NIPPON MILK ANALYZER


 
 
Main feature: 
               The NIPPON Milk Analyzer (NMA) accurately analyses components contained in liquid milk by using advanced and integrated near infrared (NIR) methods. Furthermore, the methods cover a wavelength range NIR (1400-2500nm) band for accurate identification of milk component to discriminate the buffalo and synthetic milks
             In addition, by using stable tiny W lamps sources shorten the startup time of NMA system. The advanced post-data processing of intact NIR spectrum with numerical algorithms based on derivative and multivariate analysis method give fast running time to attain high throughput of sample analyses. Thus, the cost performance become much higher than the other commercially available systems for milk adulteration techniques
             Furthermore, for reliable milk discrimination, the NMA adopts an automatic artificial intelligence (AI) identification algorithm system after the derivative and multivariate processing.
             On the other hand, our system employing the Micro Electromechanical System-NIR (MEMS-NIR) spectrometer is robust for on-site field analyses in e.g. milk collection centers.

 

This equipment was supervised by Dr. Kuniyuki Kitagawa, professor emeritus at Nagoya University, authority on spectroscopy.

Currently Nagoya University Emeritus Professor and  Miyachi Corporation Technical Advisor

 
Fair compensation for producers:

With accurate and reliable analysis results by NMA, an organization can pay fair compensation to the every milk producer.

 

Description of technology:
              NIPPON Milk Analyzer adopts advanced MEMS-NIR spectral systems. This is an analytical system is based on the Lambert-Beer law that the analyte (i.e., milk liquid) is irradiated with an infrared radiation ray and measure absorbance at wavelengths to give the intact spectrum. Each component (e.g. proteins, oils, fats, sugars, water, etc.) contained in the sample liquid milk has characteristic absorption spectra in the NIR wavelength range derived from the molecular structure of their components. By extracting features by this component, it can be clarified what is contained in milks. 
Newly Developed Micro MEMS-NIR Component Device 
               
               Other commercially available existing systems for the milk analysis so far adopt ordinary lamps used as the light source; consequently it takes a long time (average time about 5 to 30 minutes) for its stabilization of the system. On the other hand, the NIPPON Milk Analyzer, the measurement can be started in a few seconds, as it employs a tiny W lamp and/or LEDs that emit infrared radiation in the NIR and/or and SWIR wavelengths of analytical region. The LEDs developed in Japan has high luminous efficiency and consume less power, which contribute to establish portable NIR analytical systems. The MEMS-NIR spectrometers are also significantly advantageous to contribute to this as well as rugged feature for on-site field analyses.
By monitoring the NIR wavelength band (1400-2500 nm), molecular structures information can be acquired. This makes it possible to not only analyze more components in the milk but also to detect more adulterants in fake milks. Since fake milks are in a liquid composed of many contaminants and additives mixed, multifaceted analysis are required for discrimination of fake milks from cow ones in cases where the molecular structures are similar and it is therefore difficult to distinguish each component accurately and precisely. Finally, the NIPPON Milk Analyzer enables us this based on the data processing integrating the advanced derivative/multivariate/AI method.
 
Reliable analysis result:
               The NIPPON Milk Analyzer is a system supported by the scientific theory and thus a method with high accuracy, reproducibility and reliability.
The integration of the long life light source (the tiny W lamps, MEMS-spectrometer, the wide range of NIR, the advanced derivative/multivariate/AI method supply the analysts with rapid, high selectivity/ reproducibility, and maintenance-free long life runs.

Since the NIPPON Milk Analyzer is surprisingly small and robust, it enables us to perform on-site-analyses of milks. Furthermore, the lifetime of the light source is over 40,000 hours, and maintenance is almost unnecessary.

             The analytical method can obtain speedy and accurate results by integrated data processing algorithm of derivartive/multivate/AI.

 In addition, the more we use it by accumulating data in the cloud server using the wireless infrastructure and utilizing the AI system, there is also such an advantage that analysis accuracy, reproducibility and reliability increase significantly, which is the unique feature of NMA.

 

Features of the NIPPON Milk Analyzer (NMA):
 
l  provides accurate and reliable inspection results using special MEMS-NIR and integrating the advanced derivative/multivariate/AI method;

l  enable us analysis of a variety of mixture components, protein, lipid, oil etc. compared to other commercially available systems;

l  can on-site analyze dairy cow milk, buffalo milk, mixtures thereof and artificial milk;

l  shorter start-up time of this system, a faster sample measurement speed (within 30 seconds);

l  highly automated, and of simple analytical procedure;

l  With a GPS function, and automatic measurement of the measurement place is possible;

l  Data can be sent and received via a mobile network such as GSM and a WiFi wireless network

l  Connectable to host PC via RS485 (RS232)

l  Data can be imported and exported by SD card
l  IP66 level waterproof/dustproof function, it can be used in a wide range of environments and can be used in the field;
l  Measurement result can be visually recognized by LCD display;

l  AC power supply and battery drive are possible, solar battery can be used as power supply.

 

Device specifications:

Particular

Specifications

Technology

Component analysis by Micro Electromechanical System-NIR (MEMS-NIR) spectrometer. Especially using NIR (Near-infrared, 1400-2500nm)

Sample type

Raw, un-homogenized cows, buffalos, mixed milk and synthetic milk.

Range for measuring compositional parameters

Milk Fat 1-15%, SNF 2-20%

Screening of specific adulterants

Screening of following known adulterants

Urea, Sucrose, Dextrin, Vegetable Oil, Salt, Caustic Soda, Detergent, Ammonium Sulfate, Soda, Hydrogen Peroxide, Formalin, Lactic Acid, Added Water

Speed

30 seconds from sample intake to result (120 samples/hour)

Warm up time

10 - 30 second from power on of cold instrument

Sample condition

Sample temperature 0 to 45 degree Celsius

Sample volume

Less than 25ml (Reusable)

GPS antenna

Built-in or SMA connector

Communication module¦optional

WCDMA@2100MHz/800MHz
GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850MHz/ 900MHz/1800 MHz /1900MHz

Communication antenna¦optional

Built-in or SMA connector

Applicable SIM size

Standard SIM card

Interface

RS-232

Memory Device

SD card  or  USB

Wireless

Yes ( WiFi )

Water/dust proof

IP65 or Splash proof structure

Power source

AC100`240V

External rechargeable battery or Solar battery

Battery life

6hr with Lithium ion battery

Display

Built in TFT LCD display  3 inches or over

Operating temperature

|10`50Ž

Storage temperature

|20`60Ž