Featured LabVIEW Case Study: Seeing Inside Packages

Friday, August 29, 2014

Before pharmaceutical goods reach consumers, they must be identified and verified. Invasive practices are currently used to inspect materials, increasing cost and making quality control a challenge. To eliminate these problems, Cobalt Light Systems Limited (CLS) developed RapID SORS, a portable instrument capable of identifying raw materials in five to ten seconds.



The instrument uses a new technique called Spatially Offset Raman Spectroscopy (SORS) to quickly probe and identify the content in containers such as plastic, multi-layer paper sacks, and glass bottles. The RapID hardware platform is powered by LabVIEW and third-party specialized Raman spectroscopy component instrument drivers. CLS also developed the user interface with LabVIEW.


RapID can verify a wide range of materials. The user simply pushes the probe tip against the container and pulls the trigger, getting results in seconds. Plastic, glass, and non-transparent containers don’t stand a chance against RapID SORS!


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