Posted June 03, 2019 in Company News
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New Orleans, LA (June 3, 2019) – Unity Scientific, Process Sensors Corporation (PSC) and CHOPIN Technologies – all KPM Analytics companies – will present their advanced analyzer solutions for food applications at IFT 2019, booth #418 June 3 - 5, 2019 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, LA. Used for process and quality control in cereal, snack & baked goods, milling, dairy and other food processing applications, the solutions can improve product quality, help maintain brand integrity and reduce costs.
Available Summer 2019, the CommUnity™ Networking Suite from Unity Scientific will be previewed at IFT. This cloud-based program for the remote management of SpectraStar™ NIR (Near Infrared) Analyzers is available from any web browser, allowing companies to centralize product configuration, streamline sample data reporting and view diagnostic results for all instruments on their network. Customers can obtain maximum performance from their NIR analyzers, driving down production costs and improving product quality, with the efficiency and consistency delivered by CommUnity.
Fully compatible with CommUnity, the SpectraStar XT At-line and Laboratory NIR Analyzer for food, agriculture and ingredient applications will also be presented at IFT19. Robust and easy-to-use, the SpectraStar XT produces accurate, repeatable results for moisture, fat, protein, total sugar and other properties from samples at any stage of the process in just 30 seconds.
Available in ready-to-use analyzer packages for many applications, the XT is pre-configured with robust calibrations and sample handling accessories for plug and play operation. Patented TRUE ALIGNMENT® Spectroscopy technology keeps the XT automatically aligned to reference standards, ensuring peak accuracy and consistent performance. All SpectraStar XTs are manufactured at Unity Scientific’s global headquarters in Milford, MA USA.
Process Sensors Corporation will demonstrate the new MCT469-SF Food Grade On-line NIR Sensor, featuring a rugged IP69-rated enclosure that withstands complete washdowns for years of reliable operation. The fully sealed enclosure enables faster and more efficient cleaning and features a sanitary design with no niches to minimize debris accumulation and microorganism ingress. The MCT469-SF accurately measures moisture and oil or protein and is simple to use, easy to install and requires no routine maintenance or re-calibration.
PSC will also preview the new QuikCheck-BCU (Baking Contrast Unit) Analyzer used for complete control of the baking process. In less than 10 seconds the QuikCheck-BCU simultaneously measures BCU, moisture and oil/fat content, enabling tighter control of baking specifications, more consistent product appearance and reduced waste. Operators can quickly test samples from multiple processing lines within minutes thanks to the storage capacity for up to 100 unique product calibrations.
CHOPIN Technologies will be showcasing the RHEO F4 analyzer which determines the characteristics of dough during the proofing (fermentation) process to aid in product formulation for both wheat flour and gluten-free products. The RHEO F4 measures the production and retention of carbon dioxide, as well as the volume and tolerance of the dough during proofing in a single test. The volume of the proofed product (breads, brioches…) depends on both the carbon dioxide production capacity from the yeast and the ability of the dough to retain this gas while it continues developing. Applications include but are not limited to: Determining the optimal time for products to be placed in the oven; assisting in the development of gluten-free products; analyzing the changing fermentation properties of frozen dough; analyzing entire dough formulas containing sugar, fat or dietary fiber; verifying yeast activity; and evaluating the impact of additives or the specific action of enzymes.
CHOPIN will also demonstrate the Mixolab 2 which determines the characteristics of dough – as well as the quality of starch and protein – during mixing. The Mixolab 2 provides millers and bakers with rapid information relating to starch quality and the conformity of flours, enabling consistent quality production.
In addition to these exciting product offerings at IFT 2019, there has been much industry buzz from KPM Analytics, as they just closed on two new acquisitions to enhance their stable of companies: Sensortech Systems and Sightline Process Control are both new additions to the KPM team. Sensortech delivers proven near infrared resonance (NIR) and radio frequency (RF) technology, used for process control for real-time moisture measurement in a variety of industries. Sightline provides 3D color vision and automated inspection systems, designed to improve product quality, increase line productivity and reduce operating costs across the food production process.
To learn more about the KPM Analytics companies, visit www.unityscientific.com, www.processsensors.com, www.chopin.fr, www.sensortech.com, www.spci.ca, and www.kpmanalytics.com.
About AMS Alliance
AMS Alliance is a developer, manufacturer, marketer and seller of a wide variety of instrumentation and systems that automate complex analysis for research & development, process monitoring and quality control in food, environmental, and agriculture applications. Backed by close to 30 years of analytical expertise, the AMS Alliance team serves customers around the globe from locations in Italy, France and the USA. www.amsalliance.com
About CHOPIN Technologies
Headquartered in Villeneuve-la-Garenne, France, the CHOPIN Technologies products focus on compositional and functional analysis in cereals, flours, and their derivatives. CHOPIN Technologies products provide exceptional results and are used across the globe to ensure operational specifications, regulatory compliance and quality standards are met. CHOPIN Technologies has additional offices in Milford, MA, USA and Beijing, China. For more information, visit www.chopin.fr.
About Process Sensors Corporation® (PSC)
PSC’s instrumentation provides accurate and reliable moisture and temperature measurement for quality control of manufacturing processes such as food, wood and paper products, tobacco as well as pharmaceuticals and plastics. An industry leading supplier of NIR and IR technology, PSC is in Milford, MA, USA with sales offices in Franklin Lakes, NJ, USA; Corby, UK; and Warsaw, Poland. To learn more, visit www.processsensors.com.
About Sensortech Systems, Inc.
Sensortech Systems, Inc. is an innovator and manufacturer of online measurement and process control instruments with expertise in NIR and RF technologies. Located in southern California, USA with a global sales & support network, Sensortech instruments provide a variety of industries with productivity enhancing benefits that yield waste reduction, energy conservation, and quality assurance. www.sensortech.com
About Sightline Process Control, Inc.
Headquartered in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada with sales and service in Europe, Sightline specializes in 3D color vision technology used in inspection systems and automation solutions for process control. Sightline’s expertise in imaging techniques improve product quality, increase line productivity and reduce operating costs for food customers such as bakery, snack food, meat & poultry plus many others. www.spci.ca
About Unity Scientific®
With industry-leading expertise in near infrared (NIR) technology, Unity® Scientific products are used for quality control applications within production processes and laboratory environments. Unity’s premium analytical instrumentation serves a wide range of end markets such as food & dairy, agriculture and environmental. Headquarters are in Milford, MA, USA with additional offices in Weiler Bei Bingen, Germany. To learn more, visit www.unityscientific.com.
About KPM Analytics
The operating companies that make up KPM Analytics have come together because of their industry-leading application expertise in the food, agriculture and environmental sectors. Unity Scientific, Process Sensors Corporation, CHOPIN Technologies, AMS Alliance and most recently, Sightline Process Control, Inc. & Sensortech Systems Inc. are all recognized for deep application knowledge and superior support. The companies now stand as a strategic group with a common passion for providing solutions and solving our customer’s most challenging problems. Through this united approach, our customers big and small will be better served with a broader, more robust scientific instrumentation offering supported by a global network. Visit www.kpmanalytics.com to learn more.