Cologne, Germany – March 24th, 2015 - The Bruker Optik GmbH in Ettlingen has been awarded with the “International FoodTec Award 2015” by the DLG (German Agricultural Society) and its partners during the Anuga FoodTec, the international trade fair for food and drink technology in Cologne.
Spectroscopic methods are used for a long time in laboratories of the dairy industry, where especially FT-IR and NIR systems are an indispensable part of the quality and process control. The MPA-D, a combination of the well-known FT-NIR spectrometer MPA and the innovative sampling module LSM for liquids unites and expands the various possibilities inside one system. Thus, not only a cheaper solution is offered, but the MPA-D also enables the analysis of samples that could not be managed by FT-IR or other NIR systems before.
The emphasis is put on the LSM as an innovation: it includes a homogenizer for the optimum and reproducible measurement of raw milk and whey, as well as in parallel a peristaltic pump to deliver all possible liquid milk products and intermediates to the measurement cell. In addition, the MPA allows the analysis of all other solid and semi-solid milk products particularly in reflection and transflexion as well as diffuse transmission.
The “International FoodTec Award” is conferred at three-year intervals. 18 innovation projects from the international food and supply industry were awarded this year. Nine innovations each received the “International FoodTec Award” in gold and in silver. Companies from Denmark, Canada, the Netherlands, Austria and Germany are among the prize-winners. The award is given by the DLG in cooperation with various technical and media partners. The winners were selected by an international jury of experts of different disciplines.
Dr. Andreas Niemöller, International Manager for Agri, Food & Feed at Bruker Optics stated: ”We are very pleased about winning this award. It shows that we were thinking in the right direction, when deciding to develop a universal analyzer based on FT-NIR for liquid and solid dairy samples alike. The MPA-D will enable also small and medium-size companies to invest into this compelling technology for a fast and efficient quality control.”
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