APOS as innovator of many applications in industrial spectroscopy in multiple industries
All APOS products are combinations of a set of flexible applicable hardware components, the APOS operating system CCS for application control, the APOS analytics software APC and a corresponding application, such as the ProcessOPT software to visualize various parameters of various sensors in real time in parallel.
NIR and how it works
APOS’ sensors spread light onto to be analysed material. A portion of the light, as with human sight, is reflected and reaches the optics of the sensor again. The reflection is transferred to a spectrometer over a fiber optical cable and is converted into digital signals.
This technology used by APOS is called spectroscopy, mainly near-infrared-spectroscopy (NIR) in various bandwidths. Many ingredients (especially NH and OH molecules and combinations) in the analysed spectral area provide a very specific reflection or absorption of light. This digitalized reflection (as a spectrum) of a sample or material flow can be analysed with mathematical methods in real time.
This spectrum is examined by the APOS analytics software at certain points of the spectrum. Depending on the material to be examined highly reliable online analyses are possible, e.g. regarding water content, ash content, fat, starch, curing degree of resins, wood type and many more.
APOS delivers turnkey. The customer does not have to invest time in developing his own calibrations. We do this for you, in our in-house lab. We started our huge calibration database in 2010 and it has been growing ever since. Today, 90% of our calibrations delivered to customers are off the shelf. Order to delivery for a fully operating system is 4-6 weeks. Order, install, run.
APOS offers various sensors for various applications, to measure in contact or distance. Those are IP65, ATEX 22 and can even work in pressurized environments of up to 25 bar and 200°C material temperature. APOS oldest sensors in the field in 2020 are in abrasive environments for over 60.000 operating hours and are still fine.
APOS modular design
All APOS systems consists of the same hard- and software components, but individually configured for the customer requirement. Tailor made based on standardized components.
APOS continuously develops systems, applications, and calibrations for new solutions in other application areas. Contact us.