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OenoFoss™ provides instant process information on key parameters, helping winemakers to improve wine quality while saving money on wine analysis.

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OenoFoss
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Value

Unlimited testing at no extra cost. Instant quality control. User friendly design and intuitive user software.
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Sample type

Must, Must under fermentation, Finished wine and Sweet finished wine.
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Parameters

+10 parameters including: Ethanol, Sugars, Organic Acids, pH and Colour.

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“Using OenoFoss obviously improves the winemaking process. In one minute you have a result and you know if you can influence it.”

Winemaker Ramon Martinez Matute at Grupo Yllera, Spain explains how the OenoFoss gives him more power to influence the winemaking process from start to finish.

Features

  • WineScan - Wine analysis WineScan - Wine analysis

    Multiple results in 2 min.

    FTIR analysis involves infrared scanning of must, fermenting must, or wine samples. OenoFoss can be customized from more than 30 calibrations and displays results on quality parameters in just 2 minutes.

  • Wine Barrels Wine barrels

    Keep Track of Barrels & Tanks

    Results are automatically stored on a PC and history views display developments over time. You also have the option to customise your software settings in order to reflect you operations in terms of wine types, sample identification. 
  • WineScan Unlimited WineScan - wine analysis

    Unlimited Analysis

    No reagents and extra costs
    Improve wine making and wine quality with more analysis
     

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Technical specification

Parameters & Calibration range    
Must
 

Brix: 12 - 27 °Brix
pH: 2.6 - 4.0
Volatile Acid: 0 - 0.6 g/l
TA to pH 7.0: 2 - 12 g/l
Alpha Amino Nitrogen: 17 - 345 mg/l
Ammonia: 0 - 175 mg/l
Density: 1.04 - 1.15 g/ml
Gluconic Acid: 0.03 - 4.63 g/l
Malic Acid: 0.1 - 7.26 g/l
Tartaric Acid: 0 - 11.7 g/l
Must under fermentation
 

Glu+Fru: 0 - 240 g/l
pH: 2.6 - 4.0
TA to pH 7.0: 2.0 - 6.5 g/l
Malic Acid: 0 - 7 g/l 
Volatile Acid: 0 - 0.6 g/l
Ethanol: 0 - 13 Vol %
Finished wine
 
Glu+Fru: 0 - 20 g/l
pH: 2.6 - 4.0
TA to pH 7.0: 2 - 5 g/l
Malic Acid: 0 - 6 g/l
Volatile Acid: 0 - 1.0 g/l
Ethanol: 8 - 16 Vol %
Density: 0.99 - 1.01 g/ml
Lactic Acid: 0 - 4.63 g/l
Glucose: 0.02 - 10.65 g/l
Fructose: 0.15 - 10.20 g/l
Sweet wine
 
Ethanol: 7-19 Vol %
Glucose + Fructose: 0 - 180 g/l
Malic Acid: 0 - 5.2 g/l
Total Acidity: 0.2 - 6.0 g/l
Volatile Acidity: 0 - 1.2 g/l
pH: 2.9 - 4.0
Colour

Colour abs 420: 0 - 1.2
Colour abs 520: 0 - 3.0
Colour abs 620: 0 - 0.6

   

Accuracy

See application notes for performance details 
Repeatability See application notes for performance details

Analysis time

FTIR wine unit; 2 minutes
Sample ambient temperature 10°C - 35°C
Sample volume 600 µl of must, must under fermentation or finished wine with a manual pipette. 
Close the lid and start analysis within 6 seconds to ensure reliable results
Instrument warm up time
1 hour
Cleaning

With a regular tissue and commonly used detergent cleaning liquids

Sample preparation

Clarify sample using a centrifuge or filtration. Particle size <10 µm. In case of excess CO2, degassing is necessary (e.g. use vacuum pump, ultrasonic treatment or shake sample)
Calibration routines
Slope & Intercept Adjustment
SW package
Foss Integrator with PLS calibrations
FTIR calibrator Build your own calibrations with the FTIR Calibrator software
Cuvette
FTIR wine unit
Cuvette with variable light pathways 
Cuvette
VIS colour unit
2 mm (700 µl)
Installation requirements  
Power Supply 100 - 240 VAC ± 10%, 50 - 60 Hz
Power consumption 66 VA [max of Power supply]
Ambient temperature
10°C - 35°C
Ambient humidity < 93% RH
Weight Wine unit: 6,3 kg. Colour unit: 3,8 kg
Dimensions (H×W×D) 189 × 154 × 321 mm (excl PC), same size for each module
Environment Place the instrument on a stable surface away from excessive and continuous vibration.
Do not place the instrument in direct sunlight or close to an open window.
Degree of ingress protection IP40
Noise level < 70 dB (measured value typically lower than 45 dB)
Altitude < 2000 m

Brochures and Papers

OenoFoss™ Brochure

PDF, English

Wine Segment Brochure

PDF, English

Companies using this solution

Kalleske
Taylor Wines
Vasse Felix
Chateau Pichon Baron logo
Symington Family Estates

Emina Fine wines logo
Matarromera logo
Chateau Lagrezette
Chateau Fuisse Vincent

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