One analyser – Endless possibilities

Our philosophy is simple

The Quant, a unique state-of-the-art FT-NIR spectrometer engine, is used for everything we do!  We develop, patent, and produce many different accessories to handle nearly all types of samples and materials, but the base analyser remains the same. The conceptual advantages for our customers are listed to right under “Less is more”.

Less is more

  • One proven platform 
  • One spectral format to handle across all applications 
  • Same spare parts fits all analysers 
  • Same software across all applications 
  • Same LIMS interface for all applications 
  • Easier operator training 
  • Same link to AnalyticTrust surveillance & support platform 

The Quant based systems offers the customer

  • 3 years warranty 
  • No scheduled maintenance  
    • Lamp life on average 10 years 
    • Internal laser lasts for the instrument lifetime 
  • Highest spectral performance in any commercial FT spectrometer! 
    • More stability and better accuracy for the customer 
  • Choice between 10 accessory configurations 
  • Intuitive Multi language User software – InfraQuant 

A perfect match between superior technology and sampling

High value of ownership based on representative results 

If representative results matter to you, then the Quant FTNIR analyser is the right choice. The Quant is used for the non-destructive analysis of solids, powders, pastes and liquids. It will supply you with fast and representative results. The Quant is ideal for production optimisation and quality control, as it determines the exact content of the sample.

Exceptional spectral performance 

The Quant analyser is the only analyser based on second-generation FT-NIR technology. The exceptional spectral performance of the Quant will generate the highest quality spectrum with the lowest noise. Such extreme spectral quality allows for superior quantification of traditional components, and also makes the Quant ideal for the quantification of low signal components.

Low cost of ownership 

The Quant has no scheduled maintenance, and the light source and laser have an expected lifetime of 10 years. There is a lifetime warranty on the interferometer-scanning mechanism and on all optical components of the interferometer against damage or degradation by moisture. The Quant uses no chemicals, and the sample containers are either inexpensive or re-usable, thus minimising the cost per analysis.

Flexible PC solution 

The Quant lifetime supersedes that of any computer. Consequently, the Quant comes with an external all-in-one Windows computer. This drastically reduces any computer-related downtime in the equipment. The all-in-one computer enables a wide range of PC accessories, thus offering the user maximum flexibility, e.g. label printer, barcode reader, upgradable windows, LIMS connectivity and virus scanner.

Optimized sampling solutions

Applying the correct – i.e. representative – sampling in the first place is essential. Presenting the sample to the analyser in the right way is a second and equally important step to ensuring results that are free from unpredictable sampling errors. It’s a matter of finding the right balance between being right and being easy.

All the sampling accessories developed by Q-Interline mentioned below, are the result of our extensive experience and knowledge in the field of representative sampling and respect for the Theory of Sampling.

Vial sampling

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The Vial Sampler offers easy handling for liquid samples. The liquid samples are filled in low-cost disposable glass vials and a lid can be applied, thus offering sealed and secure handling. The vial is placed in the sampler from the top. The system offers temperature control to eliminate unwanted temperature effects. After the analysis, simply dispose of the vial in the appropriate manner – no cleaning – then the system is ready for the next analysis. We also offer the Pivette® sampler, which is ideal for liquid dairy samples.

The perfect solution for 

  • Oils & Fats 
  • Emulsifiers/Oil derivates 
  • Food ingredients 
  • Cocoa butter 
  • Chemicals 
  • Water 

Spiral sampling

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The patented Spiral Concept will change the way you work. The heterogenic agricultural samples are fitted into the Agritube and sealed. Multiple samples can be prepared and lined up for scanning. The Agritubes are placed in the spiral sampler, thus offering truly representative scanning – an amazing 375 cm2 surface in the highest FT-NIR quality. The Spiral Sampler provides up 20 times more scanning surface than traditional petri dish solutions. With the Spiral Sampler you can avoid cumbersome and time-consuming pre-treatment of the samples and, after analysis, the tubes are easily cleaned and reused, thus making cost per analysis very low.

 

The perfect solution for 

  • Grass and hay 
  • Silage 
  • Seeds 
  • Compost 
  • Wood Chips 
  • Wool 

Petri dish sampling

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The petri dish sampler is a well-known and very versatile method of scanning. It requires homogeneous samples with no segregation. The sample is placed in the petri dish, which is subsequently placed in the sampler. To minimise the effect from heterogeneity, the petri dish spins continuously during analysis. The petri dish can be made from either glass, plastic or Teflon, thus enabling use near the production area.  

A solid solution for 

  • Grated cheese
  • Processed cheese 
  • Milk powder 
  • WPC powder 
  • Food ingredient in powder form 

Cup sampling

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The unique cup sampler is developed for butter analysis by operators, but is optimal for any pasty product. The reusable Teflon cup is easy to fill; considerably easier than the petri dish when it comes to pasty products such as butter. The sample is placed in the cup and a smooth surface is created by scraping. Scanning is performed on the top surface, thus eliminating effects from cleaning. To minimise the effects from heterogeneity the cup spins continuously during analysis. The cup is very easy to clean after analysis and is then ready for the next sample.

The ideal solution for 

  • Butter 
  • Margarine 
  • Pasty food product 

Bottle sampling

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The Bottle Sampler is a unique Q-Interline accessory, offering tumbling and spinning of the sample in a sealed 125 ml container. The samples are prepared in the 125 ml glass bottles and sealed lids, optionally with barcode, are applied. This allows for the preparation of many samples prior to scanning – ideal for many commercial labs.
The sample is analysed by reflection measurement. The optical design suppresses impact from the bottle itself. The bottle rotates continuously during analysis providing solid representative scanning, ensuing all particles have an equal chance of becoming part of the resulting spectrum. After analysis simply empty, clean and reuse the bottles many times and enjoy low cost per analysis.

The ideal solution for 

  • Dried grass and silage 
  • Soil 
  • Compost 
  • Segregating powders 

Pivette® sampling 

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The patented Pivette® sampling method is developed as part of the DairyQuant GO concept but can be applied to many other product types. Fill the Pivette with a sample and seal it. Place the Pivette in the sampler controlling the temperature and run the analysis. After analysis simply dispose of the used Pivette and the system is ready again – no cleaning, no standardisation, no adjustments – always available!

The ideal solution for 

  • Raw milk 
  • Cheese milk 
  • Processed milk 
  • Cream 
  • Skim and whey 
  • WPC 
  • Ice cream mix 
  • High TS dairy products 
  • Beverage products 
  • Alcohol samples 

Fiber optic sampling

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The Quant is equipped with a fibreoptic interface enabling remote and flexible scanning, thus offering endless possibilities. The interface makes it possible to use fibreoptic cables of various lengths and types. A wide variety of sampling cells and probes such as transmission, transflectance and diffuse reflectance are available. Ideal for research and special applications.

The ideal solution for 

  • Research labs seeking flexibility  
  • The Q-Interline PenProbe 
  • All Q-Interline probes and cells 
  • Also fits any commercial probes (SMA) 


Quant software – an important part of the user experience

It’s tempting to claim that software is just software. However, we firmly believe the software is a very important part of the user experience. We have designed InfraQuant together with our customers and the continuous improvements are based on user input and creation of new value-adding features. 

Software highlights 

  • Runs on Windows 10  
  • Intuitive and easy to use without training 
  • Choice between multiple user languages 
  • Easy link to AnalyticTrust for easy instrument surveillance and QA 
  • Easy link to LIMS

Q-Interline A/S

info@q-interline.com
+45 4675 7046

Q-Interline GmbH

info.de@q-interline.com
+49 151 4679 2721

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