De Heus decided to send its most difficult samples as a test to Milestone’s facilities. The first results that came back even exceeded their expectations, so they moved forward with the investment.
This new method has allowed De Heus to replace all the previous methods of total fat determination and to standardize the use of a single method in all of their samples
, both for raw materials and final products.
Moreover, in the ETHOS X, hydrolysis and extraction are carried out in a single step
and more rapidly, ensuring a higher productivity and a better workflow.
Bosch also underlines that, besides the fact that the results were very good, there are many other advantages:
- 25% chemical consumption and waste disposal.
- Lower energy costs.
- Reduced handling and operational time.
Last but not least, samples prepared with the ETHOS X are also used to calibrate the Near-Infra Red (NIR) system.
The initial implementation has been very easy and smooth and its validation only takes 2 weeks’ time.