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img-welcome Reflectronics, Inc. was formed in 1993 to commercialize the CoAguLite Cutting Time Control Technology to determine the endpoint of the coagulation process in cheese making. The same backscatter technology was employed by the FiberView Dairy Waste Sensor to monitor product waste from dairy plants. The FiberView is customizable with probe lengths up to 36 inches. The FluorLite fluorescent sensor was introduced in 2017. The potential applications of the FluorLite are just being discovered: CIP cleaning, milk coagulation, protein in whey permeate, water quality monitoring, and more with LED wavelength and filter changes. A laboratory version, the FluorLite CoAguLab, facilitates accurate measurements at controlled temperatures. These sensors utilize the same, industry tested and proven, robust and sanitary design features.

Optical Sensors from Reflectronics

CoAguLite – The CoAguLite Cutting Time Control Technology was introduced in 1993 to commercialize an optical technology for automating the cutting time selection in cheese making. The performance consistency of the technology results from the use of the latest optical technology, a robust sensor design, and employment of fundamental principles of chemical reaction kinetics.

FiberView™ DWS – The FiberView Dairy Waste Sensor measures solids concentration in dairy plant effluents in the range of 0 to 1% solids (or higher). An implemented system reduces the Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD) and sewage costs from improved operations practice as well as monitoring process operations.

NEW! FluorLite™ CoAguLab – The FluorLite CoAguLab is a laboratory system specifically designed to provide excellent temperature control for accurate determination of the milk-clotting activity of rennet in compliance with the IDF and ISO standards. It incorporates two optical signals: an infrared light backscatter and tryptophan fluorescence.

NEW! FluorLite™ Protein – The FluorLite sensor is measures tryptophan fluorescence using a front face fluorescence configuration. It uses UV LED (280 nm) technology to excite the amino acid tryptophan in proteins and measures the resulting fluorescence between about 300 and 475 nm. The target application is the monitoring and detection of the “true” protein in whey permeate in cheese processing. Other applications are being investigated.

NEW! FluorLite™ Milk Coagulation – The FluorLite Cutting Time Control Technology responds during the last phase of milk coagulation – the gel-firming stage and provides more consistent cutting time control than any other technology because the time-parameter derived during the gel-firming stage is very close to the coagulation endpoint, thus, increasing the accuracy of endpoint selection.


Cutting Time Control Technology
  • Accurate
  • Simple
  • Robust
  • Lower losses
  • Consistency


Enzyme Kinetics Measurement
  • Simple
  • Precise
  • Objective
  • Repeatable
  • Comparable