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The Phoenix 5000 Snack Food Analyzer offers snack food manufacturers fast, at-line and lab analysis to optimize production, minimize costs and ensure a consistent product.

The Phoenix 5000 can provide results in 30 second for: 


Moisture, Fat, Seasoning & FFA

Snack food manufacturers can use this information to:

  • Monitor and confirm quality for incoming ingredients

  • Monitor oil and moisture after fryer or oven

  • Ensure a consistent amount of seasoning

  • Determine oil quality

  • Confirm the quality of finished product


Samples can be analyzed with little to no preparation on most samples. The software is simple and intuitive and may be operated by anyone in the facility.

Explore the Phoenix 5000

Best Performance

The Phoenix 5000 delivers the best in reliability, precision, and accuracy by utilizing a scanning  monochromator, the most trusted NIR tecnology for producing consistent products.

The Phoenix 5000's software utilizes color coded buttons and tabs to allow operators to learn and use the instrument easily.

Easy to Use Software
Flexible Data Handling

Operators can export results to Excel, LIMS, or modbus. Custom reports can be designed to generate COA's directly on the Phoenix 5000.

Designed for Transferability

The Phoenix 5000 has configurable wavelength resolutions of 0.5, 1 and 2 nm. This allows us to transfer customer legacy databases from other NIR instruments to the Phoenix 5000 in minutes.

Made in the USA

Every Phoenix 5000 instrument is manufactured at our company headquarters in Jessup, MD.

Reduce Sampling Error

The Phoenix 5000 employs the only sample handling system that scans more than 90% of the sample within the sample cup.

Other NIR systems only rotate the cup and scan less than 20% of the sample.

The Phoenix 5000's advanced sampling system is able to move the sample cup both laterally and rotate it, increasing the scan area to more than 90%, improving accuracty, repeatability and precision.

Phoenix 5000's Scan Area

Other NIR  Instruments' Scan Area

Optimizing Production with NIR


Test moisture, oil and protein to confirm that they are within specifications.


Control moisture in extruded products.

Test FFA and peroxide value in frying oil to determine oil quality.

Frying Oil Quality

Monitor moisture and oil after the oven

Oven / Fryer

Ensure a consistent level of seasoning after coating.

Finished Product

Confirm that finished product is within spec.

Powered by BlueScan

The Phoenix 5000 is powered by BlueScan. BlueScan is designed to simplify routine analysis and is packed with features making it ideal for monitoring quality and optimizing production.


BlueScan’s tab design ensures your information is just a click away. You can easily view results, historical data, spectra, generate reports and run diagnostics with the press of a button.

Users can be set up with varying levels of permissions to protect company data and ensure ease of use.

ROI Calculator

The Phoenix 5000 Snack Food Analyzer provides a rapid payback for snack food manufacturers.


In most instances the instrument pays for itself in 4-8 months.

These savings fall into three categories:

  • Savings on wet chemistry/lab analysis

  • Claims on ingredients

  • Optimizing production levels of moisture, oilt and seasoning

This form walks you through the expected cost saving from optimizing moisture in your production.


By controlling moisture throughout production and in finished product, a significant cost savings can be seen by producing a finished product that is just 1% closer to the spec'd requirement.


Similar calculations can be performed for oil and seasoning as well. 

Blue Sun Application experts can develop a custom ROI report and implementation plan. Please fill out the form below for more information.

Blue Sun Guarantee

Every Instrument is Guaranteed.

Every Blue Sun instrument comes standard with the Blue Sun Guarantee.


This one of a kind service and support program ensures you start up quickly avoid downtime, and maximize the benefits of your instrument.


The Blue Sun Guarantee includes free:

(1 Year)
on Parts
(1 Year)

Additional Resources

Request More Information

If you would like more inforamtion on the Phoenix 5000 instrument or if you have questions about a specific application, please fill out the form below and a solutions manager will reply to you shortly.

8017 Dorsey Run Road, Suite H
Jessup, MD 20794, USA

(888) 444-5175