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The FOSS Mill Collection consists of four models: the CM 290 Cemotec™, CT 293 Cyclotec™, KN 295 Knifetec™ and Hammertec™ for flexible and safe sample preparation.

Value

Handle a wide variety of feeds, grains, leaves for NIR or reference analysis with speed and precision. Excellent when fineness and uniformity of particle size is essential.

Sample type

Dry samples up to 15% moisture and 10% fat.

Parameters

Sample preparation.

Technical Specifications

CT 293 Cyclotec™ CM 290 Cemotec™ KN 295 Knifetec™
Sample type Dry samples up to 15% moisture and 10% fat, such as: Grains, cereals, seeds, petfood pellets, hay, straw (dried and cut to 2-3 cm), silage (dried and cut to 2-3 cm), pelleted feed, leaves, tobacco, meat products, vegetables and fruit. Dry samples up to 15% moisture and 10% fat, such as: Grains, cereals, seeds, beans, dry granular foods, pelleted feed. High-moisture, high-fat and fibrous samples, such as: Grains, cereals, beans, oilseeds, nuts, peas - wet and dry, maize (corn) - wet and dry, pelleted feed and pet food (3-4 mm), pellets up to 6 mm - with lid for pellets, meat products, vegetables and fruit.
Sample size Up to 10 mm, large inlet up to 40 mm < 14 mm (If larger a pre-crushing is needed) Maximum 200 ml, (30 - 200 ml)
Grinding rate/time Appr. 4 g/s Appr. 3 g/s 2 to 10 seconds
Grinding speed Impeller 10.000 rpm Grinding disc 3.000 rpm Blade 16.000 rpm
Particle size Fine and uniform grist Coarse grist Depending on sample
Timer No No Yes
Safety Microswitch, motor brake Microswitch Microswitch, solenoid
Cleaning Low cross contamination Low cross contamination Manual
Power supply 200-240 V, 50 Hz, 100-120 V, 60 Hz 200-240 V, 50-60 Hz, 100-120 V, 50-60 Hz 200-240 V, 50-60 Hz
Power consumptiom 600 W 450 W 600 W
Net weight 21.2 kg 21.3 kg 7.5 kg
W x D x H (cm) 31.7 x 30.7 x 45.2 16.7 x 38.5 x 35 19 x 32.2 x 23.7

Available models

Foss CM 290 Cemotec™

Sample grinding without moisture loss

The CM 290 CemotecTM laboratory mill is ideal for preparation of grain and seed samples without loss of moisture for NIR or reference analysis. Safety is in focus and a modern design allows easy operation and maintenance.

Ideal for NIR or reference analysis

Specially designed to grind grain and seed samples without loss of moisture making it ideal for NIR and reference analysis. Cemotec is excellent for all types of sample preparation with moderate requirements for fineness and uniformity of particle size. The large sample bottle makes it possible to collect up to 350ml of ground sample.

Safe and easy operation

Innovative design ensures safe operations. A safety switch prevents accidental operation of the mill when the lid is removed, while a handy dial is used to control the fineness of the grist. Effective sample collection ensures dust free milling.

Quiet and efficient

Cemotec works effectively at a relatively low grind rate. Grinding with a low speed makes it possible to perform sample milling at a low noise level.

Sample type

  • Coarsely grinds grain without moisture loss
  • Dry sample prior to moisture analysis
  • Low fat/low moisture samples (up to 15% Moisture and 10% Fat)

Technology

Works on the principle of grinding between two discs, one stationary and one turning. The sample is introduced at the centre of the stationary disc and is crushed between the discs. The distance between the discs is easily adjusted.

Foss CT293 Cyclotec™

Rapid sample preparation in the busy laboratory

The CT 293 CyclotecTM laboratory mill is ideal for rapid and flexible preparation of a wide variety of feeds, grains, leaves and more for NIR or reference analysis. A modern design ensures easy operation and maintenance.

Rapid, uniform grinding

Cyclotec provides rapid and convenient sample preparation for NIR and reference analysis and is excellent for all types of sample preparation when fineness and uniformity of particle size is essential. The self cleaning action enables whole series of samples to be ground with minimal cross contamination.

Flexible sample preparation operations

Dust collection options such as dust pads and external vacuum connection ensure dust free milling. The large sample bottle makes it possible to collect up to 350ml of ground sample.

Safe and easy operation

Innovative design ensures safe and easy operations. Grinding rings, screens and dust pads are easy to change, while the safety switch prevents accidental operation of the mill when open.

Sample type

  • General purpose sample mill
  • Dry samples prior to wet chemistry or IR analysis
  • Low fat/low moisture samples (up to 15% Moisture and 10% Fat)

Technology

Grinds samples by a high speed action, rolling the sample against the inner circumference of a durable grinding surface and then passes it through a fine mesh screen. The high volume air flow provides self cleaning action, enabling whole series of samples to be ground with minimal cross contamination.

Foss KN 295 Knifetec™

Rapid sample preparation of high-fat, high-moisture and fibrous samples

The KN 295 KnifetecTM laboratory mill is ideal for preparation of high fat, high moisture and fibrous samples prior to analysis, such as oilseeds, prepared foods, meat products, fruit, vegetables, grains, seeds and feed.

Fast sample preparation

A high speed rotor ensures rapid sample preparation from two to ten seconds, preparing up to 200ml of sample in one go. Timer control ensures reproducible sample preparation time after time.

Easy and safe to operate

The modern design ensures easy operation. A removable sample bowl with lid makes sample handling easy, while a safety switch prevents accidental operation of the mill when the lid is removed. Knifetec can be operated single handed.

Built for the job

A robust design makes Knifetec easy to maintain and clean between samples with a water cooled grinding chamber that protects heat sensitive high fat samples.

Sample type

For high fat, high moisture and fibrous samples. Up to 200ml sample (30-200g).

Technology

Grinding with a high speed rotor blade and timer control ensures very fast and reproducible sample preparation time after time. Several removable rotor blade options are available for different sample types.

Knifetec™ Water Cooled Sample Mill for Grinding of Heat Sensitive Samples

Cyclotec™ Laboratory Mill for When Uniform Particle Size Is Essential

Cemotec™ Laboratory Grinder for Milling with No Loss of Moisture

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.

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