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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

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

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.

 

We STOP coronavirus together

We would like to remind all clients that due to the public knowledge situation of the COVID-19 pandemic, since March 19th we continue to be on lockdown according to government and corporate policy instructions.

Our factories continue to be closed and we are supporting our clients through Spinlock’s online helpdesk tools. Also, questions can be sent to our emails or through our website.

We maintain our highest commitment to our clients and partners and hope to be able to go back to our normal operations shortly.

We delivered the first NMR equipment for measurements in AVOCADO

The most advanced Magnetic Resonance equipment for analysis of quality control broadened the industries to which it benefits: now it is possible to determine in avocado simultaneously and in seconds the percentage of oil, moisture and dry matter without the need to dry the sample. The measurements can be carried out on fruit, pomace, paste, oil, dry matter and avocado mayonnaise.
The first SLK 200 to make these measurements in avocado was taken by PRORGANICA S.A. from Paraguay
Prorganica will use the equipment within its technological modernization program that aims to fortify its process of quality control and production. The SLK-200 will be used to control the quality of the avocado, determining the production and the ideal time of harvest. It will also be used for the quality control of SÉSAMO, CANOLA and ALTO OLEICO SUNFLOWER.
We are proud to join with a new Client in this process and become technological partners of a new industry.

Welcome to Spinlock, Prorganica! Thanks for choosing us.

SLK Products: Textile Industry – First SLK 200 installed for Spin Finish

SLK Products: Textile Industry – First SLK 200 installed for Spin Finish


During the last week of November, a Spinlock technician visited our new client Manufactura de Fibras Sintéticas SA (MAFISSA – www.mafissa.com.ar) to install a brand new SLK 200 and train the client on the operation and calibration of the device. The installation is important as it opens a new application for the SLK 200, now commercially deployed for Spin Finish. A rapid nondestructive fat content analysis is crucial for optimizing quality and process control. Mafissa is a company that counts with the support of half a century of experience in the country, combining the production of synthetic yarns and fibers destined to the textile industry of the region.

R&D: Food Industry – Project successful FIT/FAT

R&D: Food Industry – Project successful FIT/FAT 

During November 2017, senior technical staff from the Client (a global snack industry giant) visited Spinlock’s HQ in Cordoba to evaluate the performance of the new inline NMR developed by Spinlock specifically for them. The test involved a week-long testing session and +500M data points were recollected during that period.

The testing session was a complete success for the Client, Spinlock and the inline NMR. The equipment was pushed to its limits to determine its largest deviation with pattern methods, and the adaptability to fit an industrial production line. The test was intensive and concluded with the acceptance from the client of the device and its clearance to ship it to the client’s plant in the United States.

At the end of the week, in conversations with the entire Spinlock team, the client’s responsible executive shared its perspective on the project and the importance and future of the technology within the client’s operations: “on our team, we are used to making progress in ratios of 10x in speed or accuracy. This device would allow our company to jump 100 times from our current analysis capabilities” permitting for the first time a complete online test of every sample on the production line.

Next steps include preparing the device for shipment to its final destination in the United States. Details of the project, unfortunately, remain confidential.

NMR Spectrometer SLK 200

NMR SPECTROMETER SLK 200

NMR SPECTROMETER SLK 200 – The most advanced Magnetic Resonance System for quality assurance and control. Accurate, reliable, friendly, automated.

Allows determining simultaneously and in just seconds

  • Oil
  • Moisture
  • Acidity
  • Protein
  • Fatty acids

NMR Spectrometer

The SLK-200 NMR Spectrometer has been designed to analyse the composition of seeds and oils. Through the Nuclear Magnetic Resonance technique, this equipment can detect the presence and concentration of Oil and Moisture in sunflower seeds and other oilseeds.

The main characteristics of this equipment are:
– Analysis Time around 4 seconds for Oil and Moisture, and less than 30 seconds for
Oleic Acid.
– The sample is not destroyed or altered when analyzed.
– Precision:
* Waste < 1 % for Oil and Moisture
* Repeatability < 0.15 % in the 95 % of the measurements for Oil and Moisture
* Waste < 3 % for Oleic Acid
* Repeatability < 0.8 % in the 95 % of the measurements for Oleic Acid.