Agriculture is the science and art of cultivating plants and livestock. The agriculture industry started thousands of years ago and is currently one of the world’s largest industries. It employs more than a billion people and generates over a trillion dollars of products annually.
Cutting raw materials and production costs while ensuring safety and quality is a daunting task to the Agriculture industry. The variation in ingredients and materials used in agriculture process presents challenges for quality control, often resulting in undesirable or discarded products and revenue loss. Traditional methods for monitoring various quality parameters of interest include HPLC, GC, wet chemistry, and tasting of final products. These methods are labor-intensive, time-consuming, can only measure one parameter at a time, can require the use of expensive solvents and reagents, and are often ill-suited for real-time process measurements.
FT-NIR spectroscopic analysis is fast, requires no sample preparation, and can analyze multiple parameters with a single measurement. Over the years, Galaxy Scientific Inc. has provided rugged and high-performance FT-NIR spectrometers and analyzers to the agriculture industry worldwide.
Galaxy Scientific’s product line includes Near Infrared analyzers that can be used throughout the agriculture plant and process. Our products can be used to inspect incoming raw materials, in a lab for quick samples analysis, near production line or on-line for continuous process monitoring. Our products are also designed be taken to the agriculture field to the point of need.
FT-NIR Technology Benefits
Galaxy Scientific Advantages
Our QuasIR™ 3000 FT-NIR spectrometer is equipped with an integrating sphere for reflection measurements of solids as well as transflectance measurements of opaque liquids and pastes. The instrument has a wide range of applications, especially in the food and agriculture sectors.
Our QuasIR™ 4000 FT-NIR spectrometer is our most popular instrument. It combines the capabilities of our the QuasIR™ 1000 and the QuasIR™ 3000 making it very versatile and unique. It can be used to analyze liquids, solids and pastes since it is equipped with both an integrating sphere and transmission chamber.
SpectralSage™ Software Suite
Galaxy Scientific’s SpectralSage software suite is a software toolkit for method developers, administrators, and routine users. The suite combines the ease of use needed for routine operation with feature rich functions for the advanced method developer.