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ColloidTek develops Collo Analyser to optimise quality control

Finnish deep tech company ColloidTek, has developed Collo Analyser, a new method for real–time liquid process quality monitoring, offering significant benefits for the food and beverage manufacturing industry

Based on EMF sensors and machine learning, the technology detects various contaminants and identifies potential risks in liquid processing with a single real-time measurement and instant, in-line analysis. This novel solution has the potential to revolutionise liquid quality control by providing food and beverage manufacturers with comprehensive information about the quality of their products at any stage of production, ensuring the safety, quality and correct taste of the end-product.

Real-time quality control for any liquid product

With the rise of advanced technologies, comprehensive quality control is easier and cheaper to achieve than ever before. Collo Liquid Analyser is an efficient and reliable method to ensure companies meet their quality and safety requirements. Unlike traditional laboratory testing, the Collo Analyser offers instant, in-line analysis of the quality of the liquid.

Traditionally, quality control in the food and beverage industry is based on collecting samples and sending them to the laboratory, where the results arrive after several days or even weeks. In some cases, there aren’t even any tests available for detecting certain risks. With Collo, a test takes two seconds. The measurement can be done at the site manually by dipping the sensor into the product, or in-line straight from the pipe. There is no need to send samples anywhere; the results are instantly available. This is made possible by EMF technology and the advanced algorithms that power the analyser, which is the only one of its kind in the food and beverage industry.

Simplified quality control for larger product portfolios

Most currently available systems can only analyse liquids with specific viscosity, transparency, or other characteristics. This often means several different analysers and sensors are needed at each testing point, which leads to a complex multi-sensor system that is labourious to maintain and still doesn’t arm manufacturers with enough information for comprehensive quality control. As Collo Analyser can be used with thick liquids, like honey, as well as transparent or non-conductive liquids, such as vodka or milk protein concentrate, only one device is required to measure the quality of all the liquids in the production.

The solution can simultaneously detect multiple risks or deviations, simplifying complex quality control processes by replacing other tests and covering aspects of safety and quality that no other analyser can manage. This novel technology not only accelerates the quality control process but also empowers manufacturers to take immediate corrective actions when deviations are detected, reducing the risk of costly recalls and ensuring that every batch of products meets the highest quality and safety standards.

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