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AB Vista Launches Online Corn Quality Service

by 5m Editor
26 July 2012, at 10:22am

GLOBAL - AB Vista has launched a unique, fully automated, ‘real time’ global Corn Quality Service. The service uses Near Infra-Red (NIR) spectroscopy to predict quality of corn (maize).

The Corn Quality Service has been developed by AB Vista and its sister company, Aunir, which is a world expert in Near Infra-Red (NIR) spectroscopy. NIR provides an alternative method to wet chemistry for analysing corn quality. Aunir has developed a database of NIR spectra, from which proximate component values can be predicted and energy values estimated based on quality parameters.

The results of NIR analysed via the Corn Quality Service provide AB Vista customers with instant and accurate predictions. This facilitates decision making and enables adjustments to be made in real time meaning that customers can optimise ingredients and additives use in diet formulations.

The Corn Quality Service is a sophisticated web-based tool that delivers results to the customers instantly. This in turn enables the AB Vista technical team to offer advice on how to maximise output from a particular batch of corn. The results will be better managed in an online system which can be accessed remotely or onsite. Finally, the development of this service will allow a greater number of samples to be analysed, meaning that more of AB Vista’s customers can benefit from this service and knowledge.

Commenting on the launch, Dr Tiago Santos, Technical Services Manager for AB Vista, said: “The launch of the online, fully automated Corn Quality Service has made the process faster and more accessible customers. AB Vista is looking forward to being able to offer support and advice to more of its customers with this service.”

For more information about accessing this service and creating an account, contact a member of the AB Vista team by emailing info@abvista.com.