FlowCam® for Food and Beverage Particle Analysis

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Quality Control in the Food and Beverage Industry

Food ingredients are critical in all facets of the food and beverage industry. From formulation research to production quality control, the unique capabilities of the FlowCam provide information on particle size and shape, allowing for the isolation of different particle types from a heterogeneous mixture. This allows for ensured quality control and the detection of process flaws early on.

New applications of particle analysis in food and beverage industry are constantly being developed, from the characterization of fruit juice and pulp to sauces and salad dressing, and the monitoring of microencapsulation processes.

Read a list of the novel samples run in our onsite lab in our 20 year history.

How will you know if the FlowCam will work for you? Send us a sample. We will analyze it on the FlowCam, walk you through the results on our image analysis software, VisualSpreadsheet®, and give you a trial license to the software so you can re-process your data as you wish. 

The FlowCam captures high-resolution, digital images of particles suspended in a liquid medium. Over 40 physical parameters are measured from each image while the data is processed with VisualSpreadsheet. Use real digital images to verify the size, shape, and identity of your particles. 

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  •  Image and analyze particles 300 nm to 5 mm
  • Measure 40+ physical parameters per particle
  • Quantify particles in sample
  •  Perform statistical calculations 
  • Generate size distribution curves
  • Visually verify particulate identity with high-resolution images

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Customer Quote:

“The FlowCam has advanced measurement technology beyond what people are used to measuring, so the metrics people have traditionally used to assess quality are probably outdated for most manufacturers, especially for those offering products where particle characterization is as important as it is for gums.”

 Ross Clark, Distinguished Research Fellow, CP Kelco, a leading producer of specialty hydrocolloids based in San Diego


Resources for Food & Beverage Particle Analysis

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