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Dairy Acidification

Product Category: Dairy Acidification

Industry: Food, Dairy and Wine

Supplier: Alliance Instruments


iCinac : the unique solution on the market meets the spécification of the new ISO 26323 

The iCinac is the fourth generation of the Cinac system, an instrument developed in the 90s in partnership with INRA (UMR GMPA, lab G. Corrieu) at the request of major french dairy companies.

It is currently the only system dedicated to monitoring the acidification activity of lactic ferments, which simultaneously observes the change in pH, temperature and redox potential of one or several samples in order to:

  • Determine the acid forming characteristics specific to the phylum studied,
  • Evaluate and anticipate its impact on process development,
  • Examine the influence of various parameters on acid forming capacity: different media, temperature, etc.
  • Define adequate inocula (mixing of phylum, complementary characteristics, etc.)


The iCinac : the only acid forming analyser that provides :

  • Up to 96 simultaneous measurements : include 16 or 32 measurement channels, using the multi-parameter sensors
  • Up to 32 control outputs : It can be configured as needed: digital outputs, or 2 types of analog outputs: 4-20 mA or 0-10 VDC which can always be made afterwards.
  • Completely modular and flexible
  • New digital sensors
  • An integrated touch screen PC
  • Dedicated, user-friendly ans intuitive software

The secret: multi-parameter digital sensors

The iCinac is equipped with the latest ISM® technology digital sensors developed by Mettler Toledo. This intelligent sensor management technology converts mV signals into digital

it has the advantage of simultaneously measuring, on the same channel, the pH, temperature and redox potential of one sample.

Not only does this capacity triple the analysis capabilities, it also
optimises the monitoring of the acidification process since each channel measures the pH while carrying out its own compensation by also measuring temperature and redox.

Complete description of the studied strain

In addition to the 3 available curves for each parameter (data, kinetic and acceleration), the iCinac software calculates in real time all of the descriptors of the studied strain, such as: pH at 4H, pH at 6H, time required to obtain pH 5, maximum speed, time during which the speed exceeded 50% of the maximum speed, etc.

Each operator can create average curves to build a reference database to compare with new trials.

Each operator can thus create their own set of descriptors, providing them with a perfect characterisation of each test.


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