PPO Chemical Imaging for Food Processing

PPO Chemical Imaging for Food Processing

PPO Smart Imaging Technology


P&P Optica (PPO) combines in-line smart imaging technology with data analytics in a novel way to help ensure the food we eat is safer, higher quality and produced with less waste.

The global food industry is facing relentless pressure to drive production volumes ever higher, with improved quality and safety of food. While automation in food handling has driven significant production gains, costly recalls are all too frequent and waste is endemic. Now with PPO’s patented automated hyperspectral imaging systems, food producers can replace subjective, error-prone visual inspection and time-consuming laboratory testing with an in-line, real-time solution. The result is higher revenue, lower costs and safer products.

Image using PPO Smart Imaging technology of ham. Highlights the intricate distribution of fat, meat, and bone.

Why P&P Optica Systems?


P&P Optica chemical imaging systems obtain more information, faster than many traditional systems available on the market today.

The P&P Optica chemical camera images an entire width of a conveyor belt at the same time. This leads to the collection of high density spectral information. Which in turn allows us to differentiate similar chemicals and to precisely measure mixtures. PPO technology sees more chemistry by collecting a more robust data set, more quickly than currently possible.

Sort and Grade More Effectively


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    Chemical Information

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    Establish Human-Independent Grading System

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    Differentiate Seemingly Similar Products by Their Chemistry

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    Quantify Differences

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    See Chemical Information Through Some Materials

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    Robust, Non-Moving Technology Ideal for Harsh Conditions

Increase Profitability


Food processing companies are under immense pressure to produce food products with high throughput, with consistency, and the highest level of efficiency as global competition places pressure on margins. At the same time, it is a must that food products be safe for the consumer. Food safety issues are highly publicized and can be very damaging to a company’s reputation and brand strength.

P&P Optica is your partner for delivering solutions that will have meaningful impact on productivity. This in turn will increase profitability in your food production business.

Whether the challenges you’ve identified are rooted in food quality, efficiency, safety, or some combination of these, talk with us about the innovative solutions we can deliver. We will leverage our expertise in chemical imaging technology, industrial process control, engineering, and project management. With a P&P Optica solution, you can count on experiencing returns through:

P&P Optica Chemical imaging for food processing places you one step ahead of your competitors.
With P&P Optica’s chemical imaging solution your premium product can now be that premium price. Ensure that consumers are paying for the highest quality every time!
Our Chemical imaging solutions ensure that your waste will consist of solely that, bad product. Sorters that sort good product into bad are now a technology of the past.
Increased efficiency through foreign material detection and high throughput. Increase process efficiency and ROI.

P&P Optica technology allows for repeatable, easy, in-line product grading and sorting. The use of PPO Chemical Imaging for Food Processing allows for fast, unbiased product inspection.

Grading often requires trained personnel to inspect and categorize the product. This labour-intensive process often leads to inconsistent grading, produces bias and cannot be easily transferred between the producer and the recipient of the product.

Vision systems look only at shape, size and colour of the product. This means only differences that can be seen by eye can be found. P&P Optica chemical imaging shows the hidden aspect of food products. Measuring sugars, fats, water or protein becomes as easy as using an in-line camera.