Food & ingredients

This business area covers a vast range of applications and has been a natural part of our business since 1996. Whereas food products classically have a very high volume and a lower price per ton, the ingredients area is characterised by somewhat lower volume but a clearly higher price per ton. Both scenarios may greatly benefit from process optimisation, often following two different strategies.

To optimise the process, a bias-free accurate insight into process dynamics and variations is needed.

Many of our solutions have been developed together with customers seeking new innovative and value adding answers to well-known challenges, and our unique combination of curiosity and the skills present in our team has formed the basis for new products.

Q-Interline’s analyser and project model are ideally suited to support exactly that, and we offer fast and reliable laboratory at-line units operated by process operators, as well as real-time in-line analysers.

Our customers find in Q-Interline a strong and reliable partner, as we understand the needs and requirements of the industry and supply a total analytical measurement solution.

We acknowledge that our customers are busy and processes run 24/7. This means we offer support in a scalable structure allowing our customers to select the support level that fits them best.

In line FT NIR food analyzer, InSight Pro for process optimization and food quality

Sanitary sampling 

We take sanitary sampling very seriously and our analysers can be adapted to work on nearly any food and ingredient sample type, using unique innovative sampling accessories. Our sample handling accessories can handle the heterogeneity found in typical samples, and certain types of products may call for disposable sampling as cleaning a cuvette is time and detergent consuming.

Leading examples are dust sealed sample containers, disposable liquid handling in vials or Pivettes® and efficient handling of pasty products and gels.

Understand our commitments

  • We invest in technology that matters 
  • We value customer effect
  • We believe in validation and trusted data

Solution – highlights

Our analysers are used in the laboratory as well as in the process for a wide range of applications. Some applications are developed for specific unique customer applications whereas other applications are of more general nature. Below is a table of standard product highlights. If you have other products than mentioned feel free to give us a call – there is a good chance that we have seen something similar in the past 25 years.

ProductLaboratory UnitIn-line Process Unit
Edible oils✓ – Read more✓ – Read more
Cocoa butter✓ – Read more✓ – Read more
Confectionary✓ – Read more✓ – Read more
Emulsifiers✓ – Read more✓ – Read more
Starches & pectins✓ – Read more✓ – Read more
Plant based drinks✓ – Read more