milk analyzer / total fat / protein / identification
FTS/FCM series Bentley Instruments



  • Measured entity:

    for milk, total fat, protein

  • Measured value:

    identification, infrared absorption

  • Other characteristics:

    sampling, laboratory


Measures: somatic cell counts, fat, protein, lactose and more

The Bentley FTS/FCM series represents the latest in state-of- the-art technology for automated milk analysis at up to 600 samples per hour. Engineered in accordance with Bentley Instruments’ rigorous design principles, the FTS/FCM provides precise and accurate measurements. The FTS/FCM comprises two separate modules—the Bentley Flow Cytometer (FCM), and the Bentley Fourier Transform Spectrometer (FTS). The FCM measures the somatic cell count of the milk samples while the FTS simultaneously measures the milk composition, including fat, protein and lactose. After first being stirred, the milk is drawn from a sample vial and delivered to both measurement modules. The sampling, sequencing and identification of the sample vials are functions performed by the Autosampler.

Fully integrated software controls
With this series, control of both the FCM and FTS modules is integrated into a single Windows-based software program. The simple and intuitive graphical user interface is designed for easy operator use. The software’s sophisticated data export/reporting functions and network access capability allow laboratory supervisors to monitor instrument status and analyze results remotely.

Technology summary
The FTS component analyzer uses an industrial Fourier Transform Spectrometer (or FTIR) that captures the complete infrared absorption spectrum of the milk sample for component analysis. Collecting the complete spectrum allows the calibration to be based on all spectral characteristics of each particular component.

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