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Applications in the
Pharmaceutical and Chemical Industries

Quality assurance and process optimization play a crucial role in ensuring the safety of pharmaceutical products. Hyperspectral imaging has emerged as an attractive process control technology for the pharmaceutical and chemical industries.
Building on its success in quality and safety control in the food processing industry, hyperspectral imaging is now being applied as a process analytical control technology in the pharmaceutical, chemical, and cosmetic sectors.

EVK – Your partner for successful industrial imaging

Thanks to our extensive experience in the industry, we at EVK understand the practical requirements of our customers. Each material flow and application is unique and requires careful evaluation and planning.
At EVK, we provide our customers with comprehensive expertise and first-rate problem-solving capabilities to support them throughout every stage of their project, from conception to market launch.

All Benefits at a Glance

Real-time Quality Control and Quantitative Analysis

Integrating controls directly into the production line makes it possible to continuously monitor product quality, enabling fast, real-time responses to deviations and corrective actions. EVK`s systems precisely and quantitatively analyze ingredients directly in the production line.

Rugged, Industrial Design

The compact and robust design, with no moving mechanical parts and excellent calibration and temperature stability, is ideal for use in industrial environments.

Feasibility Studies

If required, we conduct feasibility studies for our customers to ensure cost control and smooth project execution. After defining the necessary criteria, measurements are taken either in EVK's technical center or on site. Experienced application engineers analyze the data, and you receive a comprehensive report. If desired, we also offer our customers the opportunity to test their materials in our technical facility.

Application Development

EVK stands out as one of the few providers in the hyperspectral field, offering other companies an environment where they can develop and successfully market their own application using sensor-based technology.

The Challenge: Quality Assurance in the Pharmaceutical and Chemical Industry

The pharmaceutical and chemical industries face various challenges, including ensuring product quality, identifying counterfeits, and monitoring production processes. Traditional methods of analysis and control can be time-consuming, expensive, and often fail to meet the requirements for real-time monitoring and accuracy.

The Solution: Non-contact, Non-Invasive, Real-Time Hyperspectral Cameras Monitoring

Hyperspectral imaging offers a non-destructive and non-invasive solution to these challenges. Thanks to quantitative chemical imaging (QCI) using the EVK HELIOS hyperspectral camera, the powerful image data processing platform EVK ALPHA, and data analysis software EVK SQALAR, it`s possible to classify and analyze objects based on their chemical composition and material properties directly in the production line in real-time, without taking a sample or affecting the material. This technology captures spectral information about materials and gives pharmaceutical and chemical companies the opportunity to continuously analyze them in detail and in real-time.

Integrating EVK hyperspectral systems into the production line makes it possible to monitor key parameters, such as the concentration and distribution of active pharmaceutical ingredients, contaminants, and to conduct the quality control of end products in real-time. Thanks to non-invasive monitoring deviations can be detected early, making rapid responses to process fluctuations possible. This optimizes the production process, reduces costs, and ensures consistent product quality.


Hyperspectral technology can be used in a variety of areas, ranging from the reliable detection of contaminants and the analysis of distribution or layer thickness, to concentration measurements of active pharmaceutical ingredients and quality control.

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From Measuring Chemical Concentrations to Sensor-Based Sorting:
A Versatile Technology with Diverse Applications

EVK products can be used in different industries.
For example, employing the non-contact, non-invasive inspection of objects makes it possible to monitor the concentration and distribution of active ingredients. Laboratory analyses can be done directly in the line to quantitatively analyze materials in real time.

EVK hyperspectral cameras and sensors are directly integrated in the production line, providing diverse applications from in-line inspection and monitoring to quantitative image data analysis and smart sorting – explore the possibilities.

Explore EVK's Extensive Product Range
Customized to Your Application

Providing everything from high-quality hardware and advanced software to premium integration services, EVK provides you with everything you need for your application. Whether you are looking for a sensor-based sorting, inspection, or monitoring application, our experts support you with their expertise and create solutions you deserve.

Hyperspectral Imaging
in the Pharmaceutical Industry

The EVK HELIOS hyperspectral cameras are available as a flexible core camera or with an integrated classification system. The contactless and non-destructive system can identify the chemical properties of various objects and different material types.

in the Pharmaceutical Industry

The EVK SQALAR software analyzes the chemical properties of individual objects qualitatively and quantitatively and helps to develop chemometric models for industrial applications. EVK STREAM Supervisor monitors industrial material flows at multiple points and the key data obtained provides information about material distribution, belt occupancy, and material composition.

Real-Time Image Processing
in the Pharmaceutical Industry

The real-time image data processing platform EVK ALPHA for spectral image data with innovative classification and sorting functions provides sorting decisions based on the chemical characteristics of an object.

EVK product accessories to integrate our sensor-based solutions

  • Hyperspectral Camera Lenses
    Choosing the right lens for a specific application requires considering many factors, such as focal length, working distance, object size, and incident light. Our EVK Professional Service Team assists you in selecting the right lens.
    The lighting unit EVK IRIL is specifically designed for applications with hyperspectral cameras, providing a perfectly balanced light intensity for optimal image quality.
  • SIO Subsystem
    The valves for sorting applications can be controlled using the 48k SIO Subsystem.
  • EVK FusioSort

    The EVK FusioSort software allows for adjusting sorting-relevant parameters, such as ejection time or material weighting.

  • EVK Libraries
    To integrate our products into existing systems, various software libraries are available.

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