Steinfurth Foam stability tester (SFT)

With this device the foam stability can be tested fully automatic. The foam height is optical determined. The results are comparable to Ross & Clark. Before each measuring, the cylinder is rinsed automatically. By simple adaptations you get a reliable and reproducible measurement.

Application: Beverages, Foam stability

  • The container (bottle or can) with the beer to be measured is connected to the Steinfurth Foam Stability
  • Tester, using a sampling device (for example the Steinfurth Sampler).
  • The beer is moved into the SFT by CO2 pressure. The pressure is such that the beer doesn’t degasify inside the container.
  • The beer is ejected into the glass cylinder through a special constructed nozzle, converting it into foam.
  • Foam stability is calculated from the timing of the passing of the beer / foam boundary along some optical sensors.
  • Before every measuring, the cylinder is rinsed automatically. It is possible to start an automatic series of several consecutive and independent measuring from the same beer package.
  • Perfect reproducibility
  • Results comparable to Ross and Clark
  • Automatic sampling
  • Automatic rinse
  • Simple operation
  • User independent
  • Constant absolute pressure – location / ambient pressure independent measuring (optional)
  • Suitable for all beer sorts
  • Optoelectronic detection
  • Precise dosing
  • Simple cleaning
  • Container type: bottle or can
  • Duration of 1 measuring: approx. 5 minutes
  • Data output: LC display 2 lines with 20 chars each
  • Interface: RS 232 (PC or printer)
  • Power supply: 230 VAC / 115 VAC
  • Rinse fluid: Tap water CO2
  • supply pressure: 4.5 bar (65 psi)