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Mobile NIR spectroscopy solution adds applications to aquafeeds

Applications range from efficient quality checks of ingredients and raw materials processed at feed mills and integrators to the precise formulation of diets on the farm.

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September 30, 2022


trinamiX GmbH, a provider of mobile spectroscopy and wholly owned subsidiary of BASF SE, now enables customers to receive on-the-spot nutritional insights into aquafeed and feed ingredients.

Combining a robust handheld device with an intuitive app and advanced material analysis, trinamiX offers customers an easy-to-use tool to ensure farmed aqua species are fed optimally and efficiently. Applications range from efficient quality checks of ingredients and raw materials processed at feed mills and integrators to the precise formulation of diets on the farm.

trinamiX’s Mobile NIR Spectroscopy Solution supports a broad range of sample types and parameters. At the push of a button, it delivers nutritional information about finished aquafeed as well as a wide selection of feed ingredients – for example, cereals, oilseed, expeller, and animal protein meals. For these types of samples, users receive key nutritional parameters including moisture, crude protein, fat, starch and ash among others.

Users are guided step-by-step through the setup and measurements on the trinamiX app, where nutrient insights are displayed in near real-time. Additional data becomes available in trinamiX’s web-based customer portal which can be accessed by a common internet browser. This way, information related to measurements can be centrally accessed, managed, or exported to other programs. The end-to-end encrypted environment ensures the highest data security in the app and in the customer portal.

“By taking the lab to the sample with our mobile solution, customers can now complement their lab analysis with fast spot checks to enhance quality control at production facilities and needs-based feeding on the farm,” explained Nils Mohmeyer, head of sales IR Sensing. “The flexibility of a handheld solution makes processes not only more time-efficient, but it also improves result accuracy with the ability to perform multiple checks wherever feed ingredients and raw materials are moved, processed, or fed.”

trinamiX works with AB Vista/AUNIR to offer reliable results based on the widely established INGOTLab database. Besides choosing from ready-to-use packages, customers can enquire whether their existing calibrations or application ideas are suited to be transferred to trinamiX’s Mobile NIR Spectroscopy Solution.

The aquafeed applications are the latest addition to trinamiX’s solution for the agricultural industry which already supports a broad range of terrestrial feed and ingredients. Find more information here.

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