Q4: The ANKOMXT20 Fat Analyzer began shipping late in 2000. Since that time systems have been placed around the world. Users in the feed, food, meat, university, research and commercial laboratory industries in the United States, Canada, Taiwan, Australia, Brazil, Lebanon, the United Kingdom, Italy and more are using the system to greatly increase extraction volumes. With the introduction of a variety of instruments for use in fat/oil extraction (ANKOMXT10Extractor, the ANKOMXT15 Extractor, and
the ANKOM HCl System ) the number of users has greatly increased.
Precise, Accurate and Useful
That's the kind of data the professional laboratory wants. How that data is obtained is changing. In the past, the technician relied on an assortment of heating units, glass crucibles, expensive glassware, vacuum tubes, cumbersome procedures, and more to determine the various nutritional components of feedstuffs.
Enter Filter Bag Technology
Imagine determining 24 fiber assays with accuracy and precision, in less space that in takes to place a microwave oven. Imagine performing more than 200 fat extractions in a single day. Imagine reducing your manual labor time by more than 50%. Imagine reducing your solvent costs by over 50%. Imagination becomes reality with the introduction of the Filter Bag Technology. Batch processing and method control provides a fast and easy way to analyze samples for ADF, NDF, lignin, and crude fiber and determine crude fat. This innovative technique utilizes individual filter bags to isolate, solublize and filter multiple samples. You'll save time and precious lab space, without compromising your precision and accuracy.
How Does It Work?
The concept is not new. Most people have dipped a tea bag in hot water to extract cell contents while recovering the bulk of the tea leaves. Boiler bags allow for foods to be secured while cooking. That concept was successfully applied to fiber analysis and in vitro digestibility (1993) and now ANKOM has satisfied users in over 80 countries around the world. In 1999 we developed a system and filter bag matrix that could support crude fat extraction.
For fiber analysis the challenge we faced was to develop a material and procedure that would secure the sample, yet allow it to bathe in the necessary solution. It had to be chemically inert, withstanding harsh chemicals such as 72% H2SO4 and be easy to handle and use. In the crude fat arena, we had to develop a product that could handle volatile solvents, precisely control the process dynamics and allow for the rapid removal of fat/oil. ANKOM's proprietary technology provided the solution. Each filter bag is designed to support the various procedures, sample types and solvent requirements. Your final results are ACCURATE, PRECISE AND USEFUL!
What It Means For You!
Better precision! When you use the ANKOM 200 Series Fiber Analyzer, Daisy Incubator, or ANKOM XT15 Extractor you remove many of the variables that cause a loss of precision. Sample transfer is virtually eliminated. Process dynamics are electronically controlled. There's no more reliance on operator experience, relative to setting vacuum levels, forming the proper filter matte or monitoring the process. With the ANKOM systems, precise and accurate results are just a procedure and button push away.
Not only is the ANKOM system priced lower than alternatives, but, because the technician is freed from constant monitoring, efficiency is increased. That means you get more for your money from start to finish!
Our fiber systems eliminate the handling of HOT chemicals. Our fat analyzer maintains a nitrogen environment and operates as a closed system with numerous safety controls that eliminate safety concerns common to current extraction systems in the marketplace. Safety is increased.