Determination of fibre

Fibre 6 system for fibre determination


The BEGER company established that the tedious analysis become fast, accurate and cost-effectively. We are glad to introduce the system for crude fibre determination – the FIBRE 6.

Fibre 6 apparatus are used in the determination of crude fiber in cereals, feed, food and other agricultural products. Due to its versatility and the ability of analysing up to 6 samples simultaneously, it becomes an indispensable tool in any laboratory that cannot be overlooked by the manufacturers of wide range of products required such an important parameter as the fibre content.

The system combines many advantages needed in such analysis. Thanks to the reasonableness of details, the FIBER 6 acquired compact size. All glassware used in the system are made of heat-resistant borosilicate glass. A heating platform where the glass parts with spacers are placed made in the form, which allows uniformly heating the bottom of the beaker and thereby ensuring uniform boiling. Thanks to the power control, the heating rate and maximum temperature occurs in the shortest time.

The rack provides a stability of the glass construction, whereby a spherical condenser may be locked in different positions. For getting the sample out there is no need to remove the condenser – just lift it up using a clamp and smoothly take the beaker. The rack also equipped with a haft, which allows extracting a sample from the hot solution with no problems.

Filter bags are used in the compact Fibre 6 system for single or sequential extractions including boiling, rinsing and filtration to perform reproducible and controlled conditions for reliable fibre analysis. The usage of bags is needed for the analysis based on the mass difference between the sample after extraction and the residue after ashing.

The essence of the method is in extracting all soluble compounds from the sample. The method involves weighting of samples of the product and placing into filter gauze bags, inserting of glass spacers and putting in the polyamide rack. Next steps involve immersing of all samples in a beaker with reagents by using the haft and placing on the heating element then closing with the spherical condenser. The whole process is an enclosed system to prevent unpleasant vapours escaping.

To determine crude fibre by proximate analysis, the food sample is first boiled in sulphuric acid and then in alkani. The residue of the sample that remains undigested is then weighed and ashed. The difference between the weight of the initial residue and that of the ash indicates the amount of fibre present in the sample.

The analysis should strictly adhere to the mass of sample and the necessary boiling time!

Number of samples 6
Rated voltage 230 V / 50 Hz
Power consumption 500 W
Dimensions (W x H x D) 155 x 580 x 235 mm
Weight 4 kg
Heat control Power gain

What’s Included:

1 x Heating block, 1 x polyamide rack for 6 positions, 1 x 1000 ml beaker, 6x spacers, 1 x detachable haft for 6 place rack, silicone hoses, 1 x stainless steel rack with clamp, 1 x spherical condenser, filter gauze bag – option.

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