Digitization in the field of NIR spectroscopy (smart sensors)

Digitalization is advancing, also in NIR spectroscopy, which enables trainable miniature smart sensors e.g. for analyses in the food&feed, chemical and pharmaceutical sectors.

The calibration is the core of a NIR spectroscopy sensor, it enables the numerous applications and should therefore not be the weakest link in the measurement chain.

The development of calibrations that turn NIR spectrometers into smart sensors is done manually by experts (NIR specialist, chemometrician, data scientist) with so-called chemometrics software.

This is very time-consuming (time to market) and the result is person-dependent and thus suboptimal, because each expert has his own preferred way of proceeding. In addition, the calibrations have to be maintained, as new data has been collected in the meantime, which can be used to extend and improve the calibrations.

This is where our automated service comes in, combining the knowledge and good practices of NIR spectroscopy and chemometrics collected in one software and using machine learning to generate optimal calibrations.

Based on this, we have developed a complete technology platform (Time to Market) that covers the entire process from sending NIR + Lab data, to NIR Calibration as a Service, from online purchase of calibrations, to NIR Predictor software that directly evaluates newly measured NIR data locally and generates result reports.

Besides the free desktop version with user interface, the NIR Predictor can also be integrated (OEM). This can be integrated in parallel as a complement to your current Predictor, allowing the user to choose how they want to calibrate. And give them the advantage in NIR feasibility studies and NIR spectrometer evaluations to quickly provide the customer with a solid and accurate calibration that will make their NIR system deliver better results.

Advantages for your NIR users (internal or external)
  • no initial costs (no chemometrics software license required),
  • calculable operating costs (fixed amount instead of time and hourly rate) (calibration development, calibration maintenance)
  • easy to use (no chemometrics and software training),
  • quicker to use (no calibration development work) and
  • better calibrations (precision, accuracy, robustness, …)


Our chargeable service is based on the calibration development and the annual calibration use. Calibration development and calibration use can also be carried out separately (manufacturer / user).

For you as a spectrometer manufacturer, this means that you can deliver your system pre-calibrated for certain applications without incurring software license costs. And without your application specialists having to provide additional calibration services.

The unique advantages of our calibration service together with the free NIR Predictor are:
  • no software license costs (chemometrics software, predictor software, OEM integration)
  • no chemometrics know-how necessary
  • no time needed to develop optimal NIR calibrations.


If interested in using/evaluating the service :

About CalibrationModel.com : Time and knowledge intensive creation and optimization of chemometric evaluation methods for spectrometers as a service to enable more accurate analysis and measurement results.



see also

Paradigm Change in NIR

Five Mistakes to avoid on Digitalization in NIR

NIR – Total cost of ownership (TCO)

OEM / White Label Software

White Paper



Spectroscopy and Chemometrics News Weekly #41, 2020

NIR Calibration-Model Services

Spectroscopy and Chemometrics News Weekly 40, 2020 | NIRS NIR Spectroscopy MachineLearning Spectrometer Spectrometric Analytical Chemistry Chemical Analysis Lab Labs Laboratories Laboratory Software IoT Sensors QA QC Testing Quality LINK

NIR-Spectroscopy and Chemometrics News Weekly 40, 2020 Spektroskopie und Chemometrie Neuigkeiten Wöchentlich 40, 2020 | NIRS NIR Spektroskopie MachineLearning Spektrometer IoT Sensor Nahinfrarot Chemie Analytik Analysengeräte Analysentechnik Analysemethode Nahinfrarotspektroskopie Laboranalyse LINK

Spettroscopia e Chemiometria Weekly News 40, 2020 | NIRS NIR Spettroscopia MachineLearning analisi chimica Spettrale Spettrometro Chem IoT Sensore Attrezzatura analitica Laboratorio analisi prova qualità Analysesystem QualityControl LINK




Near-Infrared Spectroscopy (NIRS)

“Comparison of four mobile, non‐invasive diagnostic techniques for differentiating glass types in historical leaded windows: MA‐XRF, UV–Vis–NIR, Raman …” LINK

“NIR associated to PLS and SVM for fast and non-destructive determination of C, N, P, and K contents in poultry litter” LINK

“Feasibility of FT-NIR spectroscopy and Vis/NIR hyperspectral imaging for sorting unsound chestnuts” LINK

“Estimating purple-soil moisture content using Vis-NIR spectroscopy” | LINK




Infrared Spectroscopy (IR) and Near-Infrared Spectroscopy (NIR)

“Classification approaches for sorting maize (Zea mays subsp. mays) haploids using single‐kernel near‐infrared spectroscopy” LINK

“Near Infrared and Aquaphotomic analysis of water absorption in lactate containing media” LINK

“Classification of Imbalanced Near-infrared Spectroscopy Data” LINK

“Meat freshness revealed by visible to near-infrared spectroscopy and principal component analysis” LINK

“Measurement of the diffusion coefficient and hydrogen bonds of water in a dry-protective solution by microscopic near-infrared spectroscopy” LINK

“Authentication of Antibiotics Using Portable Near-Infrared Spectroscopy and Multivariate Data Analysis” LINK

“Infrared spectroscopy approaches support soil organic carbon estimations to evaluate land degradation” LINK

“Assessment of some wood properties by near infrared spectroscopy” LINK

“Impact of spectroscopic information on total column water vapor retrieval in the near-infrared spectral region” LINK

“Prediction of intramuscular fat in lamb by visible and near-infrared spectroscopy in an abattoir environment” LINK




Raman Spectroscopy

“Principal Component Regression for Forensic Age Determination Using the Raman Spectra of Teeth” LINK




Hyperspectral Imaging (HSI)

“Rapid and nondestructive evaluation of hygroscopic behavior changes of thermally modified softwood and hardwood samples using near-infrared hyperspectral imaging (NIR-HSI)” LINK

“Differentiation of Environmental Bacteria Using Hyperspectral Imaging Technology And Multivariate Analysis” LINK




Chemometrics and Machine Learning

“Comprehensive chemometric classification of snack products based on their near infrared spectra” LINK

“Adulteration detection of corn oil, rapeseed oil and sunflower oil in camellia oil by in situ diffuse reflectance near-infrared spectroscopy and chemometrics” LINK

“Near-Infrared Spectroscopy Coupled Chemometric Algorithms for Rapid Origin Identification and Lipid Content Detection of Pinus Koraiensis Seeds” Sensors LINK

“Application of Generative Adversarial Network for the Prediction of Gasoline Properties” LINK

“Near Infrared Reflectance Spectroscopy Coupled to Chemometrics as a Cost-Effective, Rapid and Non-Destructive Tool for Fish Fraud Control: Monitoring Source …” LINK

“Using chemometrics to characterise and unravel the near infra-red spectral changes induced in aubergine fruit by chilling injury as influenced by storage time and …” LINK




Equipment for Spectroscopy

“Water as a probe to understand the traditional Chinese medicine extraction process with near infrared spectroscopy: a case of Danshen (Salvia miltiorrhiza Bge) …” LINK




Process Control and NIR Sensors

“Sample Mass Estimate for the Use of Near-Infrared and Raman Spectroscopy to Monitor Content Uniformity in a Tablet Press Feed Frame of a Drug Product Continuous Manufacturing Process” LINK




Environment NIR-Spectroscopy Application

“ESTIMATION OF SOIL HEAVY METAL COMBINING FRACTIONAL ORDER DERIVATIVE” LINK

“Metabolomics approaches for analysing effects of geographic and environmental factors on the variation of root essential oils of Ferula assa-foetida L.” LINK




Agriculture NIR-Spectroscopy Usage

“Principles and Applications of Vibrational Spectroscopic Imaging in Plant Science: A Review.” LINK




Food & Feed Industry NIR Usage

“Multi-block classification of chocolate and cocoa samples into sensory poles” LINK




Pharma Industry NIR Usage

“Rapid quantification of active pharmaceutical ingredient for sugar-free Yangwei granules in commercial production using FT-NIR spectroscopy based on machine …” LINK




Laboratory and NIR-Spectroscopy

“Resin and volatile content of melamine-impregnated paper assessed by near infrared spectroscopy, a simulation of the industrial process using a laboratory-scale …” | LINK




Other

“Development of an automatic sorting robot for construction and demolition waste” LINK

“SEASONAL SPECTRAL SEPARABILITY OF SELECTED GRASSES: CASE STUDY FROM THE KRKONOŠE MTS. TUNDRA ECOSYSTEM” LINK

“Polymer types ingested by northern fulmars (Fulmarus glacialis) and southern hemisphere relatives.” LINK

“High-sensitive spectroscopy for remote sensing of concrete structures” LINK





NIR Analysis in Laboratory and Laboratories – aka NIR Labs and NIR testing


Do you have a NIR spectrometer in your Lab?

How many other analytics you do in the Lab could be done faster and cheaper with NIR?

Is this possible and precise enough?

Try, we have the solution for you!
You have the NIR, scan the samples, you have the lab values and the spectra, we calibrate for you!

To see if the application is possible and how precise it can be due to knowledge based intensive model optimizations.

We do the NIR feasibility study with data for you. Fixed prices

NIR has huge application potentials and it’s a Green analytical method, that’s fast and easy to use. And has today the possibility to scale out with inexpensive mobile NIR spectrometers.

Bring the Lab to the sample. To avoid sample transport and get immediate results for decision at the place or in the process.

Just try the NIR application, use the NIR daily, collect data in parallel, we develop, optimize and maintain the calibration models for you.

How do you think?

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What is possible today with NIR?
The number of different Applications exploded in the last 2-3 years!
See NIR research papers news daily on @CalibModel or the 7-day summariesNIR News Weekly” here.

Spectroscopy and Chemometrics News Weekly #35, 2020

NIR Calibration-Model Services

Spectroscopy and Chemometrics News Weekly 34, 2020 | NIRS NIR Spectroscopy MachineLearning Spectrometer Spectrometric Analytical Chemistry Chemical Analysis Lab Labs Laboratories Laboratory Software IoT Sensors QA QC Testing Quality LINK

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Near-Infrared Spectroscopy (NIRS)

“Modelos NIRS para as características químicas da madeira de Eucalyptus benthamii Maiden & Cambage” LINK

“Application of in situ near infra-red spectroscopy (NIRS) for monitoring biopharmaceuticals production by cell cultures” LINK

“Using the NIRS for analyzes of soil clay content” LINK

“Determination of compost maturity using near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS)” LINK

“Screening Risk Assessment of Agricultural Areas under a High Level of Anthropopressure Based on Chemical Indexes and VIS-NIR Spectroscopy” LINK

“… an algorithm for processing Red Green Blue (RGB) images for the estimation of crude protein in grasses vs Near Infrared Reflectance Spectroscopy Technology (NIRS …” LINK

“Monitoring of cheese maturation using near infrared-hyperspectral imaging (NIR-HIS)” LINK

“Selection of sugarcane clones via multivariate models using near-infrared (NIR) spectroscopy data” LINK




Infrared Spectroscopy (IR) and Near-Infrared Spectroscopy (NIR)

“Rapid and simultaneous analysis of multiple wine quality indicators through near-infrared spectroscopy with twice optimization for wavelength model” LINK

“Manuka honey adulteration detection based on near-infrared spectroscopy combined with aquaphotomics” LINK

” Identification of Marine Fish Taxa by Linear Discriminant Analysis of Reflection Spectra in the Near-Infrared Region” LINK

“Assessment of Intact Macadamia Nut Internal Defects Using Near-Infrared Spectroscopy” LINK

“Rational design of near-infrared platinum(ii)-acetylide conjugated polymers for photoacoustic imaging-guided synergistic phototherapy under 808 nm irradiation.” LINK

“Classification of fish species from different ecosystems using the near infrared diffuse reflectance spectra of otoliths” LINK

“Three new Amazonian species of Myrcia sect. Myrcia (Myrtaceae) based on morphology and near-infrared spectroscopy” LINK

“Rapid Online Determination of Feed Concentration in Nitroguanidine Spray Drying Process by Near Infrared Spectroscopy” LINK




Raman Spectroscopy

“Monitoring the Caustic Dissolution of Aluminum Alloy in a Radiochemical Hot Cell Using Raman Spectroscopy” LINK




Hyperspectral Imaging (HSI)

“Hyperspectral Imaging and Deep Learning for Food Safety Assessment” LINK




Chemometrics and Machine Learning

“Rapid and Nondestructive Freshness Determination of Tilapia Fillets by a Portable Near-Infrared Spectrometer Combined with Chemometrics Methods” LINK

“Non-Targeted Detection of Adulterants in Almond Powder Using Spectroscopic Techniques Combined with Chemometrics.” LINK




Environment NIR-Spectroscopy Application

“Mobile Proximal Sensing with Visible and Near Infrared Spectroscopy for Digital Soil Mapping” LINK




Agriculture NIR-Spectroscopy Usage

“Imaging Techniques for Chicken Products Detection” LINK

“Usage of visual and near-infrared spectroscopy to predict soil properties in forest stands” LINK

“NUTRIENT CONTENT OF SOYBEAN MEAL FROM DIFFERENT ORIGINS BASED ON NEAR INFRARED REFLECTANCE SPECTROSCOPY” LINK

“Robustness of visible near-infrared and mid-infrared spectroscopic models to changes in the quantity and quality of crop residues in soil” LINK

“Use of leaf hyperspectral data and different regression models to estimate photosynthetic parameters (Vcmax and Jmax) in three different row crops” LINK

“Rapid and direct detection of small microplastics in aquatic samples by a new near infrared hyperspectral imaging (NIR-HSI) method” LINK




Horticulture NIR-Spectroscopy Applications

“Prediction of Soluble Solids Content During Storage of Apples with Different Maturity Based on VIS/NIR Spectroscopy” LINK

“A new spectral pretreatment method for detecting soluble solids content of pears using Vis/NIR spectroscopy” LINK

“Research on the Performance of Juicy Peach Sugar Content Detection Model Based on Near Infrared Spectroscopy” LINK




Forestry and Wood Industry NIR Usage

“The Effect of Construction and Demolition Waste Plastic Fractions on Wood-Polymer Composite Properties” LINK




Food & Feed Industry NIR Usage

“Non-destructive Assessment of Flesh Firmness and Dietary Antioxidants of Greenhouse-grown Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L.) at Different Fruit Maturity Stages” LINK

“Comparative analysis of rice seed viability detection based on different spectral bands” LINK

“Detection of chocolate powder adulteration with peanut using near-infrared hyperspectral imaging and Multivariate Curve Resolution” LINK





Spectroscopy and Chemometrics News Weekly #30, 2020

NIR Calibration-Model Services

Development of quantitative Multivariate Prediction Models for Near Infrared Spectrometers | NIRS HSI LINK

Spectroscopy and Chemometrics News Weekly 29, 2020 | NIRS NIR Spectroscopy MachineLearning Spectrometer Spectrometric Analytical Chemistry Chemical Analysis Lab Labs Laboratories Laboratory Software IoT Sensors QA QC Testing Quality LINK

Spektroskopie und Chemometrie Neuigkeiten Wöchentlich 29, 2020 | NIRS NIR Spektroskopie MachineLearning Spektrometer IoT Sensor Nahinfrarot Chemie Analytik Analysengeräte Analysentechnik Analysemethode Nahinfrarotspektroskopie Laboranalyse LINK

Spettroscopia e Chemiometria Weekly News 29, 2020 | NIRS NIR Spettroscopia MachineLearning analisi chimica Spettrale Spettrometro Chem IoT Sensore Attrezzatura analitica Laboratorio analisi prova qualità Analysesystem QualityControl LINK

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Near-Infrared Spectroscopy (NIRS)

“Non-Destructive Determination of Quality Traits of Cashew Apples (Anacardium Occidentale, L.) Using a Portable near Infrared Spectrophotometer” LINK

“Non-destructive classification and prediction of aflatoxin-B1 concentration in maize kernels using Vis–NIR (400–1000 nm) hyperspectral imaging” LINK

“Determination of glucose content with a concentration within the physiological range by FT-NIR spectroscopy in a trans-reflectance mode” LINK

“Evaluating taste-related attributes of black tea by micro-NIRS” LINK




Infrared Spectroscopy (IR) and Near-Infrared Spectroscopy (NIR)

“Rapid authentication of Pseudostellaria heterophylla (Taizishen) from different regions by nearinfrared spectroscopy combined with chemometric methods” LINK

“Agronomy, Vol. 10, Pages 828: Estimating Sensory Properties with Near-Infrared Spectroscopy: A Tool for Quality Control and Breeding of Calçots (Allium cepa L.)” LINK

“Spectral observation of agarwood by infrared spectroscopy: The differences of infected and normal Aquilaria microcarpa” LINK

“Quantitative near infrared spectroscopic analysis of Tricholoma matsutake based on information extraction using the elastic net” LINK

“Visible-near infrared spectroscopy for detection of blood in sheep faeces” LINK

” … dans le proche infrarouge et techniques de chimiométrie Detection of addition of barley to coffee using near infrared spectroscopy and chemometric techniques” LINK

“Forests, Vol. 11, Pages 644: A Comparison of the Loading Direction for Bending Strength with Different Wood Measurement Surfaces Using Near-Infrared Spectroscopy” LINK

“Rapid assessment of soil condition in Kenya through development of near infrared spectral indicatators” LINK




Chemometrics and Machine Learning

“Determination of apple varieties by near infrared reflectance spectroscopy coupled with improved possibilistic Gath–Geva clustering algorithm” LINK

“Two-Dimensional Correlation Spectroscopy: The Power of Power Spectra” LINK

“Simple and fast spectrophotometric method based on chemometrics for the measurement of multicomponent adsorption kinetics” LINK

“Real time detection of amphetamine in oral fluids by MicroNIR/Chemometrics.” LINK

“In‐vitro digestion of the bioactives originating from the Lamiaceae family herbal teas: A kinetic and PLS modeling study” LINK

“Models for predicting the within-tree and regional variation of tracheid length and width for plantation loblolly pine” LINK




Research on Spectroscopy

“Study on rapid quality analysis method of Shengxuebao Mixture” LINK

“MD dating: molecular decay (MD) in pinewood as a dating method” LINK

Altersbestimmung von Holz mittels FTIR-Spektroskopie: Durch die Zusammenarbeit von Holz-, Materialwissenschaftler*innen und Statistikern konnte nach über 70 Jahren eine dritte Datierungsmethode neben der Jahrringanalyse und der Radiokarbonmethode im… LINK




Equipment for Spectroscopy

“Quality assessment of instant green tea using portable NIR spectrometer.” LINK




Process Control and NIR Sensors

“From powder to tablets: Investigation of residence time distributions in a continuous manufacturing process train as basis for continuous process verification” LINK

“Non-destructive, non-invasive, in-line real-time phase-based reflectance for quality monitoring of fruit” LINK




Agriculture NIR-Spectroscopy Usage

“Estimating soil organic carbon density in Northern China’s agro-pastoral ecotone using vis-NIR spectroscopy” LINK

“Retrieval of aboveground crop nitrogen content with a hybrid machine learning method” LINK

“Prediction of Soil Oxalate Phosphorus using Visible and Near-Infrared Spectroscopy in Natural and Cultivated System Soils of Madagascar” LINK

“Sensors, Vol. 20, Pages 3208: Precise Estimation of NDVI with a Simple NIR Sensitive RGB Camera and Machine Learning Methods for Corn Plants” LINK

“The application of R language in the selection of characteristic bands for the prediction of protein content in milk powder by Near Infrared Spectroscopy” LINK

“Onsite nutritional diagnosis of tea plants using micro near-infrared spectrometer coupled with chemometrics” LINK




Horticulture NIR-Spectroscopy Applications

“Improving the accuracy of near-infrared (NIR) spectroscopy method to predict the oil content of oil palm fresh fruits” LINK




Laboratory and NIR-Spectroscopy

“Non-destructive determination of apple quality parameters of variety’red jonaprince’using near infrared spectroscopy.” LINK

“Laboratory Methods for Evaluating Forage Quality” LINK




Other

“Automatic Walnut Sorting System Based on Adaptive Fuzzy Control” LINK

“Industrial gas chromatographs” LINK





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