Quartz Analytics


The CiderLab Touch is a fast, simple and reliable analysis system for determining multiple parameters in cider and apple juice.

  • Easy to use – the system does not require specific training
  • Calibration free – the analyser is supplied pre-calibrated
  • Maintenance free – LED sources, no moving parts
  • At line analysis – can be run by unskilled operators
  • Simple – low toxicity reagents in pre-filled cuvettes
  • Rapid results – results in minutes on micro-samples
  • Cost effective solution – rapid return on investment
  • Monitor the cidermaking process in real time
  • Manage treatment of cider and apple juice.

Test methods require minimal sample preparation or handling and utilise microscopic sample volumes (5-100 µl).

The CDR ciderLab systems


CDR CiderLab Touch: designed for analyses of cider, is able to analyze 16 samples at the same time, endowed with 5,7” LCD touchscreen, printer, incubation cells, Ethernet (LAN) connection, USB for PC connection, USB for the transfer of the analyses’ data.





 BerLabJuniorCDR CiderLab Junior: designed for analyses of cider, is able to analyze 3 samples at the same time, endowed with 4,3” LCD touchscreen, USB for PC connection, Bluetooth 2.1 The TPI test is not available on this model. Additional tests can be added if required.




Easy to use

The system is designed to be used by anyone working in cideries/wineries, without the support of specialized technical staff.

The analysis methods are easier than the traditional ones and can be performed in few steps:

  1. Adding the sample volume to the pre-vial reagent.
  2. Following the displayed instructions and if there is ever a doubt, the HELP function will lead you through the process.
  3. Results are automatically calculated, displayed and printed.


Intuitive Software

Pre-programmed tests are easily selected from the software. 

The CiderLab Touch software guides the user through the testing process through clear graphical instructions via a touch-screen.

FoodLab-Touch screen timer

During analysis sessions the step by step analytical method instructions can be accessed.

FoodLab-Touch pipette

The Multitasking mode can be used to determine the complete analytical profile of a cider sample in 10 minutes:

  • Acetic, Malic and Lactic Acid
  • Fermentable Sugars
  • pH
  • Total Acidity
  • Total and Free Sulfur Dioxide
  • Alcohol



Analytical Kits

CIDER Analysis N.Test Code Range
Acetic Acid 10 *300360 0,05 -1,20 g/L acetic acid
100 *300359
L-Lactic Acid 10 *300280 0,1-4.0 g/L lactic acid
100 *300279
L-Malic Acid 10 *300340 0,05 – 5.0 g/L malic acid
100 *300332
Free SO2 10 *300345 1 – 60 mg/L SO2
100 *300333
Total SO2 10 *300350  15 – 250 mg/L SO2
100 *300334
Fermentable Sugars 10 *300355 0,1 – 200 g/L sugar
100 *300335
Glucose and Fructose 10 *300355 0,05 – 200 g/L glucose/fructose
100 *300335
Alcohol content 10 *300603 1 – 9 %vol
100 *300600
YAN – Yeast Assimilable Nitrogen 10 *300435 30 – 300 mg/L N inorganic and 30 – 300 mg/L N organic
100 *300430
pH 10 *300310 3,00 – 4,00
100 *300305
Total Acidity 10 *300320 1,00 – 10,00 g/L malic acid
100 *300315
Glycerol 10 *300515 2 – 15 g/L glycerol
100 *300520
TPI – Total Polyphenols Index 10 *300495 2 – 100 O.D. 280 nm
100 *300505


CDR CiderLab for simple and fast analyses on cider, even on the production lineCDR CIDERLAB CDR CiderLab Junior version for simple and fast analyses on cider, even on the production line CDR CIDERLAB JUNIOR
Tests Complete analysis panel Configurable analysis panel
Simultaneous analyses 16 3
Possibility of running several tests on the same sample si
Photometric module 4 thermostated reading cells (37˚C) 4 thermostated reading cells (37˚C)
Incubation module 37˚C thermostatic block with 16 slots 37˚C thermostated reading block with incubation function
Internal memory to store analysis results si si
Touch Screen Display si si
Printer si
USB host port to connect USB memories si
USB port to connect to a PC si si
Ethernet (LAN) port si
Wireless link for external printer si
Dimensions and weight 32 X 29,5 X 13 cm (L x P x  H) – 2,8 Kg 15 x 22 x 8,3 cm (L x P x H) – 0,80 Kg
Lithium ion battery si

Technical Specifications of CDR ciderLab systems

  • The system: 37° C controlled temperature photometer
  • Photometric module:
    6 different wavelengths in 4 reading cells
  • Incubation module:
    37°C thermostat block with 16 positions (Touch model only)
  • Display:
    Touch model: 5,7” TFT color LCD touchscreen
    Junior model: 4,3” Wide TFT color LCD touchscreen
  • Connectivity:
    Touch model: 2 USB 2.0 ports, 1 USB port type B for technical service and PC connection, 1 Ethernet port (LAN).
    Junior Touch: 1 USB port type B for technical service and PC connection, Bluetooth 2.1
  • Internal Storage: 4 GB internal memory to store the performed tests
  • Database format: CSV and XML file, compatible with all formats of database (e.g.: xls, SQL)
  • Printer: Graphic printer on board 80mm width (Touch model)
  • Weight:
    Touch model: 2,80 Kg
    Junior model: 0,80 Kg
  • Dimensions:
    Touch model: 32 cm x 29,5 cm x 13 cm (L x D x H)
    Junior model: 15 x 22 x 8,3 cm (L x D x H)
  • Power Supply:
    Touch model: external power supply AC/DC Prim. voltage:100 – 250V, 47 – 63 Hz, 0,8 A Sec. voltage 24V, 1,4 VA, max.: 3,0 A
    Junior model: external power supply AC/DC 24 V Prim. voltage:100 – 250V, 47 – 63 Hz, 0,8 A Sec. voltage 24V, 1,4 VA, max.: 3,0 A or lithium ion battery (optional)
  • Environment conditions to operate: the analyzer and its equipment work at room temperature, from 12°C to 35°C and relative humidity from 20% to 80% not condensed.


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