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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:

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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:

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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:

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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.

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