Inline NIR Spectrometer

Inline spectrophotometers using diode array technology with a wide range of applications in the Agricultural, Food, Industrial and Chemical sectors. Pre calibrated and designed to measure multiple parameters simultaneously at high speed in real time online.

Polispec Inline Spectrophotometer

Polispec Inline Spectrophotometer

The Polispec range of online spectrophotometers manufactured by ITPhotonics have an industrial design and are available with different ranges of wavelengths selected dependent upon the application.

Principle of operation

Using state of the art diode array technology the principle of operation is based on the interaction of a light source with the molecules and with the chemical bonds that characterize the matrix to be analyzed, thus allowing Polispec to perform both quantitative and qualitative measurements.

Design Philosophy

All Polispec instruments are unique because of the direct relationship between the measurement optics and the spectrograph analysis module, this feature enables us to have a system compact in shape and the robustness required for the industrial environments they are expected to perform in.

Quality

Polispec devices have been designed to operate in various types of environments and provide stable, accurate and reliable results even in the harshest of conditions. The analyser can be provided in various package types with different IP ratings based on the application environment.

Software Innovation

The range of Polyspec in line and portable spectrophotometers come with a complete range of innovative software solutions that allow the instruments to be used in multiple contexts, both as portable systems and as tools integrated in the process. In addition to the availability of some pre-calibrated versions, we also provide software packages for management of the calibration curves so the client is able to create their own algorithms.

Application Advantages

  • Ease of integration – The Polispec range is flexible to allow integration into a wide variety of production processes.
  • User friendly operation – The polispec instruments and software are intuitive in their use so the user can interact with the system without the need of expert training.
  • Real time data – Analysis with Polispec systems allows the user to get immediate results obtaining real time information on the process.
  • Accuracy – As a result of the advanced technology the Polispec instruments are able to measure accurately and reliably with zero drift over time.
  • Versatile analysis – The measurements obtained with the Polispec systems are real time, non destructive and multiple parameters can be analysed simultaneously. This makes the system very versatile in its application to various processes.

Industrial Inline applications

The Polispec product range along with the series of adapters offer a range of solutions for the industry with applications in:

  • Chemical
  • Dairy
  • Food
  • Mining
  • Mineral
  • Snack Food
  • Biofuel
  • Others

Installations are typically on production lines and for the management of industrial processes, for classification of goods, raw materials and materials.

The Polispec industrial range meets the highest degrees of IP protection against the intrusion of solid particles and the access of liquids. The entire external structure of Polispec Industry sensors and the parts designed to be in contact with the measured product can be made with materials to suit the production environment.

Integration of the system with plant automation systems is possible via various industry protocols that can be embedded into the Polispec sensor.

Our technical department can support the development of analytical techniques and calibration curves necessary for specific applications, also provide commissioning, training and after sales support right here in Australia.

Chemical and Scientific Applications

We have a wide range of spectrophotometers suitable for the needs of laboratories, research centers and production facilities in the chemical industry. The Polispec range has modular solutions with integrated optics or with fiber optic systems for reflectance, transflectance, transmittance measurements and available for different spectral ranges for the analysis of both solids and liquids.

Alongside our technologies, we offer a powerful software package for measurement management, processing spectra, standardization and for the protection of chemometric models. This makes the Polispec particularly useful for Scientific purposes.

Agriculture Inline applications

ITPhotonics have been engaged in the development of “ready to use” solutions
for the agricultural and agro-industrial sectors since the company’s inception.

We are able to offer Polispec systems to the agricultural sectors for installation directly on processing machines and systems, complete with accessories, software and a wide choice of calibration models.

The Polispec line is designed for use in all agricultural processes in which immediate and precise measurements are required for the management of variables and for self-control programs.

The system comes with mounting adapters, control buttons, WiFi communication,
rechargeable battery. There is also a rugged 10 inch touchscreen tablet PC running the poliDATA software with ready-to-use calibration curves (the curves are subject to an annual license for their use).

Thanks to all this, Polispec NIR is the best inline instrument designed for applications in the field, in farm and where rapid real time measurements and precise answers are required.

Integrated inline system on a self propelled mixer wagon

The system, installed on the mixing wagon tub, measures the product
and its mixing status in real time. This enables nutritional control of the ration with the relative recipe. Thanks to the measurement of both the nutritional properties (proteins, fibers and starch) and the physical properties (length of the particles and their distribution), the system is able to alert the operator of the mixing state and to record the measured data in association with the actual weight of the ration (if linked to the weighing system) and the dry matter content available per head.

The Polispec system communicates with the ISO BOX Cabin display sending and processing data for the operator. Using the 3 programs poliTMR, TMR Manager and TMR Sync all the information can be processed for customised and targeted analysis of the feeding process.

Available for installation on self-propelled, trailed and stationary wagons, with the possibility
of connection via the CANbus network to the weighing system. The monitor is installed in the cabin thanks to a docking station vehicle specially designed to allow you to detach the screen and use the system also as a portable instrument.

In Line NIR for Trailed mixer wagon

Polispec NIR for precision feeding in a single configuration for installation on a trailed mixer wagon. The sensor is installed on the mixing tank where it is able to provide accurate measurements of the nutritional composition of the ration and the homogeneity of cutting and mixing of the nutrients and physical particle composition.

 

In tank NIR for stationarey mixer wagon

Available for installation on stationary wagons, with the possibility of connection via the CANbus network to the weighbridge. Polispec NIR is installed on the mixing tank where it is able to provide accurate measurements of the nutritional composition of the ration and the homogeneity of cutting and mixing of the nutrients and physical particle composition.

Inline NIR for combine harvester

Polispec NIR can be installed on a combine harvester for precision farming and provides knowledge for the operator to optimise cultivation techniques in order to maximise the quantity and quality of crops.

The Polispec NIR system is installed on the porter of the machine thanks to AGS (Active Grain Sampler), a device capable of continuously sampling the flow of collected product and self-regulating according to the instantaneous flow rate. Connected via ISObus to the virtual terminal of the machine and to the GPS antenna, the Polispec NIR system is able to provide detailed maps on the quality of crops, guaranteeing traceability and providing essential data for the development of a correct agronomic plan.

Inline NIR for forage harvester

Polispec NIR installed on the forage harvester is an innovative system that guarantees constant control of all the harvested product thanks to the integration on the ISObus
network of the machine and the GPS antenna. This allows the system to collect precise data on the quality of the products and map them on the surface of the cultivated areas. This guarantees correct management of agronomic processes. The data collected is useful for the operator with and can be used for the best management of the cultivated areas with respect to their production capacity.

Inline NIR on slurry spreading tanks

Polispec NIR installed on slurry spreading tanks is used for the measurement of nitrogen, phosphate and organic fertilizers. The system consists of a duct for installing the Polispec NIR sensor and is available in two versions.

The first can be installed to carry out analysis during the loading phase, with the
system providing an average of the data measured to correctly set the discharge
volumes for fixed rate spreading. The other application is as an input to the prescription map for variable rate spreading.

The Polispec NIR sensor can be installed with the appropriate pressure duct kit (6 “or 8”
pipes). The system measures and sends data to the processing unit located in the cabin within reach of the operator.

Polispec LITE is a reflection spectrophotometer (also configurable for transmission or contactless applications), the analyser is compact design and equipped with a sophisticated light engine and automatic reference wavelengths to eliminate drift. Available in different spectral configurations between 400 and 1100 nm, i.e. between the end of the visible spectrum and the first part of the near infra-red spectrum.

Polispec LITE has been designed for both portable use and for in-process installation using a range of adapters. The system is particularly suitable for the analysis of macro-elements and designed to operate in a wide range of process conditions,

The casing is made entirely of anodised aluminum, and a large heat sink is located at the front removes the heat generated by the light source. Designed for reflectance analysis, this instrument integrates diffuse/0° acquisition optics and a system of automatic internal references which, when configured for portable mode, can be controlled by two buttons positioned on the body of the instrument itself.

The area framed by the collection optics is extremely large and particularly suitable for the analysis of whole and non-homogeneous products or even products in a dynamic process.

For in-process installation, adapters can be created in different shapes and materials to be able to adapt the Polispec to the process requirements.

The software interface is extremely simple, intuitive and compatible with different calibration suites for users who wish to develop their own chemometric models.

We have created the entire software infrastructure to be user friendly and also to interact with plant PLC systems or CAN protocols. Both the hardware and software configurations of the Polispec instrument range can be adapted for compatibility with different protocols and communication interfaces, so that the integration work is seamless for the user

Polispec VIS-NIT is an extremely robust spectrophotometric sensor, designed to be connected via fibre optics to a variety of measurement probes and light sources. It is available in the spectral ranges between 340 and 1100 nm.

Thanks to its compact design, Polispec VIS-NIT can be easily integrated into any point of a production line. The instrument is equipped with two programmable internal signal modulators to make it more efficient even in processes where the dynamics are changing.

The casing is made of anodised aluminum and is available with different levels of IP protection ratings from liquids and dust ingress..

The software interface was developed to be easily integrated into process systems and with PLC interface modules. The entire system consists of Polispec VIS-NIT and the management software, and can be supplied with different protocols and communication interfaces, so that the integration work is minimal for the customer.

Polispec NIR is a robust and compact spectrophotometer, made both for portable use and in-process installations. It is available in the near infra-red spectral ranges, between 900 and 1700 nm.

The unique hardware and software design comes together to produce a high performance analyser in comparison to competitive systems in the market. The Polispec sensitivity, operational dynamics and signal quality are second to none. These qualities make Polispec NIR suitable for analysing very different matrices, from the most reflective to the most absorbent, without the need for different versions of the instrument for each application.

The casing is made entirely of anodised aluminum, and a large heat sink is located at the front removes the heat generated by the light source. Designed for reflectance analysis, this instrument integrates diffuse/0° acquisition optics and a system of automatic internal references which, when configured for portable mode, can be controlled by two buttons positioned on the body of the instrument itself.

The area framed by the collection optics is extremely large and particularly suitable for the analysis of whole and non-homogeneous products or even products in a dynamic process.

For in-process installation, adapters can be created in different shapes and materials to be able to adapt the Polispec to the process requirements.

The software interface is extremely simple, intuitive and compatible with different calibration suites for users who wish to develop their own chemometric models.

We have created the entire software infrastructure to be user friendly and also to interact with plant PLC systems or CAN protocols. Both the hardware and software configurations of the Polispec instrument range can be adapted for compatibility with different protocols and communication interfaces, so that the integration work is seamless for the user.

Polispec NIRe is a latest generation spectrophotometer with the widest spectral range of the entire Polispec range.

Polispec NIRe was created using the weath of experience and knowledge from other equipment in the range. The system has the same robust and compact design which makes it easy to use both as a portable instrument or for the laboratory, and as a system for installation on real time process plants.

Thanks to its particular diffraction grating and the double chip InGaAs 512 pixels sensor with controlled cooling system, poliSPEC NIRe covers the extraordinary spectral range 930-2180 nm while maintaining all the characteristics of versatility, sensitivity, operating dynamics and cleaning of the signal of the other Polispec systems.
These qualities make Polispec NIRe suitable for analysing very varied matrices, from the most reflective to the most absorbent, without the need to have different versions of the instrument for each application.

The casing is made entirely of anodised aluminum, while large heat sink is located at the front to remove the heat generated by the light source and the active cooling system of the sensor.

The area framed by the collection optics is extremely large and particularly suitable for the analysis of whole and non-homogeneous products or even products in a dynamic process.

For in-process installation, adapters can be created in different shapes and materials to be able to adapt the Polispec to the process requirements.

The software interface is extremely simple, intuitive and compatible with different calibration suites for users who wish to develop their own chemometric models. We have created the entire software infrastructure to be easy to use, both independently and for easy integration, for example, with plant PLC systems or machine CAN protocols. The instrument itself can be configured for different communication protocols in order to make its use even easier.

Polispec Inline Installation Kit

The entire Polispec product line can be mounted inline using various assembly kits. These guarantee the correct installation of the systems either within machinery or on industrial production lines.

The online installation kit assures the user of correct and safe installation, also enabling the user to easily remove the sensor for cleaning or system diagnostics.

Horizontal Installation Kit

This kit consists of an arm mounting system for the installation of Polispec instruments in the process or inside production lines or machinery.

Vertical Installation Kit

We also have mounting assemblies with adapter flanges that can be welded to the process line. These are available in different thicknesses (standard 6 mm). The installation of the instrument uses a special wear tray supplied in the kit, so the product can be measures without abrasion to the analysis unit itself. This is also recommended for vertical installations, on curved surfaces on machinery (such as mixer wagon), where the removal of the analyser is required so it can also be used as a portable system.

Inline Duct or Pipe Mounting system

Installation kit on a pressure duct or pipe is available in two sizes: 6 “(standard) or 8”. The kit is supplied complete with sealing gaskets and accessories necessary for the installation and protection of the Polispec systems. The kit is suitable for operating pressures up to 3 BAR, but with pressure peaks up to 7.5 BAR.

Forced ventilation cooling system

Protective covering cap with forced ventilation, designed for environments where it is necessary to ensure air recirculation which improves heat dissipation Typically used for environments where the ambient temperature is greater than 45C.

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