Beer and Malt

Beer and Malt

Alpha-Amylase

Alpha-Amylase

Anthocyanin

Anthocyanin

Bitterness

Bitterness

Color

Color

Diacetyl

Diacetyl

Diastatic Power

Diastatic Power

Ethanol

Ethanol

Free Amino Nitrogen (FAN)

Free Amino Nitrogen (FAN)

Iron

Iron

pH

pH

Polyphenols

Polyphenols

Protein

Protein

ß-Glucan

ß-Glucan

Soluble Protein

Soluble Protein

Thiobarbituric acid index (TBI)

Thiobarbituric acid index (TBI)

Total Reducing Sugars

Total Reducing Sugars

Total Sulfur Dioxide

Total Sulfur Dioxide

Detergents

Detergents

Amylase

Amylase

Cellulase

Cellulase

Lipase

Lipase

Perborate

Perborate

Phosphate Species/Total

Phosphate Species/Total

Protease

Protease

Silicate

Silicate

TAED

TAED

Food and Beverages

Food and Beverages

Ammonia / TKN

Ammonia / TKN

Carbon

Carbon

Chloride

Chloride

Cyanide Total / Free / Available / WAD

Cyanide Total / Free / Available / WAD

Hydroxyproline

Hydroxyproline

Lactic acid

Lactic acid

Nitrate

Nitrate

Nitrite

Nitrite

Nitrogen

Nitrogen

Pectin

Pectin

Phosphate (ortho/total)

Phosphate (ortho/total)

Protein

Protein

Starch

Starch

Sulfate

Sulfate

Total Reducing Sugars

Total Reducing Sugars

Total SO2

Total SO2

Vitamins

Vitamins

Industrial

Industrial

Aluminium

Aluminium

Cyanide Total / Free / Available / WAD

Cyanide Total / Free / Available / WAD

Fluoride

Fluoride

Thiocyanat

Thiocyanat

Pharmaceuticals

Pharmaceuticals

Carbonate / Bicarbonate

Carbonate / Bicarbonate

Dextran

Dextran

Gluctose / Fructose / Saccharose

Gluctose / Fructose / Saccharose

Glutamic Acid

Glutamic Acid

Lactic Acid

Lactic Acid

Phosphate

Phosphate

Protein

Protein

Total Organic Carbon

Total Organic Carbon

Vitamin

Vitamin

Soil, Plant and Fertilizer

Soil, Plant and Fertilizer

Ammonia / TKN

Ammonia / TKN

Bicarbonate

Bicarbonate

Calcium

Calcium

Carbon

Carbon

Chloride

Chloride

Clay Fraction

Clay Fraction

Conductivity

Conductivity

Magnesium

Magnesium

Molybdene

Molybdene

Nitrate

Nitrate

Nitrite

Nitrite

pH

pH

Phosphate

Phosphate

Potassium/Sodium

Potassium/Sodium

Soluble Nitrogen

Soluble Nitrogen

Sulfate

Sulfate

Total nitrogen

Total nitrogen

Total Phosphate

Total Phosphate

Urea

Urea

Tobacco

Tobacco

Acetaldehyde

Acetaldehyde

Alpha-Amino Nitrogen

Alpha-Amino Nitrogen

Ammonia / TKN

Ammonia / TKN

Chloride

Chloride

Cyanide

Cyanide

Glucose / Fructose / Saccharose

Glucose / Fructose / Saccharose

Nicotine

Nicotine

Nitrate

Nitrate

Nitrite

Nitrite

Reducing Sugars / Total

Reducing Sugars / Total

Total Nitrogen

Total Nitrogen

Water

Water

Alkalinity

Alkalinity

Aluminium

Aluminium

Ammonia

Ammonia

Ammonia; Total N

Ammonia; Total N

BOD

BOD

Calcium

Calcium

Carbon

Carbon

Chloride

Chloride

Chromium VI

Chromium VI

COD

COD

Color

Color

Conductivity

Conductivity

Cyanide

Cyanide

Cyanide Total / Free / Available / WAD

Cyanide Total / Free / Available / WAD

Formaldehyde

Formaldehyde

Hardness

Hardness

Iron

Iron

Iron 2+

Iron 2+

Magnesium

Magnesium

Nitrate

Nitrate

Nitrate/Nitrite

Nitrate/Nitrite

Nitrite

Nitrite

Oxygen

Oxygen

Phenols Total

Phenols Total

Phosphate Total/Ortho

Phosphate Total/Ortho

Silicate

Silicate

Sulphate

Sulphate

Surfactants (MBAS)

Surfactants (MBAS)

TKN

TKN

Total Nitrogen

Total Nitrogen

Total Organic Carbon

Total Organic Carbon

Turbidity

Turbidity

Wine

Wine

Acetic Acid

Acetic Acid

Acidity Total

Acidity Total

Benzoic Acid

Benzoic Acid

Chloride

Chloride

Citric Acid

Citric Acid

Cyanide Total / Free

Cyanide Total / Free

Ethanol

Ethanol

Glucose / Fructose / Saccharose

Glucose / Fructose / Saccharose

Glycerol

Glycerol

Lactic Acid

Lactic Acid

Malic Acid

Malic Acid

Nitrate

Nitrate

pH

pH

Sorbic Acid

Sorbic Acid

Sulfur Dioxide Total/Free

Sulfur Dioxide Total/Free

Tartaric Acid

Tartaric Acid

Total Reducing Sugars

Total Reducing Sugars

Volatile Acidity

Volatile Acidity

San++

San++

BluVision™

BluVision™

Formacs SERIES

Formacs SERIES

Primacs SERIES

Primacs SERIES

Robotic Analyzers

Robotic Analyzers

Carbon/Nitrogen analysis solids

Carbon/Nitrogen analysis solids

Colorimetric automation

Colorimetric automation

Continuous Flow Analysis

Continuous Flow Analysis

Digestion

Digestion

Discrete Analysis

Discrete Analysis

DUMAS Nitrogen/Protein analysis

DUMAS Nitrogen/Protein analysis

Robotics

Robotics

Sample handling/preparation

Sample handling/preparation

TOC/TN analysis liquids

TOC/TN analysis liquids

Biochemical Oxygen Demand

Biochemical Oxygen Demand

Chemical Oxygen Demand

Chemical Oxygen Demand

Conductivity

Conductivity

pH / Conductivity / Titrations / Turbidity / Color

pH / Conductivity / Titrations / Turbidity / Color

Soil-pH

Soil-pH

Food and Feed

Food and Feed

Environment

Environment

Soil, Plant and Fertilizer

Soil, Plant and Fertilizer

Beer and Malt

Beer and Malt

Wine

Wine

Tobacco

Tobacco

Overview

Food and feed products are analyzed for several reasons, such as monitoring product quality, guarantee food safety and compliancy with international regulations.

Skalar developed two analyzers for the food and feed industry:

- The PrimacsSN-100 nitrogen / protein analyzer
- The Sanseries continuous flow analyzer

Monitoring the quality of water and testing it regularly is very important to maintain reliable and safe water sources and to eliminate the potential health and environmental risks.

Skalar developed four analyzers for the environmental industry:

- The Sanseries continuous flow analyzer
- The BluVisionTM discrete analyzer
- The Formacsseries TOC/TN analyzer
- The SP2000 Robotic analyzer

Testing soil is important for several reasons: to optimize crop production, to protect the environment from contamination by runoff and leaching of excess fertilizers, to improve the nutritional balance of the growing crops etc.

Skalar has developed three analyzers for the soil, plant & fertilizer industry:

- The Sanseries continuous flow analyzer
- The Primacsseries carbon/nitrogen analyzer
- The SP2000 Robotic analyzer

Malt, wort and beer analyses are essential to control the brewing quality during the production of beer.

Skalar has developed three analyzers for the brewing industry:

- The Sanseries continuous flow analyzer
- The PrimacsSN-100 nitrogen/protein analyzer
- The SP2000 Robotic analyzers

To maintain high standards, quality control laboratories test the raw materials to insure the quality of the finished product.

Skalar developed the following analyzer for the wine industry:

- The Sanseries continuous flow analyzer

To be able to maintain the high industry standards, Skalar’s analyzers are able to test the raw tobacco materials to insure the quality of the finished product.

The following Skalar analyzers are the most suitable for this industry:

- The Sanseries continuous flow analyzer
- The SP2000 Robotic analyzer

Sanseries

The Sanseries is ideal for analyzing large series of beer & malt samples in one batch on multiple parameters with complex analysis methods such as diacetyl, polyphenols and anthocyanogen.

A typical five channel beer analyzer is configured with modules for bitterness, total SO2, free amino nitrogen, polyphenols and diacetyl. A malt analyzer usually carries applications such as diastatic power, α-amylase, FAN, ß-glucan and color. 

Features of the Sanseries analyzer

  • Methods according to EBC, ASBC, MEBAK etc.
  • Unattended automatic start-up and shutdown
  • Integration of various detectors for beer and malt analysis, such as the fluorimeter and the UV / VIS detector
  • Skalar FlowAccessTM software with real time graphics, data calculation and data export to Excel / LIMS
  • Analyses of up to 16 parameters at the same time
  • Autosamplers range from 50 up to 576 sample positions

Parameters 

Acetaldehyde Ethanol
Amino Nitrogen (free) Glucan
Amylase Nitrate + Nitrite
Bicarbonate Nitrogen
Bitterness pH
Carbohydrate Polyphenols
Carbonate Protein
Color Protein Soluble
Density Sulfite
Diacetyl Sulfur Dioxide
Diastatic Power Viscosity

Sanseries

The Sanseries analyzer – San++ and Sancompact automated continuous flow analyzers

The Sanseries analyzers can be used in the food and feed industry. The analyzers are able to analyze various applications such as milk, starch, cereals, rice and meat. 

Features of the Sanseries analyzer

  • Fast sample through-put, up to 140 analyses per hour
  • Can run up to 16 parameters simultaneously 
  • Autosamplers for 40 up to 800 positions are available
  • Automatic preparation of working standards

The analyses comply with standard methods such as EPA, ISO, AOAC, Coresta, EBC, ASBC and many more. 

Parameters 

Amino Acids (total) Niacinamide
Amino Nitrogen (free) Nicotinamide
Ammonia Nicotinic Acid
Amylase Nitrate + Nitrite (Hydrazine red.)
Ascorbic Acid (Vit. C) Nitrate + Nitrite (Cd. Red.)
Benzoic Acid Nitrite
Caffeine Orcinol (sugar value)
Calcium Phosphate
Carbohydrate Protein
Chloride Pyruvate
Creatine (enzymatic) Reducing sugars
Creatine / Creatinine Riboflavin
Fluoride Sodium and potassium
Galactose (D) Sorbic Acid
Glucose, fructose, saccharose  Sugars
L-Glutamic Acid Sulfite
L-Glutamic Acid (enzyme) Sulfur dioxide
Hydroxyproline Thiamine
Iodine Turbidity
Iron Vitamin B1
L-Lactic Acid / D-Lactic Acid Vitamin B2
Lactose Vitamin B3
Lipase Vitamin B5
L-Lysine Vitamin B6
L-Malic Acid Vitamin PP
Niacin Volatile Acidity

Sanseries

The Sanseries Automatic Wine Analyzer

Skalar’s automated wine analyzer has been in use for many years in the wine industry and is designed to comply with standard methodologies. The automated routine methods and the short analysis times, enables operators to increase the throughput and thus increase the overall capacity of the laboratory. Short response times to detect changes in production are important for a better control of the process.

Features of the Sanseries analyzer

  • In-line dialysis for sample blank correction
  • Unattended automatic start-up and shutdown
  • Automatic preparation of working standard methods and sample dilutions
  • Analysis from 1 up to 16 parameters simultaneously

Parameters

Acetic Acid Malic Acid (L)
Acidity (total) Nitrate + Nitrite
Ammonia pH
Chloride Phosphate (O, tot., hydrol.)
Citric Acid Red. Sugars (total)
Cyanide Sodium Potassium
Density Ethanol Sorbic Acid
Fluoride (ISE) Sulphate
Gluconic Acid (D) / Glucose / Fructose / Sacch Sulphur Dioxide
Glycerol Hydroxymethylfurfural Tartaric Acid
Lactic Acid (L/D) Volatile Acidity

Sanseries

The Sanseries is successfully used in water laboratories for decades.

The Sanseries has a flexible modular design and can be used for simultaneous and sequential analyses of routine colorimetric determinations as for example ammonia, nitrate, phosphate, chloride and sulphate. 

The newest addition to the Sanseries analyzers is the Sancompact analyzer. This analyzer has a modern and compact design which gives laboratories the opportunity to save on valuable laboratory bench space, while still incorporating all the features of the San++ analyzer. Skalar specifically designed this analyzer for the smaller laboratories. 

Features of the Sanseries analyzer

  • High capacity through multi parameters and controlled start-up and shut-down
  • Analyze sub ppb to high ppm levels
  • 40-800 sample positions available
  • Automatic preparation of working standards from a stock standard
  • Automatic pre- and post dilution of overrange samples
  • Simultaneously multiple extract handling

Parameters

Alkalinity Hydrogen Sulfide
Aluminum Iodine
Amino Acids Iron II + III
Ammonia Iron (total)
Anionic Surfactants (MBAS) Magnesium
Bicarbonate Manganese
Boron Methanol
Bromide Nickel
Calcium Nitrate + Nitrite
Carbonate Nitrite
COD Nitrogen
Chloride Nonionic
Chlorine pH
Chromium VI Phenol
Cobalt Phosphate
Color Potassium Permanganete
Conductivity Protein (Lowry)
Copper Silicate
Cyanide Sodium / Potassium
Dissolved Organic Carbon Sulfate
Ethanol Sulfide
Fluoride Sulfur Dioxide
Formaldehyde Total Organic Carbon
Hardness Urea
Hydrazine  

Sanseries

The Sanseries analyzer provides the most proven and reliable technology available today for routine analysis of nutrients and minerals in soils, plants and fertilizers.

The analyzers have a flexible modern design and can be configured to meet the needs of any laboratory.

The NPK analyzer is used worldwide during either fertilizer production and labeling of the NPK grade or for soil and plant analysis to optimize fertilizer dosage, controlling the yield and minimizing the environmental pollution.

 

Furthermore, the NP analyzer is able to analyze Nitrogen and Phosphorus simultaneously. Nitrogen can be analyzed as Ammoniacal Nitrogen after extration or as Total Nitrogen after Kjeldahl digestion. Phosphorus can be analyzed after extraction according to Bray, Olsen or other procedures and as Total Phosphorus after wet digestion.

Features of the Sanseries analyzer

  • Suitable for each sample extract and digest
  • Unattended overnight operation for extended analysis capacity in peak seasons
  • Results are expressed in the concentration unit required such as ppm, milliequivalents, g / kg
  • Simultaneously multiple extract handling

Parameters

Aluminum Manganese
Ammonia Nitrate + Nitrite
Bicarbonate Nitrogen
Boron Pectin
Calcium Phenol
Carbohydrate Phosphate
Carbon Protein
Carbonate Red. Sugars
Chloride Silicate
Dissolved Organic Carbon Sodium / Potassium
Glucose Starch
Hydrogen Sulfide Sulfate
Iron II + III Sulfide
Iron (total) Urea
Magnesium Zinc

Sanseries

The Sanseries continuous flow analyzer – the automated analyzer for the tobacco industry.

The automated tobacco analyzer has been in use for many years in the tobacco industry and is designed to comply with standard methodologies as Coresta and ISO.

Features of the Sanseries analyzer

  • Unattended automatic start-up and shutdown
  • In-line dialysis for sample blank correction
  • Analysis from 1 up to 16 parameters at the same time
  • Various types of auto samples with 50 up to 576 sample positions

Parameters

Acetaldehyde Amino Nitrogen (free)
Ammonia Chloride
Citric Acid Cyanide
Glucose / Fructose / Saccharose Malic Acid
Niacin Niacinamide / Nicotinamide
Nitrate + Nitrite Nitrogen
Phosphate Sugars
Total Alkaloids / Nicotine Volatile Base

BluVision™

The BluVision™ has been specifically developed for the environmental field providing reliable and accurate low ppb level results for a variety of analytical parameters in a wide range of samples and matrices such as drinking water, wastewater, ground water and surface water.

The analyzer easily automates the sample and reagent pipetting into the cuvettes, mixing, heating, blank correction, photometric measurement and many other functions depending on the preferences of the laboratory.

Features of the BluVisionTM

  • Additional automated functions: preparation of calibration standards from stock solutions, auto dilutions of over-range samples or re-analysis of samples
  • Disposable 15mm cuvette blocks, eliminating any carry-over between samples
  • Each cuvette block has 10 measuring positions
  • Complete “walk-away” automation: sample & reagent pipetting
    mixing, heating, blank correction and measurement
  • Temperature controlled cuvette tray with 160 positions
  • Autoloader for an additional 48 cuvette blocks
  • Segregation of chemical waste, depending on disposal requirements
  • Smart exhaust system
  • Thermostatic needle

Parameters

Alkanity Free Iron
Free Aluminum Magnesium
Ammonia Nitrate + Nitrite
Calcium Nitrite
Chloride Free Phenols
Chromium IV Ortho Phosphate
Color Silicate
Free Cyanide Sulfate
Total Hardness  

FormacsSERIES

The Formacsseries TOC / TN analyzers provide fast analysis of Total Organic Carbon (TOC) and Total Nitrogen (TN) in liquid samples using high temperature catalytic combustion.

The level of TOC is often used as an indicator of water quality during for instance the drinking water purification process and indicating the water quality of rivers, streams and lakes. TN levels are an important parameter for seawater, waste water treatment and industrial process control. 

Direct injection analysis

The FormacsHT-I TOC / TN analyzer analyzes liquid samples by direct sample injection in a high temperature catalytic combustion furnace. These analyzers are especially designed for particulate laden samples (suspensions).  

 

Analysis of aqueous and solid samples 

The PrimacsMCS analyzer operates in combination the with FormacsHT, which offers an economical solution to laboratories analyzing TOC in aqueous samples as well as solid samples. Based on a dual oven design, the analyzer is capable of performing rapid and reliable separate determinations of TC, IC and TOC, and has been developed especially for solid materials including sludges and sediments. 

Features of the Formacsseries TOC / TN analyzers

  • Stand-alone TOC operation or with an autosampler
  • Homogenization by automated stirring (rod or magnetic)
  • Integrated Peltier cooler for optimum moisture removal
  • Large variety of vial sizes including septum-closed vials
  • Allows a true system blank analysis
  • Direct sample injection is possible

Applications

  • Surface water
  • Drinking water
  • Waste water
  • Pharmaceutical water
  • Process control water
  • Seawater

Primacsseries

Monitoring total nitrogen / protein during the brewing process with the PrimacsSN-100 analyzer  

The routine monitoring of total nitrogen / protein content during the brewing process is important to ensure the quality and stability of the beer products. Protein present in malt and wort is an important nutrient for yeast to ferment wort into beer. By measuring nitrogen, brewers can indicate the protein content in malt and wort.

Features of the PrimacsSN-100 analyzer

  • Alternative for Kjeldahl analysis
  • Sample weights up to 3g of solids
  • 100-position autosampler
  • Unique vertical sample introduction system

Primacsseries

The PrimacsSN-100 analyzer – automated nitrogen / protein analyzer according to the Dumas combustion method

This analyzer has been specifically designed for commercial laboratories and food / feed producers that are looking for the perfect solution for automated nitrogen / protein analysis in food and feed samples.

Features of the PrimacsSN-100 analyzer

  • Analysis according the Dumas technique 
  • Rapid cycle time of 5 minutes
  • Sample mass up to 3.0 g
  • 100 position random access autosampler
  • Re-usable quartz crucibles, sample ashes remain in the crucible after each analysis which avoids sample ash build-up in the combustion zone and therefore reduces maintenance
  • Unique vertical sample introduction system
  • Complicated samples as for example meat can be heated
    in various stages by the flex ramping system 

Food quality

Food producers must ensure that they produce safe and high-quality products. The PrimacsSN-100 analyzer has fully integrated methods for reliable routine analysis according to AACC, AOAC, ASBC, EBC, MEBAK, ICC, ISO, GB, LFGB, NYT etc. 

Applications

Skalar provides pre-installed methods for TN/Protein analysis
in the following applications:

  • Cereals
  • Dairy products
  • Starch
  • Grain products
  • Meat
  • Animal feed
  • Rice
  • Malt & wort 

and many more.

Additionally, new application developments for specific samples is fully supported by Skalar's application laboratory in close cooperation with customers.

Primacsseries

A flexible solid sample analyzer with an integrated 100-position autosampler for the determination of nitrogen and carbon in soil. 

The PrimacsSNC-100 analyzer is able to analyze carbon and nitrogen levels (C/N ratio) in soil. This is important because nitrogen is the main element for plant development and carbon is essential for soil strucure. The PrimacsSNC-100 uses high temperature combustion to provide fast, efficient and accurate analysis results for nitrogen (N), protein, total carbon (TC), total elemental carbon (TEC), total inorganic carbon (TIC) and total organic carbon (TOC) all in one unit. 

Features of the PrimacsSNC-100

 
  • Analyses of TC, TIC, TEC, TOC and N / Protein
  • Re-usable ceramic crucibles
  • Unique vertical sample introduction system
  • Automatic balance interfacing
  • Fast and environmentally clean analysis
  • 100 position autosampler

Robotic analyzers

The SP2000 Beer & Wort analyzer for brewing quality control during beer production.

The SP2000 analyzer has been specifically developed for breweries that only need analyses on small batches of samples on single or multiple parameters. Every couple of hours, beer and wort samples need to be tested on various parameters and the results need to be provided instantly to the operators who control the brewing process. Besides this, breweries nowadays produce smaller batches of different beers instead of only large quantities of one beer.

 

Beer / Wort analysis

  • Complete automation incl. degassing of the samples, (de)-capping the sample tube, sample dilution, addition of reagents, mixing and measurement of the absorbance
  • Flexibility to process small or large batches and run single or multiparameter analysis
  • The iso-octane reagent consumption is reduced by a factor of 5 compared to the manual method

Parameters 

Color pH
SO2 Polyphenol
Iron Free Amino Nitrogen (FAN)
Bitterness Anthocyanogen
Thiobarbituric Acid Value (TBZ) Beta (β) glucan

Robotic analyzers

Skalar offers various flexible and advanced sample handling systems for the routine analytical testing of drinking water, river water, lake water, industrial water, waste water, soil etc.

Fully automatic measurement is possible for parameters such as BOD, COD, pH, EC, turbidity, color, ISE applications, titrations and test kit applications such as ST-COD test according to ISO15705, TP/ TN & others. To illustrate the flexibility of our SP2000 robotic platform some examples of water applications are given below.

BOD analysis

  • Capacity of 18 up to 198 BOD bottles per batch
  • Automatic bottle (de)capping, sample pipetting, addition of reagents, measurement.
  • Possibility to measure and adjust the pH of the original sample
  • Automatic sample aeration before measurement  
  • Combinations with other analysis such as Conductivity, Alkalinity, Turbidity and Test kits possible on the same BOD platform
  • BOD analysis in accordance with (inter)national regulations such as EPA 405.1, ISO 5815-1, EN-1899-1/2, Standard Methods 5210 B, DIN 38409 etc. as well as customer specific methods

 

Conductivity / pH / Alkalinity / Turbidity / Titrations / Color in drinking water

  • Capacity of 32-352 containers
  • Automatic Measurement of pH, Alkalinity, EC, Turbidity & Color
  • In-line sample filtration prior to Color measurement
  • Automatic capping/de-capping and stirring 
  • Automatic rinsing of probe, stirrer, draining needle, filters and flow through cells
  • A choice of various other applications (acidity, hardness, fluoride etc.) and user selectable running sequence
  • Integration of a variety of sample racks, different types of sample beakers and a compatibility with different meters & probes

 

Test kit automation

  • Ready-to-use test kit applications such as the ST-COD, TP, TN, Ammonium, Nitrate, Nitrite, Sulfide and Phenol index.
  • Capacity: 24-336 test kits per batch 
  • Complete “walk away” automation mixing, heating, (de)-capping of sample and reagent tubes, sample pipetting, cooling & photometric measurement for test kit analysis
  • User-friendly no contact with toxic or corrosive reagents
  • Flexible, compatible with different meters & reaction tubes

Robotic analyzers

SP2000series pH / EC analysis in soil and particle size distribution

The SP2000 analyzer is able to process large quantities of soil samples every day. pH in soil gives information about how to improve the quality of the soil, which will result in increased crop quantities and cost reduction. Besides pH analysis in soil, the analyzer can be extended with Electrical Conductivity (EC) measurement at the same time.

pH / EC analysis

  • Measurement in water as well as in KCI, CaCI2 and / or other extractants
  • Addition of extraction solution
  • Automatic sample stirring
  • Automatic probe calibration
  • Probe rinsing
  • Measurement of pH
  • Result calculation

It is always possible to adapt the analysis procedure according to the customer methodologies, each step in the automatic procedure is user defi nable, for example, the stirring time and amount of extraction solution to be added etc.

Particle size distribution

The robotic analyzers automate the determination of the clay fraction as well as the sample preparation of the lengthy particle size distribution analysis procedure according to ISO 11277. This procedure requires very precise timing steps, tasks which are much more easily performed by an analyzer rather than a human operator.

 

The SP50 automates the sample preperation: 

  • Removal of Carbonates
    • Removal of Organic matter
    • Rinsing of the sample

     

    The SP2000 automates the determination of clay fraction: 

    • Addition of pyrophosphate
    • Addition of dilution water
    • Sample homogenizing
    • Sample take up
    • Sample transferring
    • Sample dispensing
    • Sample drying in aluminum cup

     

    Robotic analyzers

    The SP2000 robotic analyzer - sample preparation for the tobacco industry

    The SP2000 robotic handling system offers full automation on the addition of extraction solution, shaking and filtration of tobacco samples. The sample filtrate can be offered in addition to the autosampler of the Sanseries CFA analyzer for further analysis. The automated extraction and filtration procedure is according to CORESTA method 85.

    The SP2000 automates the sample preparation: 

    • (de)-capping the flasks
    • addition of acetic acid
    • sample mixing
    • sample filtration
    • needle rinsing
    • filter replenishing