What is VISUM?

The technology:

Near Infrared (NIR) Spectroscopy devices fully customisable and easily integrated in your production line.

The solution:

From the development of the optical sensor to data management, we bring you an end-to-end solution.

The benefit:

We bring the lab to your production line.

VISUM in food


Continuous in-line monitoring of process quality and composition of ingredients for product standardisation and increased production efficiency.

VISUM in pharma


Continuous in-line monitoring of chemical composition for verification of content uniformity and determination of optimal mixing end-point in a blender.

VISUM in chemical


Continuous in-line monitoring of reaction trajectory such as polymerization and monitoring of isomer separation.

Advantages of VISUM NIR devices

VISUM PALM

Continuous measurement of all production units

Non-destructive testing

Real-time in situ analysis to immediately adjust process parameters

Simultaneous measurement of multiple parameters

No sample preparation

VISUM InLine

Discover our application notes

HOW TO AVOID MEAT SCANDALS OF TOMORROW

In-line chemical analysis to prevent adulteration and detect the “Undesired Unknown”

AT LINE OPTIMIZATION OF MINCED MEAT MIXTURES

Real-time monitoring for a best quality and cost savings through product standardization

ROUTINE QUALITY CONTROL OF EDIBLE OILS

A NIR analyser to detect raw material adulteration and measure quality parameters

ANALYSIS  OF MOISTURE CONTENT IN SNACKS

A portable NIR analyser to determine fat, moisture and protein content in snacks in few seconds

CLASSIFICATION AND IDENTIFICATION OF TALC POWDER

A portable NIR analyser to identify and classify different types of talc powder as raw material

FLOUR PARTICLE SIZE DETERMINATION

A NIR analyser to determine particle size of the smallest fractions in flour in routine quality control

FIGHTING FOOD FRAUD: COCOA COMES CLEAN

Quality control of raw material in place by detecting the ‘Unknown’

Latest news

VISUM NIR to reduce the effects of swine fever in the meat industry

The epidemic of swine fever (PPA) in China destabilizes the global market and triggers the price of meat An outbreak of swine fever originated in Africa (safe for humans but mortal for animals) has been detected in China in recent weeks and it has all the worldwide meat producers in suspense. The epidemic has spread rapidly […]

IMPhocus 2019: Photonics Technologies, Image and Nanotechnology

After the great success reached on the last edition of 2017, Grupo Álava held a new IMPhocus 2019, ‘Photonics Technologies, Image and Nanotechnology Seminar’ during the past 4th and 5th June in Madrid. The main purpose of this seminar was to join the main professionals of these fields in order to share opinions, discuss the […]

NIR and HSI solutions for quality inspection in meat industry

Past 17th May, INNOVACC Cluster held a Technical Seminar in Vic, ‘Industry 4.0, Automatisation and Robotisation in the meat sector’ addressed to Production, Maintenance, R+D and Engineering departments from meat industries. Joan Puig, Deputy Director, gave a conference about the use of NIR Spectroscopy and Hyperspectral Imaging (HSI) technologies in the meat sector and the benefits […]

VISUM at ‘New technologies for Agro-food sector’ Workshop of SECPHO

From 16 to 17 May, SECPHO held a new Workshop where the applications of light technologies in the agro-food sector were the main characters: ‘New Technologies for Agriculture & Food Industry’. The European Commission has declared Photonics as one of the essential technologies to promote the development of several market areas. The continuous improvements in this […]

What our clients say about us

The use of VISUM Palm supposes a huge revolution in our meaning to maintain 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 qualities of fried products, like moisture and fat percentages. This functionality helps to save arduous lab tasks and lets our employees stay focus on other high value-added duties. The ROI is clear and well based.
- Marina Diana, Scientific Research Manager at EUROPASTRY, S.A.
Under the framework of the EU funded H2020 project, Agrimax, we have been testing the feasibility of selected rapid and non-destructive sensors for monitoring and control of 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. It allows 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
All and all, VISUM Palm is a solid piece of equipment which is portable, user-friendly and has a lot of potentials.
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 Koidis’ team, Queen's University Belfast