Service engineer Dave Harris visited the Interfind laboratory to service a Sercon Integra2 combined benchtop integrated EA-IRMS in Thessaloniki last week.
Melinda Ltd combines has combined traditional beekeeping techniques with the most state-of-the-art facilities in Greece for the preparation of honey products for market since 2000. Today, Melinda is one of the largest manufacturers of honey in Europe, harvesting honey from across Greece and the Balkans, with extensive export activity and an annual production of 8,000 tons.
Honey preparation and processing has to meet strict quality standards and in the Interfind honey adulteration lab they use the Sercon Integra2 to look at the 13C data from sugars to check the origin and purity of the sugars.
Director Garry Armstrong commented “Our ability to put service engineers on the ground in laboratories around the world is just one element of our relationship-driven export business; we all work hard to make sure we are responsive at every stage from instrument specification through service and upgrade programmes to supply of high quality consumables.”
The Integra2 is the only combined benchtop integrated EA-IRMS, combining many of the high level design features of our IRMS and EA instruments, including our innovative trapping loop technology, a stainless steel flight tube, thoria coated filament which is resistant to oxidation, and our high sensitivity source is now available as an optional upgrade. This combined EA-IRMS is a product unique to Sercon and provides excellent data without breaking the budget. Capable of analysing samples for both 15N and 13C simultaneously with a 34S or 18O option, the Integra2 provides the most cost effective and easy to use elemental and isotopic analyser available.