Beverages

Wine, beer and juice

The growth of bacteria, fungi and mould impairs beverages sensorially and influences the safety of the product for the consumer. The most accurate and rapid determination of germinable spores and bacteria gives water, beer, wine or juice producers the long-term security they need to guarantee the highest quality at all times.

GramRay has been designed to determine all information on spoilage bacteria quickly, cost-effectively and reliably in quality assurance and monitoring of beverage production. The early warning system reports the number and species of all living germs and spores, ideally before problems can arise. Release decisions for produced batches can be made within 20 minutes instead of 48 or 72 hours.

Microbial contamination of production materials, such as Alicyclobacillus and fermentable wild yeasts by raw materials can be controlled more closely without effort. The system can be sensibly integrated into the HACCP concept of the company with less effort than conventional methods. In the final product, approval decisions are accelerated and compliance with customer specifications can be easily demonstrated. GramRay provides the information required for the implementation of quality standards such as IFS 6.1 quickly and without additional effort.

Features & Benefits

  • Sample volume: 1-500 ml
    Robot prepares up to 180 samples per day
  • Working time for the laboratory technician: 15 minutes per sample
  • Automation option: robot produces up to 180 samples per day
  • Sensitivity: 10 microbes depending on the matrix
    Time to result: 1-4 hours – Depending on the sample matrix
  • Counting of the total number of microbes: 15 minutes per sample
  • Time for genus/species classification: 15 s per microbe
  • Flexible sample size for product and in-process control
  • Efficient working and fast preparation of many samples
  • Counts every living cell
    Minimal time required due to automation
  • Sensitivity up to 1 micro-organism
  • Results on the day of filling – saves up to 7 days in quarantine
  • Classification of genera/species enables cause study with traceability analysis
  • Precise determination of the total number of viable microbes leads to low false positive and negative results

Further GramRay applications

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