Innovative feed analyser makes near infrared analysis more accessible than ever
FOSS announces the NIRS™ DA1650, an easy-to-install analyser that allows feed producers to make instant improvements to quality and process economy.
The NIRS DA1650 can be pre-calibrated for standard applications making it ready to test feed products and raw materials for protein, fat and moisture the moment it is switched on. A built-in PC with touch screen makes operation on site intuitive and simple. Operators simply place a sample cup of in the analyser and results appear on the screen in less than a minute.
Instant quality and process improvements
Providing an alternative to more lengthy chemical analysis, the new analyser allows feed producers to check raw material at intake and pay exactly the right price based on a rapid and reliable evaluation of the specified quality. Rapid analysis also helps to segregate incoming material for optimal use, for example, according to moisture or protein and fat content. Final products can be tested in pellet form without sample preparation.
FOSS feed industry manger, Johan Weimann said: “For anyone who has been concerned about the practicalities of installing and running an NIR instrument, then now is the time to put those concerns aside and just get on with routine analysis. The advantages are too obvious for any modern feed mill to ignore.”
Purpose built unit
The NIRS DA1650 is a Diode array (DDA) based NIR analyser with a scanning range of 1100 – 1650 nm which is ideal for standard parameters such as protein, moisture and fat. It is tolerant of variations in dust and humidity (IP65 certified) and can withstand vibration and variations in temperature. There are no moving parts in the DDA platform making it robust, reliable and very low maintenance.
Simple to run locally or via the internet
FOSS Mosaic networking software allows instruments to be connected to the internet for remote management by experts in the field of NIR instrument maintenance and support, so avoiding the need for on-site expertise. A number of tasks can be performed remotely including instrument surveillance, calibration adjustments and updates and online technical support.