Analytical Instrumentation & Environmental Monitoring

Dairy FT-NIR measurement in seconds with Buchi

June 2017 Analytical Instrumentation & Environmental Monitoring

For fast and reliable information about samples in order to aid decision making, Buchi has the answer to overcome your challenges, from incoming goods inspection to finished product release, with more than 15 years of experience in supplying laboratory and at-line NIR (near infrared) analytical solutions for the milk and dairy industry.

Pre-calibrated applications are already available. An example of this is the immediate measurement of raw-milk quality parameter applications created with samples collected from Italy and other EU customers using the NIRFlex N-500 with Solids Cell and Flow Cell add-on. Here the dry-matter, fat, protein, lactose and Criscopic Index can be measured by means of near infrared spectroscopy in a matter of seconds. The same goes for cheeses, powders, yoghurt, cream, butter etc with pre-calibrated parameters already established.

For analysis in the laboratory, the Buchi NIRFlex N-500 spectrometer can be used. The unit is flexible, with various measurement cells and add-ons to accommodate any sample matrix. For in-line analysis, the Buchi NIRMasterTM spectrometer has the advantage of hygienic, representative sampling, practical, ingress-protected design and a simple operator interface.

The benefits of Buchi’s NIR include:

Time savings

• Shorter time to routine use. Measure parameters such as moisture, fat, protein, lactose and much more from day one.

• Measure all parameters simultaneously.

• Control the value chain at each critical point, from incoming goods to finished product release.


• Deliver the same accuracy in production as in the laboratory.

• Get accurate results from a robust spectral database spanning geographical and seasonal variations.

Precision and accuracy

• The Buchi NIR technology provides unparalleled measurement reproducibility and spectrometer performance.

• Intimate knowledge and experience with reference methods like Kjeldahl, Dumas and Extraction have been implemented into applications.

For more information contact Deborah Shaw, Labotec, +27 (0)11 315 5434,,


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