NIR Sensing module
Use our highly compact and low-cost sensing modules to add material identification capabilities to your machines with minimal effort!
This module uses our infrared technology from our PlasTell and FabriTell devices and provides a drop-in solution for you! It is optimised for communications and various communication interfaces are supported. We have even made an open-source library for communicating with our devices, which is free for our customers.
Example use cases
There are many applications for our modules, for example
reverse vending machines
small-scale sorting machine
The rendering on the left shows the module scanning a plastic bottle inserted into a smart bin - the infrared beam passes through it and goes into our sensor.
Watch the video below to see our module in action!
Technical specs & customisation
These are only very general specifications - for more information, please do get in touch!
Wavelength range : a band in the 1-2 µm specific to your application (can be customised)
Algorithms : identical to our PlasTell or FabriTell device (materials can be customised)
Connectivity: typically one or more of the following interfaces - Wi-Fi HTTP, Bluetooth LE, CAN bus, UART/RS232, USB (can be customised)
Communication protocol: open-source, see our communication library
Power: 5V or 12V DC, typically 1-2 A required (depending on the lamp)
Size: 7x4x4 cm (the mechanical footprint can be customised)