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Combined FTIR Milk Analyzer and Somatic Cell Counter

The CombiScope™ FTIR 600HP dairy analyzer provides the highest sample throughput available for the routine analysis of cow, goat, sheep, and buffalo milk.

The system consists of a component analyzer (LactoScope FTIR), a somatic cell counter (SomaScope LFC) and a sample handling system. This combination analyzes at speeds of up to 600 samples an hour.

The CombiScope FTIR 600HP incorporates many industry-first technologies that allow operators to increase lab capacity, throughput, and business opportunities.

Features & Benefits

Industry-Leading Capabilities for Dairy Herd Improvement and Milk Payment Laboratories

  • 600 Samples per hour – The industry’s highest speed allows your lab to increase throughput, profit while providing a quicker service to your customers
  • Patented Interferometer ensures accuracy and minimizes maintenance and calibration for component analysis
  • Somatic Cell counter utilizes an LED light source to eliminate source wear and gains adjustments
  • Conveyor System has several sensors built in to monitor sample quality. Sample head is controlled by electromagnetic drive, so there is no wear. Can be used with barcode or RFID coded samples.
  • Operator controlled system is designed to be ergonomically comfortable and user-friendly
  • Intelligent Diagnostic System (IDS) works with operator to monitor and assess system performance
  • Simple Touch Screen operation allows for easy start-up and rapid, accurate data handling and transfer
  • Intelligent Diagnostic System (IDS) will alert operator to hard-to-analyze samples

Herd Management Tools

The new Herd Management Tools for the CombiScope FTIR milk analyzer allow dairy farms to quickly measure de novo fatty acids and non-esterified fatty acids in milk. Farm managers can use this information to improve milk composition and total yield of their herds. It also provides early warnings of nutritional and metabolic diseases common during early lactation.

FTIR milk analysis is rapid, uses no reagents, and measures several compositional parameters simultaneously. It has been used for many years to measure the major components in milk. Thanks to the collaborative research together with Cornell University, Miner Institute and St. Albans Cooperative Creamery, the Delta CombiScope can now also measure milk fatty acid composition.

The Herd Management Tools are composed by two prediction model sets: the de novo fatty acid set and the blood NEFA set.

The de novo fatty acid set

This set has six chemometric predictive models that group milk fatty acids according to their chain length and relation to their biosynthetic origin in the cow.

When applied to bulk tank milk with 130-150 days in milk, these models provide information that can be used for: 

  • Increasing production, total fat and true protein output.
  • Improving feed efficiency
  • Preventing milk fat depression. 

When applied to individual cow milks with up to 12 days in milk, they can provide early warnings of the risk of displaced abomasum within 3-4 days of the onset condition.

Components Range  Accuracy – herd
typical (Syx)
Repeatability –
typical (Sr)
Absolute de novo FA in g/100g milk 0.05-1.85 0.025 0.010
Absolute mixed FA in g/100g milk 0.05-2.05 0.045 0.015
Absolute preformed FA in g/100g milk 0.05-2.55 0.055 0.030
Relative de novo FA in g/100g FA 15-32 0.8 0.35
Relative mixed FA in g/100g FA  25-40 1.15 0.45
Relative preformed FA in g/100g FA 32-57 1.20 0.60

The blood NEFA set

The presence of high non-esterified fatty acids (NEFA) levels in the blood in a dairy cow signal a severe negative energy status. Excessive negative energy balance in early lactation of dairy cows results in metabolic disorders, such as ketosis, fatty liver and displaced abomasum.

The milk based predicted blood non-esterified fatty acids (NEFA) provide farmers with early warnings on clinical and subclinical ketosis in cow with up to 60 days in milk.

Component Range  Accuracy –
cow specified
(Syx)
Repeatability –
typical (Sr)
 Repeatability –
specified (Sr)
NEFA (blood) in µEq/l  200-1860 172 30 60

Specifications

Products: Milk
Parameters: Fat, Protein, Lactose, Total solids, NPN-CU and Somatic Cell counting
Analysis capacity: 600 samples/hour instrument speed
IR principle: Rotation scanning mechanism, Fourier Transform Infra Red
Somatic cell counter principle: LED flow cytometer
Sample intake: 6 ml
Required sample temperature: +37°C to +42°C (98.6°F to +107.6°F)
Operating system: Windows 7
Operating interface: Touchscreen, keyboard, mouse
Data transfer: UTP
Weight Approx. 727.5 lb (330 kg)
System dimensions (D x W x H): 17.72″ x 33.46″ x 19.70″ (45 cm x 230 cm x 50 cm)
Type: Desktop
Power consumption: 750 nominal 1200 VA Max
Power supply: 110 V-240V 
IP classification: IP22
Compliance:   CE, EMC directive 89/336/EC, Low-voltage directive 73/23/EC, IDF 141& 148-2/ ISO9622&13366/ Uses AOAC approved methodology/ FDA  – NCIMS Committee – (2400 Form on FDA website)/ The management system governing the manufacturing of this product is ISO 9001 registered.