Analyzers for malting

Perten Instruments offers several analyzers suitable for maltsters. All of them will help you increas your malting efficiency and improve malt quality.

Compositional testing

DA 7250™

The DA 7250™ is an all-purpose NIR instrument which lets you determine the quality of your raw materials, monitor the malting process, and verify that the finished malt meets specifications. It is extremely rapid and easy to handle, which gives it an unsurpassed analysis capacity. Its advanced optics and detector technology give you outstanding accuracy, and a low cost of ownership. Read more about the DA 7250™ NIR.


Inframatic 9500

The Inframatic is a lower-cost alternative that has many of the capabilities of the DA 7250. You can analyze barley and malt in less than a minute. The Inframatic is built to withstand harsh environments and is perfect to place in a grain receival. Read more about the Inframatic 9500 Grain Analyzer


Aquamatic 5200 Grain Moisture Meter

Determine moisture and Test Weight/Hectoliter Weight in all types of grains and oilseeds in only 10 seconds. The Aquamatic is based on recent development work performed by the USDA and is the most accurate moisture meter available. Read more about the AM 5200 Grain Moisture Meter.


Functional testing


Isothermal 3-minute Stirring Number method (approved method of the ASBC) to segregate sprout-damaged barley. Utilize the SN result to predict safe storage periods of malting barley to assist in managing stocks of grain. Predict malt extract from barley and malt. Monitor the progression of malting. Characterize malt quality, monitor malt modification and characterize wheat quality for distilling. Read more about the RVA.


Falling Number

The Falling Number method was originally developed for wheat, but has recently been adopted by the malting industry. It detects sprout damaged grain, and barley that sprouted, or pre-germinated, rapidly looses its capacity to germinate when stored. Read more about Falling Number.


SKCS 4100

Inhomogeneous barley will not malt uniformly, resulting in lower yields and lower malt quality. The SKCS 4100 tests each kernel of a barley sample for hardness, size, weight and moisture content, and presents the distribution of each trait, as well as the averages. With this information you will be able to discriminate between uniform and non-uniform barley, thereby improving your malt yields at the same time as improving quality. Read more about the SKCS 4100.