Ensuring the quality of incoming raw materials is a critical first step in most industrial processes. Identification of non-conforming materials can improve operational performance and save valuable time. Quality control is at least equally important during the manufacturing process to produce better quality products and to increase profitability. Near-infrared (NIR) spectroscopy is an easy-to-use measurement tool for rapid, non-destructive, material inspection. NIR spectroscopy can determine both the identity and purity of raw materials and allows for non-destructive sampling and material analysis (sometimes even directly through plastic bags) thereby eliminating the need for messy and time consuming sampling and sample prep associated with many traditional analytical laboratory methods. Results can be measured in seconds allowing for a more efficient assessment of raw materials to enable more timely decisions.
- No sample prep
- Real-time results
- In situ measurements
- At-line measurements
Shown right: The LabSpec laboratory analyzer in the goLab Mobile Work Station in use for raw material inspection on a loading dock.
ASD provides rugged, truly-portable, research-grade instruments, accessories, and software for real-time, on-the-spot material inspection through final product. ASD’s measurement solutions allow manufacturers to implement cost-effective 100% incoming material inspection where and when it's needed—in the field, on the receiving dock, in the warehouse and production facilities, or just about anywhere else you can imagine.
Optimize your material inspection process with ASD technology and:
- Decrease out-of-spec product and waste
- Improve product quality and yield
- Boost your bottom line
Raw material analysis is ideal for a variety of industries. Explore the applications below, ideally suited for ASD's instruments, software and service solutions.