When a beer glass is emptied some foam remains, and how well this foam 'laces' is defined as cling; more means better quality and gives an insight into the beer quality
Haffmans's Nibem cling meter is now available directly through its offices in the UK.
As part of Dutch based Norit Process Technology, Haffmans claims an unrivalled reputation for quality and innovation, especially within the brewing industry.
One of the most important quality characteristics for the beer connoisseur is appearance, and this depends primarily on the behaviour of the foam.
When a beer glass is emptied some foam islands remain on the inner glass wall.
How well this foam 'laces' on the wall is defined as cling: the more foam that adheres, the better the quality of the foam and this 'cling' gives an insight into the beer quality.
The Cling Meter has a scanning head which is driven down into the emptied beer glass under test and detects the area of glass covered by foam.
The calculation of the glass area covered by foam gives a quantitative measurement of the beer quality.
During the calculation, the instrument compensates for influence factors including temperature and pressure.
The Cling Meter is fully portable and can store up to 400 measurements.
The large LCD shows measurement progress and results.
The bar code reader can be used for sample identification and data can either be down loaded to a PC running the supplied software, or printed off.
The decision to integrate the Norit Proces Technologie companies within the UK under one roof is part of the group's corporate strengthening programme.
This important strategic decision is aimed at maximising its brand image and product synergy for the benefit of their customers in the brewing, beverage, food, chemical, pharmaceutical and utilities sectors.
Haffmans will operate under the umbrella of leading hygienic valve and control specialist Sudmo (UK), itself a Norit Proces Technologie company and already established in the UK for almost 20 years.
The UK office will provide comprehensive sales, spares and service support for the full Haffmans range, consisting of quality control equipment for both in-line and laboratory, units for carbonating, blending and water de-aeration and CO2-recovery technology from different fermentation sources.