Producer of dairy goods, France - Case Study
“The BUCHI Syncore Polyvap 6 positions in combination with the Vacuum Pump V-700 Advanced, make life easier to all the technicians in the lab. We have improved the throughput and people work in a safe environment with the effi cient recovery of the solvents.”
Company / Institution
This family-run international Group based in the West of France has a presence in nearly 150 countries. They produce every kind of dairy product found on the market.
Application: Fat content determination in butter
These specifi c facilities produce butter, and the fat content of the butter has to be analyzed throughout the process. The extraction method used is the “Mojonier” method which is a reference in France.
Equipment: Syncore Polyvap 6 positions with a V-700 Advanced
The BUCHI Syncore Polyvap 6 positions in combination with the Vacuum Pump V-700 Advanced, is revolutionizing the sample evaporation process in time and recovery. Thanks to parallel evaporation and control of the vacuum, evacuating the solvent can be undertaken very effi ciently in a short time and environmental friendly manner.
Benefit / Conclusion: Productivity, environmentally friendly
In the past, after extracting the fat with the Mojonier method, the solvent was placed in a glass and the content heated all night to dryness under a fume hood. The contents were weighed empty and, after evaporation, the difference was used to calculate the fat content. Of course this was not environmentally friendly and very dangerous because no one was present during the night. Handling also took too long when a quick result was required. We had to modify the Syncore tubes a little bit in order to continue to use their balance. But now we are really happy with this safe and effi cient system.