Most inline NIR fails to yield the payback the plant used to justify the purchase. Accurate and reliable portable analyzers allow users to achieve their payback projections by providing a true diagnostic tool as an extension of their inline NIR program.
A major challenge for plant managers, engineers and operations staff is producing consistent and high-quality end-products from highly variable raw materials and in varying environmental conditions. In these scenarios, the plant manager must have rapid access to reliable data to monitor and adjust the process to maintain consistent quality.
Many companies start with benchtop NIR instruments, but these instruments are expensive, require dedicated space, and are often not conveniently located for rapid analysis of samples from the production line. As a result, sampling is reduced and plant managers do not have proper visibility into the production process.
For many, the next obvious answer is an in-line or on-line systems to measure samples directly in the production line, but historically these projects have a low success rate.
There are many reasons that process NIR projects fail. Some of the common issues include:
Portable analyzers provide accurate and reliable analysis of raw materials, intermediates and final products for complete monitoring of production. Instant results can be acted on immediately for responsive control, and individual production streams can be evaluated to troubleshoot and diagnose production issues.
If inline systems are implemented, portable analyzers provide valuable feedback and evaluation to validate the process analyzer on the exact sample streams, protecting against drift and improving consistency across production lines.
Portable analyzers are a cost-effective way to monitor manufacturing processes and ensure accuracy and reliability. The NeoSpectra platform provides quality testing at every stage of production, from raw materials to finished product, so you can respond quickly to changes in the process and improve production efficiency.
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