Real-Time Monitoring

Helping industries to improve their quality control and process standardization.

LAB TO LINE FOR QUALITY 4.0

We combine Photonics and AI to develop and integrate Spectroscopy-based analyzers -NIR- and turnkey solutions into manufacturing lines (Lab2Line) and right along the value chain (Lab2Chain).

Technology

Our products and solutions combine Photonics technologies (NIR Spectroscopy) and AI (chemometrics/Machine Learning, data modelling and software). Our multidisciplinary skills in both engineering and science allow us to design custom systems that are aligned with specific industry monitoring needs.

Solutions

Turnkey solutions for the food, pharma, chemical and bio-based industries. We deliver end-to-end solutions: from Analysis and Design to Development and Commissioning.

Benefits

  • NIR Analysers integrated in your production line.
  • Real-time monitoring of multiple quality parameters
  • Product standardization.
  • Fraud control.
  • Continuous and simultaneous measurements.
  • Reduction of production costs.
  • Lead Time reduction.
  • A more efficient and automated quality control process.
  • Improvement of quality and food safety.
  • Brand image protection.
  • Non-destructive testing.
  • No sample preparation.
  • Higher performance.
  • Fewer customer complaints.

SOLUTIONS

Food
Pharma
Other Industries

Product quality depends not only on a proven recipe and on an optimized process, but also on changing circumstances and dynamic variables; this is why it is easy to lose control of the process. Our NIR and HSI devices enable the digitisation of industrial processes in order to obtain reliable and objective information about Critical Quality Attributes and Critical Process Parameters in a matter of seconds in order to optimise process efficiency, improve quality inspection and standardise production processes.

Meat Industry

Fat, moisture and protein content in minced meat
Detection of bones in chicken breast slices
Fraud detection

Powders: flour, cocoa, etc.

Fraud detection
Moisture and protein content
Particle size determination

Oil

Routine quality control of edible oils by-products: water-in-oil, water-in-marc, oil-in-marc
Total acidity and polar compounds concentration in frying oil
Routine quality control of edible oils by-products: water-in-oil, water-in-marc, oil-in-marc

Ready-to-eat

Detection of worms in peach pieces
Detection of Surface-borne foreign bodies in pizza
Toping uniformity control in pizzas packaging lines

Based on Process Analytical Technology (PAT), our VISUM devices are used for designing, analysing and controlling pharmaceutical manufacturing processes through the measurement of critical quality and performance attributes of raw and processed materials to ensure final product quality, reducing over-processing, enhancing efficiency and minimising waste.

Raw Material

Identification of APIs and excipients
Particle size determination

Process Control

Solid forms content homogeneity
API content uniformity
Content uniformity control in solid and liquid forms

Our NIR or HSI devices enable the digitisation of different industrial processes- and in particular new Bio-Circular economy processes that are subject to high variability- in order to obtain real-time, reliable and objective information about Critical Quality Attributes and Critical Process Parameters in order to optimise process efficiency, improve quality inspection and standardise production processes. The VISUM family is conceptualized to be flexible and adaptable to the needs of our clients.

Waste Management

Polymers identification
SWIR-dye-inked black polymers classification

Film Quality Control

Point-wise film thickness
Point-wise film micro texture
Pellet coating end-point determination

Petrochemical

Talc composition identification

Other

Ethanol & sugar concentration during fermentation process
Detection of rubber pieces in wood chips (chipboards manufacturing)

WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY ABOUT US

The use of the VISUM Palm represents a huge revolution in terms of keeping the quality of the processes under control. It brings us real-time and reliable information and cost-saving data about total acidity and the content of the polar components in the frying oil of the production line. VISUM Palm also gives us useful data to determine the quality of fried products, like moisture and fat percentages. This functionality helps to save on arduous lab tasks and allows our employees to focus on other high value-added duties. The return on investment is clear and well founded.

Marina Diana

Scientific Research Manager at EUROPASTRY, S.A.

At Almirall, we are committed to quality, innovation and the continuous improvement to make our processes more effective and efficient. For this reason, last year we incorporated into our quality control laboratory the new VISUM Palm analyzer, intended, in our case, for the online determination of different quality parameters in multiple products. Thanks to the excellent communication between IRIS Technology Solutions and Almirall, the process of developing the Machine Learning models and qualifying the device for our technical requirements has been fluid and agile. At Almirall, we know that this is only the first step on a prosperous path together with IRIS towards the implementation of other PAT solutions, framed in our commitment to the Industry 4.0 paradigm.

José Martínez

Industrial Pharmaceutical Development Manager at Almirall

All and all, VISUM Palm is a solid piece of equipment that is portable, user-friendly and has a lot of potential. We and Prof Elliott’s team are working in the area of food authenticity and vegetable oil speciation for a number of years now and looking for opportunities to make the analysis fast, portable and cost-effective. With the right application the VisumPalm ticks all the boxes.

Dr. Tassos Koidis’ team

Research Leader and Lecturer in Food Science and Nutrition at Queen's University Belfast

Under the framework of the EU funded H2020 project, Agrimax, in Nofima we have been testing the feasibility of selected rapid and non-destructive sensors for monitoring and controlling different extraction processes. Testing the dry matter content in cutin paste monitoring, an expensive and high-resolution lab instrument from a leading brand has been compared with the hand-held VISUM Palm, yielding strikingly similar results. While both systems were capable of performing the analysis with the same level of accuracy, the VISUM PALM offers the added advantage of measuring on a quite small spot, thereby enabling high-quality spectra to also be obtained from hard and bulk samples.

Dr. Jens Petter Wold

Senior scientist at Nofima

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