FOSS introduces MeatScan fat analysers, a compact and robust range of near infrared analysers designed for routine fat analysis in small-volume meat production facilities.
MeatScan fat analysers help users cut costs through rapid analysis of fat in incoming raw material. By delivering accurate data about the fat composition of meat, the analyser helps meat producers to formulate recipes more precisely and avoid overuse of expensive lean meat.
Measurements take one to two minutes and can be repeated at no cost.
MeatScan fat analysers ensure availability of regular data so that end products match specifications consistently, avoiding potential issues with quality and improving customer relations.
An additional advantage is that regular testing of incoming raw material enables suppliers to maintain quality throughout.
Routine analysis of meat in production with NIR analytical instruments is common in mid-size to large operations as a fast and cost-effective alternative to traditional chemical analysis.
The MeatScan fat analyser’s low entry cost and simplicity of operation now extend the benefits of at-line control of fat to meat producers with smaller production volumes.
Instead of waiting for occasional analysis results from an external laboratory or relying on judgement and instinct, any meat producer can now perform reliable analysis at will.
Measurements are based on a database of over 20,000 reference meat samples accumulated by FOSS over decades of experience in supplying routine analysis solutions to the meat industry.
MeatScan fat analysers offer user-friendly operation and do not use chemicals for analysis. Measuring about the size of a small suitcase, MeatScan fat analysers can be placed close to the production line.
The instrument receives support from FOSS experts through FOSS remote instrument surveillance, avoiding concerns about maintenance and calibration.