Milk Analysis

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lactoflash milk analyzer

LactoFlash Milk Analyzer

Reliable instrument for rapid analysis of the main constituents of milk.

lactostar milk analyzer

LactoStar Milk Analyzer

Milk analysis device that features fully automatic cleaning and rinsing system

LactoStar Milk Analyzer

The Funke Gerber LactoStar is used in dairies for the routine analysis of milk. This chemical milk analysis device features fully automatic cleaning and rinsing system and zero-point calibration for fast and accurate testing of milk.

LACTOSTAR

 

The Funke Gerber LactoStar is used in dairies for the routine analysis of milk. This chemical milk analysis device features fully automatic cleaning and rinsing system and zero-point calibration for fast and accurate testing. Countless installations in institutes and laboratories all over the world attest to the outstanding quality, reliability and accuracy of this chemical analysis device.

The following parameters can be determined quickly and reliably with just one measurement:

ContentsMeasuring RangeReproducibility(r)
Fat0.00% to 40.00%± 0.02 %*
Protein0.00% to 10.00%± 0.03 %
Lactose0.00% to 10.00%± 0.03 %
SNF (fat free dry matter)0.00% to 15.00%± 0.04 %
Minerals0.00% to 5.00%± 0.02 %

* The reproducibility equals +0.02 % in the 0% to 8 % fat range. In the higher ranges of 8 % to 40 % fat, the reproducibility equals 0.2 %

High matrix tolerance

The device is characterized by a high matrix tolerance which it owes to the multi-sensor measurements systems used. This means different kinds of milk can be measured with the same calibration (product profile).

Operation

The operation is clear and simple. 5-key menu-driven handling: 4 arrow keys and one “enter” key. By pressing the “enter” key, the function or action, which has been 3 selected with the help of the arrow keys, is started.

Language selection

You can select your preferred language from a number of menu languages. Currently, German, English, French, Spanish, among others, are available. The number of languages is continuously being expanded with help from our partners in different countries. The language is selected in the same way as with the previous settings.

Calibration

For customer-specific calibration, the already existing basic calibrations are merely adjusted. This is done with a simple two point calibration (A calibration and B calibration). Each parameter is calibrated in only one step. A clear calibration menu simplifies the entry of reference values. Up to 20 different calibration data sets can be saved. Therefore, you can switch from one product to another (e.g. from milk to cream) without having to re-calibrate.

Automatic maintenance

The instrument has three pumps, namely the measuring pump, the rinsing pump, and the cleaning pump, all of which are connected to the corresponding canisters. Up to five different times can be entered for various maintenance activities: rinsing, cleaning, and zero point calibration. Thus routine tasks are completed automatically.

Replacing the pump heads

The pumps are located under the stainless steel cover sheet on the left side of the instrument. The pump heads can be replaced easily without the use of tools. The old pump heads can be pulled off by pushing in on both tabs [see Fig, “X” and “Y”) simultaneously. The new pump heads are set on the motor axis and pressed down on until both tabs snap into place.

Technical Specification
Sample capacity:up to 90/h
Sample volume:from 12 ml to 20 ml
Interfaces:1 x parallel, 1 x serial (RS 232 / 9.600 baud), USB 6 volt electrical power supply for thermal printer
Connection values:230V / 115V AC (50…60 Hz) 180 W
Dimensions:43 x 20 x 43 cm (B x H x T)
Weight:approx. 15.7 kg (net)
Lactostar datasheet:  DOWNLOAD

LactoFlash Milk Analyzer

The Funke Gerber LactoFlash is an accurate, reliable instrument for rapid analysis of the main constituents of milk. It directly measures Fat and S.N.F. (Solid Non Fat) and then calculates Density, Protein, Lactose and Freezing Point.

LACTOFLASH

The Funke Gerber LactoFlash is an accurate, reliable instrument for rapid analysis of the main constituents of milk. It directly measures Fat and S.N.F. (Solid Non Fat) and then calculates Density, Protein, Lactose and Freezing Point.

Countless installations in institutes and laboratories all over the world attest to the outstanding quality, reliability and accuracy of this chemical analysis device.The following parameters can be determined quickly and reliably with just one measurement:

ParameterResolutionReproducibility(r)Measuring Range
Fat0.01%0.02% in 0 … 5% range 0.2 % in 5 … 30 % range0 … 30%
SNF0.01%0.04%0 …15%

Further parameters are determined based on calculational algorithms:

ParameterResolutionReproducibility(r)Measuring Range
Density0.00010.001no limit
Protein0.01%0.03%no limit / calculated value
Lactose0.01%0.02%no limit / calculated value
Gpp0.001oC0.002oCno limit / calculated value

Quick and easy replacement of pump heads and measuring cells

The pump head (wear part) can be replaced easily without the use of tools. This is done by removing the blue side cover sheet and pulling off the old pump head by pushing in on both side tabs simultaneously. The new pump head is set on and pressed down on until both tabs snap into place.

Operation

The instrument has four arrow keys and an “enter” key. With the enter key, the function or action, which has been selected with the help of the arrow keys, is started.

Language selection

Two menu languages are available: German and English

Calibration

For customer specific calibration, the already existing basic calibrations are merely adjusted. This is done with a simple two point calibration (A calibration and B calibration). Each parameter is calibrated in only one step. A clear calibration menu simplifies the entry of reference values.

Technical Specification
Sample capacity:up to 120/h
Sample volume:from 12 ml to 20 ml
Interfaces:1 x parallel, 1 x serial (RS 232 / 9.600 baud), USB 6 volt electrical power supply for thermal printer
Connection values:230V / 115V AC (50…60 Hz) 180 W
Dimensions:30 x 24 x 33 cm (w x h x d)
Weight:5 kg (net)
Lactoflash catalog for milk analysis:  DOWNLOAD