The coffee processing industry, as well as other agricultural processing industries, require universal standards for their sample analysis, to unify quality criteria between sellers and purchasers, or between divisions of a company.
Presently, companies use several types of illumination to analyze coffee lots, by manually separating defective beans. The results vary between laboratories, which results in discussions about the quality of a given lot.
Our company developed the MiraTeck lamps that emit standardized light both in frequency (color) and intensity; thereby, homogenizing quality criteria. Furthermore, the illumination collected by the sample is equivalent to that it would receive outdoors at noon; thus, color differences are easily differentiated.
The following images show our table laboratory lamps.
Model 0201 Zenithal Daylight
Model 0202 Zenithal Daylight and Ultraviolet
The UV light of Model 0202 is used to detect mycotoxins and other contaminants such as rodent urine.
The following images show the defective bean differentiation possible when the MiraTeck lamp is used
ILLUMINATED WITH A “DAYLIGHT” FLUORESCENT LIGHT
ILUMINATED BY MIRATECK LAMP
ILLUMINATED WITH AN HALOGEN LIGHT
A sample illuminated with ultraviolet (UV) light reveals defective beans not detectable when illuminated with visible light. Said defective beans will possibly modify the “cup” of the lot.
UV Flashlights for the Detection of Mycotoxins
The flashlights emit in a defined range of the ultraviolet in which aflatoxins and rodent urine fluoresces.
Because of their low weight and small size, they are used in warehouses, product reception areas, and points in the production lines to detect contaminants that can disrupt the process.