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Visum Palm™ - Handheld NIR analyzer

AI-assisted handheld NIR analyzer. For use in the field or in the production process. Automated calibrations, modelling and validation.

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HANDHELD NIR ANALYZER FOR REAL-TIME MULTIPLE PARAMETER DETERMINATION

Visum Palm™ is an easy-to-use, self-contained, handheld NIR analyzer for the real-time determination of the chemical composition of a wide variety of materials and mixtures, thus reducing laboratory analysis times, production costs, turnaround time and minimising risks in the production chain.

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Visum Palm™ features a powerful spectrophotometer, a 10 mm measuring area and an illumination and light collection system that together allow you to obtain more chemical information from each sample and mitigate the heterogeneities present in the real world. It is a real-time, non-destructive analysis tool that allows you to optimise quality and process control without having to resort to traditional laboratory techniques. Popular applications for the Visum Palm™ handheld NIR analyzer include identification of pharmaceutical raw materials, identification of plastics and textiles, analysis of various parameters in food, quantitative determinations of pharmaceutical API's, homogeneity analysis, mixing, drying, among many specific applications in different materials, products and industries.

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Why choose the handheld NIR analyzer Visum Palm™?

  • 10 mm measuring area and a powerful illumination system for more chemical information of each sample and higher accuracy and repeatability of each analysis.
  • It is stand-alone, has an integrated computer and touch screen and does not need to be connected to other electronic devices.
  • The handheld NIR analyzer has a spectral resolution of 3 nm (256 channels), twice as high as other similar analyzers on the market or three times better than other low-cost NIR analyzers (nm ↓ = spectral resolution ↑).
  • Its use does not require skilled operators.
  • It can measure through transparent plastic bags and transparent glass containers.
  • It has a support base to use the device in benchtop mode.
  • Specific sample holders for solids and liquids.
  • Through the Visum Master™ software for PC, it allows the development of calibrations, models and automated methods, verifications, validations and reports, becoming a facilitator in the day-to-day work of the operator or analyst.

Sectors

Food

  • Control of quality parameters in fruits, vegetables, minced meat, pastries and bakery products, oils, powders, flours and other food products.
  • Rapid raw material verification.
  • Typical particle size.
  • Chocolate analysis.
  • Viscosity.
  • Moisture and WA.
  • Grain analysis (protein, ashes, moisture).
  • Feed and fodder analysis.
  • Analysis of flours and talcs.

Pharma

  • Identification of APIs and excipients.
  • Particle size determination.
  • At-line control of formulation content uniformity.
  • Control of the coating process of microgranulated forms.
  • At-line determination of the end point of unit processes.
  • Raw material identification and anomaly detection.

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SENSOR

InGaAs Photodiode array

SPECTRAL RANGE

900 - 1700 nm

MEASUREMENT AREA

10 mm

LIGHTING AREA OF THE SAMPLE

50 mm

TYPICAL ACQUISITION TIME FOR A SINGLE SPECTRUM

5 ms

SPECTRAL RESOLUTION (↓ nm = ↑ spectral resolution)

3 nm (256 channels)

ACQUISITION GEOMETRY

Diffuse reflectance, interactance and transflectance (with a specific support)

WEIGHT

1.9 kg

IP PROTECTION

IP65

POWER SUPPLY

230 VAC (1-phase). Consumption < 100W

LIFETIME OF THE LIGHT SOURCE

2 years (standard use)

BATTERY LIFE

4 hours (>20 measurements/min)

INTEGRATED COMPUTER

Dual-core ARM® A7

BASIC CONNECTIVITY

Ethernet (TCP/IP) / Wi-Fi

USER INTERFACE

Integrated 5.3" resistive touch screen and manual trigger for spectrum acquisition

EMBEDDED SOFTWARE

Visum®

EXTERNAL SOFTWARE FOR PC

Visum Master™ / Windows