Renowned Beverage Company Relies on OHAUS to Test New Products

Find out how Slovakian beverage producer, McCarter uses our MB120 Moisture Analyzer to maintain the quality of their beverage products.

Today’s consumer has more choices than ever when it comes to beverages. In recent years, the market has exploded with healthy alternatives to soda. Juices, teas and plant-based milks are fortified with new and exciting flavors and nutrients to attract a young market that is increasingly health conscious. At the forefront of this movement is the Slovakian beverage producer, McCarter.

Founded in 1997, this innovative and award-winning company includes such recognizable beverage brands as Body&Future, Rio Fresh, Rio Fusion, Zeus and V12. McCarter exports these products throughout Eastern Europe and also serves as an importer and distributor of Jana mineral water and Kraš sweets from Croatia, Teekanne teas from Germany, and AriZona teas from the U.S.
McCarter is known as an innovative and progressive brand, with novelty beverages enhanced with fruit chunks, proteins, basil, chia and flax seeds. Continually pushing the envelope of what is possible, To stay a step ahead of the competition and keep up with their customers’ evolving tastes, McCarter is continually testing out the viability of new beverages. To accurately formulate these beverages and run quality control tests, McCarter settles for no less than the most advanced and reliable laboratory equipment.
McCarter was already familiar with OHAUS as their precision balances were already a staple in their labs. When it came time to add a reliable moisture analyzer to the lab, McCarter again turned to the company they’ve come to trust – OHAUS. McCarter needed equipment for quick and accurate moisture determination and discovered that the OHAUS MB120 Moisture Analyzer would meet their needs with reliability and precision.
“The tests that we performed with the MB120 unit OHAUS provided us for a two-week testing period proved that it is perfect for our product range thanks to the four different heating profiles,” said Karol Malík, Head of Laboratory at McCarter. McCarter was extremely impressed with the accuracy and repeatability of the MB120. Ideal for quick and precise moisture content determination in the food industry, the MB120 allows the manufacturer to react promptly to the demands of the entire production.
The MB120 delivers a level of functionality and precision McCarter can rely on, and it is easy to operate and clean. Advanced features such as a temperature guide help to establish the optimum drying temperature, and methods and results storage allow for statistical analysis of measurements. The MB120 can store up to 100 drying methods for easy recall and up to 1000 results for statistical analysis. Its precisely-controlled halogen heating dries samples uniformly, producing repeatable results to 0.01% readability.
“The methods library, the different heating profiles and the very quick, accurate results - usually within 15-20 minutes, while the reference method took at least four to six hours - have all changed the game , for us,” said Malík. “From now on, the new MB120 is going to be used as our primary quick moisture analyser for both intermediate and final product checks.”

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