Color measurement of cocoa, cocoa products, chocolate

Producers of raw cocoa, processors of cocoa butter, cocoa powder and manufacturers of chocolate and chocolate products use instrumental color measurement to ensure that their product is of high quality and safe for the consumer.

Cocoa powder is the basis for many different products such as cocoa milk drinks, chocolate pudding powder, cocoa sweets, cocoa liqueur and cocoa glazes. u. and much more. HunterLab spectrophotometers can be used to create color charts and thus quickly and easily determine differences in quality. In addition to cocoa powder, some users also measure the cocoa mass or cocoa beans upstream in the manufacturing process.

Our solutions for your cocoa products:

ColorFlex EZ

Compact spectrophotometric station

  • Many measuring openings

    Various measuring openings (10 mm, 13 mm, 19 mm, 25.4 mm, 31.8 mm) for many types of samples.
  • Compact dimensions

    With a weight of 4.5 kg and dimensions of 16.0 cm (height), 13.0 cm (width) and 36.0 cm (depth), the CFEZ is the ideal partner in the laboratory and production.
  • Integrated QC software

    Display of absolute and differential data, color location visualization, spectral curves, spectral data and PASS/FAIL with individual tolerances.
ColorFlex EZ
  • 45°/0° geometry

    The CFEZ measures color as the human eye sees it. Every day. Reliable and precise.
  • In many versions

    The ColorFlex EZ is available in Tomato, Citrus and Coffee versions.
  • Uncomplicated & precise

    Simple measurement at the touch of a button with measurement results within a few seconds. Reduces training time, optimizes the workflow and increases your productivity.

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
  • 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.

Application example:

Measuring the color of cocoa powder

64 mm glass cuvette filled with cocoa powder with matching aperture on the ColorFlex EZ. HunterLab recommends the ColorFlex EZ spectrophotometer and the use of a special 64 mm optical glass cuvette for measuring the color of cocoa powder. By measuring the sample from below through the glass base, you have a perfectly flat and homogeneous measuring surface. The cuvette aperture of the ColorFlex EZ also ensures that the cuvette is always positioned centrally above the aperture.Powders consist of tiny particles. To ensure uniform color measurement, a uniform surface should be created. Four samples of cocoa powder: light brown, medium brown, dark brown? The naked eye does not provide reliable...

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Further information for you on this topic:

HunterLab worldwide:

  • 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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