Five minutes in the lab
can be more important
than five days in the field
Five minutes in the lab can be more important than five days in the field
Oculyze Fermentation Wine
Oculyze offers a smart, technology driven solution to the age-old problem of manual yeast counting and is now automating yeast analysis for hundreds of customers in over 40 countries.
Oculyze Fermentation Wine (FW) combines a 400x optical magnification with cloud-based image analysis software to enable you to accurately, easily and instantly analyze yeast concentrations onsite before and during the fermentation process. No special expertise or training is required.
Yeast cell counter is a very small investment to ensure your vintage achieves the potential of your grapes. You can’t control the sun or the rain, but you can control your fermentation.
Oculyze FW helps improve quality and consistency in your wine-making process
Concentration and viability analysis in less than one minute
Quick and easy to use and delivers accurate and immediate on-site results
Assists winemakers understand the progression of their fermentation so they can identify and rectify problematic fermentations at the earliest possible stage
Automated warnings will automatically interpret the data and warn you of potentially stuck/sluggish fermentations – more information here
Your own personal wine consultant with Oculyze FWC
Viability & concentration in under a minute
We analyze the same volume as in a counting chamber (hemocytometer) but are 10 times faster and have no human error. Additionally, yeast viability is determined by differentiating between live and dead cells with methylene violet staining.
10x faster & more accurate than traditional methods
An integrated separation of clumped cells allows an accurate analysis; budding cells are automatically identified and provided as a separate value.
Automatic storage and backup
Our data management system allows you to access all of your yeast concentration and viability results. Review your analysis history from anywhere, anytime.
Mobile & tablet compatible
View and analyze your measurements from any connected device. The web app allows you to generate customized reports, view historical data, track your yeast over time and increase statistical accuracy by creating averages of different measurements.
Oculyze FW automated cellcounter was designed specifically with and for vintners. The automated yeast counting system determines concentration and viability helping winemakers to control their yeast by increasing reproducibility and removing human error. and it does so for a price well below the competition.
The Oculyze FW is a small investment to ensure your must reaches its full potential and significantly more affordable than benchtop cell counters.
Are you interested in downloading our cell counter market comparison?
Methylene violet in wine fermentation
You can choose between Methylene Violet and Blue for your viability measurements. We send methylene violet with every purchase. Methylene Violet can offer advantages; it performs better in growing phases of yeast cells (i.e. exponential and stationary) as well as for cultures with low viability and totally dead cultures.
Sharpness indicator in wine fermentation
This feature improves image quality and helps guide you to find the sharpest possible image. As you begin your measurements and turn the microscope knob, you will see the sharpness indicator changing values, once you have found the highest value possible – you’ve found your sharpest image and you’re ready to capture!
Oculyze FW includes the option to manually count your yeast. This function adds a counting grid to your yeast images to mimic a hemocytometer/Thoma Chamber. This also affords you the opportunity to see what other microbes are in your must!
The Oculyze analysis will report on the varying sizes of your yeast. In addition, the algorithm will also identifying the percentage of cells that are budding which can be an indication of good yeast health as well as the stage of fermentation. Finally, Oculyze analyses can identify clustered cells, a task most automated cell counters struggle with.
Do you have already a laboratory microscope and wish to automate your analysis?Learn more!
Check our Microscope Digitalization: Quick Guide to get started!
Automated yeast analysis for wine fermentation
without the high price tag
Starting at 999
Suitable for Large Wineries
Suitable for Moderate Wineries Most Popular!
Suitable for Small Wineries
What is included in every fermentation wine (FW) package?
“The results of the cell counting with the Oculyze system are very closely comparable with those obtained using a Thoma chamber… The Oculyze system does not require a laboratory microscope or trained staff… The Oculyze system is faster due to the automated measurement and analysis.”External validation by the Research and Teaching Institute for Brewing in Berlin (VLB)
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