Starch Damage Analyzer SD-A
 

The most modern and accurate starch damage analyzer available. Erkaya Instruments is one of the premium company in grain quality testing and The SD-A is the latest model and offers the best accuracy available. It is reliable, robust, and built to meet the requirements of grain handling operations. 

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Principle 

The measurement principle is based on the amperometric method (Medcalf & Gilles).
The SDmatic measures iodine absorption in a diluted flour suspension. How fast the iodine is absorbed by the starch depends on how damaged it is.

Application

Measures the level of starch damage in flour:

  • To ensure optimization and settings of the milling process (rolls, parallelism, wear).

  • To produce flours according to customer’s specifications.

  • To ensure a flour of an optimal and constant quality.

  • To optimize the addition of additives in the flour including α-amylase.

  • To predict and control processing and the quality of finished products (stickiness, volume, shelf-life and color).

  • To control the consistency of your flours (hydration rate, proofing, behaviour during the process)

  • To improve dough yield by adjusting the hydration rate of flours.