When seeking to obtain a high quality, homogeneous and standard final product, parameters measurements during the process are critical.
Source Technology specializes in the design, development and production of equipment for sampling and measurement of products parameters inline: AQA, BDS, GAS and SPS.
AQA - Automated Quality Analysis
The equipment gets directly samples from the production line from our inline samples SPS to ensure the right amount of product to the AQA. That is done fully automatic with high safety.
The unit has an integrated grinder installed, which secure the right measurements for moisture with hot oven principle and water activity from an AW Senor.
Unique with the AQA is that you are capable to add up to three lines of measurements to only one AQA and therefore secure high quality more that one place.
The AQA can be configured to measure numerous parameters such as bulk density, moisture, proteins (NIR), water activity and with possibilities to add a NIR sensor.
Video of the system analyzing moisture:
Video of the system analyzing water activity:
BDS – Bulk Density System
The Bulk Density System provides frequent inline sampling and analysis of bulk density, moisture, temperature as well as visual product inspection, with all measurements as options. A very high measuring accuracy for all type of pellets and powders, ensures superior control of essential processing equipment, e.g. extruders and dryers.
With our small and impact unit makes it easy to mount the perfect place at your production.
Running frequent quality analyses for pellets and other material helps to minimize problems, such as over or under filled bags, mouth-fell, starch gelatinization, bacteria growth, as well as fat absorption. Furthermore to run with our inline equipment it will help to make your production line more automatic and able to get safely samples from the line with no manual work. With our inline measurements you secure that every minute of production you are running the best quality possible and therefore every customer get the same product every time. With live control you are capable to reach the right quality faster than ever before.
The main advantages of the equipment are:
1- Eliminates manual resources for sampling and analysis
2- Actual bulk density every 60 seconds
3- Full control of product quality
4- Improve performance of essential key process equipment such as extruders and dryers
5- It has a compact size
Below a brief video of BDS:
GAS – Gloss Analysis System
The System can detect absorption of oil and fat after coating. The gloss analysis system takes an image of the feed or food and analyzes the reflection of the product. The gloss value is converted into an analog value, which indicates how well the oil or fat has been absorbed into the product.
We can see an example below an example:
The small and compact design makes it easy to install wherever you want at the production line.
This equipment is highly used before packaging on ships to secure that the pellets will stay separated within long time packed.
SPS – Single Point Sampler
The SPS is used for collecting a fixed-volume sample in a given product flow.
The samples are often used to lab testing but also to secure that you get the samples safely out of the production line. It has a compact and small size.