The broad field of science in the form of universities, research facilities and institutes is one of the core markets for Polytec’s optical measurement technology. In this regard, the range of solutions extends from spectral imaging used to examine artwork and historical artifacts, to fiber-optic temperature measurements on friction clutches for cars.
Medicine and pharmaceuticals
Whether NIR cameras are being used to break new ground in diagnostics for optical coherence tomography, UV flash systems are being used to create sterile environments, or hyperspectral imaging systems are being used for quality assurance in pharmaceutical production, Polytec offers a wide range of products for the medical and pharmaceutical industries.
In the fast-growing market of printed electronics, with its photonic sintering systems Polytec is offering forward-looking technology for production and laboratory environments for the continuous and flexible sintering of printed circuits.
The printing of electronic components and circuits is a new technology, the potential of which is far from being fully exploited. Initial applications are found in the areas of displays, OLEDs, sensor systems and RFIDs.
The technologies used must adapt to the growing and changing requirements in this regard. Polytec, with its wide range of measurement and production technologies, offers outstanding expertise in both fields.
Solutions for Production:
- European Sintering Test Center
- UV Curing Systems
- Conductive Path Generation Adhesive Technology
Solutions for Quality Assurance:
- Resistance Measurement
- Surface Measurement
In the aerospace industry, hyperspectral imaging systems are used for satellite-based remote sensing and can also increasingly be found in so-called UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles = drones). Fiber-optic-based sensor systems are also used in development – in composite component bending tests, for example.
In the automotive industry, fiber-optic sensor systems are mainly used in research and development. Temperature and strain profiles help to optimize existing models, generate a deeper understanding of thermal process workflows and identify potential weak points within mechanical systems.
Agriculture and food
Hyperspectral imaging, in particular, opens up new horizons both in the quality control of agricultural products and in food production. The multispectral analysis of chemical composition goes far beyond the possibilities of classic machine vision. Hyperspectral imaging is already being used in field crop harvesting, in poultry production and in quality assurance in food production.