Milk analyser helps standardise production process

By Ahmed ElAmin

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A new milk analyser allows dairy processors to push standardisation
of the key parameters even closer to production targets, its
manufacturer claims.

Foss claims its MilkoScan FT2 offers a 20 per cent improvement in accuracy for the main parameters use in milk processing compared to the older version of the analyser, the MilkoScan FT 120.

"Among other advantages offered by the new MilkoScan FT2 is the opportunity to get faster results closer to the production line,"​ the Denmark-based company stated in a press release.

The company claims a dairy powder processor producing 300 tonnes per day can save about 12,600 kg of protein per year, compared the older model.

Improvements in instrument design speeds up analysis of viscous dairy products such as condensed milk that can now be measured directly without dilution, the company stated. The machine's design also allows reductions in maintenance work by up to 30 per cent compared to the older model, the company claims.

The included software keeps an automatic record of everything that goes on in the processing, giving dairy producers the required documentation for regulatory purposes.

A fourier-transform infrared absorption spectrometers (FTIR) interferometer eliminates the effect of vibration. The instrument also has a splash proof and dust proof enclosure.

"Instrument stability also means reduced costs in calibration because it delivers consistently accurate results over long periods,"​ the company stated.

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