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LabSpec® Applications Relevant for Many Industries - Part 1 of 2

July 06, 2017

ASD’s LabSpec® 4 laboratory analyzers are rapid-results analytical instrumentation that are ideal for precise spectral analysis of a wide range of materials. 


Analytical instrumentation, like the LabSpec 4 laboratory analyzer, is used to verify raw materials and detect contaminants (for quality and purity, etc.) during production as well as post production.

The LabSpec line of instruments, through its many and varied application uses, offer a value add to manufacturing and lab testing efforts; use of the LabSpec instrument can help cut down costs while increasing yields by creating no waste, no sample destruction and by its ability to measure multiple constituents at the same time.

The ASD webinar series offers one complimentary webinar each month focusing on a different application use; the LabSpec instrument is our instrument of focus for the months of May-July.


Webinar - May 2017 - BarleyFieldPic.jpg

MillerCoors Barley field in Idaho, USA



ASD’s Turntable in use to measure MillerCoors malt barley protein and moisture


Beer production is expected to produce $688.4 billion by 2020 and barley is a key factor in beer production1.

Barley Development Scientist, Katlyn Hitz of MillerCoors Brewing Company, was ASD's webinar speaker in May. She discussed her use of the LabSpec to measure constituents of moisture and protein in barley grain and seed for the malting process; she delved into some of the details of multivariate calibration model creation, with the end result being the creation of a quality finished beer product. You can watch that webinar here.



ASD’s LabSpec with Contact Probe in use on an animal carcass in a meat plant.


On July 26, ASD will host webinar speaker Dr. Verónica Sierra of Spectrapply, who will go over the use and benefit of the LabSpec instrument for meat property analysis. ASD’s partner, Bonsai Advanced Technology, has created an adaptable contact probe working with the LabSpec instrument that allows several meat quality traits to be measured with the time and cost saving benefit of not having to grind or “destroy” the meat product.

...Stay tuned to Part 2 of this blog for more LabSpec application uses!  


Learn about the benefits of using ASD’s LabSpec - to measure and determine meat property analysis - by registering for our webinar, "Meat Property Analysis Using LabSpec®." 

 Register Here


Not able to attend live? All registrants receive a recorded version of the webinar a few days after the live event.  




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