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NIRS™ DS2500 F Feed Analyser

Take your feed analysis to the next level with NIR

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Feed analysis solutions supported by cutting-edge software

FOSS solutions include both instruments and software to provide rapid analysis in the laboratory, at-line or in-line with the highest possible accuracy and reliability.

Save €2.00 per tonne

Take advantage of NIR analysis at your feed plant. As an example, savings of at least €2.00 per tonne of soya meal can be made by matching protein targets more closely.
For integrators, further savings can be made by improving animals' feed conversion rate.

FOSS service and support

More than just an instrument, FOSS solutions are supported by a global network of more than 250 highly trained service engineers.

FOSS Support

Reliable analysis for feed and forage industries

What's new in the feed industry

NIRperformance.com brings feed professionals and NIR experts together to share knowledge and innovative ideas about feed production and NIR analysis. Access expert’s views, free resources and industry discussions and help build a better feed industry. Visit NIRperformance.com

CasesThe networking advantage

Networking software allows multiple instruments to be connected, enabling producers to monitor and configure instruments centrally.

In this video interview Peter Bom, General Manager at Masterlab, Nutreco explains how networking software adds significant value to their feed production management.

Mosaic

Central configuration, support and surveillance

Mosaic™ networking software from FOSS lets your specialist team configure, manage and monitor your FOSS equipment via the Internet.

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DS2500 F Feed analyzer

The NIRS™ DS2500 F feed and forage analyser - the next step in NIR analysis

FOSS announces the NIRS™ DS2500 F feed analyser, a purpose-built near infrared (NIR) analysis instrument combining unique performance across a broad wavelength with full compatibility to FOSS NIR solutions.

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New to NIR?

Webinar: What NIR can do for you

Do you want the power to buy better raw material, reduce cost and be more competitive? In this webinar, feed expert Laura Locatelli explains how cutting edge NIR technology can help you to save time and money by making the most of increasingly expensive raw materials.

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NIRperformance.com brings feed professionals and NIR experts together to share knowledge and innovative ideas about feed production and NIR analysis. Access expert’s views, free resources and industry discussions and help build a better feed industry. Visit NIRperformance.com

Transfer of power

After using a FOSS System II near infrared (NIR) analyser for many years, Jonker Petfood in the Netherlands decided to make a generation shift to a new instrument offering new usability features and a unique signal to noise ratio.

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NIRperformance.com brings feed professionals and NIR experts together to share knowledge and innovative ideas about feed production and NIR analysis. Access expert’s views, free resources and industry discussions and help build a better feed industry. Visit NIRperformance.com

Clear NIR

In 2011 FOSS released a new high performance NIR feed analyser called the NIRS™ DS2500.

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NIRperformance.com brings feed professionals and NIR experts together to share knowledge and innovative ideas about feed production and NIR analysis. Access expert’s views, free resources and industry discussions and help build a better feed industry. Visit NIRperformance.com
Infrared Experts

NIR Spectrometer Technology Compared

This whitepaper defines NIR spectrometer technology specifications, the impact of these specifications on measurement performance, the different spectrometer technologies and the pros and cons of each technology.

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NIRperformance.com brings feed professionals and NIR experts together to share knowledge and innovative ideas about feed production and NIR analysis. Access expert’s views, free resources and industry discussions and help build a better feed industry. Visit NIRperformance.com

NIR calibration methods compared

A number of different methods are available for calibration of NIR instruments and doubtless many more views on which method is best. In this video interview, Dr. Pierre Dardenne of the CRA-W agricultural research centre outlines some of the main ones to consider in relation to agricultural and feed NIR applications and gives an insight into his own preferred method for doing research.

NIRperformance.com brings feed professionals and NIR experts together to share knowledge and innovative ideas about feed production and NIR analysis. Access expert’s views, free resources and industry discussions and help build a better feed industry. Visit NIRperformance.com

Watch this short video and find out what NIRperfomance.com is all about.

Participating in the NIRperformance.com community is simple. You can contribute your latest white paper, article or study, or you can get involved in an upcoming Shared Perspectives panel. NIRperformance.com is a great opportunity to boost your professional profile and connect with thought leaders in your industry.

NIRperformance.com brings feed professionals and NIR experts together to share knowledge and innovative ideas about feed production and NIR analysis. Access expert’s views, free resources and industry discussions and help build a better feed industry. Visit NIRperformance.com
Amino NIR

Amino NIR

Feed nutritionists may be patient people, but never when it comes to waiting for amino acid measurements for their next diet formulation. Rapid analysis with near infrared (NIR) offers a fast and reliable option for amino acid testing that can be just as reliable as reference analysis in the laboratory.

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NIRperformance.com brings feed professionals and NIR experts together to share knowledge and innovative ideas about feed production and NIR analysis. Access expert’s views, free resources and industry discussions and help build a better feed industry. Visit NIRperformance.com

CasesPetfood future founded on high performance NIR

After many years of using NIR for quality control, Jonker Petfood in the Netherlands have upgraded to a new state of the art NIR instrument. Calibrations developed over 15 years could be transferred, trouble-free with no loss of data.

WineScan wine analyser

Exploring the value of routine analytical technology: In Focus no.1 2015 out now

2015-06-10

In this edition: Video interviews and articles show how Food/agri professionals are exploiting the value of routine analysis plus how-to guides on X-ray, NIR and total fat analysis and much more.

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Artificial neural networks(ANN)

Cost effective quality control with ANN calibration technology

The ability to cope with non-linear relationships makes ANN particularly suitable for complex applications such as animal feed, pet food and forage.

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ANN is the ideal technology for generating robust NIR calibrations. ANN technology has been tried, tested and successfully used by the grain industry for many years. USDA-GIPSA has officially approved this technology, and made it the benchmark for grain analysis for payment systems.

At FOSS we know that calibration development never stops; it is an ongoing effort with continuous calibration updates. Our many upgrades have resulted in very wide, robust calibration models that will save significant costs, right from day one and for as long as you care to utilise them. The ability to cope with non-linear relationships makes ANN particularly suitable for complex applications such as feed, pet food and forage.

ANN features include:

Improved accuracy of up to 10-15% compared to PLS calibrations

Fewer calibrations needed to cover a wide range products and raw materials

Increased robustness and less work in adjusting and updating calibrations

Calibrations can be used from day one with only minor adjustments

Easier transferability between instruments

Accurate and reliable global calibrations

NIRS DA1650 Feed Analyzer

High precision accuracy

We know that accuracy is the most important parameter for many of our customers working with animal feed production so regardless of whether you are looking for a rapid NIR testing solution or automated reference analysis, you can be sure that you will you always get the correct results for your animal feed analysis.

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