PerkinElmer promotes new spectrometry solution for milk, whey and cream

By Jim Cornall

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PerkinElmer's LactoScope FT-B instrument. Pic: PerkinElmer
PerkinElmer's LactoScope FT-B instrument. Pic: PerkinElmer

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Us—headquartered PerkinElmer, Inc. has launched the LactoScope FT-B instrument, which delivers quick and accurate full spectrum component testing and adulterant screening for liquid dairy products such as whey, raw and skim milk, shelf stable milk and cream with under 40% fat content.

Featuring a smaller footprint, the FT-IR spectrometer delivers results in less than 45 seconds with a typical accuracy level of less than 1% CV (relative standard deviation).

For large processors, the instrument can serve as a second instrument in milk intake areas to help ease liquid sample throughputs in addition to PerkinElmer’s Lactoscope FT-A system, which analyzes milk along with yogurt, ice cream, concentrates and creams with up to 55% fat.

For smaller to mid-sized dairies and milk intake points with high volumes, the LactoScope FT-B instrument also features low cost of ownership.

With the addition of the Lactoscope FT-B solution, PerkinElmer now offers end-to-end dairy compositional and safety analysis, broadening the company’s food safety and quality portfolio of instruments, analysis software, testing kits, reagents and services for grain, meats, seafood, edible oils and other food products and ingredients.

The Lactoscope FT-B instrument combines FT-IR with PerkinElmer’s patented Dynascan interferometer, OpticsGuard technology and molecular sieve. This combination helps streamline workflows, increase reliability and accuracy of results for fat, lactose, protein and added water, melamine and other adulterants and delivers low maintenance and high runtimes.

Integration with the Results Plus software provides rapid implementation with minimal training and delivers fast, secure analysis and reporting compatible with the Lactoscope FT-A solution, PerkinElmer’s DA 7250 NIR Analyzer and LIMS systems. This provides easy maneuvering between different platforms and instruments across liquid and solid dairy testing, the company said.

The Lactoscope FT-B instrument ties into the PerkinElmer Net Plus cloud solution to enable remote configuration, monitoring, calibration and team collaboration.

“Milk and dairy are staples on tables around the world and ensuring the quality of ingredients and finished products is important to both consumers and the dairy and food industries,” said Greg Sears, vice president and general manager, food, PerkinElmer.

“Our new Lactoscope FT-B offering puts the benefits of analysis accuracy, flexibility, ease of use and connectivity into the hands of milk and dairy providers of all sizes so they can streamline their workflows and help contribute to higher ingredient and product quality in the global food chain.”

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