations in the process. ProFoss™ 2 measurements are based on the latest in NIR reflectance technology for process applications including a robust sensor that does not interfere with the process flow and can be installed and maintained without interrupting operations.


A multipoint approach gives you the option to position ProFoss™ 2 units and sensors at several points in the production line or across different production lines without compromising on speed of measurement which occurs with a multiplex approach. Each point gives the same high frequency of measurements required for a true picture of fluctuations in the process, allowing for precise process adjustments according to production targets.


Profit improvement with analytical insights in oilseed processing


By moving protein closer to target by just 0.5%, soybean crushers can save USD 300,000 per year (based on an annual production of 100,000 tonnes and a soybean meal price of USD 400/tonne). The continuous measurement of moisture content in soybean meal can also save USD 110,000 per year by helping soybean crushers to move moisture 0.25% on average closer to the limit without additional risk of claims, price penalties or rejection of shipments (based on an annual production of 100,000 tonnes and a soybean meal price of USD 400/tonne).

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Nine reasons to consider analytical solutions in oilseed processing


1. Raw material at the right price - Pay the right price for oilseeds based on objective and accurate measurements of protein, moisture, oil content or other relevant quality parameters.


2. Segregate for profit – Fast and accurate testing of the quality of incoming whole oilseeds allows you to segregate for maximum profit.


3. Improve uptime – With analytical solutions connected in a network, it becomes easier and quicker to monitor and manage production variations from anywhere.


4. Act now – Key information delivered just when you need it gives you the power to identify problems and act promptly.


5. Improve operations with automatic control – Integrate a process control solution in your production and enjoy hands-free monitoring and control 24/7.


6. Your own on-site laboratory – Practical and easy-to-use solutions and no waiting for results from external laboratory.


7. Efficient lab work – Take advantage of fast and safe methods for conducting standard wet chemistry analysis.


8. Enhance your reputation with consistent products – Check finished batches and prove to customers that products match required specifications.


9. Quality in, quality out –Check the oilseeds before they enter the crushing process or make quick and accurate spot checks on crude oil before it enters your refining process.

From lab to in-line - a solution for every need


Benchtop analytical solutions from FOSS have become widely established and relied upon for accurate and rapid measurement of key process control parameters. Infratec™ is the global standard for whole grain and oilseed analysis and the ultimate solution for analysing incoming oilseeds with unrivalled accuracy, whereas the NIRS™ DS3 is superior for measuring quality and consistency of solid products such as press cake and meal during the process, with ready to use calibrations for all key parameters. Even for whole sunflower seeds, the NIRS™ DS3 is ideal for analysing seeds without sample preparation. The smaller NIRS™ DA1650 oilseed crush analyser is suited for measurement of whole grains, press cake, flakes, meals and crude oils. Aditionally, the dedicated liquid analyser NIRS™ DS2500 L offers fast and direct measurement of edible oils and liquid samples with temperature control, for constant optimisation of oil production processes.


The ProFoss™ 2 in-line analysis solution has been a game changer, introducing direct and continuous measurement of oilseed meals directly in the process pipe. Key control parameters such as protein, moisture, oil and fibre can be closely monitored to provide tighter production control and bring your production closer to targets. At the same time, the reliability of the results are easily checked against the highly stable NIRS™ DS3 analyser.




Performance, uptime and transparency of data


With an analysis solution from FOSS you are effectively putting your production in the hands of a reliable partner helping you to ensure consistent performance day in, day out and year after year.

All our solutions combine technology you can trust and the most advanced connectivity capabilities with a complete service and support solution. Meet your targets consistently to improve yield, maximise profit and deliver top quality products, and maintain maximum uptime to protect your investment. 

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With you in your daily work


Our integrated and remotely controlled support and optimization services ensure maximum value from all your FOSS solution wherever you are in the world. Beyond on-site maintenance, our service engineers and application specialists are always with you online. The team monitors performance status and secures that your connected analytical operations run smoothly. Our preventive maintenance warrants up-time and quality of data - day after day. Read more.

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