METTLER TOLEDO, a leader in instrumentation for analytical chemistry and Konica Minolta Sensing Europe B.V., a leader in colour measuring solutions, have decided to join forces with a strategic partnership by adding colour measurement solutions to density, refractive index and pH measurement to offer a dedicated automatic multi-parameter analysis system for the Food and Flavours & Fragrances industry.
This is in response to today's trends towards workflow automation, driven by the need to increase throughput and improve safety and data quality for multi parametric evaluations. During quality monitoring of raw materials, intermediate and finished products in foods, as well as flavours and fragrances, it is essential that the specific gravity, refractive index and pH value are accurately determined. In addition, the need to precisely monitor and control the colour of samples has become increasingly important.
Modularity and Flexibility vs. Complexity and Heaviness
In contrast to heavy solutions, the benefits of the newly offered system are modularity and flexibility. The modular design of METTLER TOLEDO LiquiPhysics allows bundling different measurement instruments:
The CM-5 and the basic model CR-5 are compact and flexible spectrophotometers from Konica Minolta Sensing. These instruments are now integrated in the METTLER TOLEDO LiquiPhysics system. Equipped with a flow-trough cell, colour measurement of liquids can be performed automatically and in parallel with the determination of density / specific gravity, refractive index, pH or conductivity. All instrument functions and data handling of the spectrophotometers are then controlled by a METTLER TOLEDO instrument or by the LabX Software. The optional LabX Software manages not only data but also the product database, users and instruments. LabX Software is ready for integration with LIMS / ERP and ELN.
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About Mettler Toledo:
METTLER TOLEDO specializes in the area of precision instruments for professional use. METTLER TOLEDO laboratory instruments are used in research, scientific, drug discovery, and quality control labs, amongst many others in the pharmaceutical, chemical, food and cosmetics industries. METTLER TOLEDO comprehensive industrial solutions cover the various steps in a host of manufacturing processes at many of the same customers that laboratory serves. Solutions range from receiving raw materials through various manufacturing processes, in-line process control and end-of-line packaging control, to logistics and shipping. Increasingly, these solutions are fully integrated into the customer's IT environment, helping automate their workflows. In food retail, our offering for fresh food management ranges from receiving and pre-packaging, to in-store solutions for self-service departments, deli counters, and checkout terminals.