Log in or Register for enhanced features | Forgotten Password?
White Papers | Suppliers | Events | Report Store | Companies | Dining Club | Drinks | Retail | Videos
Food Technology
Process & Production
Return to: FBR Home | Food Technology | Process & Production | Suppliers

Ocean Optics - Optical Sensing Technology in Food

Ocean Optics is a diversified electro-optics technology company and a global leader in solutions for optical sensing – fundamental methods of measuring and interpreting the interaction of light with matter.

For the food market we offer several products for field, lab and process control applications ranging from NIR spectrometers to analyse sugar content to optical oxygen sensors to measure oxygen inside closed packaging.

Monitoring Plant Health & Growth

pic 1Optical Sensing can be used throughout the entire food chain. Use colour measurements to determine crop ripeness or irradiance measurements to measure chlorophyll and light levels. We also have a special leave clip that can assess the light absorption levels of petals and leaves to gauge plant health and to determine the optimum light level for your specific group.

Getting the Best Price for Your Product

Optical sensing can also be used to ensure your quality or quality grading. NIR spectroscopy is for instance a great technique to measure for instance moisture, protein, fat, starch, sugar, fibre, gluten or lactose content. Therefore this technique is already a commonly used technique in food sorting machines.

Ensuring Quality during Food Processing

Our products can also be integrated into your process line allowing you to analyse the quality of your product in real-time. From monitoring the oxygen content during the fermentation process to measuring the moisture content during the process, optical sensing is really endless in its capabilities. Let us know what you would like to monitor and we will work closely with you to find the ideal optical sensing technology that fits your needs.

Authentification & Brand Recognition

Optical sensing can also be used to analyse the end product. Ensure the quality of your brand and identify counterfeits. Each ingredient has a specific response to light and it is exactly that what allows you to differentiate your products from counterfeits. We offer several portable devices that you can bring to stores, shops or other locations for onsite measurements without taking a sample to the laboratory.

Custom Systems & OEM Solutions

Optical sensing is an ideal tool for a wide range of food applications. Create your own measuring device specifically for the parameters you want to identify using our OEM products and components. Our dedicated OEM Engineering Team is there to give you full support to make implementation seamless.


Ocean Optics EMEA
Geograaf 24
6921 EW Duiven
The Netherlands
T: +31 26 3190500
F: +31 26 3190505