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Product Inspection And Industrial Weighing Ranges On Show At interpack
To address the quality and process control needs of food manufacturers, the “Product Inspection” and “Industrial Weighing” divisions of Mettler-Toledo will present their comprehensive portfolio of product inspection, quality assurance and track and trace solutions at interpack 2014 (8 May – 14 May, Düsseldorf, Germany) at Hall 11, Stand B55.

The company will focus predominantly on solutions for better product security, increased productivity, seamless compliance and optimised quality, while demonstrating their global and local capabilities.

“This year’s exhibition concept for interpack focuses on the key benefits for collaboration with Mettler- Toledo: our global reach with local excellence. Our regional service experts, around the globe, ensure that our customers continually receive a high-level of local and international support and advice around-the-clock. This allows food and pharmaceutical manufacturers to enhance their productivity from reduced operational downtime, protect their brand reputation by producing high-quality safe products through deploying the latest product inspection technologies and facilitate business growth through compliance with local and international product safety standards and regulations. In addition, manufacturers can gain competitive advantage from utilising Mettler-Toledo for all of their product inspection and industrial weighing needs, so we can implement the most effective technology solution to future proof their business”, said Jana Meier, Marketing Manager and interpack Project Leader, Mettler-Toledo Product Inspection.

The guiding theme for this year’s exhibition is effective process data collection and Management Information Systems (MIS). The theme is embodied by a series of loops which will demonstrate equipment used in typical food and pharmaceutical production lines. Taking today’s challenges of a global world into consideration, Management Information is the key ingredient for manufacturers to stay ahead through monitoring and controlling multiple production lines across one or more facilities. With a network of sales and service organizations, Mettler-Toledo offers qualified specialist advice and support to manufacturers around the globe. In addition, manufacturing facilities located around the world enable Mettler-Toledo to stay connected to its customers, allowing for rapid response supported through local expertise.

Visitors will learn more about Mettler-Toledo’s proactive service concept from mobile service ‘islands’ located around the stand. These points will be used to explain how Mettler-Toledo can support process efficiency and compliance with standards and regulations. Service experts will provide information on how manufacturers can reduce their total costs of ownership and how they can guarantee long-term operational efficiency. “Visitors can talk to our experts, examine the newest product inspection systems at our stand, get an overview of the latest technologies and exchange ideas with consultants from all over the world”, said Jana Meier.
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Accelerated Stability Testing Service Launched
A new accelerated stability testing service for oils, fats and finished products will provide invaluable support to the food industry, says Reading Scientific Services Ltd.

Accelerated testing allows oxidative stability to be evaluated in a fraction of the standard time, so more stable products with longer shelf-life can be developed quicker.

The RSSL Lipids Team uses Rancimat and Oxipres equipment to study the oxidation of oils, fats and lipids in raw materials and finished products that leads to rancidity and off flavours in food over time. Conditions within the instruments are set to accelerate the oxidation process, therefore allowing evaluation of stability in a shorter timeframe. This can provide guidance to performance throughout shelf-life, as results can be interpreted to predict real-life behaviour.

The accelerated oxidative stability testing service will assist in product development by allowing a range of formulations to be quickly tested and narrowed down to the most promising, which can then be taken through real-time shelf-life testing using the bench chemistry techniques commonly used to assess oxidation. The accelerated testing can also be used to rapidly assess the impact of different processing conditions and product format on product stability.
A significantly shorter timeframe for developing products with the desired shelf-life provides numerous benefits to manufacturers: the route to market for new products is shortened, costs reduced and quality maintained.

RSSL’s new service launches at Nutraformulate in March.
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METTLER TOLEDO And Konica Minolta Partner For Automatic Quality Monitoring Solution
: METTLER TOLEDO and Konica Minolta Sensing, Two world-wide renowned specialists in their field have joined forces and announced a strategic partnership in the field of Multi-parameter Analysis for the Flavours & Fragrances industry.

The partnership will bundle the CM-5 or CR-5 Spectrophotometer from Konica Minolta with the Density, Refractive index and pH instruments from METTLER TOLEDO to provide a complete system for automatic quality monitoring of raw materials and finished goods.

METTLER TOLEDO, a leader in instrumentation for analytical chemistry and Konica Minolta Sensing Europe, a leader in colour measuring solutions, have decided to join forces with a strategic partnership by adding colour measurement solutions to density, refractive index and pH measurement to offer a dedicated automatic multi-parameter analysis system for the Food and Flavours & Fragrances industry.

This is in response to todays trends towards workflow automation, driven by the need to increase throughput and improve safety and data quality for multi parametric evaluations. During quality monitoring of raw materials, intermediate and finished products in foods, as well as flavours and fragrances, it is essential that the specific gravity, refractive index and pH value are accurately determined. In addition, the need to precisely monitor and control the colour of samples has become increasingly important.

In contrast to heavy solutions, the benefits of the newly offered system are modularity and flexibility. The modular design of METTLER TOLEDO LiquiPhysics allows bundling different measurement instruments: Density Meters, Refractometers, pH- or Conductivity-Meters can be freely combined for a simultaneous determination of the needed parameters. Measurements of all instruments can be started with a single click on the user-friendly touch screen display. Sampling, cleaning and drying of the whole system is done completely automatically with the powerful automation units.

The CM-5 and the basic model CR-5 are compact and flexible spectrophotometers from Konica Minolta Sensing. These instruments are now integrated in the METTLER TOLEDO LiquiPhysics system.

Equipped with a flow-trough cell, colour measurement of liquids can be performed automatically and in parallel with the determination of density / specific gravity, refractive index, pH or conductivity. All instrument functions and data handling of the spectrophotometers are then controlled by a METTLER TOLEDO instrument or by the LabX Software. The optional LabX Software manages not only data but also the product database, users and instruments. LabX Software is ready for integration with LIMS / ERP and ELN.

For more information contact:
Mettler-Toledo AG
Phone: +41 (0)44 806 7495
Fax: +41 (0)44 806 7240
Item last updated:   Wednesday November 20 2013 11:38
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