Collo’s new online measuring technology can detect nearly any change in liquid properties straight from the process in real-time. The novel technology has the potential to revolutionize liquid quality control, since it enables continuous process monitoring and is universally suitable for all fluids, from thin to thick.
Collo’s technology is based on RF signals that can penetrate any liquid, machine learning, and sophisticated edge computing analysis. It is a simple-to-use solution that adapts to any liquid process automatically and results in an eight-dimensional multiparameter, real-time analysis that makes it possible to adjust the process immediately when there is a quality issue.
“The technology can detect nearly any thinkable change in the liquid properties in real-time”, says Matti Järveläinen, CEO and founder of ColloidTek. “The result is a continuous quality control, contrary to the normal, time-consuming quality control process based on blind samples and laboratory analyses.”
Collo’s liquid fingerprint technology gives the manufacturing industry an opportunity to ensure that a liquid process behaves consistently from batch to batch. As an example, it can monitor fermentation processes widely used in food, cosmetics, and pharmaceutical industries and many other bioprocesses, to ensure that the delicate microbiological process is progressing as intended.
“The number of scrapped end-products can be minimized if the quality deviations are detected early in the process,” says Mikko Tielinen, head of sales. “Why invest in a new factory if it is possible to radically enhance the production at the current factory just by improving the way the process quality is measured?”
That is one of the reasons why Collo is currently building industrial partnerships worldwide, from Asia to Europe and the USA.
“Since Collo can adapt to almost any fluid, it means that the manufacturing industry can focus its quality assurance on real problems in real-time, instead of relying on blind samples that only provide retroactive snapshots of the process”, Matti Järveläinen says. “We have customers across the world, and we are currently negotiating with various Fortune 500 companies, which shows that our technology is something extraordinary.”
Collo is an industrial liquid process performance solution developed by ColloidTek Oy (Collo). The company was founded in 2017 after extensive scientific research in measurement technology at Tampere University by its founders and key personnel. Collo develops and commercializes the Collo technology for various industries, helping customers understand and enhance their liquid processes. Their customers are well-known industrial companies like Fonterra, Siemens Energy, SSAB, UPM, ABB, Danone, Evonik, LKAB, Kemira.