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15-09-2011

Process analysis helps millers to make better use of grain

FOSS announces ProFoss™ for Whole Grain - a process analysis and control solution that measures moisture and protein in entire batches of whole grain as they arrive at the flour mill.

 

From bread to biscuits – all sorts of milling products require a particular grain quality. By measuring entire batches of incoming grain, the system allows millers to get the perfect blend of grain for consistent quality products downstream in the milling process. It also helps to improve the tempering process by allowing the right timing, use of energy and water according to the exact nature of the grain.

 

In-line near infrared measures it all

 

The ProFoss system is based on near infrared analysis – a technology that is already widely used for periodic testing of grain deliveries. The ProFoss takes the concept a logical step further by measuring entire batches of grain.  A specially designed sample interface intercepts the grain as it is conveyed in a pipe or transport system and feeds a continuous stream of analysis data back to a computer in your control room. With a complete picture of whole grain quality, millers can make tighter adjustments that can lead to significant increases in yield and quality.

 

Factory standardised high resolution analyser

 

Key to the unique performance of the ProFoss system is High Resolution diode array technology that gives a regular and reliable snapshot of products in the process.

 

The analyser is housed in a robust cabinet, mounted at the relevant location in production. An intuitive user interface allows anyone to monitor levels for key measurement parameters, such as protein and moisture allowing timely adjustments to control mechanisms. Measurement results are in line with the accuracy of traditional laboratory reference analysis.

All ProFoss analysers are factory standardised allowing producers to install several units safe in the knowledge that each will deliver the same results. High stability ensures that the results do not drift over time. Instrument standardisation and stability promotes fast and easy calibration development as well as trouble free calibration transfer across analyser units.

The ProFoss system is used for a variety of process control applications within food and agriculture industries and a broad selection of dedicated sample interfaces is available to suit diverse sample types such as liquids, powders and granules.

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