Snack Food Moisture and Oil Measurement

Fast continuous on-line measurement or rapid at-line analysis of moisture and oil in snack foods processing provides real-time information about the process so that meaningful control can be achieved.

Key to the snack food industry is customer loyalty and key to that are product consistency and quality.

The MM710e On-Line Snacks Gauge and the InfraLab At-Line Analyzer, specifically configured for snack food processing environments, can be supplied in single component Moisture analyzer or dual component Moisture + Oil measurement formats.

MM710e, with its choice of Ethernet and Analog connectivity can be incorporated into closed loop control systems to maintain these key parameters within specification limits.

InfraLab, with Ethernet Connectivity and USB data download function, measures a sample in just 5 seconds, helping to improve process visibility, as a viable rapid alternative to laboratory chemical and gravimetric methods.

Savory snacks applications for MM710e and InfraLab include moisture, fat and oil measurement for :

  • Corn chips
  • Corn dough
  • Popcorn
  • Pretzels
  • Puffed corn

Key benefits include:

  • Better Product Consistency
  • Increased Productivity
  • Less Reliance on Routine Laboratory Testing
  • Meeting Labelled Specifications
  • Ensuring that the products have the desired "Crunch"

Note that baked snack products may also benefit from a Measurement of the Degree of Bake. This can give valuable information about the product quality and can be incorporated into the MM710e measuring moisture and/or oil.


NDC is a member of the European Snacks Association, an organisation dedicated to advancing the savoury snack food industry on behalf of member snack manufacturers and suppliers.

ESA membership is open to any global manufacturer of savoury snacks or snack nut products and to companies which supply the industry with ingredients, flavours and processing / packaging equipment. (Read more...)

ESA European Snack Foods Association

Tortillas, corn based snacks, on-line or at-line moisture and oil measurement, quality assurance and control, NDC


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