MilkoScan Mars

MilkoScan™ Mars

MilkoScan™ Mars is highly cost effective, allowing you to measure up to six key parameters from a single milk sample. You can test and test again as much as you like at no extra cost. The instrument will lead to an immediate and dramatic reduction in costs by replacing much of your traditional wet chemistry testing.

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MilkoScan Mars
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FTIR technology is easy to run and cost-effective. The simple way to analyse milk – Up to six parameters within a minute. Adulteration screening options.
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Sample type

Raw & processed milk, Cream and Whey
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Fat, Protein, Lactose, Total Solids, Solids non-fat and Freezing point (milk only). Targeted and untargeted adulteration screening.

Are you ready to learn how to save up to 30.000 EUR in your Dairy production? 

 Talk to our experts to learn how FTIR can dramatically reduce laboratory testing time and labour. Get a quote Let's talk

“It is not that we had a problem before, but now we certainly have more peace of mind”

General Manager, Gary Halliday from Lanchester Dairies explains how MilkoScan™ Mars is used to screen raw milk deliveries and finished products for possible adulterants.


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    User friendly Operation

    User friendly software interface
    Large built-in colour touch screen
    No chemicals or disposables
    Automatic standardisation
    • Ready-to-use adulteration screening options

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    Adulteration Screening

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    FossConnect™ is a centralised networking management solution for MilkoScan™, Fossomatic™, BactoScan™, and CombiFoss™ that helps you reduce your production costs and secure the quality of your products. 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.

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    Innovative Design

    Instruments status light indicator.
    Automatic zero clean and standardisation.

Set up your own low cost lab for 100% control of the cheese process

Combining the MilkoScan™ Mars and the DairyScan™ in one set-up allows you to take full control of your process from incoming milk to final quality control of cheese products.

Learn more about where to measure in your process and why it matters.
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eBook: Are you screening for adulterants?

eBook: Are you screening for adulterants?

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This eBook explains why you should and how modern technology makes it accessible for any size of business.

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Technical specification

MilkoScan™ Mars
Dimensions (W x D x H) 345 x 280 x 285mm
Weight 10.5 kg
Power supply (100 to 240V) V - 50/60 Hz
Power Consumption 12V, 5A, - 60 W 
Repeatability (Sr) Fat, protein: 0.015 %
Total solids, SNF, lactose: 0.05 %  
Ambient Temperature 5 - 35 °C
Ambient Humidity < 80 RH
Environment For best performance place the instrument on a stable surface away from excessive and continuous vibration
Noise Level < 70 db (A)
Measuring range
0-48 % Fat
0-6 % Protein
0-50 % Total solids 

0-12 % SNF
0-6 % Lactose
Accuracy ≤ 1.2 % CV* on major raw cow Milk components (Fat, Protein, Lactose,
Total Solids, solids non fat)
Repeatability ≤ 0.5 % CV* on major raw cow Milk components (Fat, Protein, Lactose,
Total Solids, solids non fat)
Analysis time 1 min. for milk
Sample volume 6 ml.
Sample temperature 5 – 40 °C (the sample must be homogeneous)
Cleaning Automatic and programmable
Calibration Routine Slope / Intercept adjustment
Network connections Mosaic 
* Coefficient of variation
Included calibrations
Milk Fat, Protein, Lactose, Total Solids, Solids non fat, Freezing point
Cream Fat, Protein, Lactose, Total Solids, Solids non fat
Whey Fat, Protein, Lactose, Total solids, Solid non Fat
Untargeted model for adulteration screening Ready to use model for screening for abnormal raw cow milk
Targeted models for adulteration Ready to use screening models for urea, sucrose, formaldehyde, sodium bicarbonate, potassium nitrate in cow milk

MilkoScan™ Mars is CE labelled and complies with the following directives:

•  ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Directive 2004/108/EC

•  Low Voltage Directive (LVD) 2006/95/EC

•  Packaging and packaging waste Directive 94/62/EC

•  WEEE Directive 2002/96/EC

•  REACH Directive 1907/2006/EC

MilkoScan™ Mars is in compliance with AOAC (Association of Analytical Chemists) and IDF (International Dairy Federation).


Brochures and Papers

MilkoScan™ Mars Brochure

PDF, English

Dairy Segment Brochure

PDF, English

Standardisation of FT-IR instruments

White Paper, English

Companies using this solution

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