Olives and their many varieties are cherished around the world as an ingredient, condiment, snack, and as a source for oil. Several parameters – including moisture, fat, and others – are key indicators of olive quality. NIR analysis helps growers and processors maximize their profit by capturing quantifiable measurements on these key parameters.These include:
Incoming Inspection of Ingredients: Whether for analyzing raw olive compositions, or olive paste that is being used to process olive oil, lab and/or over-line NIR analysis provides instant readings on moisture and oil content. This data is essential for calculating payment to the farmer.
Managing the Olive Oil Extraction Process: Along with measuring moisture and oil content of the paste as it is fed into the centrifuge/decanter to begin extraction, applying over-line NIR technology to take measurements as the pomace exits the centrifuge/decanter, or on the screw conveyor, can help minimize waste and collect the maximum amount of oil.
Olive processors around the world trust NIR technologies from KPM Analytics to provide fast, accurate, and reliable data that improves efficiencies, saves costs, and helps to ensure the best-possible final product.