Dairy products on the table, milk, cheese, cream cheese, joghurt

Make dairy products smoother than ever before with ZEISS spectrometer systems

  • Measure various critical quality parameters at the same time, in real time   
  • Make adjustments immediately to optimize and manage dairy production processes
  • Save money, time and resources by increasing efficiency and reducing waste

Challenges in the dairy production industry Guaranteeing consistency - meeting requirements and expectations

  • Keeping consumers happy

    The large target market for dairy products is very discerning. Even the smallest variations in flavor, color and appearance are noticeable and can lead to changes in consumption habits, outspoken feedback, as well as losses of market share and image. Consumers expect the same product, regardless of the variations in quality of the raw materials used.

  • Guaranteeing consistency

    By its nature, natural raw material quality, such as the fat content of milk, varies. This can be different depending on the time of year, the individual supplier and quality can even vary from shipment to shipment. The challenge is to consistently deliver the expected specifications in terms of appearance and flavor, with raw materials that vary in quality every time.

  • Increasing sustainability

    Manufacturers and processors alike must adhere to increasingly strict requirements in terms of environmental protection and sustainability, while keeping an eye on profit margins and efficiency at the same time. Highly automated production lines means that deviating from parameters for ingredient quality can lead to batches being rejected. Constant measurement is one way to reduce losses and make the most of natural resources.

  • Increasing choice

    Increasingly segmented target groups have led to an ever-expanding variety of food products to choose from. These are often made on the same production line, leading to frequent changes and running-in phases where ingredients must be closely monitored. Shorter running-in phases thanks to real-time analysis can increase productivity and reduce waste as well.

  • Providing transparency

    Clients and regulators demand that standards are consistently maintained. Guidelines, such as how much fat must be contained in butter, for example, give consumers transparency. This requires regular monitoring and testing to ensure that specifications are met and that ingredients are also consistently and completely traceable.

Our solution for your dairy challenges

Corona® extreme from ZEISS

Corona® extreme measures various parameters critical for dairy production like fat, moisture, protein, dry matter, sugar and lactose at the same time. This gives you dependable data quickly, so you can optimize production in real time, and ensures high quality while adhering to exact recipes. Precise measurement improves profitability and benefits the environment thanks to better use of natural resources and raw materials.

Corona® extreme full-scale spectrometer

  • works in tough environments with dust, debris and vibration, temperatures of -15 °C to 50 °C and shocks of up to 50 times force of gravity
  • can be used in process (in-line), at the line or in the lab thanks to excellent measurement performance
  • performs reliable, non-destructive near-infrared (NIR) measurement of samples continuously

Click on the spots to find out more about various measuring points and parameters

Every detail makes a difference

Dairy products for illustration of measurement points and parameters
Curd / cream cheese

Measuring point:

At the separator

Measuring parameters:

Fat, moisture/dry matter, protein

Whey and milk powder

Measuring point:

At the evaporator

Measuring parameters:

Moisture, protein, dry matter, lactose


Measuring point:

After cooking

Measuring parameters:

Fat, moisture, protein

Ice cream

Measuring point:

At the endproduct

Measuring parameters:

Fat, moisture, sugar content


Measuring point:

At the separator

Measuring parameters:

Fat, moisture/dry matter, protein


Measuring point:

At the end of the churn

Measuring parameters:

Fat, moisture/dry matter

Corona® extreme from ZEISS is an ideal solution to optimize our processes and fulfill the demands of our clients at the highest level. Thanks to the reliable and precise operation we have already purchased additional units and integrated them into our production processes.

Shay Carmi

Professionell Manager of Laboratories Tnuva, Israel

A full spectrum of benefits

Produce quality dairy products daily with ZEISS spectroscopy

Corona® extreme is your recipe for success, thanks to real time, accurate measurement in the widest variety of production environments. Make instant adjustments to account for quality variations in dairy products and raw materials, while optimizing your usage of resources at the same time.

  • Icon quality decisions

    Make better quality decisions

    Continuously monitor and quickly react to changes in quality parameters such as fat, moisture, protein, sugar, lactose and solids. Make production adjustments in real time to always achieve the same specifications in the final product.

  • Icon sustainablity

    Be greener

    Maximize yield, minimize waste and achieve climate goals by making the most of natural resources and achieving higher efficiency. Faster and more effective changes on the production line allow you to reduce loss and increase product variety.

  • Icon connectivity

    Stay connected

    Connected spectroscopy makes quality control and monitoring possible in real time, anywhere and at any time. Easily integrate our devices and software into your networks and profit from smart production solutions.


  • ZEISS spectroscopy solutions for the dairy industry

    with Corona® extreme from ZEISS

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