Carl Zeiss MicroImaging – Atline / Online / Inline Solutions for Quality and Process Control of Grain, Flour and Meat
Carl Zeiss provides very robust and easy to use devices with NIR technology for the quality control of the incoming grain, barley, corn, wheat, flour and so on in silo installation or mills.
Diode array spectrometer CORONA PLUS for process control
There are two possibilities to do an inspection. First we offer a process spectrometer which is based on diode array technology. The CORONA PLUS is optimal for the measurement of the ingredients and color of bulk materials in pipes or chain conveyers. The compact, light and robust spectrometer can be installed in each production line very easily. The optical design enables very short measurement times and provides constant monitoring, for example, of the flour milling process and provides real time results to the control system so that adjustments to the process can be made immediately.
The CORONA PLUS is used in the flour milling industry for the analysis of the milling process to manage flour quality for moisture, protein and ash concentrations. The process specifications on these parameters are rigid to maximize product yield.
Diode array spectrometer CORONA PLUS for quality control
For the sub‐sample testing of the incoming goods we offer the CORONA PLUS in combination with a TURNSTEP, which can also use for the analysis in a laboratory environment. This combination permits large quantities of samples to be measured in the laboratory within a short period of time, leading to a reduction of sampling errors. This means that quality‐critical parameters of the constituents used for beverages and other foodstuffs can be measured with higher accuracy – an essential requirement for ensuring constant quality of the end product. Other advantage is that for the process control and
the sub‐sample testing the same device can be used. This possibility enables even comparable results and it can be used the same calibration in the laboratory as well as in the process control, monitoring and optimization. This combination is designed for the reduction of measuring errors in the case of inhomogeneous sample material.
Diode array spectrometer MCS 600 for ingredient measurement
For the quality monitoring during the production of food we offers the MCS 600 spectrometer with the distance measurement probe ARMOR which is designed for the contact‐free in‐line measurement of ingredients (protein, fat, water, …) of different products on a belt conveyer or in a cutter. A special feature of the ARMOR measurement probe is the automatic reference system which permits precise measurements even if there are large distances between the measuring probe and the sample material. This allows measurements to be performed in areas where an even mound height of the sample material cannot ensured。