for QC in the Lab and Production
In order to maintain an optimum balance between costs and productivity, ingredients and finished products should be verified for nutrient concentration. Raw materials differ widely in composition, due to frequently changed suppliers, and origins, and naturally occurring ingredient variation, thus it is recommended to regularly reformulate rations and required supplements. Fourier Transform Near Infrared (FT-NIR) spectroscopy provides a fast and effective solution for all required tasks to ensure an optimal, cost-effective quality product.
In contrast to most wet-chemistry and other reference methods the FT-NIR technology is quick, cost- effective, non-destructive and safe, since it does not use chemicals, solvents or gases. It simply measures the absorption of near-infrared light by organic molecules in the sample at different wavelengths. Therefore NIR spectroscopy is the first choice for the analysis of all kind of materials on fat, protein, fiber, moisture, ash and more components, making it ideal for a wide variety of, ingredients, forages, and finished feeds and pet foods.
The key benefits of FT-NIR spectroscopy are:
This brochure will give you an overview on the benefits of FT-NIR in a modern feed quality laboratory. You will learn which are the most common products and parameters to analyze and how the measurements are carried out.
It covers the following topics: