All LED Digital Reflectometer for Clinical Chemistry

After a year’s delay in their instrument development project due to issues with their optics designs our engaged Volpi on this detection solution to boost sample throughput and optimize cost-per-test.

Discipline:
Clinical Chemistry Clinical Chemistry

Customer Requirements

  • Optoelectronic systems engineering expertise
  • Certification to ISO 13485
  • An established change management system with critical components tracking
  • Expertise in tester development and build
  • Reliability combined with flexibility and the ability to cope with strongly fluctuating demand
  • Industrialization and manufacturing ramp-up in close proximity to customer’s development engineering

Volpi’s Solution

Improved time-to-market

  • Illumination system development
  • Development from breadboard to fully functional prototype, meeting all specifications within 4 months

Doubled sample throughput

  • Three times stronger irradiance
  • Enhanced illumination homogeniety, allowing concurrent measurement of two spots
  • Highly stabilized illumination

Trouble free supply of complete measurement modules

  • Seamless manufacturing ramp-up to four-digit quantities per year
  • Lean manufacturing
  • Testing of integrated reflectometer module
  • ISO 13485 certified operations
  • High quality supply
  • Coping with strongly demand fluctuations

Economic module cost

  • Material and process cost reductions driven by Volpi and vetted by customer’s value engineering team
  • Lean manufacturing

Technical Features

  • Measurement principle:
    Reflectrometry - Digital imaging
  • Illumination:
    LED; eight optical channels for illumination; highly stabilized illumination with max 0.015% variance during a measurement cycle
  • Detection:
    CCD line camera; eight optical channels; optical filter wheel
  • Consumable type:
    Kodak dry slide
  • Number of different component types/light engine:
    80
  • Number of components/light engine:
    294

Technical Features

  • Measurement principle:
    Reflectrometry - Digital imaging
  • Illumination:
    LED; eight optical channels for illumination; highly stabilized illumination with max 0.015% variance during a measurement cycle
  • Detection:
    CCD line camera; eight optical channels; optical filter wheel
  • Consumable type:
    Kodak dry slide
  • Number of different component types/light engine:
    80
  • Number of components/light engine:
    294
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