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Steinfurth NICO

NICO is the only non-invasive handheld COanalysis solution on the market. It is a global first - providing a non-destructive method to measure CO2 in filled beverage containers.

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Non-Destructive CO2 measurement – in filled beverage containers

Both taste and shelf life are influenced by the amount of dissolved CO2 gas in beverages. A reliable measurement method is the key to accurate and diagnostically conclusive monitoring of the in-pack CO2 content. NICO uses a unique laser-based measuring technology developed and patented by Steinfurth. The instrument operates independently of packaging related parameters and headspace diameter. A global first, NICO is the only non-invasive handheld COanalysis solution on the market.

Transparency Counts

The extremely fast and non-invasive measuring principle allows measurement of the CO2 content throughout the complete supply chain of sealed transparent beverage containers – NICO enables the possibility for QA monitoring at different stages of the beverage production cycle from bottling, storage, transport and in market testing. Despite of the unique technology all measuring results are 100% comparable with traditional COmeasurement data (by using the reliable calculation of the CO2 content from equilibrium pressure and temperature – based on the Henry’s law).

NICO Scores with Ease of Use

NICO analysis steps are simple. Create equilibrium at the time of measurement, by briefly pre-shaking the container. Then simply place the NICO on the bottle closure and move back and forth horizontally over the headspace area of the container. NICO will do the rest.

As part of the NICO unique analysis technique, the packaging influences are continuously analyzed and taken into account along with real time data for pressure and temperature, which is also displayed on the measurement screen. The rapid measurement cycle of approximately 10 seconds, is completed once the device has collected sufficient information to make its analysis. The final pressure, temperature and CO2 results are automatically displayed on the touchscreen and captured in the instruments on board memory for retrieval when required.

 

CO2 Range:  0-10 vol / 0-20g/L

CO2 Accuracy:  < 2%

CO2 Repeatability:  < 1.2%

Pressure Range:  14-87 PSI

Pressure Accuracy:  < 1.5%

Pressure Repeatability:  < 0.5%

Temperature:  5 – 35 °C

Temperature Accuracy/Repeatability:  < 0.25%

Measuring time:  < 15 s

Dimensions:  160 x 220 x 110 (H x W x D)

Weight:  1200g (with battery)

Laser class:  1M

CO2 Range:  0-10 vol / 0-20g/L

CO2 Accuracy:  < 2%

CO2 Repeatability:  < 1.2%

Pressure Range:  14-87 PSI

Pressure Accuracy:  < 1.5%

Pressure Repeatability:  < 0.5%

Temperature:  5 – 35 °C

Temperature Accuracy/Repeatability:  < 0.25%

Measuring time:  < 15 s

Dimensions:  160 x 220 x 110 (H x W x D)

Weight:  1200g (with battery)

Laser class:  1M

Features & Benefits

Non-destructive CO2 measurement

Compact & mobile design

Easy handling & extremely fast measurements

Rechargeable standard battery

Data transfer via WiFi & QR-code

Complex mathematical model for precise pressure & temperature measurement

Live access and distribution of the measuring data via smartphone, tablet or PC