Oxidative Stability Shelf life Test Reactor
Chemical reactions occurring between atmospheric oxygen and food sensitive components are some of the most important causes of product degradation. Specifically, fat oxidation is recognized as one of the main factors which affects Food shelf life. For this purpose, the newly developed the OXITEST, an innovative instrument, able to provide the lab operator with high added value information related to the fat oxidation processes in samples of foods, oils and fats.
The determination of the oxidation stability of samples (solid, doughy or liquid), in order to determine their quality or to determine their state of preservation is made directly on the whole sample, without preliminary fat separation.
The operational activities are extremely simple and intuitive and allow time-saving for the lab operator.
The evaluation of oxidation stability can be accelerated, using comparatively high temperatures (20 – 110°C), in the presence of a measurable oxygen pressure.
Useful information is obtained by recording the decrease of oxygen pressure, since oxygen is consumed during fat oxidation.
The instrument is equipped with 2 separate titanium oxidation chambers in order to analyze the same sample in double or to analyze different samples at the same time and in the same working conditions. Up to 2 instruments can be operated from a single PC with USB connection.
The software controls the entire operation in a user friendly way. The operator can visualize the data recorded in a database, compare tests, export the data to an Excel file, filter and order the data.
Market sectors : Food and feed industries, fat and oil industries, research centers.
Fields of application : Prediction of oxidation stability during shelf-life studies, rapid comparison among different product formulas or verification of different lots of the same raw material, oxidation stability of fuels generally known as Biodiesel.
Features and Benefits
Increases lab productivity by applying automation
Innovative features and design
Ease of use and programming
Reliable and robust design for years of operation
Knowledgeable application support programs
OXITEST is a multi-application accelerated oxidative stability testing device.
Prediction of the oxidative stability during shelf-life studies
Tests the product at defined time intervals; builds an experimental curve
Evaluation of the adequacy of storage conditions
Evaluation of the best packaging solution
Comparison of the oxidative stability of different formulas for food preparations
Evaluation of the oxidative stability of vegetable oils of different botanical origin
Evaluation of the effectiveness of antioxidants
Information on product oxidation when the oxidation flex is not visible
Especially useful for products with a low fat content (4-5%)
Product oxidation can be achieved by combining the OXITEST with GC
Oxidative stability test of incoming raw materials and outgoing finished products
Simple & Safe Operation
Intuitive OXISoft™ software – easy to learn and use
Overpressure safety valve
Alarms for damaged probe and out-of-range temperature
Choice of language for the management software
No sample preparation – works on the whole sample (fat included)
Twin chambers for duplicate or parallel analysis
Manage up to 4 OXITESTs with the same software
Versatile Data Handling
Data recordable in a database
Test comparison available with data overlays
Data exporting via USB to pen drive or PC
Output in .xls, .txt and .csv format to match reporting systems
Indestructible titanium sample holders and chambers
Hermetic, sealed closure of the chambers
|Number of oxidation chambers:||2|
|Capacity single chamber:||up to 100 ml|
|Power supply:||230 V / 50-60 Hz|
|Weight:||36.3 lb (16.5 Kg)|
|Dimension (WxHxD):||14.6×7.6×19.4 in (365x190x485 mm)|
|Temperature range:||from room temp. to 110°C|
|Pressure range:||0 -8 bar|
|Out-range temperature:||visual alarm|
|Damaged probe:||visual alarm|
|OXITEST 230V / 50-60Hz||CAT. NO. F30900248|