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PBA-B M Packaged Beverage Analyzer for Beer

PBA-B M determines alcohol content, original extract, CO2 content, density, and other important quality parameters of all types of beers including low-alcohol and non-alcoholic beer. Optionally, O2, turbidity, pH, and color can be determined. No sample preparation is required. The sample is measured directly from the package. Equipping PBA-B M with the alcohol measuring module Alcolyzer Beer ME Heavy Duty extends the system’s capabilities for operation directly in production areas.

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Key Features

Operation in the lab or directly in production areas

  • Configure your system to fit your requirements
  • Analyze your sample directly where it is bottled
  • Receive your results at the push of a button

Complete the analysis of up to seven parameters in one measuring cycle

  • Determines all parameters from only 120 mL to 150 mL of sample
  • Optional measurement of O2, turbidity, pH, and color
  • Measurement of beer, beer mixtures and cider, as well as low- and non-alcoholic beer

Only 4 minutes to receive highly precise results

  • Excellent results in only 4 minutes – no sample preparation required
  • Determines CO2 content, alcohol content, density, extract content, and original extract from the original package in a closed system – without loss of CO2 or alcohol

No sample preparation required

  • Less time required for your analysis
  • Consistent repeatability and reproducibility
  • No operator influence

The simplest adjustment and calibration

  • Adjustment and calibration with water and an alcohol/water solution
  • One single adjustment is valid for all samples
  • Adjustment for all parameters in one go via guided adjustment wizards

Modularity that meets your demands

  • Modular design based on the “plug and play” principle
  • Configure the system according to your needs
  • Receive your result through one user interface

Technical Specifications

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)

 

 

Standards

A

ASBC Beer-4G: Near-Infrared and Original Extract Content (2004)
ASBC FAB-1: Alcohol and Original Extract by Near Infrared Method

B

BCoJ BCOJ: analytical method for beer

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