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Packaged Beverage Analyzer M for soft drinks

A fast solution for final soft drink quality control

The Packaged Beverage Analyzer M (PBA-S M) systems are the up-to-date solutions for beverage analysis out of the final package without sample preparation. No matter which type of soft drink has to be analyzed, the PBA-S M systems with their master instruments DMA™ M or Soft Drink Analyzer M determine the °Brix value, the sugar inversion process as well as the dissolved CO2 content, or %Diet concentration. Optimize the system according to your needs by adding modules for dissolved oxygen, turbidity, or pH.

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Key Features

Highly modular systems for every kind of soft drink

Highly modular systems for every kind of soft drink

Create the system that fits to your kind of samples: Extend the basic configuration consisting of a PFD filling device, the CO2 meter CarboQC ME, and a master instrument. The DMA™ M series determines the °Brix value, whereas the Soft Drink Analyzer M is also able to fully analyze the sugar inversion process. To modify your system for diet beverage analysis, the DietQC™ ME with option for uncolored drinks is the solution. Choose modules for dissolved oxygen, pH, or turbidity to complete your system for final beverage analysis. 

The most efficient way in final beverage quality control

The most efficient way in final beverage quality control

Thanks to the PFD filling device you can fill your sample automatically without any sample preparation, like degassing or filtering. Package sizes of 200 mL are not a problem with a PFD Plus piercing and filling device. After pressing the start button, you know about the quality of your final product within three to five minutes due to a simultaneous measurement of all parameters. Even %Diet analysis is integrated in the system and requires less chemicals or trained lab personnel.

Accurate results for all parameters

Accurate results for all parameters

Anton Paar’s new series of density and sound velocity meters with patented new technologies, such as the Pulsed Excitation Method, is part of the Packaged Beverage Analyzer M systems. By choosing the DMA™ 5000 M or the Soft Drink Analyzer M (SDA M) as the master instrument you can be sure about the results with a precision of <0.01 °Brix for the actual sugar concentration. Additionally, the patented Multiple Volume Expansion method gives you the true dissolved carbon dioxide content in your beverage. 

Get reliable and traceable results

Get reliable and traceable results

Proven Anton Paar features eliminate drifts caused by temperature stress (ThermoBalance™) and help you make sure the sample is filled bubble-free (FillingCheck™, U-View™). The sensitive though robust 10.4” PCAP touchscreen, an optional keyboard, and a bar code reader simplify your data management. Additionally, you can print out your measurement reports in a standardized layout or transfer measurement data to your individual data system to make each sample traceable as required by your standards.

Technical Specifications

PBA-S M system configuration Beverage types Standard configurations
PBA-S
  • regular, mid-calorie soft drinks and sodas
  • PFD (Plus) piercing and filling device
  • DMA™ 4100|4500|5000 M density meter
  • CarboQC ME
PBA-SI
  • regular, mid-calorie soft drinks and sodas with or without invert sugar
  • PFD (Plus) piercing and filling device
  • Soft Drink Analyzer M
  • CarboQC ME
PBA-SD
  • regular, mid-calorie soft drinks, sodas, and diet soft drinks
  • PFD (Plus) piercing and filling device
  • DMA™ 4100|4500|5000 M density meter
  • CarboQC ME
  • DietQC™ ME with option for uncolored drinks
PBA-SID
  • regular, mid-calorie soft drinks and sodas with or without invert sugar, and diet soft drinks
  • PFD (Plus) piercing and filling device
  • Soft Drink Analyzer M
  • CarboQC ME
  • DietQC™ ME with option for uncolored drinks
Measuring range Repeatability s.d.
Density (1) 0 g/cm3 to 3 g/cm3 DMA™ 4100 M: 0.00005 g/cm3
DMA™ 4500 M: 0.00001 g/cm³
DMA™ 5000 M/ SDA M: 0.000001 g/cm³
Concentration sugar 0 °Brix to 15 °Brix <0.01 °Brix
Concentration sugar fresh/ inverted 0 °Brix to 15 °Brix 0.02 °Brix
Degree of inversion 0 % to 100 % 1 %
CO2 0 vol. to 6 vol. (0 g/L to 12 g/L) at 30 °C (86 °F) 0.005 vol. (0.01 g/L)
0 vol. to 10 vol. (0 g/L to 20 g/L) <15 °C (59 °F)
%Diet concentration
for typical diet beverage compositions
0 % to 200 % or
0 mL to 100 mL NaOH or
0 g/L to 100 g/L TA
Colored diet drinks: 0.2 %
Uncolored diet drinks (UV): 0.4 %
Uncolored or turbid diet drinks (density): 0.4 %
O2 0 ppm to 4 ppm 2 ppb (in the range <200 ppb)
pH pH 0 to pH 14 0.02 (in the range pH 3 to pH 7)

(1) according to ISO 5725

Measuring time PBA-S: 2 to 3 minutes
PBA-SI/-SD/-SID: 3 to 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 DMA™ series: 4 °C to 25 °C (39 °F to 77 °F)
SDA M: 15 °C to 25 °C (59 °F to 77 °F)
Sample volume per measurement PBA-S: 120 mL to 150 mL
(approx. 20 mL per additional measuring module)
Compressed gas Class 5 from ISO 8573-1
Necessary quality of air if used as compressed gas supply Max. particle size: 40 μm
Max. pressure dew point: +7 °C (44.6 °F)
Max. oil content: 25 mg/m³
Compressed gas Purity ≥99.999 %
Necessary quality of nitrogen supply if Option O2 is installed Class 5.0
Max. particle size: 40 μm
Max. pressure dew point: +7 °C (44.6 °F)
Operating pressure for PBA-S M system 6 ±0.5 bar relative (87 ±7 psi)
Dimensions (L x W x H) of the PBA-S M system 495 mm x 700 mm x 670 mm (19.5 in x 27.6 in 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 °C to 35 °C (59 °F to 95 °F)
Air humidity 10 % to 90 % relative humidity, non-condensing
Pollution degree 2
Overvoltage category II
Altitude Max. 3000 m (9800 ft)
Touch screen 10.4” TFT PCAP touchscreen 640 x 480 px
Housing material Top and side cover: Aluminum (coated)
Back: Aluminum
Front, Xsample™ slot cover plate: Polystyrene/butadiene
Memory 1000 measured data with/without camera pictures
Interfaces 4x USB
Ethernet
CAN Bus
RS232
VGA
RS232 printer settings Interface: RS-232; Baud rate: 9600; Parity: none; Stop bit: 1; Data bits: 8

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