CHEMICAL IMAGING TECHNOLOGY - CIT®

A highly innovative technology, by Insort GmbH, based on near-infrared spectroscopy opens up new dimensions in inline quality assurance for industrial food production.

The precision of analysers on the basis of near-infrared spectroscopy for laboratory analyses is already well-known and successfully employed in wide sections of the food industry. Now the further development of this technology enables the inline capturing of process data on the basis of the chemical composition of objects in industrial-suited real time. For the first time, this opens up a new, tremendous range of applications in processing processes of the food industry. Applications ranging from the monitoring of food product flows for process relevant chemical data to the inspection for any kind of foreign objects and complex sorting processes in product flows have already been implemented in the industrial practice.

The chemical imaging technology - CIT® - is a novel, extremely effective method for the inline monitoring or sorting of product flows. The camera system supplies a complete spectrum analysis of every pixel with spatial resolution and turns the spectra into pseudocolors based on special algorithms. In that way, a chemical image of the object is produced (chemical imaging), and even defects that are invisible for humans become visible. There is no limit to the fields of application, especially for quality assurance and foreign object prevention in food production processes, with this still very young technology.

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