Test FFAs (Free Fatty Acids) in cooking oil at production line – NO titration
To determine FFAs in your cooking oil, forget about titration: you can do it with CDR FoodLab® Touch for fats and oils analysis system in a much easier and faster way, receiving in real time the analysis results.
Forget about titration
- Take a sample directly on the production line,
- follow the few simple steps of the optimized analysis method,
- easily take under control your plant,
- decide in 1 minute if it is the right moment to replace the oil in the plant.
Analyses: quick and reliable
Directly, you can check quality of cooking oils, like deep-frying oil, used oil, waste vegetable oil (as is) and also Fried Snack finished product (with a simple preparation) by testing:
- Free Fatty Acids (FFA) in 1 minute
- p-Anisidine Value (AnV) in 2 minutes
- Peroxide Value (PV) in 4 minutes
FoodLab® Touch provides ready to use information and data, which make the plant managers save time. It can perform the analysis on the production line, improving and optimizing the whole production process.
Analyze Fried Snacks in 3 steps and in few minutes
It is possible to verify the shelf life of finished products (fried snacks) through the periodic monitoring of oxidation status and rancidity of the oils contained in the different products.
To determine the shelf life are no more necessary complicated extractions, toxic solvents, expensive waste disposals and extractor hoods. Risks for the operator are eliminated and the environmental impact is minimized.
With the CDR system you extract the oil to analyze with a simple mechanical treatment. On the oil extracted you can determine in 5 minutes Free Fatty Acids (FFA), Peroxide Value (PV) and p-Anisidine Value (AnV), abandoning the use of toxic solvents, complex analytical instruments and complicated methods.
Checking the quality of cooking oil and fried snacks easily
FoodLab® Touch can be used in a small work area without specialized facilities, like fume hoods, and without laboratory glassware, like beakers or burettes. FoodLab® Touch does not require a large existing laboratory setting up traditional analysis techniques. The system employs micro-samples and pre filled cuvettes for the tests and can be run by any unskilled operator. It is very easy to use and you do not have to use toxic reagents. FoodLab® Touch can be run in the processing plants, near the machines.
Comparative studies demonstrate that the accuracy of FoodLab® Touch’s analysis methods match the accuracy of the AOCS reference methods. The system is in fact reference method compliant and certified. Read Comparison between different methods or Comparative study on the oxidative stability of deep-frying oils carries out by the University of Hamburg
Oil’s state over time: Peroxide Value, Anisidine Value, TOTOX
FoodLab® Touch is the ideal solution to check the quality and the life of a cooking oil, offering precise data on the state of an oil in a certain moment. Moreover the system allows a deep level of analysis through Anisidine Value test, that is the secondary oil’s oxidation parameter. You can accordingly obtain the TOTOX value, given from the following formula, AV 2PV. That makes you come to discover the whole oxidation story of the oil and his overall conditions.
The course of the values of the three parameters time passing by and the relations between them. TOTOX value synthetize PV and AV revealing the overall oxidation state. Source: “Oxidation of food grade oils”.
CDR FoodLab® Analyzers for Frying Oil and Fried Products
|CDR FoodLab®||CDR FoodLab® Junior|
|Tests||Free Fatty Acids (FFA)
you can also determine:
Iodine value in Palm Oil
Polyphenols in Olive oil
|Configurable analysis panel|
|Possibility of running several tests on the same sample||–|
|Incubation module||37˚C thermostatic block with 16 slots||37˚C thermostated reading block with incubation function|
|Internal memory to store analysis results|
|Touch Screen Display|
|USB host port to connect USB memories||–|
|USB port to connect to a PC|
|Ethernet (LAN) port||–|
|Wireless link for external printer||–|
|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||–|
- The system: 37° C controlled temperature photometer
- Photometric module:
up to 8 different wavelengths in 4 reading cells
- Incubation module:
37°C thermostat block with 16 positions
Touch model: 5,7” TFT color LCD touchscreen
2 USB 2.0 ports, 1 USB port type B for technical service and PC connection, 1 Ethernet port (LAN).
- 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: 2,80 Kg
Touch model: 32 cm x 29,5 cm x 13 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
- 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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