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Oxidative Stability Shelf life Test Reactor

Shelf Life Oxidation test has never been so easy

Manufacturer: VELP
SKU: F30900248

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, Velp Scientifica has 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.


Multiple Application
    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


Maximum Productivity
    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


Robust Design
    Indestructible titanium sample holders and chambers
    Hermetic, sealed closure of the chambers

Technical data

GENERAL FEATURES
Number of oxidation chambers: 2
Capacity single chamber: up to 100 ml
Interface: USB
Power: 900 W
Power supply: 230 V / 50-60 Hz
Weight: 36.3 lb (16.5 Kg)
Dimension (WxHxD): 14.6x7.6x19.4 in (365x190x485 mm)
 
PERFORMANCES
Temperature range: from room temp. to 110°C
Pressure range: 0 -8 bar
 
SAFETY
Overpressure: safety valve
Out-range temperature: visual alarm
Damaged probe: visual alarm

Ordering Info

OXITEST 230V / 50-60Hz CAT. NO. F30900248

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