LT Industries, Gaithersburg, Md., introduced NIR Dairy Analyzers, designed to improve quality control and production in dairy processing of milk, powders, creams, butter, cheese and intermediate products.
The IsoPharm Dairy Analyzer allows for real-time online process monitoring, includes CIP/SIP probes and can measure up to 20 process points. Common measurements include fat, protein, lactose, solids, solids non fat (SNF), casein and pH. These measurements can be performed in seconds with the press of a button.
Online NIR analysis is used to monitor key ingredient use, optimize cream blending and make real-time adjustments to keep product in line with regulations and specifications. The machines can integrate directly into existing control systems through MODBUS, 4-20mA and other standard communication protocols.