SpectraAlyzer BRAUMEISTER – Beer Quality Check and Control

SpectraAlyzer BRAUMEISTER

The SpectraAlyzer BRAUMEISTER is an instrument for beer quality check and control and is the ideal solution for routine analysis of major quality parameters during beer production.

In modern brewing quality control operations, reliable and accurate analytical results are necessary to provide customers with products of highest and – what is most important – consistent quality. In order to be most competitive in the world market, consistent high yields, top quality and low production costs are the objectives that need to be achieved.

Designed as a modular system, the SpectraAlyzer BRAUMEISTER solution presents the analytical results of these major quality parameters within 45 seconds:
Beers: alcohol, density, extracts, bitter units IBU, N-content, FAN and color (EBC).
Beer Mix drinks: alcohol, density, sugar content, total acidity and pH-Value.
Cider: alcohol, density, extracs, total acidity, pH-Value, SO2, individual and total sugars, dissolved CO2.

There is no need to manually condition the sample and extra (harmful) reagents do not need to be used. This analyser solution provides highly accurate beer quality control parameters at no extra cost at different production areas e.g. mashing, lautering, boiling, fermenting, maturation, filtering and filling.

As a stand alone system, the analyser solution can be operated very easily and intuitively for beer quality check and quality control – even close to the production line. The rugged construction and unique optical sample/reference setup ensures reliable operation in environments with fluctuating temperatures, vibration and dust.

The SpectraAlyzer BRAUMEISTER comes with ready to use calibration models and a powerful software package to facilitate model fine tuning and extensive and automated logging as well as database storage of the analytical results on the analyser, within the company intranet and/or the internet.

The SpectraAlyzer BRAUMEISTER complies with EBC method: “9.2.6 Alcohol in Beer by Near Infrared Spectroscopy”.

The SpectraAlyzer BRAUMEISTER complies with ASBC method Beer-4G: “Alcohol by NIR and original extract content”.

NIR sample/reference technology

like all SpectraAlyzer® instruments for high sensitive and long term stable measurements.

Versatile sample presentation

by means of a syringe, a pump, or an autosampler.

User friendly

sample presentation and easy to operate.

Compact design

optimised for bench top or at-line application.

Touch user interface

and intrinsically mounted glass touch for straight forward hygenic instrument operation.

Many mathematical models

for all kind of products included for quick calibration models installation and start-up.

Web server

web connectivity for direct instrument access via LAN and internet from anywhere, any time.

Analytical parameters and performance in beer are:

 

ParameterRangeUnitRepeatability
Alcohol0 – 12VV %< 0.01
Alcohol0 – 10GG %< 0.01
Density1,000 – 1,020g/ccm0.00001
Original gravity0 – 25°P< 0.01
Extracts0 – 10GG %< 0.01
Bitter units5-60IBU0.1
pH3-5 < 0.01
 
 

Analytical parameters in wort are:

 

ParameterRangeUnitRepeatability
Extract, apparent11 – 15%< 0.002
Bitter units30.5 – 56.5IBU0.01
Colour7 – 50EBC0.05
Viscosity1.7 – 2.2mpa s< 0,002

Bar-Code Reader

 

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AutoSampler 32 Positions

 

Autosampler

AutoSampler 180 Positions

 

Peristaltic pump

Single Peristaltic Pump

 

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Rotating Drawer

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Design

For brewing products
Spectral range1400 – 2400 nm
Dual beam system, sample/reference measurement
High signal to noise ratio> 150.000:1
Large expandable internal memory for calibration models, methods and history results
Auto-diagnostics
Graphical user interface, projected capacitive glass touch panel
 

Liquid cell

Sample temperature control15 – 50 °C ± 0.01 °C
Liquid ports¼”- 28 UNF
Synchronisation to SpectraAlyzer, integrated soft control via SpectraAlyzer
 

Accessories

Standard calibration modelsIncluded
KeyboardAs optional accessory
Barcode readerAs optional accessory
PrinterThermal ticket or office type printer as optional accessory
Liquid handling optionsSyringe, pump or autosampler
AWXApplication worx, chemometric software package
Beer samplesBeer calibration sample set
 

Analytical performance

AlcoholReproducability +/- 0,03 %v/v
Repeatability +/- 0,01 %v/v
 

Specifications

ScreenTFT 800 x 480 pixel
Power requirementsmin. 90 V AC (50 – 60 Hz), max. 260 V AC (50 – 60 Hz), 220VA
Operating temperature5 °C – 40 °C non-condensing
Interfaces1 x front USB 2.0, 3 x USB 2.0, 2 x RS232, ethernet
DimensionsHeight: 310 mm / width: 300 mm / depth: 480 mm
Weight17 kg
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