MilkoScan™ FT1 Milk standardisation with in-built abnormality screening

MilkoScan™ FT1 Milk standardisation with in-built abnormality screening
MilkoScan™ FT1
Milk standardisation with in-built abnormality screening
The MilkoScan™ FT1 analyser is dedicated to liquid dairy production. It allows you to control and standardise liquid
dairy products while simultaneously screening for abnormalities. It is ideal for:
• Rapid control at the platform for optimal segregation, fair payment and screening for abnormalities
• Milk standardisation for optimal use of raw material and consistent quality products
• Monitoring the quality of final products
Milk parameters
Fat, Protein, Lactose, Total Solids, SnF, FPD, Total Acidity, Density, FFA, Citric Acids,
Casein, Urea, Sucrose, Glucose, Fructose
Dedicated Analytical Solutions
Raw material intake
Finished products
Pay the right price
Providing up to 120 reliable measurements per hour, the
MilkoScan FT1 helps to ensure that payments to suppliers are
neither too high nor too low, but spot on.
Protect against adulteration
Raw milk containing abnormalities is a growing problem. The
abnormalities can be caused by deliberate adulteration, for
example, with lard or melamine or by accidents if water or
cleaning agents are mixed with the milk. With the MilkoScan FT1
you can screen incoming raw milk samples to identify a suspect raw milk sample quickly and as a normal part of everyday
testing. The suspect sample can then be further analysed to
determine the contaminant.
Smart segregation
A quick measurement at intake for mass balance calculation
allows effective and reliable results for subsequent standardisation of milk entering production.
Standardise for profit and consistent quality
The concept of standardising milk in the process is increasingly
popular as a means to improving economy in dairy production.
For instance, consider the advantage of more accurate information about fat content. A dairy plant producing 300,000
litres of milk per day can use the accuracy of the MilkoScan
FT1 to carefully adjust the mass balance of milk in silos with
savings of e.g. 0.014% fat per processed litre of milk. Over
the course of a year, this seemingly small saving mounts up
to US$ 60,000.
Beyond the financial gains of standardisation, the improved
consistency of end products builds and protects your brand.
The MilkoScan FT1 is also ideal for ensuring final product
consistency as well.
Rapid return and low running costs
A wealth of technical features built on the renowned
MilkoScan platform ensures smooth operations for a fast
return on investment and economic long term use.
FOSS your global partner in profitable dairying
For decades FOSS has helped dairies and milk testing laboratories to keep pace with their analysis demands. FOSS
is unique in offering a range of dedicated solutions based
on both indirect and reference methods. FOSS solutions
provide analysis and control throughout the production
process, from raw material to finished product and from
routine analysis to at-line and in-line process control.
Support is provided by certified support engineers
stationed close to our customers across the globe. Local,
competent and certified they keep your analytical solution
running at peak performance for maximum productivity,
payback and profit. A range of proactive services are available for you to choose from according to your business
Visit for more information about how FOSS
dedicated analytical solutions can help you produce dairy
products effectively and with optimal profit.
Purpose built FTIR unit for reliable analysis operations
Built on the well proven technology behind the world’s
most widely used FTIR analyser - the MilkoScan FT120 - the
MilkoScan FT1 provides a solid platform for liquid milk analysis,
With Fourier transform infrared technology (FTIR), the operator
does not have to handle any chemicals. Tests are easy to
perform with a low risk of operator error.
The FTIR interferometer scans the full mid-infrared spectrum
which makes It a robust FTIR solution for use in the laboratory
and offers high repeatability and sensitivity.
The accuracy and repeatability of results are comparable to the
chemical methods (or better), but does not require the long
testing time. The performance is in compliance with AOAC
(Association of Analytical Chemists) and IDF (International
Dairy Federation).
Results are automatically stored on a PC for traceability.
Auto clean and low sample temperature for flexible
The automatic clean and zero module reduces operator time
by allowing rapid single sample analysis with no time required
for cleaning. The operator can just present the sample and
leave after 30 seconds. A wide operating range (5 - 55°C) allows direct analysis of
even cold but homogeneous samples.
Instrument standardisation
MilkoScan FT1 instruments are standardised for high stability,
for example, to give the same results regardless cuvette wear.
Likewise, if a new cuvette is installed, only minor slope and
intercept adjustments are required.
Calibrations ready to use
Ready-made calibrations allow for the simultaneous analysis
of major parameters in most raw, intermediate and finished
dairy products. The calibrations are based on the extensive
FOSS FTIR database built up over more than 15 years.
If your product recipe changes or you are developing new
dairy products, you can easily make your own calibrations.
The software has a purpose-built calibration toolbox that
easily guides you through the calibration development process.
Natural raw milk has a particular spectrum – a unique fingerprint. If the sample is somehow
different from normal milk it
will be detected immediately
with spectrum screening as
shown by the red line for an
abnormal sample against the
normal shown in green.
Integrated abnormality screening
Integrated food safety screening is provided in the form of
the FOSS abnormality screening module (ASM). The ASM Module allows MilkoScan analysers based on Fourier
Transform Infrared (FTIR) technology to be programmed to
screen for abnormalities in milk. The screening is done at the
same time as the compositional measurements are performed.
No extra equipment or time is required.
A sample of milk is tested against a profile for normal milk,
and a warning is given if there is a mismatch. This alerts the
user to the need for further testing to determine the nature
of the abnormality.
Natural raw milk has a particular infrared spectrum – a unique
fingerprint. Using FTIR analysis, it is possible to program an
analyser to recognise the spectra (or fingerprint) representing
pure raw milk. A warning is then given when samples do
not meet the criteria for pure milk. If the sample is somehow
different from pure milk it will be detected immediately.
Some examples of what can be detected include:
Cleaning agents
Milk mixing
Addition of water
Protein and fat adulterants
In practice, ASM allows screening for an unlimited number
of unknown and known potential adulterants, including lard,
cleaning agents, melamine and many others.
Warning levels can be set for these known adulterants, and
the limiting factor for both known and unknown abnormalities
is defined by the mid-infrared wavelength range used, which
covers a vast range of potential abnormalities.
Simple to use software
Software is easy to learn and use and includes valuable timesaving features such as:
• Control chart for monitoring instrument stability
• Easy Slope & Intercept adjustment
Part of a complete high
performing solution
Whether you are new to infrared based analytical instruments or an experienced user, FOSS offers a complete and
customised support program for your MilkoScan FT1:
• Development of new calibrations
• Outlier detection
• Reprediction
On site preventive maintenance visits
Preventive maintenance parts
Remote instrument surveillance
Online and offline calibration support
24/7 hotline phone support
Self maintenance training and video on demand support
Networking capability for data export
and remote instrument management
Measurement data can be exported to a LIMS system via a direct network connection.
In addition, FOSS Mosaic networking software allows you to connect the instrument to the internet for remote management by experts in the field of FTIR instrument maintenance and support, either by in-house experts or from FOSS. A
number of tasks can be performed remotely including:
• Instrument surveillance
• Slope & Intercept adjustment
• Monitoring performance e.g. wear on the cuvette
Calibration range
Up to 50% Fat
Up to 7% Protein
Up to 7% Lactose
Up to 55% Total Solids
Included calibrations
• Milk
• Cream
• Whey
Fat, Protein, Lactose, Total Solids, SnF, FPD, Total Acidity, Density, FFA, Citric Acids,
Urea, Casein
Fat, Protein, Lactose, Total Solids, SnF
Fat, Protein, Lactose, Total Solids
Optional calibrations
Fortified Milk & Whey
• Concentrated Milk
• Infant Formula Calibration
• UF Whey Calibration
• Evaporated Whey Calibration
Fat, Total Solids, SnF
Fat, Total Solids, SnF
Protein, Total Solids
Fat, Total Solids, Total Acidity, Lactose
Yoghurt & Fermented
• Yoghurt/Fermented Products • Quark Calibration
Fat, Protein, Lactose, Glucose, Sucrose, Total Sugars, Total Solids, SnF, Fructose
Fat, Protein, Total Solids
Dessert & Ice Cream
• Dessert & Ice Cream • Desserts & Flavoured Milks
with Vegetable fat
Fat, Protein, Lactose, Glucose, Sucrose, Fructose, Total Sugars, Total Solids
Fat, Protein, Total Solids
ASM module
Screening for abnormal MIlk
≤1% CV *on major raw cow Milk components (Fat, Protein , Lactose, Total Solids)
≤ 0.25% CV* on major raw Milk components (Fat, Protein , Lactose, Total Solids)
Analysis time
30 seconds for milk
Sample volume
8 ml.
Sample temperature
5 - 55°C ( the sample must be homogeneous)
Automatic and programmable
Purging Efficiency
≥ 99%
Calibration Routine
Slope / Intercept adjustment
Network connections
LIMS, Mosaic
Optical System
Hermetically sealed, humidity control
Installation requirements
Dimensions (H*W*D):
382 x 850 x 543 mm
80 kg
Power Supply:
(115 or 230) ±15% V/AC - 50/60 Hz
Power Consumption:
Max. 600 VA during measurement, 80 VA in standby
Ambient Temperature:
10 - 35°C
Ambient Humidity:
< 80 RH, Cyclic up to 93 RH from low to high, working temperature in 93 RH
For best performance place the instrument on a stable surface away from excessive and
continuous vibration
Noise Level:
70 dB (measured when the instrument is analysing, at 1.6 m level and 60 sec. equivalent)
Standards and approvals
MilkoScan™ FT1 is CE labelled and complies with the following directives:
•ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Directive 2004/108/EC
•Low Voltage Directive (LVD) 2006/95/EC
•Packaging and packaging waste Directive 94/62/EC
•WEEE Directive 2002/96/EC
•REACH Directive 1907/2006/EC
Slangerupgade 69
DK-3400 Hilleroed
Tel.: +45 7010 3370
Fax: +45 7010 3371
P/N 1026546, Issue 2GB, November 2011
MilkoScan FT1 is in compliance with AOAC (Association of Analytical Chemists) and IDF (International Dairy Federation).
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