FlavourSpec®

FlavourSpec®

FlavourSpec® is the ideal instrument for the analysis of the headspace of liquid and solid samples.FlavourSpec_oPV_frei_1002

The simplicity of use and ability to handle multiple samples in automation make the FlavourSpec® an innovative and trend setting
analytical tool.

It is ideal for solving analytical questions in applications that involve headspace analysis from biofluid samples.

The instrument configuration consists of a GC column coupled to an IMS detector to allow fast and enhanced selectivity of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) in the headspace of solid and liquid samples.

Main features and benefits:

  • Speed of analysis, with typical analysis lasting 3-7 minutes.
  • Operates at atmospheric pressure and without a need for Helium.
  • The automatic headspace injector allows the fully automatic handling of multiple samples, including sample preparation such as heating up and mixing.
  • Extreme sensitivity, on the ppt to low ppb range
  • Includes GAS’s in-house data acquisition, analysis and visualization software LAV.
  • The software features include:
    • Matching of peak patterns with sensory-wise defined flavours
    • Classification of unknown samples and characterization of, for example, their quality.
    • Quantification of specific peaks for automatic concentration determination

 

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Applications

Applications

Food, beverage, Flavours and Fragrance industries

  • Control of storage conditions
  • Food freshness (determine the freshness of foods with a very quick analysis at the storage facility)
  • Control of production process (understand how flavours and aromas evolve during your production process)
  • Process optimisation
  • Flavour evaluation and flavour stability
  • Test of raw materials
  • Product authentication (distinguish different product grades, different DOCs, etc.)
  • Fully automated application for determination of levels of diacetyl and pentandione in beer – control your brewing process and determine your brewing endpoint
  • Counterfeiting detection and authenticity analysis of food and beverage products

Clinical diagnostics:

  • Analysis of the headspace of liquid samples. Quickly measure volatiles, even at trace levels, in biofluid samples (blood, urine, sputum)

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Specifications

Specifications

Working principle Ion Mobility Spectrometry (IMS)
Ionisation ß-radiation source (Tritium (3H))
Activity 300 MBq, below the exemption limit of 1 GBq,
EURATOM guideline
Drift voltage polarity Positive and negative, switchable
Sampling Automatic GC headspace injector
Detection limit Low ppbv
Dynamic range 1-3 orders of magnitude
Display 6.4″ TFT, VGA-Display
Input unit Rotary pulse encoder
Processor 400 MHz X-scale
Data acquisition Ultra-fast ADIO-board
Data processing X-board / Baseboard
Data storage 2 GB Compact-Flash
Communication RS232, USB, Ethernet
Electrical connectors 2 x D-Sub 9-pole (for modem,
console), D-Sub 15-pole (for external devices), RJ45 (for
digital modem or SSH), 2 x USB-A
Power supply 100-240 V AC, 50-60 Hz (external supply),
24 V DC / 5A, XLR-connector (internal)
Power consumption < 180 Watt
Dimensions 449 x 375 x 177 mm (WxDxH)
Weight 15.5 kg
Housing 19″ compatible, IP 20 enclosure, EMC certificated
Gas connectors 3 mm stainless steel Swagelok connectors
for gas in- and outlet

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Pricing

Pricing

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  • Do you have some samples you would like us to run for you?

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