For food and beverage manufacturers, optimizing processes and cutting costs is becoming increasingly challenging. Ensuring best quality products requires constant monitoring of quality all the way from the farm to the table. Additionally, an increasingly vocal consumer base demands a larger diversity of quality products – all of which add considerable cost to production. The need for economical testing and verification is paramount to a manufacturer’s profitability. With this in mind, how do food and drink producers reduce costs without compromising operational efficiency and quality?
Introducing SCiO NIR micro spectrometer – smart food analysis anytime, anywhere, by anyone! Extremely portable, affordable, rapid, and robust, SCiO fundamentally changes the way the food and drink industry treats, validates and analyzes food, from the field to the finished goods. SCiO’s portability and ease of use allows experts and non-experts alike to deploy near-infrared spectrometry directly where it’s needed. The lab-grade analysis enables you to track ingredients, monitor produce, and optimize efficiency at every stage of the production process, from raw material intake through to distribution. The extreme ease of use allows manufacturers to streamline processes by providing multiple staff members, expert and non-expert, with a reliable materials validation tool. And the portability and affordability enables increased frequency of testing, and an increase in the number of testing points.
And as SCiO is a connected device, material analysis data is collected and aggregated in real time. Data may be imported in simultaneously into enterprise data systems to enable long-term trend analysis of quality metrics, as well as immediate identification and monitoring of production issues. Short and long-term trends can be tracked, analyzed and actioned. Insights can be provided to track quality and nutritional makeup over periods of time. Quality metrics can be used to build valuable data to maximize operational flow, and more.
In short, SCiO’s portability, ease of use, and affordability realistically enables a dramatic increase in both frequency of testing and in the number of testing points during production and distribution. Instant, accurate lab grade results are sent directly to your smartphone – no guesswork, no costly time-consuming lab work, no hassle. Major macro-nutrient parameters; protein, energy, fat, BRIX, dry matter, moisture and more can be monitored for quality and verification at any point. Incoming raw materials can be analyzed to verify suppliers are sending quality materials. Ingredients are analyzed at critical points to determine oil, energy, protein and moisture content, and finished products analyzed to ensure quality and to verify label claims. To learn more about how SCiO can benefit your business, contact us now