To design a market-leading, highly accurate and fast live yeast cell analyser for use by global breweries and lab staff, helping brewers achieve greater production consistency and significant cost efficiencies.
We designed, tested and manufactured the CLYA which uses Aber Instruments technology of four ‘flush’ electrodes in the stirred sample chamber to apply an accurate radio-frequency field to measure the capacitance in live yeast cells. Our HMI PLC user interface software programming provided full user-centric functionality, combining significant ease of use to eliminate time consuming manual operations. Functionality and budget were evaluated with commercially off the shelf components, and low volume design for manufacturing solutions to achieve specification.
Multiple high quality industrial design concepts resulted in a stylish unit, designed to sit well within the client’s product portfolio and brand identity.
The product is today recognised as the most accurate and reliable instrument on the market for measuring live cell concentration of samples offline. It achieves significant production cost and footprint efficiencies, and sales volumes are successively in line with our brief, with future batch productions planned.