Better control means better quality - Producing ethanol is a complex process. And we know very well that to ensure the highest quality end product, every stage of the process needs to run smoothly and efficiently. In order for this to happen, you need to be able to measure and verify the quality of inbound corn.
ZEISS Corona extreme is ideal for application in the corn-based ethanol industry. Robust, accurate and dependable, Corona extreme is an in-line near-infrared (NIR) measurement system that incorporates chemometric calibrations to determine constituent percentages of agricultural products.
This allows you to optimize your process by testing corn in-line for moisture and starch content and adding exactly the right amount of fermentation enzymes.
Constantly monitoring moisture, protein,oil and fiber levels in distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS) can lead to a higher quality by-product and greater client satisfaction.
ZEISS Corona extreme provides corn-based ethanol producers the information they need to optimize processes and increase efficiency and profitability.
- Fast in-line measurementof starch content
- Complete raw material analysis, allowing you to rate suppliers based on factors such as moisture and starch content
- In-line measurement of corn both as whole grains and ground.
- Optimization of additives, allowing for reductions in production costs.
- Measurement and quality management of DDGS, allowing for a specified by-product.
The most effective ideas are usually the simplest. The idea behind ZEISS Corona extreme is no different - making the measuring sensor a core component of the process. This makes sense particularly in processes that constantly run under extreme conditions. Like ethanol production, for example.
The integrated measuring head and compact design incorporating a sapphire flange ensures protection of the sensor at the interface with the material flow. Corona extreme is dust proof and protected from powerful water jets and is also able to withstand very high temperatures - this makes it ideal for daily use in the widest variety of conditions.
The NIR system is not just rugged and dependable, it provides extremely precise and accurate measurement as well. High energy illumination with outstanding optical properties and internal referencing make for excellent results from each sample.
Together with the intuitive InProcess software, Corona extreme will allow you not just to optimize the efficiency of your production process, but to also ensure that you consistently provide the highest possible quality. So no matter how extreme the conditions you present it with, it will continue to do its job. No questions asked.