A fast-growing U.S. manufacturer of barbecue sauce was experiencing too much downtime on their production line. This company produces barbecue sauce in batches, so before a batch is released, it is held along with the constituents (acid, salt, moisture, and pH) and tested for quality. The problem was some of these batches were on hold more than 30 minutes while waiting for lab results. If the lab was backed up, the wait was even longer. The company wanted to reduce the test time of the batches in order to increase production, and ESE offered a solution.