METTLER TOLEDO is an expert in food weighing and offers a wide range of sturdy and easy to use and easy to clean analytical and precision balances to suit the needs of food quality control, R&D and laboratories near the production line. METTLER TOLEDO balances help you deliver accurate results time and time again.
Laboratory Weighing Applications in Food and Beverage
In the production process of food, many ingredients and processed materials must be weighed accurately to ensure proper proportions to produce a consistent product. This helps to streamline the production process and reduce waste. In addition, quality control addresses food safety and through analysis of raw materials, intermediate and finished products. Examples of food analyses are the composition of food, structure, physicochemical properties, and sensory attributes. For most of these analyses, the basis of reliable results is accurate weighing therefore, it is critical to make use of the right balances in the food industry.
Lab weighing is a crucial step in any laboratory weighing application. A deep dive into the typical applications can be found in the application note including:
- Recipe development
- Moisture determination
- Preparation of titration samples
- Check weighing
Feel confident that you are ensuring consumer safety and producing the best products possible with METTLER TOLEDO’s accurate, robust, and easy-to-use instruments that support food quality control. Our instruments can be integrated with production systems or ERPs, or other 3rd party information management systems (LIMS or MES), which enables you to effortlessly conduct data traceability and share real-time data on product quality.
Download this application note to learn more about some of the key laboratory weighing applications in the food and beverage industry. This application note explains how METTLER TOLEDO’s balances for the food industry help you deliver accurate weighing results by simplifying food weighing processes and optimizing workflows.
What are typical food analysis methods and how does the balance play an important role in it?
Typical food analysis methods include but are not limited to sodium determination, chloride determination, moisture content, materials purity determination, density and many more. Precise weighing and therefore a balance is usually the basis of any component analysis. METTLER TOLEDO offers highly accurate balances, and other laboratory instruments such as titrators and moisture analyzers to make your daily laboratory work more efficient.
Watch the videos below to learn more about different weighing applications:
What are the advantages of using a balance for food weighing?
Using a balance for food weighing offers significant advantages as they are reliable and accurate, designed to last, easy to use and easy to clean. Furthermore, it enables you to save time, effort and deliver the quality you need to achieve product excellence and increase your brand reputation.
What is the best balance for my food application?
In the food laboratory, typically precision balances and analytical balances are used. Select the right model based on your needs in terms of accuracy, capacity and other needs such as data management. If you are unsure which balance to choose regarding performance requirements, METTLER TOLEDO can help you select the right balance with GWP® Recommendation service.
METTLER TOLEDO also offers solutions for the production area with higher capacity and special functionalities such as checkweigher scales. Even more advanced, there are complete checkweigher solutions available which are integrated into the production line.
Why is accurate weighing important in food quality control?
Accurate weighing is vital when developing food recipes since accurate measurements have a direct impact on food safety, food quality and efficiency in your production processes.