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THE IMPORTANCE OF MEASURING OIL AND MOISTURE PERCENTAGE IN DRESSINGS AND SAUCES

As technology advances, consumers demand that companies have an infrastructure that allows total control of their production. Ensuring product quality is fundamental for end customers, distributors, wholesalers, and retailers to trust the brand.

In the dressing and sauce industry, traditional laboratory procedures take about 6 hours for oil determination and 20 hours for moisture determination. But, the food industry production requires a faster method that provides solutions according to the speed of the manufacturing process. Therefore, Spinlock developed a novel methodology to help with this challenge.

The analytical technique, based on Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectroscopy, allows the simultaneous determination of oil and moisture content in dressings and sauces. This technique eliminates sample preparation, drying, or the use of solvents. It is fast, ecological, and non-destructive. Also, it is worth noting that no technical knowledge is required to operate the SLK-200-NMR equipment, and training is completed in minutes.

This method allows companies to have full control of their production lines, obtain accurate results, and avoid delays and the use of chemicals for the process. Spinlock NMR is cleaner, safer, and faster than chemical quality assurance methods and control processes in the Industry. For this reason today many companies are choosing it over solvent extraction techniques or TGAs.

Advantages:
-Results in less than <5 minutes.
-Does not destroy the sample.
-User-friendly software.
-Worldwide technical support

For more information about this equipment or the application in mayonnaise and dressings contact us:

📧[email protected] 📞 + 1 (786) 618-3630 / +54 (0) 351 570-444

SLK-200 AND SLK-100 NMR EQUIPMENT PREVENTIVE AND PRE-CAMPAIGN TECHNICAL REVIEWS.

Spinlock offers all clients preventive technical reviews, including remote checks with Spinlock Online Helpdesk and pre-campaign calibrations to ensure that your equipment is in perfect condition before starting a new campaign.

Every so often, it is important to validate the performance of the spectrometer and if possible recalibrate to maximize results. Spinlock recommends validating performance annually; for agricultural applications before the harvesting season starts. Why? For every reason supporting preventive maintenance: any technical problems detected in advance would prevent or quickly solve any possible failure.

Remote checks take only 24 hours (including night repeatability measurements) and allow a diagnosis of the equipment status. Calibrations can be carried out both in the client’s laboratory and in the Spinlock Technical Service area, if seeds, grains, etc. are available.

Contact us to know the discounts applicable in case of early harvesting season checks.

For more information or to request a review, please contact us.

📧[email protected]

📞+1 (786) 618-3630 / +54 0351 570-444

The importance of determining the percentage of oil in palm and palm kernels

Palm oil is one of the most consumed and used vegetable oils by the Industry. Therefore, being able to accurately determine the amount of oil in palm and palm kernel crops is essential for the following reasons:

1) Economy

Its production is more profitable than that of its substitutes; so, for the Industry, it ends up being an effective ingredient when it comes to lowering costs and competing by appealing to prices.

2) Uses

Both culinary and industrial, the uses of palm oil are numerous. It can be used as frying or dressing oil, as a product added to other foods, such as fat or vegetable oil, as a raw material in the production of biodiesel, in the production of animal feed, for the production of soaps, shampoos, gels bath, lipstick, toothpaste, and creams.

3) Versatility

In food, its solid condition at room temperature and its creamy texture makes it possible to substitute butter or hydrogenated fats in many processed products. While, in other industrial sectors such as cosmetics or cleaning products, it is widely used because it is not easy to replace it with other ingredients.

Therefore, if you are looking to perform good quality control on palm fruit or subproducts, the SLK-200 NMR from Spinlock is the best solution to simultaneously determine the percentage of oil, moisture, oleic acid, linoleic acid. and palmitic acid with a 27 cm3 sample.

8 advantages of the SLK-200:

 

  1. -Does not destroy the sample, which allows repeating the analysis.
  2. -No need to dry the sample.
  3. -Fast and accurate results. Online production control.
  4. -Environment friendly: no chemicals or other supplies used.
  5. -Small and light.
  6. -Low maintenance requirements.
  7. -User-friendly software.
  8. -Worldwide support: Spinlock Online Helpdesk and Spinlock Global Support Network.

 

For more information about this solution contact us:

📧[email protected] 📞+1 (786) 618-3630 / +54 (0) 351 570-444

How does Spinlock determine Spin Finish Content in fibers?

Synthetic fibers pose a number of advantages compared to traditional natural fibers. Durability and strength are two important features, together with other competitive advantages have permitted that the production of some synthetic fibers such as polyester and nylon have become a substantial part of the textile industry around the world.

Spin Finish, Oil Pick-Up (OPU) or Finish on Yarn (FOY), consists of an oil-based coating industrially sprayed on synthetic fibers to improve their quality. The addition of oil increases the fiber’s strength, tenacity, and resilience, making them antistatic and easier to dye.

Spinlock has developed an analytical technique using TD-NMR spectroscopy to determine the amount of Spin Finish content in fibers for quality control. This analysis is carried out with the SLK-200 equipment and can be configured with two methods: Weighing and Non-weighing, each having specific advantages. On one hand, the Weighing Method is ideal for measuring small amounts of samples, achieving higher accuracy and repeatability. The No-weighing Method, on the other hand, is better for measuring large quantities as time is greatly reduced by avoiding sample preparation and weighing in the process.

Compared to other instruments currently used, the Spinlock System supports 40mm diameter tubes, permitting more samples to be analyzed simultaneously, improving the representativeness of the result. In addition, the Spinlock system is also the only NMR of its type that is completely automatable at an affordable price.

This technology does not require sample preparation or the use of solvents. It is a fast, ecological and non-destructive method. And the best part is that you don’t need technical knowledge to use the equipment.

Thanks to Spinlock’s NMR analysis, it is possible to obtain great accuracy when measuring the Spin Finish content of artificial fibers during manufacturing, with all the advantages that this brings.

For more information about this solution contact us:

📧[email protected] 📞+1 (786) 618-3630 / +54 (0) 351 570-444

Optimize Canola/Rapeseed with this Quality Control Solution

Optimal yield in Canola/Oilseed Rape implies good genetics and efficient control of sowing, crop pests, and harvesting.

Just like any other Oilseed traded with a focus on the Oil Content percentage, the price of any operation will be eventually determined by an Oil Content Analysis, which very likely will be performed by a Magnetic Resonance Spectrometer (ISO 10565 norm). A quality NMR is essential. With Spinlock technology, it is possible to analyze the oil and moisture content (and even oleic acid and protein) fast, precisely, and non-destructively. Companies save time and resources because samples do not need preparation and can be reused without any inconvenience. NMR protects the environment as Chemicals like Hexane are replaced by an innocuous technique. 

Analysis of Canola by Magnetic Resonance is easier and more reliable with the SLK-200.

Advantages of analyzing samples with SLK-200:

– Eco-friendly solution: no solvents, no chemicals.

– Hardware is small and light. Easy to assemble and move.

– Reduced Maintenance Costs.

– Software is easy to operate and manage.

– Technical support around the world through Spinlock Online Helpdesk.

– Results are fast and accurate.

– Does not destroy the sample. Allows unrestricted analysis repetitions.

– Sample does not require prior preparation.

– Stable: does not require daily verification.

 

Laboratories, Chambers, Seedbeds, Oil Industry, and Stockpiles use this equipment. Enterprises such as Syngenta, Corteva, Nuseed, Limagrain, and Cofco (among hundreds of other clients) are already optimizing their processes with SLK-200s worldwide.

For more information about this solution contact us.

📧[email protected]  📞+1 (786) 618-3630 / +54 (0) 351 570-444

ADVANTAGES OF ANALYZING OLIVES WITH NUCLEAR MAGNETIC RESONANCE

Olive production is one of the most traditional arms of agriculture, and its oil is a healthy food that provides great benefits to our body. For this reason, producers have been used, for decades, magnetic resonance as a technology to determine the right moment to harvest olives, quality control, and to know the performance of the Extraction Line by means of controlling the Oil in fruit against the oil in the Pomace and Oil effectively extracted.

Therefore, when Spinlock first approached the olive industry, the need was a strong call for a device that was as accurate as NMR but could make measurements quickly, without waiting 13 hours for the sample to be dried in the oven. Based on this challenge, our R&D team worked intensively to develop a solution: the first and only (patented) method to measure humid olive paste, fast and online, with the advantages of the precision and robustness of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance.

Since then, our SLK 100 and SLK 200 NMR equipment have been able to perform a unique and simultaneous measurement that determines fat and moisture on both a dry and wet basis. These parameters, together with the content of oleic acid and other fatty acids, allow determining the oil quality safely and quickly. It is no longer necessary to pre-dry the samples which greatly reduces the process times and delivers wet basis analysis results in just 2 minutes.

Today, hundreds of clients from different countries, olive oil producers such as Spain, Italy, Australia, and Argentina use our technology to optimize their work processes and achieve better results. Some of the companies that trust Spinlock within the olive oil industry: Chanagar, Enoquisa, Salto del Caballo, Aceitera del Valle, Altos Andes, All Pack, Complejo Productivo Mediterráneo, Emprendimientos Andinos, Industrias Químicas y Mineras Timbó, Inta Catamarca, Nogada, Olimas, Palas Atenea, Agrarian Union, National University from La Rioja, National University of the South, Sierras del Mazán, among others.

For more information about the equipment or this application contact us:

📧[email protected] 📞+1 (786) 618-3630 / +54 (0) 351 570-444

MEASUREMENTS IN AVOCADO WITH THE BEST NMR EQUIPMENT: THE SLK-200

It has been almost 2 years since we delivered the first SLK-200 NMR to carry out measurements in Avocado. The client: PRO ORGANICA from Paraguay invested with the aim of using Spinlocks technology to strengthen its quality control and production processes. In this way, thanks to NMR analysis, they can now determine the optimal harvesting time and start their production process timely and efficiently.

Since then, Spinlock’s Technology has continued to improve. Today it is possible to analyze the avocado in seconds, simultaneously determining the percentage of oil, moisture, and dry matter without the need to dry the sample.

“Measurements for quality control can be carried out on fruit such as pomace, pasta, oil, dry matter and avocado mayonnaise. Being the analysis time for a humid sample 2 minutes and for a dry sample only 4 seconds. In addition, as the analysis does not destroy the sample, it allows repeating or re-using the sample.”

 

For more information about this application contact us, your query does not bother. Today, hundreds of Spinlock customers use our technology in more than 20 countries in all continents.

 📧[email protected] 📞+1 (786) 618-3630 / +54 0351 570-4441

DETERMINATION OF OLEIC ACID CONTENT IN PEANUT SEEDS WITH SLK- 200 NMR

The science of agriculture is constantly looking for solutions to manipulate crops in order to increase the yield and quality of the oils it produces. That is why seed crops with a high oleic acid content are always favored and a premium in price is applicable when sold.

Peanut oil is made up of numerous fatty acids. It has been shown that a higher content of Oleic Acid in peanuts and their derivative products, considerably increases quality and useful life. Peanut seeds have an oil content that is around 45% of their weight on average. The main fatty acids contained in its oil are Oleic, Palmitic, and Linoleic. Countless studies agree that the higher the content of oleic acid, the greater the durability and quality of peanuts and their derived products. This is expressed in the well-known O/L (Oleic/Linoleic) ratio.

The SLK-200 NMR is capable of analyzing the oleic acid content in 37 cm3 samples of peanut seeds or in an individual seed or grain. Furthermore, you can simultaneously measure the percentage of oil, moisture, and linoleic acid if desired. The NMR analysis of individual peanut seeds allows producers the selection, reproduction, and cultivation of high oleic seeds, thanks to its non-destructive technique, the main advantage of NMR versus GC (Gas Chromatography). Each determination of Oleic is carried out in less than 4 seconds allowing the seeds to be classified as high, medium, and low oleic. It also allows the analysis of peanut by-products: Butter, Expeller-Pellet.

The NMR technique is the ideal tool for quality control and facilitates the daily work of producers and breeders of peanut seeds, Crushers and Oil Industry, and research or service laboratories. It replaces chemical analysis, which is relatively expensive and takes hours to prepare the sample and measure, with a fast and cheap technique.

Hundreds of Spinlock customers use our technology in more than 20 countries and on all continents. For the PEANUT Application, many companies trust our products, among them ADM, Golden Peanut; Lorenz Nuss GmbH, OLEGA, AMENDOBRAS AMENDOIM, among others

SPINLOCK technology is EXPORTED WORLDWIDE TO 22 COUNTRIES ON ALL CONTINENTS.

For more information about the equipment or the application, you can send us an email at [email protected] and we will contact you as soon as possible.

We extend a warm welcome to ZYZYGY Inc. as a service and sales partnership of Spinlock equipment in North America

Spinlock prioritizes the possibility of providing excellent service when launching into a new market. For this reason, we always do it with solid partners.

On this occasion, we are proud to announce our partnership with Zyzygy Inc., a US benefit corporation, joining the Spinlock family of global sales and service partners, in this case for the American market. Welcome, Zyzygy and staff!

PRESS RELEASE

Spinlock – Zyzygy – Services and sales partnership for North America

Chicago, Illinois – October 1st, 2020.

 

Spinlock announces the services and sales agreement with Zyzygy Inc.

 

Testimonial from Zyzygy: “This services and sales partnership is strongly aligned with the long term Technology Market Introduction strategy of our company” said Edgardo Promenzio, President and Technology Partner of Zyzygy Inc. “Partnering with Spinlock, a worldwide NMR equipment leader and highly innovative company, backed up by differentiated IP and an already strong presence in the European and Asian Markets, sets us for similar success in North America”

 

Testimonial from Spinlock: “We are very happy to have found the Zyzygy team to help Spinlock disembark into the American market with the strength and technical expertise that the market requires” said Dante A. Pusiol, CEO of Spinlock. “It is essential in our industry to have solid and reliable partners that guarantee customers a quick response and a close presence in the use of their equipment, something that the market demands in the first place for analytical equipment of high technological complexity. And we strongly believe that Zyzygy has all the tools to achieve it “

 

Thanks, Zyzygy for representing us!

We are really happy with this partnership and we trust that it is the beginning of a strong relationship.


Zyzygy – Contact information

Edgardo Promenzio

📧[email protected] 

📲+1 (224) 225-9680 

🌐https://zyzygy.co/

 

 

Latest developments in the measurement of High Oleic Sunflower with the SLK 200 NMR

Spinlock continues to lead the market for quality analysis in Sunflower Seeds and Grains, incorporating new parameters and higher precision. We recently incorporated as clients sunflower oil and expeller/pellet factories in Argentina, and also clients for the same applications in Bulgaria, Italy and Australia.

The ability of our SLK 200 to measure oil, moisture and content of % Oleic Acid is already known, and now we have also incorporated the possibility of measuring % Protein in grains and sunflower by-products, such as expeller / pellet.

The SLK 200 NMR can analyze 37cm3 samples of sunflower seeds or samples of 1 single seed. This makes it the only equipment on the market capable of analyzing seed by seed and exclusively designed to distinguish COMMON SUNFLOWER FROM HIGH OLEIC SUNFLOWER (HOSO).

The measurement is fast (less than 4 seconds), accurate and does not destroy the sample. The parameters that it measures simultaneously are:

  • Oil
  • Moisture
  • Oleic, linoleic and main fatty acids.
  • Proteins

 

The results obtained can be visualized on the computer and exported to different formats. The software is very easy to use.

Hundreds of Spinlock customers use our technology in more than 20 countries and on all continents. Within our client base we count the support of: DOW, Syngenta, Advanta, Pepsico, Pioneer, CORTEVA, NUSEED, FIPAI EMPRAPA, Alta Seeds – ADVANTA, SOLTIS, SYNGENTA, Limagrain, ADM, Bunge, Cargill, etc. 

SPINLOCK technology is EXPORTED TO EVERY CORNER OF THE PLANET.

For more information about the equipment or the application, you can send us an email to: [email protected] and we will contact you as soon as possible.