Hyperspectral Imaging in Quality Control for the Global Meat Industry

Let’s take a look at the role of Hyperspectral Imaging in Quality and Integrity for the Global Meat Industry.

One of the international speakers at next week’s ICoMST 2018 (64th International Congress of Meat Science and Technology) is Dr Marlon dos Reis, Senior Scientist – Food and Bio-based Products at AgResearch in New Zealand.

ICoMST is to be held in Melbourne with the theme of Quality and Integrity for Global Consumers. e.g. Test whether lamb meat is really lamb.

We can’t wait to hear Dr dos Reis speak on “Chemometrics and hyperspectral imaging applied to assessment of chemical, textural and structural characteristics of meat”, corresponding to his work to be published in Volume 144 of the Meat Science Journal (October 2018)

A video of Dr dos Reis’ presentation will be available after the congress.

Applications for Chemometrics in Meat Science

In his career, Dr dos Reis has focus ed on the application and development of spectroscopic techniques for the assessment of meat, including techniques based on nuclear magnetic resonance, NIR spectroscopy and Hyperspectral imaging.

Dr Marlon dos Reis, New Zealand - Hyperspectral Imaging Expert

Attracted to AgResearch in New Zealand in 2007, Marlon is excited to apply chemometrics across so many applications and we are excited to learn from him first-hand. In an interview recorded on the AgResearch website, he explained his current projects.

“In Chemometrics we develop and apply statistical and mathematical models to interpret and do better use of data related to chemistry. For example in food assurance we collected spectroscopic data (e.g. near infrared spectra) which brings lots of information about the chemical composition and structure of food.

“This type of data is very easy to collect but needs chemometric models to be useful. So I develop chemometric models for applications such authentication (e.g. test whether lamb meat is really lamb), to predict functional attributes (e.g. bulk density of dairy powder) assess whether the product is still within the expected shelf-life and others.”

A Major Focus for Headwall Photonics and Portable Analytical Solutions (PAS)

Using Hyperspectral Imaging in Food Safety and Pathogen Detection

Headwall’s Infrared Hyperspectral solutions offer a depth of vision far beyond the capabilities of any other technology.

It is a major step forward in the successful detection of foreign matter and pathogens that are unseen visually but impact the safety of the foods we eat. From poultry and seafood to lamb, beef, and specialty crops, spectral imaging delivers a level of material classification that far exceeds typical RGB cameras.

PAS has been the Australia / New Zealand distributor of Headwall spectral imaging including the award-winning Hyperspec® instruments since 2013. We provide sales support, service and training for these application-specific, rugged and versatile analysers.

Contact PAS about these key products

 

QualitySpec Trek

QualitySpec Trek

Analytical Spectral Devices – Spectral Imaging

The QualitySpec Trek portable spectrometer is a truly portable full-range spectrometer that is fast, accurate, and easy to use that provides full range spectra in seconds.

This top line portable spectrometer delivers precision full range spectral measurements through a hand-held system designed around a radically streamlined cable-free workflow. With one pull of the trigger this hand-held, full-range (350-2500nm), and portable spectrometer delivers accurate spectral results in seconds.

SPECIFICATIONS

Spectral Range (nm)350-2500
Spectral Resolution3 nm @ 700 nm
9.8 nm @ 1400 nm
8.1 nm @ 2100 nm
Height x Width x Depthcm: 31 x 10 x 30
in: 12.3 x 4.0 x 11.7
Weight with battery2.5 kg
5.5 lbs
Weight without battery2.0 kg
4.3 lbs
LanguagesEnglish, Spanish, Chinese

How to Apply the QualitySpec analyser

Industrial / NDT / Materials Analysis / Forestry /Oil Analysis / Mineral Processing

Speak to PAS to find the ASD QualitySpec model best suited to your application.

LABSPEC NIR SPECTROMETERS

LabSpec NIR Spectrometers

Analytical Spectral Devices (ASD) – NIR

Portable, laboratory-grade instrumentation for fast-moving environments, LabSpec performs rapid, non-destructive qualitative and quantitative materials analysis using state-of-the-art NIR technology.

With options in Standard-Res, High-Res and Benchtop analysers, these spectrometers are optimised for rapid analysis, providing instant results with no sample preparation.

  • Evaluate hundreds of samples per day
  • Real-time identification of liquid and solid spectral characteristics
  • Measure multiple properties simultaneously
  • Compatible with ASD sampling accessories

How to Apply LabSpec NIR instrumentation

Forestry / Pharmaceutical / Raw Material Analysis / Quality Control / Agriculture / Consumer Products

Speak to PAS for expert advice on the ASD LabSpec model best suited to your application.

QualitySpecⓇ 7000 Spectrometer

QualitySpec 7000 Spectrometers

Analytical Spectral Devices (ASD) – NIR

The ASD QualitySpec® 7000 is designed for continuous measurement of process materials transported via conveyance systems, such as solids, powders and blended materials.

A compact optical head mount over the conveyor, using a consistent quartz-halogen light source, delivers full-range instantaneous measurements. All data is communicated via high-speed Ethernet with simple data integration.

  • Over-the-conveyor materials analysis
  • Qualitative or quantitative data
  • Rapid, reliable non-contact results
  • Integrated temperature control to maintain consistency of conditions
  • Durable in any process environment

How to Apply the QualitySpec analyser

Industrial / NDT / Materials Analysis / Forestry /Oil Analysis / Mineral Processing

Speak to PAS to find the ASD QualitySpec model best suited to your application.

FieldSpec NIR Spectrometers

FieldSPEC  Spectrometers

Analytical Spectral Devices (ASD)

NIR

The Gold Standard in Field Spectroradiometers

ASD FieldSpec® line of full-range spectroradiometers deliver the fastest and most accurate spectral field measurements available with excellent performance, signal and integration speeds.

The FieldSpec range has been designed around the specific needs of researchers when collecting spectral measurements in the field. Long-range wireless increases collection coverage potential from a stationary base. Superior signal throughput, signal-to-noise, and radiometric performance regardless of atmospheric conditions.

All ASD FieldSpec spectrometers and spectroradiometers provide 3 nm spectral resolution in the VNIR (350 nm – 1000 nm) range. Four spectral resolution options are available for the SWIR (1001 nm – 2500 nm) range – Hi-Res NG, Hi-Res, Std-Res, Wide-Res.Full range (350 – 2500 nm)

  • Comprehensive options for UV/Vis/NIR/SWIR field requirements
  • Faster integration speed facilitates more measurements in a limited solar collection time window
  • Permanent fibre-optic cable design reduces the risk of signal loss
  • Pro-pack backpack easily allows field portability with the FieldSpec 4 product line

Key Applications for the FieldSpec range

Geological / Remote Sensing / Ground Truthing / Defence / Agriculture / Environmental 

Speak to PAS to find the ASD FieldSpec model best suited to your application.

A spectrometer for every occasion

The ASD FieldSpec 4 leaves the factory floor calibrated as a spectroradiometer, ready for precise radiance and irradiance measurements, but is equally suited for use as a spectrometer for accurate contact or stand-off reflectance analysis with a wide range of standard accessories.

All ASD FieldSpec spectrometers and spectroradiometers provide 3 nm spectral resolution in the VNIR (350 nm – 1000 nm) range. Four spectral resolution options are available for the SWIR (1001 nm – 2500 nm) range.

  • The enhanced 6 nm SWIR spectral resolution of the ASD FieldSpec 4 Hi-Res NG spectroradiometer provides both the sampling interval (bandwidth) and the spectral resolution to support accurate calibration and image classification analysis with the next generation high spectral resolution hyperspectral sensors.
  • With 8 nm SWIR spectral resolution the ASD FieldSpec 4 Hi-Res spectroradiometer is the instrument of choice for geological studies and atmospheric research.
  • The ASD FieldSpec 4 Standard-Res spectroradiometer, with 10 nm SWIR resolution is perfectly suited for characterizing spectral features with a resolution of 10 nm to 50 nm, which covers the technical requirements of most field researchers. The ASD FieldSpec 4 Standard-Res spectroradiometer has long been the industry’s go-to workhorse instrument for trusted field spectroscopy and the scope of potential applications is broad.
  • Because of its wide optical slit the ASD FieldSpec 4 Wide–Res spectroradiometer provides the highest signal throughput and offers the best signal to noise performance of any ASD FieldSpec model. These high throughput characteristics also benefit field measurements taken in less than optimal illumination conditions.
  • The 30 nm SWIR resolution of the ASD FieldSpec 4 Wide-Res spectroradiometer makes it an ideal fit for applications such as vegetation analysis and vegetation indices that are characterized by broad spectral features. This instrument is also available at a significantly lower price point than other ASD FieldSpec models, which makes it an attractive option when budgets are tight.
ASD Fieldspec 4 spectrometer

TerraSpec Halo

TerraSpec Halo

Analytical Spectral Devices (ASD) NIR

The TerraSpec Halo mineral identifier is the world’s only hand-held full-range NIR spectrometer, measuring the visible and shortwave infrared regions (350-2500 nm).

With a push of a button, the TerraSpec Halo delivers results in seconds; a rapid method to identify minerals and decrease associated exploration costs. Onscreen results are delivered via a proprietary mineral prediction software program gathering data from a vast mineral library obtained from some of the world’s top mineral databases.

Optimised for the demands of of its users.

  • Weighs 2.0kg without battery
  • Multiple languages
  • Onboard GPS and audio recorder
  • Customisable deposit reference library
  • Multi-mineral results and scalars

Specifications

Spectral Range (nm)350-2500
Spectral Resolution3 nm @ 700 nm
9.8 nm @ 1400 nm
8.1 nm @ 2100 nm
Height x Width x Depthcm: 31 x 10 x 30
in: 12.3 x 4.0 x 11.7
Weight with battery2.5 kg
5.5 lbs
Weight without battery2.0 kg
4.3 lbs
LanguagesEnglish
Spanish
Chinese
French

Key Applications for TerraSpec Halo

Mining and Exploration / Geothermal / Mining Production

Speak to PAS for expert guidance on ASD TerraSpec NIR analysers.

TerraSpec 4

TerraSpec NIR Spectrometers

Analytical Spectral Devices (ASD) NIR

Recognized as the de facto technology for mineralogical analysis, the rugged, portable ASD TerraSpec mineral spectrometers are trusted by top geologists for performing fast, precise geological exploration, using full-range near infrared technology.

The TerraSpec 4 Standard-Res mining analyser is ideal for a range of mining production measurement applications, including heap leach optimization, ore sorting, agglomeration optimization, and floatation ore feed control.

The TerraSpec 4 High-Res analyser with 6nm resolution enables you to determine the viability of mineral exploration targets quickly and precisely.  Enhanced optics provide even higher quality spectral results. This improved data quality of the TerraSpec High-Res analyser allows for accurate assessment of low-concentration and low-reflectance minerals.

  • High-res and standard-res options
  • Non-destructive, reliable analysis
  • Portable and built for endurance
  • Unparalleled alteration mineral analysis
  • Rapid key mineral identification

Key Applications for TerraSpec 4 Analysers

Mine Ore Analysis / Mining Production Measurement

Speak to PAS for expert guidance on ASD TerraSpec analysers.

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