Processing > Testing

Ion selective sensors

12 September, 2007

Van London-Phoenix has launched a range of ion selective probes that are easy to use and fit any modern pH/mV meter, ion meter, or online instrumentation.


Identifying counterfeit products by their DNA

12 September, 2007

DNA-embedded ink used in packaging may become the solution that authorities and companies need to combat counterfeit products.


Hepatitis E now spreading through Europe

03 September, 2007

Hepatitis E virus infections can be fatal in pregnant women, but until recently doctors thought the disease was confined to China, India and developing countries. Now Europeans are also contracting the disease, according to scientists at the Society for General Microbiology’s 161st Meeting at the University of Edinburgh, UK, from 3 to 6 September 2007.


Online pH and salt

13 June, 2007

The Metrohm ProcessLab is an at-line analyser that follows on from the success of the Titrando range of laboratory titrators. The system uses the Titrando titrator and tiamo software.


Density analyser

18 May, 2007

The Micromeritics AccuPyc 1340 Series Pycnometers are versatile, fast, fully automatic analysers that provide high-speed, high-precision volume measurements and density calculations on a wide variety of powders, solids and slurries.


Alcohol analyser

11 April, 2007

The Series 1000 alcohol analyser is a near infrared transmission spectrometer designed to measure alcohol in wine, beer and any other clear beverage. The instrument is based on a solid-state diode array optics system that scans from 860 to 1020 nm. Within this spectral region, O-H and C-H bonds absorb NIR energy. The O-H groups measure the water and alcohol in the sample and the C-H compensate for sugars, organic acids and other hydrocarbons in the beverages.


Witt Mapmax leak detection system

12 February, 2007

The Witt Mapmax leak detection system that has been developed from the Leak-Master Inline model can be integrated into the production line. In addition to the outer packaging and E2 boxes, the machine can also test individual packaging, for example an entire batch from a thermoform or tray sealing machine and test them one by one for leaks.


Flexible power quality tester

19 January, 2007

The TES model Aflex 3005 is a small handheld power quality analyser with a large range of functions due to its LSI programmable chips.


Online particle size analyser

13 November, 2006

The Pola 3000 is an online particle monitoring system that has been designed for use in harsh environments. It utilises an image acquisition technology to analyse free-flowing particles from 40 µm to over 100 mm.


Differential pressure/velocity transmitter

13 November, 2006

Dwyer Instruments has released the Series MS differential pressure/velocity transmitter. The transmitter is suitable for measuring differential pressure or velocity in building automation applications.


Ultrasonic liquid caustic level measurement

11 October, 2006

Pulsar Process Management Level Star 110 non-contacting ultrasonic level measurement has been supplied to a major chemical manufacturer, resolving a problem it had in the effective gauging of sodium hydroxide


National strategy improves winery safety

20 September, 2006

A campaign born of cooperation between five Australian states has improved the health and safety of workers at Australia’s wine manufacturers.


Safety for safety's sake

11 August, 2006 by Wendy Cramer, Journalist

One of Australia's leading occupational health and safety managers discusses the evolution of workplace safety in food and beverage manufacturing with What's New in Food Technology & Manufacturing


Detection of added citric acid

26 June, 2006

Citric acid (in various chemical forms) is one of the most widely used additives for fine-tuning acidity in fruit products.


Tests to spot ‘organic’ labelling fraud

19 May, 2006

New tests, developed for the Food Standards Agency by the UK’s Government Central Science Laboratory, were completed last year and have been checked using samples of pork and chicken bought.


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