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Food & Beverage: Coffee

Powder Flow, Meritics Ltd, Particle Size, Particle Shape

Particle Analysis in the Food and Beverage Sector

Product safety and quality are of paramount importance to every organisation responsible for the development, manufacture and sale of food and beverages.
As well as meeting mandatory compliance standards, raw materials also need to meet exacting performance criteria in order to optimise processes and end products within this uniquely demanding industry.
Increasingly compressed development budgets and schedules – plus pressure to accelerate speed to market – make delivering a first class consumer product and optimising the return on investment more challenging than ever before.
Our solutions are deployed within the Food and Beverage industry to support product development and manufacturing processes, from raw materials trials to product testing, production design and quality control.
  • Optimise operational processes for improved yields and minimal downtime
  • Introduce increased consistency within quality checks
  • Deliver accurate shelf life forecasts
  • Analyse inbound raw material samples to guarantee consistency including solids, liquids, powders, emulsions, gels …
  • Develop and review new product recipes within tight timescales of development programmes
  • Develop an advanced understanding of particle characteristics and material behaviour
  • Support the creation of products that deliver on taste and texture

Here is a selection of particle analysis instruments which can help the food and beverage industry

Particle Size, Meritics Ltd, Beckman Coulter, LS 13320, LS13320 Beckman Coulter – LS 13 320 XR
  • Laser Diffraction Particle Size Analysis

  • Technology:
    Low angle forward light scattering with optional PIDS (Polarisation Intensity Differential Scattering) technology. Analysis of vertical and horizontal polarised lifght at six different angles using three additional wavelengths. Full implementation of both Fraunhofer and Mie Theories.
  • Particle Size Range:
    10nm – 3,000μm
    Dry Powder Module:400nm-3,500nm
    Universal Liquids Module: 10nm-2000μm
  • Power Consumption:
    ≤ 6 amps @ 90 – 125VAC
    ≤3 amps @ 220 – 240 VAC
  • Dimensions:
    10 in depth (25.4 cm)
    37 in width (93.98 cm)
    19.5 in height (49.53 cm)
  • Weight:
    52 lbs (23.5 kg)
  • Typical Analysis Time:
    15 – 19 sec
  • Temperature Range:
    10 – 40°C
  • Sample Modules:
    Tornado Dry Powder System (DPS)
    Universal Liquid Module (ULM)
  • Operating System:
    Windows 10

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Rheology, Lamy Rheology, RM100 PLUS LAMY Rheology – RM100 PLUS
  • Rotating springless viscometer with 7″ Touch screen
  • Technology:
  • Viscometer with the largest speed and torque range available






  • Rotation Speeds:
    0.3 – 1500 rpm


  • Power Requirements:
    90 – 240 VAC 50/60 Hz

  • Dimensions:
    11 in depth (28 cm)
    7.8 in width (20 cm)
    30.7 in height (78 cm)
  • Weight:
    14.8 lbs (6.7 kg)
  • Typical Analysis Time:
    60+ sec
  • Temperature Range:
    -50 – 300°C
  • Sample Modules:
    N/A

  • Operating System:
    N/A

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Powder Flow, Mercury Scientific, Revolution Mercury Scientific – Revolution
  • Powder Analyser: powder flow, granulation & caking and fluidisation
  • Technology:
    A digital camera with the assistance of cold cathode backlight illumination takes images of the powder whilst it rotates in the drum




  • Sample Size:
    75cc or 125cc


  • Power Requirements:
    80 – 230 Volts, 3 amps

  • Dimensions:
    24 in depth (61 cm)
    9 in width (23 cm)
    9 in height (23 cm)
  • Weight:

  • Typical Analysis Time:

  • Temperature Range:

  • Sample Modules:
    N/A

  • Operating System:
    Windows XP, Vista,7

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Particle Size, Zeta Potential, Beckman Coulter, DelsaMax Pro Beckman Coulter – DelsaMax Pro
  • Zeta Potential and Particle Size Analyser

  • Technology:
    Independent measurement systems allow parallel assessment of size and zeta potential in as little as 1 second





  • Particle Size Range:
    0.4 to 10000 nm


  • Power Requirements:
    100-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz, 50 W (65 W max)

  • Dimensions:
    23.6 in depth (60 cm)
    14.2 in width (36 cm)
    8.3 in height (21 cm)
  • Weight:
    41.9 lbs (19 kg)
  • Typical Analysis Time:
    1 sec
  • Temperature Range:
    4 – 70°C
  • Sample Modules:
    N/A

  • Operating System:
    Windows 7

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