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Alphatec FNo gives grain receivers and flour millers a safe and modern way of performing the standard falling number test that is used to check sprouting damage in grain and enzyme activity in flour prior to baking, malting, etc.

A safe way to test sprout damage and enzyme activity

Innovative safety features help to avoid potential injury and reduce the risk of burns. A cooling lid minimizes the rush of steam when loading samples, an insulated sample bath prevents contact with hot surfaces, while an overflow direct into waste also stops hot water spillage.

User-friendly falling number analysis

Get full control and reduce training costs with a modern, easy-to-use touch screen allowing rapid, error-free analysis. Other smart usability features are built into the practical design such as the detachable rack and rear connectors.

A new way to meet industry-standard methods measure falling numbers according to industry-standard methods.

As part of the extensive FOSS grain portfolio, the Alphatec FNO offers a modern alternative to existing solutions backed by a unique level of customer support for smooth and uninterrupted analytical operations.


A modern and safe way to conduct falling number analysis and meet industry standard methods.

Sample type

Grains and flour.


Falling number.

Technical Specifications

W x D x H (mm) 350 x 260 x 507
Weight 18 kg
Power requirements 1200 W
Water supply Connect to water tap or FOSS Cooler unit >0.4 L/min, <30 ˚C, <0.5 Mpa
Altitude Up to 3000 m
Temperature Indoor use, 5 - 40 ˚C
Alphatec Cooler
W x D x H (mm) 360 x 260 x 370
Weight 6 kg
Power requirements 100-240 VAC 50-60 Hz
Altitude Up to 3000 m
Temperature Indoor use, 5 - 40 ˚C
Water recirculation capacity 0.4 L/min
Hammertec Mill
W x D x H (mm) 550 x 950 x 560
Weight 40.6 kg
Power requirements 1300 W
Temperature Indoor use, 5 - 40 ˚C

The equipment is CE labelled and complies with the following directives

  • ElectroMagnetic Compatibility Directive 2014/30/EU
  • Low Voltage Directive 2014/35/EU
  • WEEE Directive 2012/19/EU
  • REACH Regulation 1907/2006/EC
  • RoHS Directive 2011/65/EU

Key Features

Alphatec™ F№ : A Safe Way to Test Sprout Damage and Enzyme Activity

Foss Analytical

FOSS creates end-to-end solutions that secure and improve food quality. From raw material to finished product. Our analysis instruments refine measurements into information management that enables businesses to run intelligent data-driven productions with less waste and bigger yields. Controlling cost and quality across all sectors and value chains, we help food and agricultural producers limit the number of human errors, scale their business faster and reduce manual labor as well as labor costs. We call it analytics beyond measure.

We cover these food and agricultural industries: Dairy, Feed and Forage, Grain, Flour Milling & Oilseed Processing, Laboratories, Meat, Raw Milk Testing and Wine.

Over the last 60 years, we have made it our business to define the standard of analytical solutions for the food and agricultural industry. We pioneered advanced analysis for the challenging production environments in the 1960’s, and we were the first to integrate chemical composition analysis in process lines. Now our resolve and ambition have also made us the international benchmark in the field of chemometrics and real time analytics.