Visum NIR In-Line™ - NIR Analyzer

In-line and real-time NIR analyzer: accurate and continuous measurements for process optimization and quality control in the plant.

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Visum NIR In-Line™ is a versatile and accurate NIR analyzer for real-time chemical composition analysis in production lines. It adapts to different geometries and types of installations (conveyor belt, pipeline, tank, etc.). It can also be integrated into process machinery (e.g. blenders).

Unlike other NIR equipment, the installation of the Visum NIR In-Line™ does not involve major modifications to the line, is minimally invasive and offers reliable and accurate results to have the product under control at all times, providing information to the plant systems to detect and correct any anomalies and to meet the highest quality standards. In addition, we perform ad-hoc calibrations, leaving behind generic libraries that do not fit the requirements of the product, its nature and origin.

Main features

  • Continuous monitoring of Critical Quality Attributes (CQAs) ensuring measurement of all the product units.
  • Real-time and simultaneous measurement of Critical Control Parameters (CCPs) for keeping the production process under control.
  • Fraud detection
  • Unexpected Anomaly Detection: Early warning in the event of unexpected changes in the product’s composition
  • Non-destructive testing.
  • No sample preparation.
  • Product standardization.
  • Reduction of production costs
  • Improvement of quality and safety.
  • Higher performance.
  • Fewer customer complaints.
  • Brand image protection.

Sectors

Food

  • Food analysis: juices, smoothies, purees, dairy products, oils, sweets, olives, nuts, bakery products, baby food, blends, food supplements, among other foods and beverages.
  • Analysis of raw materials in conveyor belts or pipes.
  • Grain analysis.
  • Determination of homogeneity of mixtures in real time.
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Pharma

  • Determination of uniformity and homogeneity of content (% APIs and excipients).
  • Automatic determination of blending and drying end point.
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Other industries

  • Identification of polymers and composites.
  • Classification of plastics.
  • Determination of water content and moisture
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Sensor

InGaAs Photodiode array

Spectral Range

900 - 1700 nm

Typical single spectrum acquisition time

10 ms

Spectral Resolution

3 nm

Weight

10 kg

Dimensions

325 x 243 x 240 mm3

Ingress protection

>IP66

Power supply

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

Material (enclosure)

AISI 304

Light source lifetime

1 year (standard use)

Built-in computer

A7 Dual-Core ARM Ⓡ

Basic connectivity

Ethernet (TCP/IP) / Wi-Fi

User interface

External PC-based (for configuration and service tasks)

Data output

Ethernet (TCP/IP), Profibus, Modbus, Profinet

Operation mode

Slave / Continuous

Connection to the process

Insertion flange for Varinline ® Type N Housing from OD 1 ½’’ to OD 3’’ (DN40 to DN80) pipe diameter

Max pressure on the window (process side)

16 bar

Materials (interface with the process)

Borosilicate glass and AISI 316L steel