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Alab™ 5000: Automated beverage analysis directly at the filling line

Automated beverage quality control 

Only the highest quality is good enough for your customers? Anton Paar brings a fully automated quality control lab for final packaged beverages to your production line, measuring all key parameters of beers, soft drinks, and wine. React immediately in case of deviations as Alab 5000 continuously performs reference measurements to ensure that your product is within specifications und fulfills all regulations relevant for your industry.

Save time and costs with a system right at your production line without the need to transfer samples to the lab.

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Key Features

Your production line – Our automation solution

Your production line – Our automation solution

Whether you plan to set up a new production line or want to integrate automated beverage quality control into your existing production process, Alab 5000 meets your demands. It continuously measures reference values for a fast response to deviations of your product so you can quickly adjust the process equipment accordingly. Our engineers will find the best future-proof solution for your production line – individually adapted to your requirements. 

Stop the waste – only one packaged sample for all parameters

Stop the waste – only one packaged sample for all parameters

Alab 5000 is part of your production line and measures all relevant parameters from one packaged sample. Whether you have PET bottles, glass bottles, or cans, you don’t have to take individual samples for different lab instruments or numerous samples for the final quality control.

Alab 5000 is equipped with the PBA M beverage analyzing system from Anton Paar which measures all relevant key parameters, such as: CO2, O2, density, extract, °Brix, alcohol, and sugar inversion.

Need more? Choose the right modules

Need more? Choose the right modules

A fully automated shake device for sample preparation, a piercing and filling module to transfer the final packaged sample to the measuring unit, and the analytical measurement module itself are all part of the basic equipment of Alab 5000.

You can start right away with measurements that are 100 % traceable. To complete your quality control lab at the line, Alab 5000 can be additionally equipped with a torque measurement device as well as a weighing device to determine the package’s net content.

Everything under control – 100 % traceability

Everything under control – 100 % traceability

Tasks which are performed manually influence the final result, e.g. shaking. Alab™ 5000 automates the whole quality control process to improve the reproducibility of your analysis results.

Automated data acquisition and documentation guarantee 100 % traceability of all actions. For this reason Alab 5000 transfers all measurement and adjustment data to your ERP/LIMS via the Anton Paar Davis 5 software.

After the measurement the cleaning and calibration of the analyzing system is performed automatically. Alab 5000 follows the hygienic design requirements DIN-EN 1672-2 and ÖNORM 1672-2 standard.

Your challenge – Our promise

Your challenge – Our promise

Our engineers will fit the system right in-house to fully meet the demands of your production within the regulations of your industry. Trust in a strong partnership based on leading expertise in the field of measuring instrumentation to complete your production line with tailored automation and robotic solutions. Increase your sample throughput with a fully automated measuring system that runs 24/7. 

Technical Specifications

Analysis of inverted regular soft drinks with PBA-SI Generation M

 

Measuring range Repeatability, s.d.
Density 0–3 g/cm³ 0.000001 g/cm³
Concentration sugar 0–15 °Brix < 0.01 °Brix
Concentration sugar fresh 0–15 °Brix 0.02 °Brix
Concentration sugar inverted 0–15 °Brix 0.02 °Brix
Degree of inversion 0–100 % 1 %
CO2 0–6 vol. (0–12 g/L) at 30 °C (86 °F)
0–10 vol. (0–20 g/L) < 15 °C (59 °F)
0.005 vol. (0.01 g/L)
O2 0–4 ppm 2 ppb (in the range < 200 ppb)
pH pH 0–14 0.02 (in the range pH 3–7)

 

 

Typical measuring time 3–5 minutes
Maximum allowed volume of packages to be handled by PFD/PFD Plus Can: 0.5 L
Glass bottle: 1 L
PET bottle: 3 L
Sample temperature 15–25 °C (59–77 °F)
Sample volume per measurement 120–150 mL
(approx. 20 mL per additional measuring module)

Compressed gas:
necessary quality of air if used as compressed gas supply

Class 5 from ISO 8573-1
max. particle size: 40 μm
max. pressure dew point: +7 °C (44.6 °F)
max. oil content: 25 mg/m³
Compressed gas:
necessary quality of nitrogen supply if Option O2 is installed:
Purity ≥ 99.999 %
Class 5.0
max. particle size: 40 μm
max. pressure dew point: +7 °C (44.6 °F)
Operating pressure for PBA system 6 ±0.5 bar relative (87 ±7 psi)
Dimensions (L x W x H) of the PBA system 495 x 700 x 670 mm (19.5 x 27.6 x 26.4 in)
Voltage AC 100 to 240 V, 50/60 Hz
Power consumption 190 VA (incl. external measuring modules)
Power inlet according to IEC/EN 60320-1/C14, protection class I
Fuses Glass tube fuses 5 x 20 mm; IEC60127-2; AC 250 V; T 5 AH
Environmental conditions (EN 61010) Indoor use only
Ambient temperature 15–35 °C (59–95 °F)
Air humidity 10–90 % relative humidity, non-condensing
Pollution degree 2
Overvoltage category II
Altitude max. 3000 m (9800 ft)

 

PBA-B Generation M Packaged Beverage Analyzer for Beer

 

Output parameters
  • Alcohol [%v/v]
  • Original extract [°Plato]
  • Extract [%w/w]
  • Density [g/cm³]
  • CO₂ [g/L]
  • Color [EBC or °ASBC] (optional)
  • pH value (optional)
  • Turbidity (optional)
  • O₂ (optional)
  • and many other parameters
Repeatability s.d.
Alcohol 0.01 %v/v
Original extract0.03 °Plato
Extract0.01 %w/w
Density0.00001 g/cm³ (DMA™ 4500 M) / 0.000001 g/cm³ (DMA™ 5000 M)
CO₂0.01 g/L (0.005 Vol.)
O₂ (optional)± 2 ppb (in the range < 200 ppb)
Color (optional)0.1 EBC
ph value (optional)0.02
Turbidity (optional)0.02 EBC
Additional information
Sample volume per measurement120 to 150 mL
Typical measuring time3 to 4 minutes
Compressed air supply 6 ± 0.5 bar (87 ± 7 psi)

 

 

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