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Unpack the Protein with the FP928

November 24, 2021

This Thursday, November 25, most Americans will be sitting down to a Thanksgiving meal, with approximately 95% eating some form of turkey. The National Turkey Federation (NTF) estimates that 46 million turkeys are eaten on Thanksgiving. At an average weight of 15 pounds per bird, this adds up to approximately 690 million pounds of turkey in a single day. But how much protein is in that turkey? LECO took a look.

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Vertical vs Horizontal Furnaces: The Dumas Method for Protein Determination

September 24, 2021

Over the last thirty years, the Dumas combustion method for analyzing protein content in food has been gaining popularity against the classic Kjeldahl wet chemical digestion and titration method. The Dumas method has several advantages over the Kjeldahl method: it is much faster, with much lower operating costs, no real safety issues, and no toxic waste produced. However, there is a debate over which of the two main approaches to the Dumas method is better: a vertical or a horizontal combustion furnace.

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Building Strong Foundations Webinars

September 3, 2021

No matter where you are in the urban landscape, you are never more than a few feet from cement. Cement forms the basis of virtually the entire world’s infrastructure. It is an impressively cheap binder that enables a wide variety of building materials. Despite its ubiquity, it is a surprisingly complex mixture of a balance of ingredients such as lime, silica, alumina and more. Knowing what is in your cement is a fundamental check of its quality and strength.

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Ingrained Success

September 18, 2020

When the TruMac® Macro Determinator at the Southern African Grain Laboratory (SAGL) needed to be replaced, laboratory manager Jolanda Nortjé returned to LECO for an updated solution. For the past twenty years, LECO had been providing the SAGL with excellent service support, and their TruMac and previous nitrogen analyzers had been LECO products they were very satisfied with. At the end of 2019, trusting LECO again, the SAGL purchased a LECO FP928 to replace their TruMac.

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See What's in Your Food

June 24, 2020

How efficient is your workflow when it comes to food samples? Are you sure you're seeing everything your sample has to offer? Learn how LECO has been expanding what is possible when it comes to food safety analyses with a free series of webinars.

All of these webinars are now available as on-demand recordings on our website.

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Balanced Soil: Carbon, Nitrogen, and Sulfur Determination with the CNS928

January 21, 2020

Well-balanced crops require well-balanced soil. While carbon may be the most essential element for organic life, the right ratio of nitrogen and sulfur in the soil along with the carbon can really influence the speed and strength of plant development and growth. With a macro combustion carbon, nitrogen, and sulfur determinator such as LECO's CNS928, those ratios can be discovered easily through fast and precise analysis.

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Food Solutions to Streamline Your Lab

January 7, 2019

Quickly and easily analyze your most challenging food samples with our solutions for total protein and nitrogen determination—the FP828 and FP928

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Analyze for Carbon, Nitrogen, and Sulfur Simultaneously with our CNS928

January 7, 2019

Our popular 928 Series enables you to analyze macro samples with features that streamline your analysis. The latest model to enter our lineup, the CNS928, allows for the simultaneous analysis of carbon, nitrogen, and sulfur from one sample in agronomy and agricultural materials. The CNS928 maintains the core capabilities and performance of previous generations of LECO macro combustion instruments while introducing key improvements in throughput, uptime, and reliability.

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LECO Talks to Food Navigator

January 7, 2019

Hear from our Organic Product Manager, Mason Marsh, as he discusses our solutions for carbon/nitrogen analysis and moisture determination in food, feed, and agricultural samples. In his interview with FoodQualityNews, he highlights the importance of nitrogen analysis in food and feed and how two of our products, the FP928 and FP828, will help user's achieve better productivity in their analysis with fast, reliable results.

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Want Streamlined Carbon and Nitrogen Analysis? Check Out Our New 928 Series Product Video!

August 10, 2018

Our 928 Series was designed for dependability and provides peace of mind while delivering results in 5.3 minutes (nitrogen/protein model) for macro samples up to 3 grams. By incorporating state-of-the-art hardware and an on-board touch-screen software platform, the 928 Series will allow you to easily handle the most demanding sample applications.

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