“Carbon black, also called charcoal black lamp black, pigment black, soot or black carbon, is a fine particle carbon pigment obtained as soot from the incomplete combustion of many different types of organic materials, such as natural gas, or oil. Carbon black is usually a fine, soft, black powder. It is very stable and unaffected […]
Baking Contrast quantifies lightness of baked crust, crumb and similar applications. Monitoring lot differences in fresh bread and cookies is a typical application but BCU can be applied to monitor browning in any baked product.
The ColorFlex EZ (CFEZ) instrument is ideal for measuring certain food products. One such food based products that can be measured using the CFEZ is collagen sausage casings. Collagen is used as a meat casing because it is safe, versatile, cost effective, and is liked by consumers. Collagen casings are a manufactured product and generally […]
FAQ: “Do you know of a test lab for DDG Color of Dried Distillers Grain? DDG stands for ‘Dried Distillers Grain”. While its origins are based on evaluation of the residual protein content of wheat and corn for cattle feed that had been used in the distillation of whiskey, bourbon and spirits, it has moved […]
HunterLab manufactures bench top instruments with two different geometry types: directional 45/0 (or 0/45) and diffuse sphere instruments, as discussed in a previous blog note. A 45/0 directional instrument illuminates the sample at a 45˚ angle from the sample surface and the detector is located 0˚ in line perpendicular to the sample surface. The […]
Here is how to think of IQ OQ PQ being applied in general for all HunterLab instruments.
FAQ: “My customer has a ColorFlex 45:0 LAV and needs to measure a very small amount of sample in a cup. Do we have a sample cup for small quantities?”
FAQ: “How do I read Opacity on my MiniScan EZ (or ColorFlex EZ) instrument?” To measure opacity you will first need to navigate to the product set up you wish to configure. Once in the product set up you will need to make sure that the standard is set to WORKING. Then navigate to the […]
FAQ: “Is there any way to lock the Product Setups on my MiniScan EZ (or ColorFlex EZ) instrument?” Setups can be locked by navigating to Global Options from the main menu. In the Global Options menu you should see a Setups Locked field. Scroll down to the Setups Locked field and use the right arrow […]
One thing to keep in mind when measuring creams, gels, pastes, and other semi-solid materials is to maintain a consistent sample thickness. One option is to “sandwich” a fixed quanity of your semi-solid material in a suitable clear-bottomed container, so that it can be placed at the port for measurement.
All HunterLab instruments have fuses built into the main circuitry to protect the instrument against unusual and unexpected changes in voltage that could damage the electrical components.