How to do Soxhlet-based fat analysis
Training videos for the recently released the Soxtec™ 8000 extraction unit and Hydrotec™ hydrolysis unit are now available here.
Three videos show how the system is used for:
Fully automated Soxhlet analysis
The Soxtec™ 8000 is the first fully automated solution for total fat analysis with the Soxhlet method.
Consisting of an extraction unit, a hydrolysis unit and a single Hydrocap filter that is common to both units, the Soxtec™ 8000 allows hydrolysis and Soxhlet analysis to be performed in one integrated laboratory process.
Other advances in the automation of fat analysis include a solvent dosage dial for improved safety and minimal operator time. Smart water cooling only starts when actually required, self adjusting hotplates ensure optimal heat transfer to extraction cups and the hotplates can be individually switched on an off.
The unique filter system that goes all the way through hydrolysis to final extraction allows users to avoid filter to filter transfer. This saves time and labour and avoids the risk of human error and associated costs. An optional extra six position unit in the extraction phase allows batch handling of up to 12 samples using the same control unit. Plus, an automatic shutdown feature allows out of hours operation.
The new system was unveiled at the Pittcon trade show in March where it received considerable interest.
More information can be found at a product information page: www.foss.dk/fatinfocus . This includes details of forthcoming online presentations about fat analysis and a download of a new whitepaper from FOSS that compares the performance of methods for the determination of crude fat/ total fat.