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News - Anton Paar GmbH

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News - Anton Paar GmbH

Newsgrafik #34328

Beverage measurement with a gemstone  (Company news)

A new process sensor has been on the market since the beginning of September: the Cobrix 2600 is theentry-level model for the simultaneous measurement of dissolved carbon dioxide (CO2) and sugarcontent in non-alcoholic beverages. The sensor is integrated directly into the production process via a standardized connection and is of interest to producers of carbonated softdrinks who have not previously used process measurement. The sensor is available with and without display; in the latter case, an evaluation unit is required.

The Cobrix 2600 is an advanced version of the Carbo 520 Optical. "Our Cobrix 2600 sensor is the first on the market with which CO2 and sugar can be measured simultaneously," says Jörg Christian Seit, product manager for the Carbo and oxygen process sensors. The special feature of this type of sensor is its smart measuring system, which is based on "attenuated total reflection" (ATR). The core of the measuring system is a "gemstone,“ a ground sapphire crystal, about the size of a thumbnail. The finishing is made precisely in such away that an infrared beam is reflected three times inside this crystal before it hits the detector. If CO2 is present outside the sapphire, the infrared ray (IR) is attenuated. The attenuation is measured at precisely the wavelength at which carbon dioxide absorbs infrared light. Thus, the CO2 content can be determined via the damping of the IR signal. Furthermore, there is a second, equally functioning measuring channel in the crystal to analyze the sugar content.

According to product manager Seit, the production of the sensor units is sophisticated and time-consuming. E.g., the sapphire is connected to the polished stainless steel housing with a gold solder in a clean room. The result is a maintenance-free product that delivers a precise measurement result every four seconds of the production process. However, the sensor is not suitable for alcoholic and sugar-free beverages.
(Anton Paar GmbH)

Newsgrafik #34148

Anton Paar and InfinityQS® launch installation guide for interfacing their analysis and ...  (Company news)

... statistical process control software solutions

As part of a longstanding partnership, measuring instrument specialist Anton Paar and statistical process control (SPC) solutions provider InfinityQS® have launched a guide for setting up the interface between Davis 5 and Enact® or ProFicient™ software.

Anton Paar’s analysis system Davis 5 and the Quality Intelligence solutions by InfinityQS®, including Enact® and ProFicient™, are frequently used together in numerous beverage production plants all over the world. Recognizing this, the two companies have teamed up to provide a joint installation guide for their customers. Both parties have years of industry experience and therefore know exactly what users have to keep in mind during installation.

“Working together to make life easier for the users of our products, that’s what real customer support is about,” says Miha Zavrsnik (photo), Product Manager for Process Instrumentation at Anton Paar.
“The compact but detailed step-by-step guide is easy to follow, contains illustrative screenshots, and makes automatic data collection from Anton Paar a breeze,” adds Eric Weisbrod, Vice President of Product Management at InfinityQS.

Once communication between Davis 5 and the respective program by InfinityQS® is successfully established, customers benefit from comprehensive data management, processing, and analysis for their whole plant and production chain. In addition to plant-related indicators such as water and electricity consumption, beverage-related parameters managed by Davis 5, such as °Brix, %Diet, alcohol, CO2, O2, or sugar inversion, can be communicated to Enact or ProFicient via a standard interface. In this way laboratory, process, and other analysis instruments in the plant are connected, and statistical evaluation of all parameters necessary for comprehensive plant analysis is possible.
(Anton Paar GmbH)

Newsgrafik #30344

Why truth feels better: New DMA Generation M density meters  (Company news)

“Truth Feels Better”. With this theme, Anton Paar launches a new version of the company’s flagship product family – the DMA Generation M density and concentration meters. The systems’ world-leading accuracy and operating concept have now been enhanced by an entirely new user-friendly look and feel.

Density and concentration meters have been a point of pride at Anton Paar ever since the company produced the world’s first digital density meter in 1967. Decades of development later, Anton Paar now offers the world’s most accurate density meter, DMA 5000 M. Building on this, the focus in developing the latest DMA Generation M models was on offering users even more convenience and safe operation. The following benefits are unique to DMA 4100 M, DMA 4500 M and DMA 5000 M.

PCAP touchscreen
The 10.4” touchscreen employs projected capacitive technology (PCT/PCAP) for a state-of-the-art user experience. Operation is easy, even when wearing gloves. One main screen tells users what they need to know even from a distance, thanks to adaptable font sizes.

DMA Generation M density meters automatically detect filling errors or bubbles in the sample in real time, alert users and document the incident. Correct sample filling is ensured, regardless of the conditions.

Users can check their sample filling process via a high-quality image of the whole measuring cell on the instruments’ screen or recall stored images of the entire filled-in sample at any later time. The stored images allow users to later verify correct sample filling and measurements, particularly when using automatic sampling systems.

ThermoBalance™ eliminates the need for multi-temperature calibrations and allows for quick and accurate measurements at very different temperatures. Owing to the systems’ compact mechanical setup, drifts due to temperature stress are compensated even when samples are filled at temperatures very different from the measuring temperature. Stable readings are provided over extended periods of time.

Viscosity correction
The sample’s viscosity causes damping of the oscillating U-Tube, which would normally reduce the achievable repeatability and accuracy of the measurement. To avoid this effect, DMA Generation M meters automatically correct the viscosity influence on the measured density over the full range of densities, viscosities and temperatures. Systematic errors due to the sample’s nature are eliminated.

In summary, Anton Paar’s new DMA Generation M density meters embody technological leadership combined with innovative user-oriented concepts.
(Anton Paar GmbH)

Newsgrafik #30160

L-Dens 4X7: The New Series of Density Sensors Highly Accurate and Easy to Integrate  (Company news)

The new L-Dens 4X7 series of sensors are highly accurate, durable and maintenance-free. They have low integration costs and low operating costs and provide density results at 4-digit accuracy. The L-Dens 4X7 density sensors are for use in the petroleum, chemical and beverage industries. The wide range of L-Dens 4X7 sensors includes different materials, process connections and electrical interfaces to suit each plant. Process control and monitoring supported by continuous density measurement with L-Dens 4X7 sensors increases a plant’s productivity. With L-Dens 4X7, the consumption of raw materials and energy is optimized and the production runs at maximum capacity.
(Anton Paar GmbH)

Newsgrafik #27247

Reliable QC on dissolved O2 with new OxyQC   (Company news)

The new oxygen meter OxyQC from Anton Paar quickly measures dissolved O2 in beverages such as beer, wine, juices and soft drinks. It measures directly from process lines, tanks, kegs and casks or as a stand-alone instrument in the laboratory.

OxyQC is a compact and robust oxygen meter which uses an optochemical sensor for fast and highly accurate determination of dissolved O2. The principle of measurement is based on the effect of dynamic luminescence quenching by molecular oxygen. This measuring principle guarantees results based on the repeatability of ± 2 ppb and reproducibility of ± 4 ppb. Stable and precise results are available in less than 50 seconds.

For quality control in the lab: OxyQC allows multiple measurements, even out of small sample packages. To fill samples reliably and safely directly out of PET bottles, glass bottles or cans into the measuring chamber OxyQC teams up with the PFD piercing and filling device. PFD pierces the bottle closure or the base of the can and transfers sample from the package using compressed nitrogen. No dissolved O2 is lost. By measuring dissolved oxygen the TPO value can be calculated via Anton Paar's free software AP-SoftPrint.

For quality control at-line: To monitor the production process via at-line measurements, OxyQC is connected to the production line or tank. The Data Logger feature allows measurements at defined intervals, saving up to 500 results over a period of ten hours. The fast response time and ideal temperature behavior of the sensor allow excellent measurement stability within a few seconds, even when measuring cold samples.

A high level of dissolved O2 in beverages has a negative impact on the taste and shelf life of the product. The continuous monitoring of the oxygen content with an instrument that remains unaffected by other dissolved gases therefore ensures product safety and consistent beverage quality.
(Anton Paar GmbH)

Last database update: 24.06.2019 17:22 © 2004-2019, Birkner GmbH & Co. KG