COST REDUCTION through process monitoring by means of inline UV-VIS spectrophotometry, e.g. in powder coating production or in extrusion.
Continuous spectral measurement directly in the process/material e.g. in the mixer, in the extruder, in pipelines - on liquid, paste, powder or molten media - results in complete documentation of changes in the process/process parameters and immediate intervention in case of deviation from the reference value or permitted tolerances.
EXAMPLE: Powder coating production
There are two critical steps that determine the quality of the end product: mixing and subsequent extrusion. Our inline technology is designed for precisely these two process steps. In the mixing stage, it can immediately detect the mixing quality or faulty mixing, and in the extrusion stage, the dispersion, homogeneity and stability of the process and thus the quality of the end product. Fluctuations in the dosage and quality of the raw materials used as well as changes in the process parameters are always reflected in a color change on the product, this is detected in real time with the COLVISTEC Inline technology. The result is the avoidance of faulty batches and contamination.
Inline process monitoring is also increasingly used e.g. in process development. It stands for the minimization of rejects and avoidance of immense costs, e.g. for working time, delays in delivery dates, raw material usage, recipe optimization and complete quality proof.