Sherlock Observer – detects all types of foreign bodies in food by using Chemical Imaging Technology (CIT).
Sherlock Observer’s prevention of foreign bodies is extremly powerful. All kinds of foreign bodies, such as residues of glass, plastics, metal, wood, cardboard, plants or animals, which do not correspond to the spectral range of the conforming product, will be detected by Sherlock Observer. Differences in colour, shape, surface or density are not relevant. In case of foreign bodies, Sherlock Observer will deliver a signal, which can be used to output alarms and stop processes or automatically reject parts of the product. If foreign bodies are to be rejected as single objects, please have a look at Sherlock Air or Sherlock Separator in our product range.
Fields of application
Detection of foreign bodies in frozen fruits:
Left: two blackberries, volcanic stone, metal, cardboard and glass, partially difficult to distinguish visually.
Right: Chemical Image of the same objects, blackberries in green, foreign bodies, which are spectrally different, in re
Quality monitoring of fruit processing:
The core of the pineapple is partially ligneous and does not conform to the quality requirements. This part is identified in the chemical image in red. The remaining part of the core can be recorded permanently while the pineapple is being processed. The values can be linked to production batches.
The Sherlock Observer enables economical monitoring of your product flow for impurities or chemical composition as following:
- other organic foreign substances
In addition, the Sherlock Observerr offers the possibility of monitoring the product stream by its chemical components and output this data for your process control and Quality Assurance.
- Automatic detection of foreign substances
- Monitoring of the product stream by chemical composition
- Easy installation into existing lines