Color measurement of baked goods

Whether bread loaves, rolls individually or in the production line, toast, cookies, cake bases, gingerbread or cookies (degree of browning!), the quality of all baked goods depends crucially on their color. A uniform appearance guarantees the quality and safety of the products.

Depending on the requirements, the color must be measured on the move with a portable spectrophotometer, in a large sample tray on a stationary device or online within the production line. HunterLab offers the right solution for all three methods to determine precise and reliable color values.

Our solutions for your baked goods:

Aeros

Laboratory device for measuring color and degree of browning

  • Non-contact measurement

    The sensor detects the sample without contact, without having to measure through plastic or glass.

  • Large surface area

    The rotating sample plate captures over 170 cm2 of the sample in 35 measurements in 7 seconds.
  • Integrated QC software

    The EasyMatch QC Essentials quality control software is integrated into the device and provides all the required color indices and metrics.
Aeros
Aeros Application
  • Intelligent height adjustment

    The distance sensor automatically compensates for height differences in irregular samples.
  • Smart user interface

    Your measurement results can be easily transferred to existing LIMS or SPC systems.
  • Uncomplicated & precise

    Simple "one touch" measurement reduces training time, optimizes the workflow and increases your productivity.

MiniScan EZ

Portable color measurement on the product
  • Precision at any location

    No matter where the sample is located, the MiniScan EZ goes with it. It is lightweight and can be used anywhere.
  • Compliant with standards

    The MiniScan EZ complies with DIN standards for safety colors, traffic signs, warning clothing and road markings.
  • Integrated QC software

    The integrated software offers all the required color indices and metrics, and the results can also be transferred to the PC as an option.
MiniScan EZ
  • 45°/0° and diffuse/8°

    The MiniScan EZ is available in two geometries depending on the requirements of the application.
  • Large LCD display

    The large LCD display shows measured values and analyses simply and clearly in many languages.
  • Simple operation

    Easy to operate with one hand at the touch of a thumb. Battery-operated and therefore independent of power connections.

SpectraTrend HT

On-Line/ In-Line color measurement

  • Contactless

    The sensor detects the sample directly on the surface, without contact, perfect for products of different heights.
  • Versatile

    The SpectraTrend is able to measure the color of granules, slabs, baked goods, fiber cement and much more.
  • Software evaluation

    Evaluation and process control can be carried out in the appropriate colorWorkbench software.
SpectraTrend HT
  • Precise sensor

    Monitoring with 5 measurements per second for color and height fluctuations.
  • Connectivity

    Measurement results are easily transferred to a PC, network and/or PLC and further processed in QA software.
  • Resistant

    Robust industrial design in NEMA4/IP66 approved housing with optional stainless steel housing for use in the food industry.

Application example:

Measuring baked goods with the Aeros spectrophotometer

As baked goods often have an irregular surface and are partially covered with grains or pieces of chocolate, the surface as a whole is considered for the color measurement. Until now, the small measuring area of conventional colorimeters meant that several measurements had to be laboriously averaged. Averaging The measuring head of the Aeros can be adjusted horizontally and thus positioned eccentrically above the edge of a sample pan or the sample plate. For the measurement, the dish/plate rotates under the sensor while the device performs 35 measurements in 5 seconds and calculates the average value. This measures the surface of the roll/biscuit and provides an exact and repeatable...

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  • Headquarters, North / South America

    Hunter Associates Laboratory, Inc.

  • 11491 Sunset Hills Road

    Reston, VA 20190-5280

  • +1 571 470 6028

  • Asia-Pacific

    HunterLab Asia Limited
  • Flat E, 13/F Leahander Center

    28 Wang Wo Tsai Street, Tsuen Wan New Territories, Hong Kong

  • +852 2406 1723

  • Europe / Middle East / Africa

    HunterLab Europe GmbH

  • Dr.-August-Einsele-Ring 15

    82418 Murnau

  • +49 8841 9464

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