Solutions for alcoholic beverages

From raw material to the drinks you taste

Different alcoholic drinksIn this modern, digital world consumer product experiences are rapidly communicated to a global audience. More than ever before, the value of a brand is reflected in the quality and consistency of every single product introduced into the marketplace despite the possible variation in the raw material quality or the production process. The production of alcoholic beverages with consistent taste and quality requires experience and quality control at all stages of production, from raw material inspection to final product analysis.

BUCHI understands how to assist the manufacturers of alcoholic beverages in meeting your goals and offers solutions for the entire production cycle.

Production cycle step Sample matrix Analyte Analysis technology
Raw material e.g. barley, hops, grapes Moisture, protein, nitrogen, alpha and beta bitter acid, storage index NIRSolutions
Malting, fermentation,
wine pressing,
distillation
Malt, grains Total nitrogen, soluble nitrogen, moisture, acid, alcohol, starch NIRSolutions
Final product Wine, beer, spirits Alcohol, ethyl carbamate, volatile acids, sulfur dioxide, protein Steam distillation, Kjeldahl,
solid phase extraction (SPE)

For more than 50 years, BUCHI has been developing ingenious solutions for direct steam distillation and Kjeldahl applications. Our solutions include innovative products for the entire process workflow, customized application support, practical apps, and professional maintenance. Tailor-made hardware, software support, and precalibrations underpin the NIRSolutions concept.

Explore BUCHI’s solutions covering

  • the broadest range of applications for steam distillation (alcohol, SO2, volatile acids, protein)
  • more than 50 years of experience in protein determination according to Kjeldahl
  • combined parallel solid phase extraction (SPE) and parallel evaporation for the determination of ethyl carbamate
  • the multi-component quality check of raw materials and final products applying the NIR technology
  • the real-time in-line process monitoring enabled by NIR, VIS and camera sensors

By collaborating closely with our customers, we do everything in our power to make our products, systems, solutions, applications and services as sustainable as possible for people and the environment.

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Voice of the customer:
“The solution for Kjeldahl as well as sulfur dioxide determination in one single instrument is excellent. Moreover the support for application development is very much appreciated.”

Dr. S.S. Marwaha, Chief Executive Officer,
Punjab Biotechnology Incubator, India.


2011 ADSA-ASAS Conference Pictures

Here are several pictures from BUCHI’s booth at the 2011 ADSA-ASAS Conference held in New Orleans, LA this week. We’ve had alot of visitors and interest in our NIR, Kjeldahl and Extraction laboratory equipment and appreciate everyone who stopped by so far.

Free Seminar: Kjeldahl and Extraction Solutions for Quality Control

Kjeldahl & Extraction for Quality Control

Kjeldahl & Extraction for Quality Control

By attending this FREE one day seminar you will learn essential technical information about our Kjeldahl and Extraction systems, as well as participate in open discussions regarding implementation, application, and method development.

This seminar in Montreal is the first in a technical seminar series BUCHI has developed to engage with existing customers and new prospects in their local areas. The seminars will be held in various locations all across North America, after this one we will be in Itasca, Illinois on July 27th and then Irving, Texas on August 4th.

The main focus of the technical seminars are how our Kjeldahl, Extraction and NIR products positively enhance quality control analysis. At all locations, the stages in a production process are subject to regular and demanding checks, from the reception of the raw materials to the formulation of the finished product.

These analyses require not only high performance coupled with accurate and reliable equipment, but also a reliable supplier. BUCHI not only manufactures market leading instruments, but we also provide method development and application support to our customers. For the past 70 years, BUCHI has developed techniques and equipment designed to simplify your workflow and make your lab and facility more productive. From the reception and inspection of raw material to the formulation of the finished product, learn how BUCHI equipment can help streamline your process.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011
9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Holiday Inn Expres Montreal Airport
10888, Cote-de-Liesse
Montreal, Quebec, H8T 1A6

For accommodations call the hotel directly at: 919-549-8885

Click To Register

Agenda:
9:00 Registration and continental breakfast

9:15 Introduction to BUCHI and product overview

9:30 Kjeldahl Solutions – Fundamentals of the Kjeldahl method for the determination of protein in food samples. Presented by William Ickes, BUCHI Corporation

•Method discussion of protein in food by Kjeldahl
•Comparisons of different Kjeldahl method strategies

10:15 Break

10:30 BUCHI automated Kjeldahl solutions – From the very basic to fully automated solutions for fast, reliable quality control determination of proten in food samples. Presented by William Ickes, BUCHI Corporation

•Introducing the New SpeedDigester digestion systems for the fastest digestion on the market
•Unique design of the Scrubber B-414 for neutralization of digestion vapors
•Fast 4 minute steam distillation from basic to autosampler system

11:15 Demonstration and hands-on: Kjeldahl instrumentation K-370
Open discussion and hands-on operation of instrument

12:00 Lunch – provided by BUCHI

1:00 Extraction Solutions – Fundamentals of Extraction techniques for the determination of fat/oil/pesticides in food samples. Presented by William Ickes, BUCHI Corporation

•Comparison of Soxhlet, Hot, and Pressurized Solvent Extraction
•Hydrolysis prior to extraction
•Importance of homogenization to the extraction process

1:45 Break

2:00 Automated Extraction Solutions. Presented by William Ickes, BUCHI Corporation

•Automated Soxhlet, Hot, and Pressurized Solvent Extraction units
•Hydrolysis units
•BUCHI B-400 Mixer

2:30 Demonstration of E-816 Sox
Open discussion and hands-on operation of instruments

BUCHI 7th Annual Technical Seminar & Workshop

BUCHI is hosting their 7th annual technical seminar and workshop today at the Holiday Inn in Somerset, NJ. Included here are some pictures at the event, please visit our website for any information on any of the laboratory equipment mentioned below.

BUCHI not only manufactures market leading instruments, but we also provide method development and application support to our customers. For more than 70 years, BUCHI has developed techniques and equipment designed to simplify your workflow and make your lab and facility more productive.

Attendees of this FREE one day seminar are learning essential technical information and participating in open discussions on implementation, application and method development among users and peers.

Agenda:
9:00 Registration with continental breakfast – Intro to BUCHI

9:15 BUCHI introduction and product overview

9:30 Sepacore® – Preparative and Flash Chromatography – Extended pressure range up to 725psi using innovative three piston pulsation free pumps – unmatched for Flash. Presented by Jeff Reid, BUCHI Corporation

•Benefits of a modular approach
•Various configurations, options, and setups
•SepacoreControl software and SepacoreRecord for data acquisition
•Unique Cartridger – high performing columns you can pack

10:15 Break

10:30 SpeedExtractor – Pressurized Solvent Extraction System, and Syncore® Concentration. Presented by William Ickes, BUCHI Corporation

•Design improvements simultaneously extract up to 6 samples in 20 minutes!
•Precise pressure and temperature control and reporting
•Unique design features for better reproducibility and accuracy
•Streamlined concentration with solvent recovery – Syncore and Multivapor™ together

11:15 Demonstration of Sepacore® and the SpeedExtractor. Open discussion and hands-on operation of instruments. Explore the flexibility of the Sepacore modular chromatography system and try samples on the world’s most innovative pressurized solvent extractor the SpeedExtractor.

12:00 Lunch – provided by BUCHI

1:00 Introduction to FTNIR and NIRCal®
Presented by Dr. Ron Rubinovitz, BUCHI Corporation

•Comparison of FTNIR to FTIR and Raman
•Pharma/Biotech – BUCHI’s unique fully validated ID library
•Nutraceuticals – Meet GMP requirements for incoming Material Identification
•Unique ChromaDex® Standards Data Base
•Steps for a successful NIR implementation

1:45 FTNIR – NEW developments
Presented by Dr. Ron Rubinovitz, BUCHI Corporation

•New NIRMaster Analyzer – World’s first “hardened” FTNIR – can be hosed down in process
•New software networking capabilities/continuous monitoring capabilities
•Checkmaster – Full automation at the Tablet Press – content uniformity and physical properties

2:30 Demonstration of N-500 FTNIR NIRFlex® Analyzer and NIRCal® Software. Open discussion and hands-on operation of instruments.

*The N-500 and the NIRMaster are in operation and a NIRCal software demo will be done this afternoon.