EDEN PRAIRIE, MINNESOTA, U.S. — Foss said on Sept. 25 that its Infratec NOVA grain analyzer has been approved for analysis of moisture in grain by the National Metrological Institute in Germany (known as PTB).

The approval was granted after an extensive evaluation of the instrument assessing not only its performance in moisture analysis, but also the robustness and security of the software systems.

Official approvals are required in a range of countries for official measurement of grain quality, for example, for payment to farmers for their grain deliveries, Foss said.

The Infratec NOVA is scheduled to achieve the same level of approval as the previous generation Infratec 1241 Grain Analyzer.  Further approvals for the Infratec NOVA are underway in all countries where the Infratec 1241 is currently approved such as France, the U.S. and Australia. These are expected in the near future.