Flash gas chromatography electronic nose

The HERACLES Neo range of electronic noses are dedicated to the analysis of your products’ aroma and, when combined with the AroChemBase software option, can identify the chemical composition of the odour. Thanks to its numerous applications, its high precision and ease of use, gain greater control of the sensory profile of your products.

Unique benefits of the HERACLES Neo electronic nose

  • Increased reliability of sensory evaluation
  • Improved sensory quality within production and assured consistency over time
  • Standardised aroma quality of products between production sites on a global scale
  • Control the sensory characteristics of products
  • Investigate customer claims linked to smell or off-odours, decreasing financial loss
  • Significantly decrease production loss thanks to earlier detection and better reactivity on olfactory defects
  • Speed up liberating tests on production batches

The sensory profile and sensory quality of a product are key factors for its success among consumers, as such, there is a constant need for sensory evaluation from the product development stage, right through to production quality control level.

To ensure a consistent excellence in quality, electronic sensory analysis is now a very common quality control application in industry and is often employed in combination with a sensory panel during the R&D stages


HERACLES Neo : unsurpassed technical performance

The HERACLES Neo uses flash gas chromatography technology and unique technical characteristics to provide unsurpassed performance in assessing the chemical composition and related sensory attributes:

Evaluation of odour fingerprint

The Alpha MOS chromatography data processing software includes multivariate statistics, one of the unique features of the electronic nose. This allows you to assess a flavour or odour profile globally, as perceived by the sensory panel.

Identify chemical compounds

Adding the Arochembase option allows you to identify the chemical composition of the flavour or odour including quantitative analysis, providing you with the ability to qualify the chemical molecules involved and quantify the odourous compounds.

Objectivity of measurement

Using an instrument like the HERACLES electronic nose for analysing flavour or odour profiles guarantees repeatable, reproducible and totally objective results compared with the human perception of flavours or odours.

High stability of measurement, long-term

The HERACLES electronic nose allows you to assure the consistency of sensory quality over time by avoiding any potential drift that could come from seasonal variation of raw materials or subjective sensory evaluation.

High sensitivity of detection of odourous compounds & VOCs

Gas chromatography technology with built-in pre-concentration trap allows you to reach very low detection thresholds on odorous molecules when using the HERACLES electronic nose.

High-throughput analysis with fast run times

When coupled with an autosampler, the HERACLES electronic nose, based on flash gas chromatography, allows you to analyse up to 200 samples a day with constant measurement reliability.


To request a brochure please complete the below form, including application interest if relevant.