The handy spectrometer can be used to analyze feed raw materials, finished feed or basic feed. The measurement results are immediately displayed in the smartphone app.
The quality and ingredients of animal feed can be analyzed quickly and on-site. BASF and Trinamix have developed a mobile handheld NIR laboratory that provides nutrient content data at the touch of a button.
The NIR solution from BASF Animal Nutrition and TrinamiX GmbH, a wholly owned subsidiary of BASF SE, covers a wide range of material samples, from raw materials for the feed industry to finished feed or basic feed. Parameters that are critical to feed quality and animal welfare, such as moisture content, protein, fat and energy, are supported. According to BASF, this enables both rapid quality control and feed formulation optimization.
By significantly miniaturizing conventional NIR spectroscopy, TrinamiX has paved the way for a powerful "lab for your pocket," the release adds. The result is a cloud-based combination of a handy spectrometer, smartphone app and customer portal. Measurement results are then immediately displayed in the smartphone app and are permanently accessible via TrinamiX's web-based customer portal for further analysis.
"By combining precise measurements with the flexibility of a portable device that fits in any pocket, we pave the way for efficient nutrient management in feeding," said Nils Mohmeyer, Head of Business Development and Sales at TrinamiX. "Our customers no longer have to send samples to the lab. Instead, the lab comes to them," adds Mohmeyer.