Moisture & Compositional

SpectraStar™ XT-3 Benchtop NIR

SpectraStar™ XT-3 Benchtop NIR
SpectraStar™ XT-3 Benchtop NIR

Product Overview

Moisture, Protein, and/or Oil Analysis in 30 Seconds

Trusted by thousands of quality assurance experts around the world, the SpectraStar™ XT-3 offers accurate and reliable measurements of moisture, protein, and/or oil (fat) for both laboratory and at-line applications in less than a minute. As our entry-level analyzer, the SpectraStar XT-3 offers exceptional value to monitor critical parameters for process control.

All SpectraStar™ XT analyzers are operated by UScan™, a software package incorporating an intuitive graphical interface and a reliable SQL database for data management. Designed for ease of use, routine operators can be completely trained in 15 minutes to deliver accurate, operator-independent results.

As our entry-level analyzer, the SpectraStar™ XT-3 offers exceptional value to monitor three critical parameters for process control.

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Features

  • Stand-alone design with built-in computer for easy implementation
  • Sealed case for use at-line in production environments
  • Designed for ease-of-use; only minimal training required for routine operators
  • Advanced sample management and reporting features makes the analyzer quality lab-ready
  • Sealed case with 17” touch screen monitor for easy operation in laboratories or at-line on the production floor
  • Windows®10 Professional computer with SSD provides easy integration into computer networks

Benefits

  • Obtain vital quality parameter data in about 30 seconds, enabling quick response for quality control
  • Analyze fibers, sugars, fatty acids, starch, and other difficult constituents, as well as moisture, protein, and fat
  • Easy-to-use with graphical interface and modular configuration, requiring minimal training for routine operators
  • Minimal sample preparation required
  • Environmentally friendly; requires minimal energy use with no hazardous chemicals or waste
  • Save costs and reduce waste, which improves your company’s bottom line
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Applications

Quickly Determine Moisture Level, Oil Content, and Protein Analysis

Applications for Benchtop NIR Analysis

Whether you are analyzing ingredient quality and supporting claims, ensuring proper batch or continuous processing conditions, or verifying a final product for quality, label, or specification claims, the SpectraStar™ XT-3 NIR Analyzer will do the job. Each SpectraStar™ XT-3 is a stand-alone unit in a small form factor for easy placement in nearly any quality lab or production setting.

SpectraStar™ XT-3 NIR Analyzer customers use the system to measure moisture, oil, and/or fat in a variety of products, including:

Food Products

  • Chocolate Products
  • Dairy products (cheese, butter, dairy powders, yogurt)
  • Meat
  • Wheat and grain (rice, canola, mustard, soybeans, corn, oats, peas etc.)
  • Snack foods
  • Olives and olive oil
Chocolate Products
Dairy Products
Snack Foods
Soybeans
Olives & Oil
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How It Works

Advanced Sample Management and Reporting

The SpectraStar™ XT Series NIR Analyzers utilize scanning monochromator technology for the highest signal quality available. These systems utilize near-infrared light and precisely measure absorbance at each wavelength. Robust calibrations transform this spectral information into multiple constituent values that cannot be quantified through visual inspection. These systems are designed for flexibility, ease of use, and speed, as samples can be analyzed in less than one minute.

  1. Select or verify your product type
  2. Fill your sample cup and place on the instrument
  3. Press start and your results are displayed in about 30 seconds
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System Components

  • SpectraStar™ XT-3 NIR Analyzer unit for moisture, oil, and protein analysis
  • Built-in Windows® 10 computer with 17" touch screen
  • UScan™ software
  • Multi-cup adapter
  • ISI ring cup/powder cup adapter
  • TRUE ALIGNMENT Spectroscopy (TAS) standards
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Calibrations

The SpectraStar™ XT-3 has a large library of ready-to-use calibrations available for moisture, oil, and protein determinations in products such as dairy powders, oilseeds and meals, olives, cereals, and potatoes. Calibrations are regularly updated and can be customized for your products.

For a full list of available calibrations, visit this link.

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Software

The SpectraStar Analyzers are operated by UScan™, a software package incorporating an intuitive graphical interface and a reliable SQL database for data management. Designed for ease-of-use, routine operators can be completely trained in 15 minutes to deliver accurate, operator-independent results.

The SpectraStar Analyzers are operated by UScan™, a software package incorporating an intuitive graphical interface and a reliable SQL database for data management. Designed for ease-of-use, routine operators can be completely trained in 15 minutes to deliver accurate, operator-independent results.

The SpectraStar Analyzers are operated by UScan™, a software package incorporating an intuitive graphical interface and a reliable SQL database for data management. Designed for ease-of-use, routine operators can be completely trained in 15 minutes to deliver accurate, operator-independent results.

The SpectraStar Analyzers are operated by UScan™, a software package incorporating an intuitive graphical interface and a reliable SQL database for data management. Designed for ease-of-use, routine operators can be completely trained in 15 minutes to deliver accurate, operator-independent results.

As an option, users can take advantage of the CommUnity software platform, which allows for remote management, monitoring, and reporting capabilities for managing a computer network of SpectraStar XT analyzers.

As an option, users can take advantage of the CommUnity software platform, which allows for remote management, monitoring, and reporting capabilities for managing a computer network of SpectraStar XT analyzers.

As an option, users can take advantage of the CommUnity software platform, which allows for remote management, monitoring, and reporting capabilities for managing a computer network of SpectraStar XT analyzers.

As an option, users can take advantage of the CommUnity software platform, which allows for remote management, monitoring, and reporting capabilities for managing a computer network of SpectraStar XT analyzers.

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Accessories

SpectraStar™ XT-3 Benchtop NIR

Available Accessories

  • A variety of sample cups and accessories are available to handle finely-ground, granular, coarse, and pelleted materials
  • CommUnity™ instrument license (1 year)
  • Moisture oven for reference measurement
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Specifications

The SpectraStar™ XT-3 is our entry-level XT analyzer, designed for the analysis of simple sample matrices and the analysis of proximate constituents, such as protein, fat, ash and moisture.

SpectraStar™ XT-3

Dimensions Width x Depth x Height: 39 x 53 x 64 cm (15.5 x 21 x 25 in.)
Weight 22.0 kg (48 lbs)
Power 20-240 VAC, Frequency 50-60 Hz
Analysis Time 10 – 60 Seconds
Detectors High-Performance Ultra-Cooled InGaAs Extended Range Detector
Light Source Tungsten Halogen Lamp with MTBF Rating of 10,000 Hours, User Changeable
Optical Bandwidth 10.0 ± 0.3 nm actual FWHM
Absorbance Range Up to 3 AU
Measurement Mode Reflectance
Wavelength Range 1400 – 2600 nm
Wavelength Accuracy Less than 0.02 nm to Traceable Standard Reference Material
Wavelength Precision Less Than 0.005 nm
Number of Data Points 1200
Photometric Noise Full Range Less Than 20 µAu
Instrument Case Powder Coated Aluminum, Completely Sealed, No Venting or Fan
ISO 12099 Compliant Animal Feedstuffs, Cereals, and Milled Products – Guidelines for the Application of Near Infrared Spectrometry
Built-in Computer Windows® 10 Professional, SSD
Networking LIMS Compatible, HDMI Port, 4 USB Ports
Ambient Temperature 0 – 40°C (32 – 104°F)
Ambient Humidity Less Than 95% RH, less than 85% RH Recommended
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