Evonik has launched AMINONIR Portable, a mobile NIR service with a world’s-first feature: amino acid calibrations.
According to the company, AMINONIR Portable enables the reliable determination of energy, nutrients in feed raw materials and feed, as well as amino acids in feed raw materials, on-site and independent of a laboratory. The hand-held device connects with the user’s tablet or cell phone. It only requires mobile signal reception and a handful of feed or raw material without further sample preparation to determine their quality at almost any location within minutes.
"The efficiency of animal feeding, and the ecological footprint of livestock farming, strongly depend on the nutritional quality of raw materials and feeds," said Dr. Stefan Mack, head of service marketing in the animal nutrition business line at Evonik. "We have always supported our customers in optimizing those. Now, as the first in the world, we’re offering a comprehensive mobile solution. This will allow for timely quality checks and decision-making at critical steps in feed production which is very difficult to achieve when relying only on the traditional lab setup".
AMINONIR Portable can be used to analyze over 40 different feed raw materials and feed mixtures for broilers, laying hens, pigs and fish. It significantly extends the application of near-infrared spectroscopy (NIR), which Evonik has been offering as AMINONIR services for 25 years.
The device and corresponding service packages can be ordered via Evonik's webshop at https://myamino.evonik.com