Features and benefits

Diode Array technology

Diode array technology offers several important advantages:
- Measures all wavelength simultaneously. When the product is moving, this becomes a really important advantage over older technologies. The Diode array measures all wavelengths over the entire spectra simultaneously, just like a digital camera takes an image. Other instrument technologies, including scanning mono-chromators, Spinning filter wheel instruments and FTNIR, measures the wavelengths sequentially. With the product moving, this equates to measuring one wavelength on one part of the product and the next wavelength on another part of the product. Therefore, the Diode Array technology is the most suitable for measurements on moving products.

High performance with high signal-to-noise ratio
Fast
Low maintenance

The instrument is fitted wit h a scratch resistant sapphire window. This prolongs life time, enhances measurement performance and avoids regular service visits.

Industry standard communications interface

In order to integrate seamlessly to existing control systems, the instrument is equipped with and OPC server. All communication between the instrument, control system and any other systems can utilise this.

Open Information architecture

The data is available for access in an SQL Server database.

Camera

The colour camera brings several benefits:
- Measures Colour parameters L*, b* and a*
- Detects dark spots in flours, semolina and other powder products
- Provides images and live video for operators piece of mind as well as trouble shooing
- Detects when product is moving or stopped

Dual lamp with automatic switch-over.

Long term stability

In order to avoid down-time and costly rush repair jobs, the system is fitted with dual lamps. Once the primary lamp reach the end of its working life, the second lamp is automatically put in to operation in a seamless transition.

Internal reference measurements ensures long-term measurement stability

Intra-instrument agreement

A key to successful implementation is that all instruments, be it in the same factory or on different sites, actually measures the same values. One key feature in achieving this agreement is the dynamic wavelength axis stabilisation. This feature is included with all our DA instruments and significantly enhances calibration transfer performance and measurement agreement between the laboratory and the on-line instruments.

Rugged design to suit production environments

The instrument is designed and built for long life and trouble free operation in the harsh environments that sometimes exist in production facilities. With a high level of ingress protection, a vibration resistant design and with explosion classifications according to ATEX and IECEx, a suitable installation point can be found in most operations.

Serviceability

The instrument is designed to be easy to service. This includes easy access to parts, a modular design that is easy to trouble shoot and clear, unambiguous warning and error messages.

In order to improve the serviceability and thereby reduce maintenance costs and down-time, the instrument offers a range of diagnostic tools, including
- LED indicators on the back for status messages
- Log-files for warnings and errors
- Remote access through standard Windows tools for software up-dates, maintenance and trouble-shooting
- Easy access to consumable parts