Kombucha analyses with CDRKombuchaLab

CDR KombuchaLab, a rapid, simple and reliable Kombucha analysis system to be used at all stages of the production process even without the assistance of personnel expert in laboratory techniques

CDR KombuchaLab is an innovative system for the analysis of Kombucha, which is used to optimise the production process obtaining results in real time.

It can be used in all production phases from the beginning of fermentation to the bottling of the finished product, even by anyone with no experience in laboratory techniques.

With CDR KombuchaLab you can perform a complete in-house quality control obtaining real time results of analyses in order to promptly take the best decisions during the fermentation process avoiding dangerous organoleptic deviations.

Alcohol content determination

The high power and sensitivity of the reading cell enable performing of the analysis of the alcoholic content with excellent precision even for very low alcoholic contents.

How are Kombucha analyses performed with CDR KombuchaLab?

The performing of chemical analyses on Kombucha is quick and easy: it is possible to analyse the sample as it is.

In case of turbidity, quick and simple centrifugation of the sample is sufficient before carrying out the analysis.

The reagents are pre-filled and ready to use and it is not necessary to handle toxic or carcinogenic agents or to use suction hoods or to wash the containers and the classic laboratory glassware.

If you need the Help function will lead you through the analysis process “Step by Step”.

You can perform the tests not only in laboratory, but also at production line, even if you don’t have any laboratory technical skills.

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How is CDR KombuchaLab System composed?

Instruments

CDR KombuchaLab Analysis System uses an analyzer based on photometric technology, available in two versions, and a dedicated kit of pipettes.

The ease and reliability of the system is based on exclusive technical features:

CDR KombuchaLab is the all-inclusive intuitive system to perform chemical analyses for quality control in kombucha brewing process.

  • reading cells are equipped with state-of-the-art LED emitters;
  • reading and incubation cells are thermostated at 37 ° C;
  • the analyzer is supplied pre-calibrated, no further calibration or maintenance is required;
  • instruments can be equipped with a printer or PC connection.

Reagent Kits

CDR KombuchaLab Analysis Systems use low toxicity disposable pre-vialed reagents, specifically developed by the research laboratories of CDR.

The use of pre-vialed reagents and dedicated analytical procedures allows:

CDR FoodLab® Analysis Systems use disposable pre-vialed reagents specifically developed by the research laboratories of CDR.

  • a sample preparation that is quick and easy, when needed at all;
  • making analytical procedures extremely fast and easy;
  • removing all needs for complex calibration procedures;
  • removing all needs to handle toxic or carcinogenic agents;
  • making the amount of chemical waste generated only a fraction of the waste generated by standard methods.

Reagents come in packages containing 10 test tubes each, to perform 10 tests (or packages for 100 tests containing 10 single packages of 10 test tubes each).

10 test tubes each to perform 10 tests (or packages for 100 tests containing 10 single packages of 10 test tubes each).

Save Time

CDR KombuchLab allows accelerating analytical procedures because you can perform 16 simultaneous tests.

Furthermore, CDR KombuchaLab is able to work in Multitasking mode in order to manage the determinations of different analytical parameters simultaneously, even on different Kombucha samples.

For example, the Multitasking mode is used to quickly determine the complete analytical profile of the finished product. In approximately 10 minutes the entire analytical panel available can be determined, characterising the Kombucha from a chemical point of view quickly and easily.

When operating in Multitasking mode, CDRKombuchaLab can place the analysis being worked on in the background to then start another one, with the possibility of returning to the previous analysis at any time.

Test Type Number of Tests Code Range
Acetic Acid 10 *300893 0,05 -1,20 g/L 
100 *300895
Total Lactic Acid 10 *300715 50-3500 ppm
100 *300720

Fermentable Sugars GFS
(glucose – fructose – sucrose)

10 *300815 4 – 100 g/L
100 *300810
Alcohol by Volume 10 *300665 0.1 – 1.8 %vol
100 *300670
Glycerol 10 *300515 50 – 5000 mg/L 
100 *300520
Gluconic Acid 10 *300583 0.01 – 1.5 g/L
100 *300580
Total Polyphenols 10 *300495 1 – 140 O.D.
100 *300505
Yeast Assimilable Nitrogen (YAN) 10 *300435 30 – 300 mg/L
100 *300430

 

CDR KombuchaLab chemical Analyzers for inline control in brewing process

  CDRKombuchaLab for analysis on Kombucha on pruction line
CDR KombuchaLab
CDRKombuchaLab Junior for analysis on Kombucha on pruction lineCDR KombuchaLab Junior
Tests Kombucha:
Alcohol by Volume
Total Polyphenols
Fermentable Sugars
Acetic Acid
Gluconic Acid
Galacturonic Acid
L-Malic Acid
Total Lactic Acid
Glycerol
Yeast Assimilable Nitrogen (YAN)

Configuration with tailored panel of analyses

Simultaneous analyses 16 3
Multitasking Function si
Photometric module 4 thermostated reading cells (37˚C) 4 thermostated reading cells (37˚C)
Incubation module 37˚C thermostatic block with 16 slots 37˚C thermostated reading block with incubation function
Internal memory to store analysis results si si
Touch Screen Display si si
Printer si
USB port to connect to a PC si si
Ethernet (LAN) port si
Connection with barcode and QR code scanner via bluetooth si
Calibration Free si si
Maintenance Free si si
Reduced Waste Costs si si
Wireless link for external printer si
Dimensions and weight 32 X 29,5 X 13 cm (L x P x  H) – 2,8 Kg 15 x 22 x 8,3 cm (L x P x H) – 0,80 Kg
Optiona Lithium ion battery si

 

 

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With the CDR system, you can perform your tests in total autonomy

Neither skilled staff nor a dedicated external laboratory is needed to use our systems. CDR FoodLab® optimizes traditional testing methods, making them faster and easier, while guaranteeing accuracy standards in line with the reference methods.

Analytical kit

CDR FoodLab® Analysis Systems use disposable pre-vialed reagents specifically developed by the research laboratories of CDR. The use of pre-vialed reagents and the analytical procedures allow:

  • a sample preparation that is quick and easy, when needed at all;
  • making analytical procedures extremely fast and easy;
  • removing all needs for complex calibration procedures.

Reagents come in aluminum packages containing 10 test tubes each to perform 10 tests (or packages for 100 tests containing 10 single packages of 10 test tubes each).

Just a few steps and results are yielded right away

Just a few steps will suffice to carry out your analysis in a rapid way in total autonomy. The system is composed of both the analyzer based on photometric technology and a kit of low toxicity, pre-vialed reagents, developed by CDR.

CDR FoodLab® is cost-effective because it does not require the use of expensive equipment and does not entail maintenance, assistance or calibration costs.
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