Grain

SpectraAlyzer GRAIN

The SpectraAlyzer grain is a Near-InfraRed spectrometer which is dedicated to analyze the composition of samples using the near infrared absorbance characteristics of the sample spectra. It is suitable for the compositional analysis of a wide variety of food products like grains, cereals, oil seeds and flour. All possible parameters of e.g. grain products, such as protein, moisture, oil, ash, hardness and water absorption can be analyzed simultaneously. The sample is top filled directly into the sample cell of the SpectraAlyzer grain, there is no need for grinding or other sample preparation at all.

The sample will be fed through the sample chamber via a robust feeding device and automatically discharged. In order to analyze powder samples e.g. wheat flour an optional Flour Module is as accessory available. Each analyzer can be fitted with a Test Weight Module (Bushel weight, hectoliter weight) to determine the volume to weight ratio of the sample. An automatic path length adjustment enables the user to quickly analyse a multitude of whole grain and oil seed samples.

The instrument is controlled with an easy-to-use icon driven software, using a modern interface glass panel slider called COS “Central Operation Slider”, and a color TFT display with 640×480 pixels. The innovative graphical user interface and its functions has a similar operability as e.g. the AppIe IPod®. The user interface is made out of glass for easy hygienic cleaning and years of maintenance free operation. A web server operating on the instrument allows the direct connection to the www (world wide web) – so results and maintenance can be done directly from Internet browsers e.g. MS Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and others. The web front end allows remote browser based instrument supervision. No PC application software is necessary.

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SpectraAlyzer® Grain

Design NIR Monochromator
Spectral range (570) 850 – 1100 nm
Verification of wavelength Automatically during start-up
Optical bandwidth 4 nm
No of datapoints 1000
Measurement Transmisson
Sample presentation Automatic
Optical path length Automatically adjusted, range 6 – 30 mm
Measuring time 45 s, 200 – 300 g sample
Display
Screen TFT 640 x 480 pixel, colour
User Interface Glass, COS “Central Operation Slider”, multi-language GUI
Software
Software Integrated, stand-alone operation, fail-safe
Software / database storage Flash disk 16 GB, USB memory stick
Interfaces RS232, USB, Ethernet
Printer Printer as optional accessory
Input voltage / rated current 90 – 260 V, self-detecting / 200 VA
Protection Dust and humidity
Dimensions
Measurements Height: 370 mm / width: 400 mm / depth: 440 mm
Weight 27 kg
Modules
Flour module For flour, semolina, soy meal and other ground samples
Test Weight Module For determination of volume to weight ratio of the sample
Options
Bluetooth, WLAN, Application worx, wavelength standard, barcode reader, keyboard