A smart flow system suitable for plant-based products.
For years, the MilkoScan range has been used for plant-based product analysis. Using traditional milk models, with a bias adjustment, it has been possible to obtain very good analytical performance on these matrices.
However, calibrations were previously not specific to plant-based products and, more importantly, the flow system was not suitable for these fiber-rich products. In older generations of instruments, this could cause fouling and clogging problems (filters, valves, homogenizers).
With the release of the MilkoScan FT3 and its new flow system, new applications have become available while older ones are better managed. With no homogenizer, the replacement of various valves to solenoid valves and a new cuvette filter concept combined with suitable automatic cleaning strategies, the MilkoScan FT3 is highly suited for analysis of viscous and particulate products, like no other FTIR instrument.
This new capability has enabled FOSS to dedicate an application to plant-based drink products. Therefore, FOSS France approached Novandie, Andros Group, of Marcillé-Raoul. The collaboration between the two companies has resulted in a large collection of spectral data to update and make the plant-based calibration for the MilkoScan FT3 even more robust.
At the end of this collection phase Novandie decided to upgrade from their existing MilkoScan solution to the next generation MilkoScan FT3. Read the Q & A with our partners from Novandie to learn more about the benefits of integrating the MilkoScan FT3 into their production and their decision to make an investment in new technology.