PerkinElmer Launches Gluten Quality Testing Solution for Grain and Flour Based on World-Standard Perten Gluten Index Method

PerkinElmer Launches Gluten Quality Testing Solution for Grain and Flour Based on World-Standard Perten Gluten Index Method

July 16, 2020 at 12:00 PM EDT

Perten Glutomatic® 2000 System delivers touchscreen UI, automation and LIMS-connectivity

WHAT: PerkinElmer, Inc., a global leader committed to innovating for a healthier world, today launched the Perten Glutomatic® 2000 System for gluten quantity and quality testing of wheat, durum, semolina and flour.

The solution features the new Perten Glutomatic 2000 instrument with a modern user interface and simplified data connectivity and is designed to operate within automated process workflows. It also includes seamless integration to PerkinElmer’s high-speed Centrifuge 2010 (with two Gluten Index test cassettes) and the Glutork 2020 drying technology.

The Glutomatic® 2000 System leverages the Perten Gluten Index method which, for the past 40 years, has set the global standard for wheat and flour gluten testing.

HOW: Featuring a large, touch screen user interface (with multi-language support) operators at traders, mills, food manufacturers and bakeries are guided through approved testing procedures on the Glutomatic 2000. Results are automatically calculated and displayed and the instrument autosaves the data for subsequent viewing and archiving.

To further reduce operator hands-on time and increase result reliability and repeatability, the system offers a connection to popular, automated balancing systems for weight measurement throughout the testing process and adds reagent solutions at the beginning of the mix.

The Glutomatic 2000 System is compatible with LIMS systems and PCs for strong  data management and sharing capabilities and its rugged design supports testing from the silo or lab, to the processing or baking floor.

WHY: “Gluten testing is an important part of helping consumers get the quality they expect from the grain-based products they buy … be it pasta, bread or other menu favorites,” said Greg Sears, vice president and general manager, Food, PerkinElmer. “At the same time, food companies want to preserve brand reputation and members throughout the production chain want to command high value for higher quality ingredients. Our Perten Glutomatic 2000 System helps achieve these goals with ease of use, accuracy, connectivity and global standards-based testing and analyses.”

MORE: The Perten Glutomatic 2000 System is part of PerkinElmer’s portfolio of quality and safety testing solutions for grain and part of a broader set of PerkinElmer analysis offerings across meat, dairy, seafood, produce, edible oils, cannabis and more. For additional information please visit https://www.perkinelmer.com/category/grain-testing-solutions and https://www.perkinelmer.com/category/food-safety-quality.

About PerkinElmer
PerkinElmer enables scientists, researchers and clinicians to address their most critical challenges across science and healthcare. With a mission focused on innovating for a healthier world, we deliver unique solutions to serve the diagnostics, life sciences, food and applied markets. We strategically partner with customers to enable earlier and more accurate insights supported by deep market knowledge and technical expertise. Our dedicated team of about 13,000 employees worldwide is passionate about helping customers work to create healthier families, improve the quality of life, and sustain the wellbeing and longevity of people globally. The Company reported revenue of approximately $2.9 billion in 2019, serves customers in 190 countries, and is a component of the S&P 500 index. Additional information is available through 1-877-PKI-NYSE, or at www.perkinelmer.com.

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