Solid Fat Content NMR Measurement

Solid Fat Content is the percentage of solids in fat at specified temperatures. Solid Fat Content (SFC) is an important characteristic that can influence appearance, flavor release, melt rate, shelf life and stability of fat based food products. In the chocolate industry it is desirable to manufacture products with the ideal Solid Fat Content that will allow for chocolate to remain solid at room temperature, but still give consumers that “melt in your mouth” experience. Knowing various characteristics of your product from solid fat content allows you to direct your manufacturing processes in a way that achieves the highest quality products.

The measurement of solid fat content (SFC) within the baking, confectionary and margarine industries is crucial as fats are a key component in many processed foodstuffs produced within these industries. Fats are complex ingredients which play a key role in nutrition and consumer appeal of products. Measurement of solid fat content (SFC) is the industry standard approach to understanding the melting behaviour of edible oils and fats. The reason this is so important is that the melting profile of fats is one of the parameters which must be carefully controlled to ensure consistent products.

Solid Fat Content (SFC) determination is of prime importance for food processing and development.
Raw materials like fat compositions or blends need to be characterized and controlled according to their melting profiles. The SFC determination by time domain (TD) NMR analysis is the internationally recognized standard method. In a close partnership with the oil & fat industry spanning more than 4 decades we has developed its dedicated SFC Analyzer. All types of SFC methods are supported by the PQ001,including direct/indirect and parallel/serial methods.
The TD-NMR analysis provides a quick, non-destructive and solvent-free measurement. We also offers a fully automated solution including tempering procedures,NMR analyzer measurement, and determination of the SFC value plus presentation of the melting curve.
Solid Fat Content analysis is important for food manufacturers that produce fat based food products. Dynalene provides reliable solid fat content analysis with a quick turnaround time. With our top of the line DSC, Dynalene has the ability to test your fat based foods.

Solid Fat Content Benchtop Analyzer System

In many industries there is a requirement to accurately, reliably and simply measure the amount of a viscous or liquid component in the presence of other solid materials. The PQ001 meets this requirement with a technology that avoids the needs to separate the different phases; making sample preparation trivial, removes the need for extensive operator training, and provides fast accurate results. That means a more consistent product from your manufacturing operations, better process control, and reduced costs.

Our development and applications teams have created industry-specific applications for the following:

Lubricant on fibre, yarn or textile – spin finish, oil pick up (OPU), finish on yarn (FOY), avivage
Oil content of oil seeds
Oil content of snack foods
Oil and fat content of foodstuffs
Solid Fat Content (SFC)

The PQ001 nmr analyzer is not just a benchtop system or mini NMR system; it is a dedicated analyzer providing a complete solution off the shelf. With easy installation, comprehensive calibration and calibration transfer standards, the PQ001 is ready for use within minutes. This approach is a result of Bruker`s extensive experience in these dedicated applications.

Ready-to-go

The PQ001 analyzers come complete, ready-to-install, with calibration standards and traceable multi-language software. The installation instructions can get easier than this: place the PQ001 on your lab bench, connect only two cables: the Ethernet cable to your PC and the power cord, switch it on and in 30 seconds the PQ001 is operational.

Better for your Laboratory

Nowadays, laboratory space is precious. The current version of PQ001 has a smaller footprint than its predecessor, thus requiring less valuable space on your laboratory bench. Moreover, the PQ001 is a quiet-runner, its low decibel operation noise will keep your laboratory quiet.

Performance You Can Rely On
Precise and long-term stable results can only be achieved with an optimal system layout. The PQ001 with its all-in-one design perfectly matches these requirements. Both long-term and short-term measurement stabilities for the application of interest have continually been improved further. The system`s internal temperature is kept at a constant higher than room temperature (typically, but not limited to 40 °C) to within a 1/100 of a degree Celsius to guarantee optimal performance in a 24/7 operation.

Agriculture, Food & Beverage NMR Analysis

Quality control for consistency of food products from field to fork is of prime concern to manufacturers and consumers alike. Making products that look, smell and taste good ensures consumers come back for more. So, with an ever-growing population demanding more food products than ever before, simple instrumental test methods are required to provide quick and reproducible data from the field to the factory via the shopping cart to the consumer. For example, the measurement of oil and fats are invaluable in the control of many foods, particularly in snack food products such as potato chips. In a similar way, the quality of the simple bar of chocolate may be judged its solid fat content using a rapid measurement which will determine a perfect product while on the farm, oil in seeds is vital to productivity and yield, ultimately dictating the price the farmer is paid for his products.

Quality control for consistency of products at maximum yield produced in the most environmentally friendly yet cost-effective manner is a major driver in today’s agriculture markets.

With an ever-growing population demanding more food products than ever before, simple instrumental test methods are required to provide quick and reproducible data from the farm to the table of the consumer.

Parameters such as the measurement of oil and moisture are invaluable in the control of animal and fish feeds. Similarly, seed quality may also be judged on oil and moisture content with a rapid measurement determining acceptance or rejection and ultimately the price paid by the factory.

Using Benchtop NMR Analyzer  for Food Authenticity Screening

Recent advances in benchtop NMR (Nuclear Magnetic Resonance) mean that it is suitable as a fast and easy technique for assessing suspected edible oil contamination/adulteration and meat speciation. The system can be used to discriminate between different oil types and provide quantitative information for mixtures. The NMR spectra of triglycerides contain valuable information indicating what the meat species is.

Using NMR Analysis for Food Process & Production

Quality control for consistency of food and beverage products is of prime concern to manufacturers and consumers alike. Ensuring that produce looks, smells and tastes good, means consumers come back for more.With an ever-growing population demanding more food than ever before, simple, repeatable, instrumental test methods are required which quickly provide data from the factory, which allows a sustainable, secure supply of good quality food to the consumer.

Measuring Fat and Oil in Food
Fat and oil play a key role in determining the nutritional value, product quality and consumer appeal of food products.

Oil content in snack foods Measuring Oil in Snack Food
Careful control of oil in snack food is essential in ensuring product consistency in the fast growing global snack food industry.

Triglycerides in foods Fatty Acid Composition of Triglycerides
Fatty acid composition of oils and fats is important for health, polyunsaturated fats and omega-3 oils are generally considered to be good for health.

Using Benchtop NMR for Meat Speciation
In recent years there have been a number of scandals involving fraudulent mislabelling of meat in the human food sales chain.

Solid fat content in foods Measuring Solid Fat Content (SFC)
The measurement of SFC within the baking, confectionary and margarine industries is essential as fats are crucial to many processed foodstuffs.

Oil and water in seeds Measuring Oil and Water in Seeds
Levels of oil and water in seeds are critical parameters which need to be understood at all stages of production.

NMR Solid Fat Content Analyzer

The determination of solid fat content (SFC) by NMR analysis is recognized by the international standards. Niumag has been dedicated to research and develop NMR PQ001 SFC Analyzer which offers the determination of SFC values and presentation of the melting curve with non-destructive, fast and accurate measurements.

Solid Fat Content (SFC) is generally accepted analysis of fats and oils in the food industry. The traditional extraction methods for SFC determination are slow, irreproducible and require additional chemicals. Direct measurements of SFC by NMR (nuclear magnetic resonance) provides quick and accurate determination of SFC value. NMR as method of fats and oils analysis is included in the following international standards:

  • AOCS Cd 16b-93 revised in 2000 (in USA)
  • ISO 8292 (in Europe)

Solid Fat Content determination by benchtop NMR is based on direct ratio measuring between the solid and liquid parts of the sample.

 

The PQ001 SFC NMR Analyzer was launched in 2008. After years of upgrading, PQ001 has many advantages such as small size, high precision, good repeatability, good stability and excellent cost/benefit performance. Based on these advantages, PQ001 has been widely used in the determination of Solid Fat Content.

Basic Parameters:
  • Magnet: permanent magnet
  • Magnetic field intensity: 0.5±0.08T
  • Probe: Ø10mm
  • Size (L x W x H): 1685mm×520mm×386mm;
  • Weight: 134Kg;

Functions:
  • Determination of solid fat content(Cocoa butter, Margarine and butter etc.)

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Protein NMR: Modern Techniques and Biomedical Applications

This book covers new techniques in protein NMR, from basic principles to state-of-the-art research. It covers a spectrum of topics ranging from a toolbox for how sequence-specific resonance assignments can be obtained using a suite of 2D and 3D NMR experiments and tips on how overlap problems can be overcome. Further topics include the novel applications of Overhauser dynamic nuclear polarization methods (DNP), assessing protein structure, and aspects of solid-state NMR of macroscopically aligned membrane proteins.

This book is an ideal resource for students and researchers in the fields of biochemistry, chemistry, and pharmacology and NMR physics. Comprehensive and intuitively structured, this book examines protein NMR and new novel applications that include the latest technological advances.

This book also has the features of:

A selection of various applications and cutting-edge advances, such as novel applications of Overhauser dynamic nuclear polarization methods (DNP) and a suite of 2D and 3D NMR experiments and tips on how overlap problems can be overcome

A pedagogical approach to the methodology

Engaging the reader and student with a clear, yet critical presentation of the applications
PQ001 Solid Fat Content Analyzer System for Food & Agriculture

Product Description
The PQ001 SFC NMR Analyzer was launched in 2008. After years of upgrading, PQ001 has many advantages such as small size, high precision, good repeatability, good stability and excellent cost/benefit performance. Based on these advantages, PQ001 has been widely used in the determination of Solid Fat Content.

Basic Parameters:
  • Magnet: permanent magnet
  • Magnetic field intensity: 0.5±0.08T
  • Probe: Ø10mm
  • Size (L x W x H): 1685mm×520mm×386mm;
  • Weight: 134Kg;

Functions:
  • Determination of solid fat content(Cocoa butter, Margarine and butter etc.)

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Oil/Moisture NMR Device PQ001

PQ001 NMR Analyzer was launched in 2008. After years of upgrading, PQ001 has many advantages such as small size, high precision, good repeatability, good stability and excellent cost/benefit performance. Based on these advantages, PQ001 has been widely used in the determination of oil & moisture content and Solid Fat Content, in food & agriculture areas.

image one Basic parameters:
1. Permanent magnet;
2. Magnetic field intensity: 0.28±0.05T;
3. Probe coil: Ø40mm;
4. Weight: 85Kg;

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Calibration:

Measurements:

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