Reduce running costs by at least 50%
Example 1: save €5,000 per year when running a single instrument
In our first example, a dairy has been operating a MilkoScan FT120 for the past 13 years. The dairy runs approximately 300 tests per week at a cost of €10,800 per year.
Making up a big part of this cost are the regular reference tests required to track the reliability of tests over time. This involves reagents, labour time and maintenance of the instrument. In addition, reagents are used for normal everyday tests. All things included, the reagent cost per sample is €9 cents.
In comparison, the annual running cost with the MilkoScan FT3 is €5,000 – a saving of at least €5,000 per year.
The savings are due to the in-built instrument standardization in the MilkoScan FT3 which avoids the need for extensive reference testing. What’s more, the reagent cost per test has been reduced to just €1 cent thanks to improvements in instrumentation.
Example 2: reduce running costs by 55% by replacing four MilkoScan FT 120 units across two sites
In our second example, four MilkoScan FT 120 units are deployed across two different sites and deliver approximately 1000 tests per week. The cost of reagent per test for both the older MilkoScan FT 120 and the new MilkoScan FT3 goes down proportionately with the number of tests performed.
At 1000 tests per week, the reagent cost per test is €3 cents for the MilkoScan FT 120 units. With the MilkoScan FT3, it is €0.4 cents. So significant savings can be made.
Furthermore, one standardized MilkoScan FT3 can be used in the standardization of the other three instruments leading to a dramatic reduction in the cost of reference analysis.
The overall running cost per instrument can be reduced with almost €8,000 per year on average.