FlavourSpec Food, Beverage, and Flavor Analyzer
Sensitive Analyzer for Food, Flavor and Beverage Testing
As the exclusive North American distributor for G.A.S. Instruments, Ohio Lumex is proud to offer the FlavourSpec Gas Chromatograph Ion Mobility Spectrometer (GC-IMS) with Autosampler for analysis of food, beverage, and flavor samples without pre-treatment.
The FlavourSpec can quantify single marker compounds as well as easily detect the appearance of new compounds or the differences in their concentrations to a reference sample. It is a similar concept to the "electronic nose," but instead uses a specific and reliable physical separation/detection of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) by GC-IMS.
Designed especially for quality testing, the FlavourSpec features innovative functionalities with unparalleled user-friendliness due to its exceptional sensitivity (low ppb/L-range/µg) without the need to pre-treat samples.
Reliable product and ingredient quality control
Sample pre-treatment not required
Positive and negative mode for increased number of identifiable compounds
Static headspace of the solids and liquids
Editable compound library
User-friendly menu allows for operation of the system without a specialist
Vacuum pump not required
Food freshness verification
Determination of Vicinal Diketones (VDK's), diacetyl and pentanedione, during beer brewing process
Quality control of commodities and finished products:
-Herbs, Olive Oil, Hops, Fish, Meat, Dairy Products, Fruit Juices and Other Mixtures, Many More...
Product authentication (fraud detection, counterfeits, etc.)
Impartial proof of product flavors
Sensory panel support
Early detection of off-smells
Flavor composition, blending (green tea, coffee, tobacco, etc)
Product adulteration under specific storage conditions
Optimization of the manufacturing process
Outgassing VOCs from packaging/plastics/papers