Quality Control, Sampling & Analysis, Moisture Management Actemium
Quality control and sanitation
FT-NIR spectroscopy allows
Actemium provides solutions for the animal feed industry where
the rapid determination of
quality control, formulation, purchase and production are completely
multiple nutrients of wet and dry
forages. The faster procedure of
The Libra QC application may be integrated into the MES layer. A
analyzing fresh wet forage gains
central sampling agenda
importance for screening of the increasing number of samples during
is administered for all the
harvest. The standard sample preparation procedure with drying and
transactions over different
grinding is precise but labor intensive and time consuming. Moreover
production locations. This can be based on frequencies, on tonnages,
the composition changes due to loss of volatile components and
on number of intakes, number of days or on a combination of these
chemical reactions. On the other hand wet forage is inhomogeneous
factors. More than one sampling agenda may be active for the same
and requires a suitable handling and sample presentation for reliable
product (e.g. one specifically for samples taken at the presses in a
certain plant and another one that is valid over multiple production locations, for less frequent analyses). If a set threshold has been reached, a sample will be created automatically by the central LIMS and communicated to the MES. A sticker with bar code is printed to stick on the sample. This is the sign for the operator that a sample must be taken. Analysis requests for external labs are also generated automatically if necessary. This may be on paper or electronically. Thanks to the close integration between our purchase and QC solutions, sample results for raw materials that were already analysed in an external laboratory before they arrived at your plant, will automatically be linked to your purchase order. All necessary data are immediately available in the LIMS module of Libra QC which can be used to further manage the analyses in your internal lab. Results coming from external labs may be integrated electronically in a fully automated way. All the critical points are strictly monitored and sampled. Sample results are completely integrated with OEE and Tracking and Tracing data. Sample reports may be sent automatically to all internal and external stakeholders in function of conformity, plant, species, customer etc. Actemium has a solution with â€˜traffic lightâ€™ evaluation of suppliers. From green, this can be switched over orange (alarm) to red (refusal). A central management allows a quick and adequate supplier management. The impact is direct and strict: putting a supplier on red results in the refusal of every entry on all production sites as well as in the refusal to make new contracts or agreements. ACTEMIUM - Radar Automation LĂŠon Bekaertlaan 24, B-9880 Aalter firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel +32 9 280.83.83 www.actemium.com
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The Bruker Optics FT-NIR Analyzer MPA is now available with a new big rotating sample cup with a diameter of 370mm which allows easy analysis with a minimal sample preparation. The measured sample area is 100 times the area of a static sample and thus enables the analysis of such inhomogeneous samples efficiently and with only one filling. inserts with two diameters are available to minimize the required sample volume. For maize silage e.g. just approx. 500g of sample are sufficient to fill the sample area around the insert. All kind of wet fresh and ensiled forages, silages and maize as well as dry roughages (hay, straw) can be analyzed. Ready-to-use INGOT calibration packages are offered by
Bruker in cooperation with the company Aunir. Alternatively methods can be developed by customers on their own. A comprehensive list of parameters that can by analyzed: Dry matter, organic matter digestibility, Protein, Sugar, Ash, NDF, ADF, Oil, pH, Lactic acid, Volatile fatty acids, Ammonia and Starch. Bruker Optics Rudolf-Plank-Str. 27 76275 Ettlingen, Germany 07243/504-2000 email@example.com www.bruker.com/optics
BUCHI UK Ltd. NIRSolutionsTM Complete “Instant” NIR for feed industry professionals You understand the advantages of NIR: rapid analysis, low dayto-day running costs and precise multi-parameter measurement, but you are put off by the challenge of the initial set-up? Now you can enjoy the benefits of NIR, without the hassle. BUCHI NIRSolutionsTM Complete contains all you need to get going in the fastest possible time. Hardware, software, pre-calibrations and relevant accessories all in a single custom designed package, enabling the very shortest time-to-routine NIR, whilst you remain secure in the knowledge, that you are backed by a team of experts who are completely familiar with your needs. Complete equipment packages, designed specifically for the animal feed industry, are based on BUCHI’s proven NIRFlex N-500 and NIRMaster FT-NIR spectrometer designs. The NIRFlex N-500 offers high levels of flexibility, with a choice of sample presentation
WAITING IS OVER. TANGO. ANALYSIS TO GO. Instant Results with FT-NIR Spectroscopy Faster, simpler, more secure - with TANGO your NIR analysis speeds up. TANGO has exactly what users require of an FT-NIR spectrometer suitable for a feed analysis lab: robustness, high precision and straightforward operator guidance. An intuitive user interface with touch screen operation makes the analysis of feed ingredients and finished feed available to everybody.
options via a range of measurement cells. The NIRMaster is designed as a standalone touchscreen operated spectrometer for operation in physically demanding environments and can be supplied in either dustproof (IP54) or waterproof and dustproof (IP65) enclosures ensuring 100% reliability. Find out about our bespoke, cost effective NIR packages which are designed to directly meet the needs of the feed milling industry at our dedicated microsite http://www.buchi.com/gb-en/nirsolutionscomplete. Alternatively learn how NIR can be applied directly to the feed production line for real time continuous measurement with BUCHI NIROnline, to help you make instant production decisions and enjoy a rapid return on investment. http://www.buchi.com/gb-en/feed-solutions BUCHI UK Ltd. 5 Whitegate Business Centre Jardine Way Chadderton Oldham, OL9 9QL firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact us for more details: www.bruker.com/optics www.tango-nir.com Innovation with Integrity
F T- NIR
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ISO 17025:2005 and our most up to date schedule of accreditation is available at: www.ukas.org/testing. All our customers are important to us big or small, we pride ourselves in offering a service that is tailored to your needs. DM Scientific Ltd, Main Site, Dalton,
Why Consider Moisture Monitoring?
Thirsk, North Yorkshire YO7 3JA
Our Clients’ reasoning
Tel: 01845 577757
• We were surprised how inconsistent our raw materials moisture
levels were on delivery. • Ability to reinstate moisture after production losses, per formulation,
Contact: David Macmillan Website: www.dmscientific.co.uk
per line. • To ensure we don’t supply finished product too moist, affecting product quality, customer dissatisfaction, product recalls. • Maximising energy efficient moisture extraction and fully compliant raw material quality when drying. • Concerned with ensuring the declared moisture levels were obtained and accurate. • Having changed raw materials, moisture levels were lower than our traditionally used products. • We thought we knew our moisture levels, incoming raw material and finished product well. Apparently from these trials, capturing data several times a batch we were somewhat short of the mark. Our company has built a strong reputation for software and hardware innovation, high quality system design and services; this is evidenced with our accreditation to the Quality Management System BS. EN. ISO 9001:2008, held for over 25 years. As testament to our continuing development program we maintain lasting mutually beneficial technical partnerships with an array of manufacturers such as Allen Bradley, Döscher & Döscher etc. Please contact us at email@example.com or
Hydronix Moisture Management Technology by Hydronix The benefits of accurate moisture management are now widely accepted to clearly outweigh the investment for producers of animal feed. Monitoring moisture in raw materials, controlling water addition during mixing, drying and pelletizing processes and finally checking moisture of the finished product brings substantial benefits. Yields may be maximised, ingredients efficiently utilised, energy consumption reduced and a quality finished product ensured. This year, Hydronix is delighted to add 2 new moisture sensors, designed specifically for the animal and pet food market, to their existing range. Using our unique and proven digital measuring technique, the Hydro-Mix HT is a high temperature sensor that will measure moisture in materials that have a process temperature of up to 120°C. This makes it ideal for installation before or after dryers or in mixing systems.
Tel +44 (0) 1260 277025 Datastor Systems Limited, Manchester Road, Congleton, Cheshire CW12 2HT
DM Scientific Ltd DM Scientific Ltd are a family run UKAS accredited contract laboratory. We
The Hydro-Mix XT is a digital moisture sensor designed to fit flush
provide quality nutritional
with the internal surface of ducting. Installation is made simple with the
analysis for the Animal Feed
use of our own ducting system which slots into existing ducting and
Industry. Our dedicated team deliver a competent analytical service
positions the sensor in exactly the right position to achieve the best
testing a variety of feed and raw material samples from all around the
UK and Europe. We offer a wide range of analysis: Proximate; Fibre Fractions; Oils
Both of our new sensors are unlike other systems available in the market and comprise a single unit that contains all on-board functionality
and Fats; Protein; Carbohydrates; Energy Calculations; Minerals; and
such as signal processing, smoothing and averaging.
Medicinal Additive testing
If you would like to know more about measuring moisture please contact
To ensure the quality of our analysis we participate in the AAFCO proficiency testing scheme. We are UKAS accredited to
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Hydronix on 01483 468900, visit our website: www.hydronix.com or email us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Pneumac (Hadleigh) Ltd Pneumac is a family owned manufacturing company based in Hadleigh Suffolk established since the 1970’s. We make sampling & testing equipment: Sampling Spears, Grain Splitters & Counters, Germ Tests, Farinators, Temperature Probes, Sieves, Sample Dividers & Planting Heads are some of our products which can be seen at www.pneumac.co.uk Our principal customers are grain & seed merchants, farmers,
easy sample handling and identification. The spiral sampler also offers tumbling mode for which the AgriTube is only half filled, allowing the sample to move so that all parts of the sample become part of the spectrum. This constant mixing during analysis reduces effects from sample heterogeneity. Based on the ABB Bomem platform featuring unrivalled spectroscopic specifications the AgriQuant is the ideal feed analysis solution.
port authorities, trading standards & port health officers, for whom we
+44 01342 820820
have produced bespoke products as well as our standard range. We
also supply customers in the plastic recycling, woodchip and chemical
industries who also need to sample a range of products. For many years our Pneumac Core Sampler was standard equipment in Intervention Stores and many of these machines are still in use up to 40 years later by grain merchants proving the quality and longevity of our products.
TekPro Ltd Accurate Sampling Solutions, Distributed Worldwide. TekPro Ltd design and manufacture the Samplex range of Bulk Samplers, Holmen Pellet Durability Testers and the Insectomat for insect detection.
Please see our web site or contact us for further details.
Samplex products have led the way in representative sampling for
Pneumac (Hadleigh) Ltd, Old Black Swan Yard,
over 25 years, focusing on the importance of traceability and reducing
associated health and safety issues whilst exceeding the standards
set out in ISO 24333:2009(E).
Suffolk, IP7 5AT,
Accurate and reliable testing can only be achieved by first taking
an accurate and representative sample, and the Samplex CS range
Tel 44 (0)1473 822196
of samplers are designed for this purpose.
Fax 44 (0)1473 827983 E Mail email@example.com www.pneumac.co.uk
Features include: • Patented spear that ensures a representative sample, without vacuum effect • Bottom of load detection to sample the entire depth of a load • Long lasting - constructed from durable materials • E l e c t r o - m e c h a n i c a l d e s i g n e n s u r e s n o r i s k o f l o a d
• Designed for reliability with minimal maintenance
The AgriQuant FT-NIR
• Survives 99% of vehicle drive-offs
analyser provides rapid
• Samples a range of products from free-flowing powders to
of agricultural and related
A range of models and accessories are available to suit different
materials such as feed and
requirements. The CS6000 range of track-mounted samplers provide
forage. Simple to install and
the ability to sample all accessible areas of a vehicle including, tractor
easy to use, it delivers reliable and consistent results at a very low
trailers, lorries and road trains.
cost of ownership.
The new CS-touch system for the CS90 makes sampling easier
The AgriQuant features a patented spiral sampler that offers truly
by simply touching a computer screen to set sample points on a live
representative scanning and is ideal for analysis of heterogeneous
aerial video stream of a load. The system then takes the samples from
products. It can scan 375 cm2 of sample compared to 18 cm2 for
the selected areas, providing the operator extra time to complete other
traditional petri dish solutions.
tasks – an innovative option that is not currently offered anywhere else
The sample is analysed on the Spiral Sampler in reflection mode
on the market.
in AgriTubes. The AgriTubes are easily filled and many AgriTubes
Tekpro Ltd, Norfolk, UK
can be prepared for later analysis. After analysis the AgriTubes are
easily cleaned and re-used. A barcode reader can be attached for
Tel: +44 (0) 1692 403403,
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