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Showing posts with label Quality. Show all posts

The Important Role of the Inline Refractometer in Juice and Beverage Production

Inline Refractometer in Beverage Production
Every time a consumer purchases a beverage that they enjoy drinking again and again, it is because they love the taste of their favorite drink.  Why do they love it?  Because they have grown to trust that the taste they expect is always the same!  They continue to purchase their favorite drink because it is dependable, reliable, and delicious for them every time!

The consumer gets this feeling because of the consistency of product. The consistency is a function of production processes on the part of the manufacturer. Many drinks and beverages have a certain amount of sugar added for optimal taste.  If the process used to mix the sweetener into the drink deviates, even in the slightest, then product consistency will suffer and so will consumer satisfaction.

Enter the process refractometer.  With its precisely calibrated refractive index set to the exact parameters specified by the manufacturer, the quality and consistency of each and every product batch will fall within the acceptable quality control range.  Any deviation from the "sweetness" settings (degrees Brix) are immediately detected by the inline refractometer, and can be quickly corrected by automated signals sent to a final control element and eliminate the deviation. This ensures a quality product for consumers time in and time out, as well as keeping costly losses due to defective batches at a minimum.

Another area in beverage production where inline refractometers are used is in the container and piping sanitization processes. Each producer must keep their process components cleaned and sanitized to industry and government standards. The beverage manufacturer needs to ensure container cleanliness prior to filling, and also guarantee proper flushing of the process piping during product changeover. The cleaning process is regularly done with some aggressive chemicals, namely hydrogen peroxide and sodium hydroxide.  Inline refractometers are used to ensure the precise concentration of theses two cleaning agents. By using the specific refractive index of each chemical, a process refractometer can control the optimal amount for the cleansing processes, again ensuring quality and consistency on the part of the manufacturer, while offering peace of mind that the process components are cleaned and sanitized to exact industry and government standards.

Process refractometers proved an extremely important role in the production of juices and beverages in both the product consistency, and also the safety and cleanliness of the production process.

For more information, contact Electron Machine Corporation by calling 352-669-3101 or visit their web site at https://electronmachine.com.

Incorporate Inline Industrial Refractometers for Better Quality and Higher Yields

inline refractometer
Inline refractometer in sanitary application.
Process refractometry provides an excellent method to determine the concentration of compounds (dissolved solids, proteins, chemicals) in a liquid or paste-like substance. By using the refractive index, industrial refractometry supplies real-time, accurate data to process control systems for higher quality and more efficient production. Some specific industries finding the use of industrial, inline refractometers of high value are:
Process refractometry enables real-time monitoring and control of a process based on the comparison of a known or "control" sample of a media's desired concentration, versus the value of the product moving through the production line.  Industrial refractometry measures the concentration of compounds in a process media by determining it's refractive index and it’s temperature. The actual measurement is done by monitoring the refraction of light as it passes through the process media. At a certain "critical" angle of incidence, the source light is reflected rather than refracted. This critical angle can be correlated to the properties of the process media, and provides a marker that is used to determine a standard for the desired production output. By knowing this variable, at a known temperature, the concentration of specific compounds in the process media can be calculated and precisely controlled.

The use of inline refractometers for determining concentrations of  in solutions provides a fast, accurate measurement and response for process optimization and quality achievement. They dramatically lower cost by improving consistency, reducing waste, and increasing yield.

Electron Machine Achieves ISO 9001:2015

Electron Machine ISO 9001:2015
The ISO 9001:2015 approval of a quality management system (QMS) means an organization demonstrates its ability to consistently provide products and services that meet customer and regulatory requirements, and aims to improve customer satisfaction through the effective application of the quality system, including processes for system improvement, and the assurance of conformity to customer requirements.

ISO (the International Organization for Standardization) is a worldwide federation of national standards bodies whose technical committees prepare and carry out the International Standards. ISO 9001 is the international standard that specifies requirements for the organization's quality management system. ISO 9001 was first published in 1987. The current version,  ISO 9001:2015, was released in September 2015. The previous version was ISO 9001:2008.

Organizations that are certified to ISO 9001:2008 should transition up to ISO 9001:2015 as quickly as reasonably possible, but the ISO Committee on Conformity Assessment has agreed to a three year transition period.

Electron Machine Corporation achieved ISO 9001:2015 as of November 2016.

Consistent Ice Cream Quality with Inline Process Refractometer

inline refractometer makes better ice cream
Inline refractometer helps
make better ice cream.
Improve large scale ice cream production and quality control by accurately measuring milk and sugar concentrations with inline process refractometers. The refractometer directly measures dissolved solids, which can be easily converted to Brix. This measurement is unaffected by bubbles or suspended particles.

The Electron Machine MPR E-Scan refractometer is used to measure both the dairy concentration as well as the sweetener (sucrose, fructose, etc.) Brix level going into the mixing tank. This in-line measurement allows real-time trimming of both ingredients to meet the final target concentration in the mixing tank. Additional measurement of the mixed product is used for further adjustments to the composition before packaging.

By installing the Electron Machine Corporation MPR E-Scan a factory can insure an accurate process control resulting in consistent ice cream quality. Thus, increasing profit from economical operation. By maintaining a desired process concentration there will be a decrease in offline testing and an increase quality control. This results in the ability to optimize work force man hours and eliminate unnecessary product waste saving the factory time and money.

Electron Machine Maintains "A" Rating with ISNetworld

Electron Machine Maintains ISNetworld A Rating
Electron Machine Maintains
ISNetworld A Rating
ISNetworld is a resource that assists in establishing partnerships between hiring clients and contractors through corporate transparency across management, training, and safety infrastructure. They maintain a world-wide online contractor management database, designed to meet internal and governmental record keeping and compliance requirements. They collect and present health and safety, procurement, quality and regulatory information to their subscriber-ship of hiring clients.

ISNetwork’s goal is to connect hiring clients with safe, reliable and sustainable contractors and suppliers. Their process (for contractors) requires maintaining accurate information, records, and processes concerning insurability, safety, training, hiring, and diversity information. ISNetwork's hiring clients and contractors both benefit through a streamlined, thorough, and consistent qualification process.

Electron Machine Corporation is proud to be an ISNetwork approved contractor in good standing and has has been awarded an “A” in contractor rating for demonstrating high standards of quality and safety. An “A” rating typically means the contractor is listed as “excellent/preferred” and can be hired without restriction.