At-Line NIR Meat Analyser Launched

NDC Infrared Engineering, UK and US based manufacturer of process measurement systems, announces the launch of its new InfraLab e-Series Multi-component At-Line Meat Analyser

by Andrew Brunt | Tuesday 4 October 2011

NDC Meat Analyser
Suitable for beef, lamb, pork and poultry, the analyser uses non-contacting multi-wavelength NIR technology to measure either fat only, or moisture, fat and protein, in meat samples. Calibrated to the process plant’s primary reference methods, the InfraLab provides measurements right beside the production line - to laboratory accuracy.

With a measurement period of less than 10 seconds, minimum sample preparation and no special user skills requirement, the InfraLab e-Series helps to improve process visibility, and optimize batch blending efficiency and product quality by maintaining the fat content, in particular, within desired limits.

InfraLab’s consistent and accurate measurements are completely independent of product and ambient changes in the process area such as: temperature, relative humidity and factory lighting. Key benefits offered by the InfraLab include reduced lean giveaway, reduced operator dependency, improved batch consistency and improved traceability.

Recognizing that meat processing companies use many different primary reference methods, either in-house or externally, the InfraLab’s linear factory calibrations are easily adjusted to provide equivalent measurements, saving on analysis costs and laboratory overhead and delivering considerable time advantages. Each measurement is pre-loaded into the InfraLab and can be selected from the drop-down menu within the intuitive touchscreen user interface.

Connectivity via Ethernet to Management Information Systems, LIMS laboratory networks or to a PC, as well as extensive integral memory capacity, enable the display or storage of vital quality data wherever it is needed – both locally and centrally.


Andrew Brunt
NDC Infrared Engineering Ltd
+44 (0) 1621 852244

Tuesday 4 October 2011 / file under Catering | Food and Beverage