IB08 – Beverage analysis system Bx / Diet / CO2


The beverage analyzer IB08 is the only system able to measure accurately any kind of beverage in the portfolio of a soft drinks bottling plant including diet, beverages with fibers and flavored waters. The equipment is based on optical technology: refractive index for Bx/Diet measurement and infrared for CO2 one (traditional pressure / temperature method for CO2 is available upon request). Both analyzers do not have any drift in the time so that the Maselli IB08 acts like a “black box” which does not need any adjustment vs the laboratory: after the initial configuration during start up, the operators in the plant do not have to touch the system anymore. In this scenario, the IB08 has the capability to handle automatically the change overs between beverages with no need to wait for laboratory checks allowing the plant to save time, improve syrup yield and filling capability. Due to the optical technology, the equipment is virtually no maintenance reducing drastically the ownership costs.

  • Optical technology
  • Regular, Diet, beverages with particles and flavored waters
  • No need of adjustments vs the lab
  • Automatic handling of changeovers
  • No maintenance


Application Measurement of sugar-sweetened or diet carbonated soft drinks, alcoholic beverages, non-carbonated soft drinks, beer and mineral waters on the process line.
Concentration measurement Measurement limits:

-0…18.5 Brix for “REGULAR” scale

-0…2000 mBrix for “DIET” scale

-0…200% for “% STANDARD” display scale.


-0.1% of the range, maximum accuracy ±0.01 Brix with variation of ±10 °C (±18 °F) for “REGULAR” scale.

-0.15% of the range, maximum accuracy ±0.003 Brix with variation of ±2.5 °C (±4.5 °F) for “DIET” scale.

Measurement scale:

“BRIX”, “DIET” or “% STANDARD”; the “BRIX” scale is based on the nD/Bx ICUMSA conversion tables (1974)

Response time:

<1.0 sec.

Response time to variations in temperature  

2’/10 °C (18 °F)

CO2 measurement Measurement limits:

0…6 v/v (0…12 g/l)


±0.05 v/v (±0.1 g/l)

Measurement scales:

“v/v (Gas/Vol)” o “g/l”

Measurement interval:

3 sec.

Alcohol measurement Measurement limits:

0…13% w/w (0…16.5% v/v)


±0.02 w/w, with CO2 compensation and specific product calibrations

Oxygen measurement Measurement limits:

0…10 ppm


±0.01 ppm

pH measurement Measurement limits:

2…10 pH


±0.05 pH

Product temperature during measuring: -5…+35 °C [23…95 °F].

-5…+90 °C [23…194 °F] for “Regular” scale sugar-sweetened drinks with automatic compensation of sugar concentration by means of Thermometric Probe Pt1000 in AISI 316 3/8” stainless steel, Class “A” in accordance with IEC751. The maximum limit for the measurement of CO2 is +45 °C (+113 °F).

Relative line pressure Max. 10 bar (145 psi) at 20 °C (68 °F)