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High-tech Ball Mills Spur Nanotechnology Advances

October 7, 2014 11:29 am | by Verder Scientific, Haan, Germany | Articles | Comments

Faster, more accurate and more consistent instrumentation is key to capitalizing on and furthering the advancements of the nanotechnology industry.

RTD Probe, Connector Suited for Food Measurements

October 2, 2014 4:58 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Omega Engineering’s probes with M12 molded connectors are 316 stainless steel in imperial and...

Meters, Testers Suited for Range of Applications

October 2, 2014 4:52 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Dakota Instruments has added Digi-Sense’s handheld meters and Oakton’s Testrs to its line of...

Pump Designed for Ultra-high Pressure, Capacities

October 2, 2014 4:50 pm | Product Releases | Comments

GEA Niro Soavi’s Ariete NS5355 was developed to meet industry demand for ultra-high capacity,...

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Straws Provide Sample Handling Alternative

October 2, 2014 4:48 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Seward has expanded its range of Simplette pipetting straws to fit a wider variety of variable-volume pipette handsets. Providing an accurate and economical sample handling alternative to pipette tips and graduated pipettes, these disposable pipetting straws are designed specifically to transfer prepared samples from the bottom of a proprietary Stomacher bag without risk of cross-contamination.

Two-Component Epoxy Meets FDA Standards

October 2, 2014 4:46 pm | Master Bond, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Featuring a thick paste consistency, Master Bond EP21NDFG bonds well to a variety of substrates, including metals, composites, glass, ceramics and many types of rubbers and plastics. Unlike many high viscosity systems, this epoxy is truly non-drip and will not run or sag, even when applied to vertical surfaces.

Diluter Works Quickly With Large Samples

October 2, 2014 4:43 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The JumboGravimat from INTERSCIENCE is a gravimetric dilutor for the dilution of samples up to 5000 g. It is especially suited for labs analyzing E. Coli O157:H7, trichinella, salmonella, child milk powder, chocolate, sterility, and Cryptosporidium and Giardia parasites. The dilution time is very quick: <8 sec for 25 g samples and <75 sec for 375 g samples diluted to 1/10th. The unit can be connected to any LIMS, printer and barcode reader to ensure sample traceability.

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Mill Achieves Fast Comminution

October 2, 2014 4:41 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Before chocolate becomes chocolate, cocoa beans have to be roasted, peeled and cracked open. The broken pieces of the cocoa cores evolve into so-called “nibs.” These nibs are then ground to a semi-fluid cocoa mass.

Metering Pump Ensures Product Consistency

October 2, 2014 4:39 pm | Fluid Metering, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The company’s Valveless Metering Pumps provide precision dispensing of additives for food processing applications. Addition of vitamins, colors, flavors, fragrances, enzymes and preservatives are typical ingredients that benefit from the pump’s valveless piston technology.

NIR/Vis Meter Instantly Measures Produce

October 2, 2014 4:37 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Felix Instruments’ F-750 is a handheld NIR/Vis Produce Quality Meter that non-destructively measures sugars, dry matter and moisture in produce to identify and track ripeness from harvest to sale. Successfully applied to mangos, cherries and apples in research trials, the meter is capable of measuring multiple produce traits, including total soluble solids, dry matter, acids and moisture content to determine fruit quality in terms of taste, texture and color.

Updated Refractometer Provides Higher Accuracy

October 2, 2014 4:34 pm | Bellingham + Stanley, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Bellingham + Stanley has upgraded its RFM340+ Peltier temperature-controlled refractometer so that an accuracy of ±0.01 °Brix can be easily achieved. A new high definition, 4”-color display provides high contrast visibility from a wide viewing angle in almost any lighting condition, and features a user-selectable color code scheme that cleverly guides the operator through the user and configuration menu paths.

Microscopic Advancements Aid Food QC Labs

September 4, 2014 10:35 am | by Jeffery McGinn, McCrone Microscopes and Accessories | Articles | Comments

Scanning electron microscopy and thermal stage technology are leading the path to modern techniques for food quality control and safety.                                             

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Laboratory Equipment: June 2014

June 10, 2014 4:50 pm | by Laboratory Equipment | Digital Editions | Comments

The June issue of Laboratory Equipment features a cover story on sample prep, and the multitude of systems and consumables researchers use to perform the most utilized process in the lab. Other articles detail the technological expansion of NMR, and the benefits of using evidence drying cabinets in forensic applications. Products include: mixers, incubators, gas generators, pumps, valves, fittings and more, with special sections on food & bev, lab design & furnishings and forensics. 

High-speed, Multi-Component Food, Bev Analysis

June 6, 2014 12:49 pm | Shimadzu Scientific Instruments | Product Releases | Comments

Shimadzu Scientific Instruments’ UF-Amino Station can analyze 38 amino acids in 9 min, drastically enhancing laboratory throughput. It achieves high-speed analysis using a fast application-specific column and an LCMS-2020 mass spectrometer.

Colored Tape Differentiates Samples

June 6, 2014 12:43 pm | Nasco Whirl-Pak | Product Releases | Comments

Whirl-Pak offers colored tap for its bags—white, blue and red for 4 oz (118 mL), 18 oz (532 mL), 24 oz (710 mL) and 55 oz (1,627 mL) bags.

Unit Ensures Accurate Bottle Serialization

June 6, 2014 12:41 pm | Product Releases | Comments

MG America’s ACE-BT300 Coding & Verification Unit is an integrated system for bottle serialization. The machine, which can provide track and trace capabilities as granular as unit-level, can handle round, square and rectangular bottles from 22 to 120 mm in diameter at a maximum speed of 300/min.

IMS range for E. coli Detection

June 6, 2014 12:38 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Lab M’s Captivate O45 is an addition to the company’s range of immunomagnetic separation (IMS) products. The product range is suited for the isolation of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) strains associated with foodborne infection.

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DO Meter Improves Beer Taste

June 6, 2014 12:34 pm | Hamilton Company | Product Releases | Comments

Hamilton Co.’s Beverly is a portable dissolved oxygen (DO) meter developed in collaboration with brewers. The flow-through meter uses the company’s Optical VisiFerm DO sensor, which provides accurate and reliable measurements of DO in beer.

DO Meter Improves Beer Taste

June 6, 2014 12:34 pm | Hamilton Company | Product Releases | Comments

Hamilton Co.’s Beverly is a portable dissolved oxygen (DO) meter developed in collaboration with brewers. The flow-through meter uses the company’s Optical VisiFerm DO sensor, which provides accurate and reliable measurements of DO in beer.

Handling System is Extremely Flexible

June 6, 2014 12:26 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Festo’s Bionic Handling Assistant comprises three basic elements for spatial movement, along with a hand axis and a gripper with adaptive fingers. Its 11° of freedom allow a variety of task-specific travel paths, which, unlike conventional handling systems, are not purely linear.

NMR Screening Method Spots Fraudulent Juice

June 6, 2014 12:24 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Bruker’s JuiceScreener 3.0 comes with significant enhancements that enable the accurate, swift, automated screening of even more fruit juice types from just a single experiment. The expanded database of reference spectra now contains more than 16,000 samples obtained from production sites all over the world, containing more than 300,000 NMR reference values covering more than 19 different types of fruit, enabling the detection of several adulterations and the determination of fruit origin, depending on the type of fruit.

Laboratory Equipment: January 2014

January 6, 2014 12:26 pm | by Laboratory Equipment | Digital Editions | Comments

The January issue of Laboratory Equipment features a cover story on easy-to-use, next-generation automation systems. Other articles discuss multi-angle light scattering spectroscopy as a biomedical research tool, as well as different sample preparation techniques for seafood. Product updates include: glove boxes, fume hoods, IR/FTIR, power supplies, pipettes and syringes, and chemicals, gases and standards. Special application sections this month are: food and beverage, biofuel technologies and lab design and furnishings.

Flow Meters Suited for Monitoring Beverage Lines

January 2, 2014 3:53 pm | Product Releases | Comments

High-precision Oval Gear (OG) flow meters from Titan Enterprises can monitor a viscous fluid flow at flow rates up to 500 L/min, using stainless steel, PEEK or other body materials at up to 150 C and up to 700 bar. Beneficially, measurement accuracy improves as the liquid viscosity increases, from a nominal 1% to around 0.1% of flow rate at higher viscosities.

Compact Centrifuges Increase Capacity, Flexibility

January 2, 2014 3:43 pm | Thermo Fisher Scientific | Product Releases | Comments

The Thermo Scientific general purpose centrifuges feature increased capacity and flexibility with rotor innovations including the Thermo Scientific TX-1000 rotor, which employs a 4 L capacity in a traditional 3 L footprint.

Supercritical Fluid Extractor Optimized for Natural Products

January 2, 2014 3:40 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Supercritical Fluid Technologies’ SFT-NPX-10 is a pilot scale supercritical extractor for the processing of natural products. The instrument is designed to simplify extraction for a variety of natural products, using safe, efficient carbon dioxide.

Reader Rapidly Scans Frozen, Barcoded Tubes

January 2, 2014 3:33 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Micronic has extended its blue-white Tracxer Code Reader line with the Tracxer Code Reader RD235 CRYO. It offers a high-end solution for scanning whole racks with 2D data-matrix or TraXis coded tubes.

Laboratory Equipment: October 2013

October 3, 2013 3:32 pm | by Laboratory Equipment | Digital Editions | Comments

The October issue of Laboratory Equipment features a cover story on environmental water analysis, including a case study on a small N.J.-based environmental laboratory. Other articles detail the sample preparation and analysis of arsenic in rice, and how manifold technology simplifies fluid handling.

Sample Preparation, Analysis of Arsenic in Rice

October 3, 2013 2:35 pm | by RETSCH Inc., Haan, Germany | Verder Scientific - Retsch Division | Articles | Comments

Arsenic in food and water has been linked to cancers and other diseases, making the sample preparation, handling and analysis even more vital for consumer safety.                                                                     

Product Ensures Beer, Wine Stabilization

October 2, 2013 2:38 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Porvair’s Stabifil, a polyphenol-removal product for beer and wine stabilization, uses the proprietary, patented technology of co-sintering Polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVPP) powder with Vyon to affect product exposure to PVPP at high flow rates with low contact time in a sanitary and highly efficient manner.

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