Perten Analysis Instruments for Cheese Processors
Test compositional and functional properties of cheese ingredients, by-products and finished cheeses. The DA 7250 is an NIR diode array based instrument that test samples for multi-components in just seconds. Test dairy powders, liquid samples, and finished cheeses for moisture, fat, protein and more – all on one instrument. The DA 7250 removes and reduces many sources of error common to other NIR instruments. It employs a large spot-size, even larger analysis area, averages many sub-samples, and uses high energy throughput diode array optics to ensure accurate and representative analysis of heterogeneous samples. The wavelength and absorbance scales are monitored and standardized automatically. Many sample types are analyzed using non-contact sampling - requiring little or no sample prep and little or no cleaning – removing cross-contamination and sample cell errors. The instrument workflow is uncomplicated encouraging correct and frequent analysis by operators interested in monitoring and controlling plant processes.
Functional properties of cheese and ingredients are analysed using the RVA (Rapid Visco Analyser) and the TVT Texture Analyzer. The RVA measures properties such as gel temperature, pasting and many others. Of interest to cheese makers is the cheese melt test. This test allows users to optimize blends of cheeses to ensure processed cheeses perform as required. Perten’s newest instrument is the TVT Texture analyser. The TVT measure various textural properties of cheese and other dairy products by cutting, pulling, pushing, and poking samples and measuring force response over time. The TVT is used in R&D/Product Development to test effects of new ingredients or suppliers and used in Production/Quality Control to ensure consistent quality. Use the TVT to measure properties such as cutting force, gel strength, springiness, gumminess, extensibility and much more.
To learn more about the TVT and request a free demonstration, please visit: http://www.perten.com/Products/TexVol-TVT-300/