November 10, 2011


FOSS introduces new NIR solution


Press Release



FOSS has introduced the new NIRSâ„¢ DS 2500, combining accuracy across a broad wavelength range of 400 to 2500 nm with full compatibility.


The innovative design of the NIRS DS 2500 avoids the problems of calibration transferability sometimes associated with NIR instruments. The spectrometer is equipped with internal standards for control of light intensity, bandwidth and wavelength position. Its stability can be validated to ensure that data transfer is continuously seamless, even over time.


The NIRS DS2500 uses highly accurate optical NIR technology to give best in class performance across the full wavelength range of 400 to 2500 nm. Regardless of whether test­ing moisture, fat and protein or more demanding parameters such as amino acids, ash or fibres, the NIRS DS2500 delivers precision results in under a minute. This ensures a high level of quality control at all stages of production.


It can be pre-calibrated with global data for the most common feed types and ingredients and is also 100% backwards compatible with FOSS NIRSystem II solutions and FOSS XDS instruments. Its compatibility makes it easy to leverage data from NIRSystem II and XDS units using straight­forward migration paths without any loss of performance.


The NIRS DS2500 has been also created for high performance in even the harshest production conditions. Robust, easy-to-use and IP65 certified, it withstands humidity, dust, vibrations and temperature fluctuations. This high level of solidity makes the NIRS DS2500 suitable for at-line use by anyone in any production plant.


It is easy to get started using the NIRS DS2500 as every instrument that leaves the factory is hardware standardised. Light intensity, bandwidth and wavelength precision are thoroughly controlled in the final stages of production to ensure complete consistency between instruments. Furthermore, once an instrument is up and running, in-built measurement standards help to control its performance to ensure that no deviations occur over time. This ensures continuous control of consistency between instruments and makes it easy to add any new instruments to the operation. Multiple instruments can easily use the same calibrations without any modifications.

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