The iCinac Analyzers are the only systems dedicated to monitoring the acidification activity of lactic ferments using multi-parameter digital probes which simultaneously observe the changes in pH, temperature and Redox potential.
The iCinac is currently the only system dedicated to monitoring the acidification activity of lactic ferments, which simultaneously observes the change in pH, temperature and redox potential of one or several samples in order to:
The iCinac analyzer is the only solution designed specifically to monitor and analyze the acidification activity of lactic ferments in starter, functional, bio-protective, and probiotic cultures. It has the ability to test multiple samples simultaneously and provide the insight needed for precise development, test, and process control of fermentation ingredients. The appropriate inocula can be defined and controlled by characterizing the acid formation of a specific phylum and knowing the specific test parameters’ influence. Additionally, the iCinac meets ISO 26323|IDF 213, the industry standard for determining dairy cultures’ acidification activity by continuous pH measurement.
The iCinac is modular and scalable in multiple ways. It is portable and can be configured with one or many digital probes. As experiments change, probes can be added or removed from the system with ease. The iCinac can also be optioned with up to 32 analog and digital outputs, which allow control for external equipment such as water baths.
The iCinac ISM® digital probes from MettlerToledoTM enable unique simultaneous monitoring of pH, temperature, and Oxidation Reduction Potential (ORP). Each probe or channel is independently monitored while providing full control and insight into each experiment.
In addition to simultaneous monitoring of pH, temperature, and ORP for each sensor, the iCinac calculates the rate of pH change. Complex multivariate data analyses are integrated and performed automatically with the unique ‘feature points’ menu. The iCinac software calculates feature points of the studied strain in real-time. This allows users to define the feature points to match the specific application. Examples include pH4H, pH6H, time required to obtain pH5, maximum speed, and time during which the speed exceeded 50% of the maximum speed.