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FT-IR analysis systems for wine and milk

14 March 2022 | Product
by Ian Michael

PerkinElmer has launched a new FT-IR liquid food testing platform including instruments, software and streamlined workflows. As part of the platform, the LQA300 system for wine identifies key quality markers—including alcohol, sugar, acidity, pH and density levels—during every part of the winemaking process, from harvest to bottling. Additional LQA300 system calibrations will be added for other liquid food sample types by the end of 2022, including but not limited to beer, alcoholic spirits, edible oils and soft drinks.

The LactoScope 300 system, which expands PerkinElmer’s FT-IR dairy portfolio, detects key markers such as fat, protein and lactose levels in milk, cream and whey. Adulterants including urea, ammonium sulfate, maltodextrine, sucrose and water can also be detected in raw and processed milk. Step-by-step pre-developed workflows and intuitive touch screen and software interfaces enable users to simply place liquid samples into the instruments, push a single button and receive results on a 12-inch touch screen in under 45 s, allowing 60 samples to be run each hour.