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Unity Scientific and AMS Alliance at Pittcon 2019

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Unity Scientific and AMS Alliance at Pittcon 2019

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Media Contacts            Laurent Clousier, 
                                        Bob Schumann,   

Advanced automated wet chemistry and network-ready at-line analyzers to be showcased by AMS Alliance and Unity Scientific at Pittcon 2019


Philadelphia, PA, (March 19, 2019) – AMS Alliance and Unity Scientific, both KPM Analytics companies, will showcase their advanced analyzer solutions for environmental, agricultural and food applications at Pittcon 2019, Booth #2041 in Philadelphia, PA, March 19 – 21, 2019. Whether the application is process or quality control, AMS and Unity Scientific analyzers can monitor and improve product quality, help maintain brand integrity, archive data, and reduce costs in dairy, beverage, cereal, milling, soil, water quality and agricultural applications.


Unity Scientific will be debuting the CommUnity Networking Suite, a cloud-based program for the remote management of SpectraStar NIR (Near Infrared) Analyzers. The CommUnity dashboard, available from any web browser, allows companies to centralize product configuration, streamline sample data reporting and view diagnostic results for all instruments on their network. The efficiency and consistency delivered by CommUnity enables companies to obtain maximum performance from their NIR analyzers, driving down production costs improving product quality.

The SpectraStar XT At-line and Laboratory NIR Analyzer will also be presented at Pittcon 2019 and is fully compatible with CommUnity. A robust, easy-to-use NIR analyzer for both laboratory and at-line applications, the XT delivers the best performance for the food, agricultural and ingredient markets. And with patented TRUE ALIGNMENT® Spectroscopy technology, the XT automatically aligns the instrument to reference standards, keeping it in peak accuracy.

Measuring moisture, fat, protein, total sugar and other properties from samples at any stage of the process, the SpectraStar XT produces accurate, repeatable results in just 30 seconds. Available in ready-to-use analyzer packages for many applications, the XT is pre-configured with robust calibrations and sample handling accessories for plug and play operation. All SpectraStar XTs are manufactured at Unity Scientific’s global headquarters in Milford, MA USA.

AMS Alliance will be showcasing three recent innovations:

1) iCinac Wireless: This new, low-cost wireless solution monitors the acidifying activity of lactic ferments by continuous pH observation, and requires no data cables, making it easy to deploy and scale. Developed for the dairy industry, the flexible, modular & moveable system simplifies measurements using multi-parameter digital probes that simultaneously measure the pH, temperature and Redox potential of a sample on the same channel. Resulting data is analyzed in real time utilizing software installed on the customer's computer.

2) Smartchem 450 high versatility discrete analyzer: The new Smartchem 450 is a fully automated, direct read discrete analyzer that maximizes productivity for routine and special chemistries at a very low running cost. As our most versatile discrete analyzer, the Smartchem 450 provides multi-parameter analyses on a variety of samples – at up to 450 tests/hour. Ready-to-use reagents are also available, and the new software package makes it easy to set up chemistries and test parameters. Designed for the environmental, water and/or commercial laboratory markets, the Smartchem 450 is ideal for medium throughput analysis. 

3) Futura 3 CFA analyzer: The Futura 3 is a new Continuous Flow Analyzer (UV-Vis spectrometer), with advanced technology for automated analyses, and can run multiple parameters simultaneously on up to 16 parallel channels. The Futura 3 offers a new analytical software package, modularity, and fully integrated automation technology. The Futura 3 is ideal for dedicated analysis of parameters in the environmental, water and beverage markets. 


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About AMS Alliance

AMS Alliance is a developer, manufacturer, marketer and seller of a wide variety of instrumentation and systems that automate complex analysis for research & development, process monitoring and quality control in food, environmental, and agriculture applications. Backed by close to 30 years of analytical expertise, the AMS Alliance team serves customers around the globe from locations in Italy, France and the USA.

About Unity Scientific

With industry-leading expertise in near infrared (NIR) technology, Unity® Scientific products are used for quality control applications within production processes and laboratory environments. Unity’s premium analytical instrumentation serves a wide range of end markets such as food & dairy, agriculture and environmental. Headquarters are in Milford, MA, USA with additional offices in Weiler Bei Bingen, Germany. To learn more, visit

About KPM Analytics

The operating companies that make up KPM Analytics have come together because of their industry-leading application expertise in the food, agriculture and environmental sectors. Unity Scientific, Process Sensors Corporation, CHOPIN Technologies and most recently AMS Alliance are all recognized for deep application knowledge and superior support. The companies now stand as a strategic group with a common passion for providing solutions and solving our customer’s most challenging problems. Through this united approach, our customers big and small will be better served with a broader, more robust scientific instrumentation offering supported by a global network. Visit to learn more.