Using a unique interactive display, Malvern Panalytical will demonstrate the capabilities of Kinexus, the company's intelligent new rotational rheometer platform, at the 5th International Symposium on Food Rheology and Structure (IFRS 2009). The symposium is hosted by the Institute of Food Science and Nutrition at ETH Zürich, Switzerland from 15 to 18 June. It is devoted to the rheology of food and related systems, to food structure and structure analysis, and to the complex relationship between food processing, structure, rheology and resulting food quality.
Kinexus is a radical new rotational rheometer platform. Designed entirely from the ground up, it enables users to spend less time learning how to interact with their system and more time investigating ways to characterize and enhance a material's performance.
Controlling the microstructure of complex foods helps deliver high performing products. Since the rheological properties of a foodstuff can reveal much about its microstructure, easy access to the most appropriate information is extremely important. The built in knowledge and intelligence of Kinexus makes expert rheology available to all.
Kinexus incorporates technological innovations in the most critical areas of rheometer design, from sample preparation and loading, through measurement set-up and operation, to data analysis and reporting. A true applications-led interface eases user interaction, bringing 'expert system' guidance and Standard Operating Procedure-driven processes to rheological measurement. At the same time a unique and intelligent sample loading system takes the guesswork and error out of this fundamental and critically important process. Intelligent software invites users to work at the level most appropriate to them - to solve a problem with an application-led approach, experiment using a library of established rheological methodologies, or design tests from scratch.