Snack Food Analyzer

The Snack Food Analyzer is a versatile solution for the analysis of a wide variety of snack food products.

Consistent, high quality end-products are the key to maintaining market share in the competitive snack food market.  Variations in quality found in natural ingredients such as grains, cheeses and flavors complicate this process and often result in product discard or undesriable variations.  The global market for potato chips, crackers, tortilla chips, popcorn snacks and other snack foods   The Unity Food Analyzer is a versatile analyzer configured to support at-line analysis in a snack food manufacturing facility. 


Unity Scientific has hundreds of successful instruments placed in food factories around the world. Snack food applications include moisture, seasoning, oil, sugar and other parameters in crackers, potato chips, corn chips, popcorn snacks, nacho or tortilla chips, and pretzels.  The Snack Food Analyzer can also be used for quality analysis of flour, cheese and other snack food ingredients.  


The Unity Snack Food Analyzer has a sealed case with no air filter or fan and is robust enough to use at-line or in a laboratory.  At-line placement near mixers or ovens allow for rapid measurements and immediate feedback to control the process. 

Unity calibration specialists have created starter calibrations for many food products that provide new installations with a quick jump on calibration and validation. Unity has many installations in potato chip, corn chip, cracker, popcorn and other snack food plants for quality parameters such as seasoning content, moisture, oil, sugar, and other important parameters. Unity calibration experts will help optimize the calibrations to your unique products, ensuring the highest accuracy possible. All calibrations include 1 year of free calibration support.


The Unity Scientific Snack Food Analyzer is based on the SpectraStar XT, the next generation high performance NIR analyzer based on the TRUE ALIGNMENT® Spectroscopy technology. The SpectraStar XT incorporates a rotating top window (RTW) system for the ultimate in sampling flexibility, allowing the customer to make measurements of all finished goods and ingredients. The SpectraStar XT’s quick analysis time provides real-time feedback that allows the process to be controlled, optimizing the process and providing rapid payback.


Fast, accurate analysis is critical for snack food producers to optimize their process, minimize re-work, and ensure quality of finished products. Optimizing the process will save the plant time and money and provide very rapid payback.