Newtec's hyperspectral imaging (HSI) system, Buteo, provides customers with more sorting capabilities and can be used in the packaging industry for material innovation and better quality control.
The brain of the Buteo is Newtec's Oculus hyperspectral smart camera, which currently comes in two configurations that cover the visible-near-infrared (Vis-NIR) region from 430-1000 nm and the visible-short-wave-infrared (Vis-SWIR) region from 430-1700 nm, respectively.
Newtec recently launched its new HSI system to give customers more sorting options and access to more and new data, revealing new features for a wide variety of products. These include but are not limited to investigating hidden texts in ancient books, sorting of plastic and quality control of foods.
Hyperspectral Camera - Explainer from The University of Southern Denmark, SDU
Newtec’s hyperspectral smart camera, Oculus. For live chemical monitoring or object detection.
An example of this would be detecting potato blackhearts, which are internal defects causing the potatoes to develop a black interior, making them unfit for consumption. With the HSI cameras developed by Newtec it is possible to distinguish potatoes infected with this disease. This technique is non-destructive, which makes it easier to implement thorough quality control in the sorting process and reduces waste.
It is interesting to think of the possible advancements in food and material inspection technologies when Newtec's non-invasive sorting solution is applied to other products such as packaging materials and food.
Newtec’s hyperspectral smart camera, Oculus. Looking into the camera section of the Newtec Buteo.
For the packaging sector, specifically, this technology can have a huge impact on both sustainability practices and better quality control for the kinds of materials used in the packaging industry. Product safety and sustainability are at the core of Newtec’s values, and the capabilities of HSI certainly reflect this.
- All-in-one system
- Two configurations
- Oculus Vis-NIR
- Oculus Vis-SWIR
- Instant visualisation and processing of data
- Sub millimeter resolution size 0.17 mm x 0.25 mm
- Up to 300 mm wide scanning area
- Focused broadband halogen illumination
Newtec's hyperspectral imaging system can be used for various applications:
- Sorting of plastics, e.g., sorting polyethylene from polypropylene
- Quality control of foods
- Sorting of textiles
- Cultural heritage, pigment identification, and analysis in e.g. paintings
- Investigating hidden texts in ancient books