Meat analyzer

Meat analyzer
InfraLab
TM
e-Series
■ At-Line
■ Quality Assurance
Meat Analyzer
■ Laboratory
■ Quality Control
The Measure of Quality™
Measurements in Further Processing
Easy-to-use and robust enough for the meat
processing environment, the versatile
InfraLab can be applied both in production
and quality assurance, complementing online and laboratory measurement systems.
InfraLab provides non-skilled access to these
complex analyses, on a sample collected
from the process using appropriate sampling
protocols.
In most facilities, a Primary Reference
Method is selected by the QC Laboratory
to be the ultimate measurement for each
constituent. Such methods include:
Karl Fischer Titration (Moisture)
Gravimetric Oven (Moisture)
Soxhlet (Free Fat)
Werner Schmidt (Total Fat)
Weibull Stoldt (Total Fat)
Kjeldahl (Protein)
Designed for both standalone and networked
use, Infralab’s easy-to-use secure interface
requires minimal operator training.
Connectivity capability via Ethernet to
Management Information Systems, LIMS
laboratory networks or to a PC, as well as
extensive integral memory capacity, enable
display or storage of vital quality data at
point of need.
However, the QC Lab Methods cannot
provide the volume or frequency of results to
enable the production manager to analyze
and improve process performance, or to
allow batch release. While providing highly
precise data, the QC lab can only provide a
historical snapshot of process capability.
Average
Limit
Process insight gained through enhanced
testing with the InfraLab helps process
managers reduce variation and control the
process average closer to the specification
limits.
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Savings
Performance, convenience,
ease-of-use, and a global support
infrastructure, make InfraLab the
analyzer of choice for meat
processors worldwide.
Calibrated to the preferred Primary Reference
Method, the InfraLab At-Line Meat Analyzer is
designed to provide frequent, rapid analysis of
either just fat or all three constituents.
Limit
The InfraLab e-Series Meat
Analyzer has been developed
and designed specifically to
replace laboratory methods in
meat processing. Requiring no
special skills in routine use, it
enables production operators to
analyze samples rapidly to ensure
that the content of the key meat
constituents: fat, moisture and
protein meet specified values.
The InfraLab Meat Analyzer
During the Further Processing of meat
products, there is a need to monitor and
control the Fat and also the Protein and
Moisture content to ensure consistent quality
and to meet product specification. This
applies in particular to the manufacture of
burger patties, supermarket ground meat
portions and bulk sausage production.
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Our Applications Engineering team
has in-depth knowledge of the
physical and chemical attributes of
food products, the measurement
and control requirements in the
process, and the many analytical
methods used in quality assurance
systems.
Assuring and Controlling Quality
Limit
NDC Infrared Engineering has
over 40 years of experience in the
design and manufacture of process
instrumentation developed
specifically to meet the exacting
requirements of the foods industry.
Achieving Right-First-Time Production through Reliable Fat, Protein
and Moisture Measurement...
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NDC & the Meat
Processing Industry
Achieving Consistent Product Quality...
InfraLab - the At-Line Replacement for Lab Methods
Replacing Chemical Determination Methods for Fat, Protein or Water Content, in a Fast, Accurate,
Robust and Easy-to-Use Format, designed for use in the Production Area...
Process
Samples
Analysis Time
<10 seconds
Display Values
Store Data
SpeedCal™ Calibration
Transmit Data
Primary Reference Techniques
Calibration
The initial calibration process of the InfraLab to the Primary Reference
Methods is simplified by NDC’s SpeedCal™ measurement algorithms.
Each algorithm is already optimized over the specified range for each
constituent, and in most cases, only the offset (TRIM) value will require
adjustment. Each InfraLab is delivered with InfraLabXL Calibration
Management Software which facilitates the calibration adjustment
process and also provides access from a PC to data displays, trends,
historian function and more. InfraLab’s inherent long-term stability
eliminates the need for any routine re-calibration.
Fat
through Improved Process Visibility...
Protein
Moisture
Fast, Accurate, Easy-to-Use
InfraLab is fully featured and can be used as a standalone device,
linked to a PC or networked to management systems...
InfraLab Meat Analyzer
Key Features:
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Single (Fat) or multi-component
(Fat, Protein & Moisture)
analysis with a measurement
time of less than 10 seconds
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Easy-to-Use Quarter VGA
colour touchscreen with multi-lingual interface
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Ergonomic hygienic design
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User security protocol with
passcode protection with
configurable permission levels
for up to 200 users
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USB ports for data download
to memory stick and barcode
reader and printer connection
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Automatic window
contamination monitor
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Internal (automatic) and external (manual) Reference
Standards
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Internal memory capacity for
up to 200 product definitions
and 10,000 sample files
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History audit log (time & date)
of calibration records and
Reference Standard Values
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InfraLabXL PC Software for data
management and enhanced
functionality
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Ethernet networking for PC
connectivity & LIMS capability
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Rugged, unbreakable sample
bowl
Display (3 component)
USB Data Port
Routine Use of the InfraLab
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operator collects grabs from batch
homogenizes them in a Robot-Coupe™
takes one grab from sample
logs on to InfraLab
selects product name
presents sample
in less than 10 seconds, data is presented on screen and stored in the memory or transmitted via Ethernet
Bar Code Reader (option)
Sample Bowl (rotating)
Communications and Networking
Though fully functional as a standalone device, InfraLab is Ethernet enabled, making
integration into factory and LIMS networks straightforward.
InfraLabXL software allows communication with a single or multiple InfraLab analyzers on the
same network from a single PC.
Ethernet
Application Specifications
Optimized measurement algorithms ensure linearity and repeatability right across the range for each
component
InfraLab Performance:
80
80
InfraLab compared to
Multi-component
70
70
wet chemical laboratory methods for
fat, moisture & protein
InfraLab
60
60
60
50
50
Single Component
50
40
40
40
30
30
30
20
20
■ Fat
20
■ Moisture
10
10
10
▲ Protein
■ Fat
00
00
10
10
20
20
30
30
40
40
50
50
60
60
70
70
80
80
0
10
20
30
40
50
60
Laboratory Reference Values
Measurement Ranges and Accuracy
Achievable accuracy is dependent on the product being
measured, the Primary Reference Method and the range of
measurement, but indicative accuracy values
(S.E.E. - Standard Error of Estimate) for the three components,
when InfraLab is compared to the primary method, are:
■ Fat: ■ Protein: ■ Moisture: S.E.E.
0.6%
0.8%
1.0%
Application AREAs:
Meat Type
F
P
M
Beef
Pork
Lamb
Range
2 to 60%
9 to 23%
30 to 75%
Poultry
Key: F = Fat, P = Protein, M = Moisture
Stability
The InfraLab is designed for ultimate long-term stability. Users
can test and prove the stability themselves using the external
Reference Standard. However, the InfraLab automatically
monitors and manages its opto-electronic stability, ensuring
its measurement capability in the process environment and
remaining completely uninfluenced by product and ambient
changes in the process area such as temperature, relative humidity and factory lighting.
For further application details, please refer to the relevant
Application Notes or consult our
Applications Technical Support Group
Maintenance
Other than simple cleaning,
the InfraLab requires no routine
maintenance, nor does it require
any routine re-calibration.
External Reference Standard
The Measure of Quality™
www.ndcinfrared.com/foods
Technical Specifications
Dimensions: Weight: 12kg
470 mm
348 mm
490 mm
USB Connection
Technical Specifications:
Measurements
Single Component: Fat only. Multi-component: Fat, Protein and Moisture
Sampling Period and Measurement Speed
Sampling Period: User-configurable, typically 5 - 10 seconds
Measurement Speed: 133Hz equivalent to one complete measurement, single or multicomponent, every 7.5 milliseconds during the sampling period
Sample Preparation
Samples must be homogenized in a Robot-Coupe™ or similar prior to measurement.
See separate application notes and guidelines for detail
Sample Size
145mm diameter bowl, with a depth of 13mm
Sample Presentation
Homogenized samples are simply pressed by hand into the bowl, ensuring that that the
whole of the bottom of the sample bowl is completely covered by product
NDC is represented in over 60
countries worldwide
Reg. No Q06197
ISO9001:2008
www.ndcinfrared.com
Storage, Safety, Environmental and Electrical
Power Supply: 80-265VAC, 50/60Hz
Power Consumption: 50 Watts
Pollution Degree: Degree 1
o
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Ambient Temperature Range: Storage -20 to +70 C, Operation 0 to 50 C
Humidity: 80% max. (non-condensing) over full operating temperature
range
Connectors:
2 x USB, one front (for memory stick) , one rear (for barcode reader)
1 x Ethernet Port
1 x IEC Mains Socket
Sealing
The InfraLab Housing is constructed from tough Polyurethane and sealed
to IP65 [NEMA 4 Equivalent] (excluding rear connector panel)
NDC Infrared Engineering Ltd
NDC Infrared Engineering Inc
NDC China
NDC Germany
Bates Road, Maldon
5314 North Irwindale Avenue
Guangzhou Tel: +86 20 8666 2790
Tel: +49 1801 977112
Essex, CM9 5FA
Irwindale, CA 91706
Email: ndcgz@ndcinfrared.com.cn
Email: info@ndcinfrared.de
United Kingdom
United States of America
Beijing Tel: +86 10 5993 5830
NDC Japan
Email: ndcbj@ndcinfrared.com.cn
Tel: +81 3 3255 8157
Tel: +44 1621 852244
Tel: +1 626 960 3300
Shanghai Tel: +86 21 6113 3609
Email: info@ndcinfrared.jp
Fax: +44 1621 856180
Fax: +1 626 939 3870
Email:ndcsh@ndcinfrared.com.cn
NDC France
Kunming Tel: +86 87 1315 9183
Tel: N° Azur: 0810 600 400
Email: ndckm@ndcinfrared.com.cn
Email: info@ndcinfrared.fr
Email: sales@ndcinfrared.co.uk
Email: info@ndcinfrared.com
In line with its policy of continuous improvement NDC Infrared Engineering reserves the right to revise published specifications and details of this equipment without prior notice.
Product Brochure - InfraLab e-Series Meat - A4
PB-01-14346-01 2010-09
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