IRIS Colour & Shape Analysis

IRIS,high resolution imaging visual analyzer

IRIS electronic visual analyzer measures the colour and shape of products in a single analysis, and as they are perceived by the consumer. Thanks to its high measurement accuracy and its analysis reliability in the long term, control the visual aspect of your products to better satisfy your customers.

Unique benefits of IRIS electronic visual analyzer

Using an electronic visual analyzer to evaluate colours and shapes allows our customers to:

  • Make sensory evaluation more reliable within their company thanks to an objective and reproducible measurement
  • Improve sensory quality of their production and assure its consistency over time by assuring the traceability of products
  • Standardize the visual quality of products among production sites on a global scale
  • Control the visual features and the aspect of their products thanks to an in-depth knowledge of colour and shape attributes.

IRIS : unsurpassed technical performance

Using high resolution imaging under controlled lighting and imaging conditions, this instrument designed for colours and shapes analysis features unique technical characteristics to achieve unsurpassed performance:

  • Simultaneous analysis of colours and shapes as perceived by the consumer: from a single picture taken with a high resolution camera, the electronic visual analyzer assesses the overall product and measures all colours and shape attributes (dimensions, circularity, etc) on the product surface.
  • Simplicity and high analysis throughput: the use of the visual analyzer requires no sample preparation and allows evaluating large samples or several samples simultaneously, complex or irregular surfaces, in a non-destructive analysis. Moreover, the analysis can be conducted on the overall product or on selected portions.
  • Objectivity and precision for colors and shapes measurement: the use of an instrument like the electronic eye to evaluate the visual aspect in controlled conditions and with high sensitivity to colour differences, even slight ones, guarantees repeatable, reproducible and totally objective results.
  • Great stability of measurement of colours and shapes in the long term: thanks to a high repeatability of analysis and from measurements history, the visual analyzer allows to track visual attributes in the long term to guarantee a consistent visual quality over time and assure production batches traceability.
  • Qualitative and quantitative analysis capabilities: the data processing software of colour and shape data allows to evaluate both the global appearance of products and also to quantify particular visual attributes.

Thanks to a high reliability of colours and shapes measurements, IRIS visual analyzer can thus substitute to a sensory panel for some routine tests or for in-depth evaluations during product development stage.

AlphaSoft,Sensory Analysis Software

AlphaSoft software operates all Alpha MOS instruments:

  • HERACLES electronic nose
  • ASTREE electronic tongue
  • IRIS electronic eye.

It allows to monitor instruments settings, define analysis methods and sequences, run analysis and perform data acquisition.

It also achieves the data processing of Alpha MOS instruments measurements, using different models based on the application:

  • Qualitative models: comparison of several samples on overall odor/taste/visual aspect, samples classification based on a criterion, quality/conformity control, shelf life monitoring
  • Quantitative models: prediction of measurable parameters such as a concentration or a sensory attribute intensity.

Data processing modules (statistics packages, AroChemBase) can also be used to compute data from other analytical instruments.

AlphaSoft anticipates maintenance needs and avoids losing time on lab activity.

Thanks to this unique software platform, it is possible to combine HERACLES, ASTREE and IRIS results to have an overall point of view of products sensory features.