Food industry is one of the oldest and largest industries worldwide. It is the most important industry to humankind and includes multiple sub industries such as meat, dairy, beverages, snacks, baked products, raw fruits and vegetables, edible oils, spices and much more. Over the years, a complex network of trusted food producers and manufacturers was developed to produce food to feed over 7 billion people around the globe.
Cutting raw materials and production costs while ensuring food safety and quality is a daunting task to all those food producers and manufacturers. The variation in natural ingredients used for food manufacturing 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 food processors worldwide.
Galaxy Scientific’s product line includes Near Infrared analyzers that can be used throughout the food manufacturing 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.
FT-NIR Technology Benefits
Galaxy Scientific Advantages
Our QuasIR™ 1000 FT-NIR spectrometer features a transmission chamber that can hold various sizes of cuvettes and glass vials up to 10mm. Optional temperature control is offered; the sample compartment can be heated to 100∘C or cooled to 20∘C, for a wide range of applications.
Transmission measurement for NIR analysis of liquids such as edible oils, lubricants, alcoholic beverages, non-alcoholic beverages, fuels etc…
Our QuasIR™ 2000 is a portable Fiber Optic FT-NIR Near Infrared Spectrometer that can be equipped with a wide range of reflection, transmission or transflectance probes depending on the application. It was designed from the ground up to offer the industry a new kind of NIR
analysis solution – a solution that brings together the portability required to move NIR analysis closer to point-of-need, combined with unmatched spectroscopic performance for the fastest and most accurate results.
The NF 2000 is a portable Fiber Optic FT-NIR Near Infrared Spectrometer that is equipped with a reflection probe, and a built-in probe holder and background. Transmission or transflection probes can also be used with the instrument.
The QuasIR™ 2000E is designed for continuous measurement of the chemical composition of material transported on a conveyor belt, through a pipe, or in a chute. It features- unique external projection optics using high powered tungsten lamps to illuminate the sample from as far as 24 inches away and collect the scattered reflection off the sample through a fiber optic cable.
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.