LactoScope™ FT-A Liquid Dairy Products Analyzer | PerkinElmer
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LactoScope FT-A Liquid Dairy Products Analyzer

The LactoScope FT-A is our most versatile mid-infrared analyzer capable of testing a wide range of dairy product: milks, creams, whey, concentrates, ice-creams and yoghurt mixes. The latest hardware innovations allow to easily test the most challenging dairy products, such as creams with up to 55% fat and other viscous products. With a typical accuracy under 1% CV, a measuring time of 30 seconds, low cost of ownership and minimal downtime, this instrument is the preferred choice of the large processors and dairy laboratories.

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  • Repeatability (typical): CV≤ 0.25%
  • Accuracy (typical): CV≤ 1% (on cow milk bulk tank samples)
  • Typical sample intake volume: 10 ml
  • Sample intake temperature: 4°C-42 °C (35.5 °F - 107.5 °F)
  • Power supply: 100-120 V, 60 Hz; 220-240 V, 50 Hz; 400 VA
  • Standards & approvals: EMC Directive 2014/30/EU; Low Voltage Directive: 2014/35/EU; IDF 141/ISO 9622 compliant; AOAC 972.16 compliant


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Application Brief

Analysis of Plant-Based Milk Using the Lactoscope

Plant-based milks are becoming increasingly popular with consumers as they seek healthier, non-animal-based options of milk protein. Unlike animal sourced milk, in plant-based milk production there are frequent changes between crop years and in crop sources. For example, the same plant grown in diff ...

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Identifying Quality Parameters in Milk Using the LactoScope FT-A

Efficient production of high-quality dairy products requires full control of incoming milk. Milk at intake may be of a different composition than that of the milk to be marketed, therefore, processors must adjust the composition as per requirements. This compositional modification is also necessary ...

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Alternative-Protein and Plant-Based Food Testing Solutions

The development of alternative-protein and plant-based food products helps meet the growing need around the world for nutritious, sustainable foods. But these novel foods can be challenging to develop and manufacture. R&D and formulators must not only identify ingredients with the nutritional and fu ...

Comprehensive Solutions for Dairy Analysis

Today’s dairy farmers, processors, and inspectors work diligently to develop and deliver safe, high-quality, consistent products – but at the same time, ingredient quality and safety, market dynamics, and employee skill levels are in constant flux. That’s why it’s more important than ever to have re ...

LactoScope FTIR Dairy Analyzers Brochure

Milk processors and dairies across the globe are challenged every day with ensuring the consistency of incoming raw materials and making fair payment to suppliers. Quick and accurate compositional analysis of key components of raw milk and other dairy products is of paramount importance in these ind ...



Better Dairy: A Look at Ensuring Quality in Dairy Foods

With the global dairy industry projected to be worth 1032.7 billion US dollars by 2024, it’s never been more important to carry out efficient analysis of dairy products to ensure quality and safety is maintained. In this eBook, developed with Dairy Foods, PerkinElmer’s food safety and quality expert ...