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


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


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

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