Processing Magazine

Particle Size and Shape Analyzer Automates Your Sieving Process

June 2, 2010
The Photo-Optical Particle Size and Shape Analyzers is ideally designed for laboratory use for measuring dry, free flowing and non-agglomerating particles. What typically takes a test sieve and shaker analysis to complete in 15 to 20 minutes, the unit performs the same analysis in an average time of 3 to 5 minutes, according to the manufacturer.Also, in contrast to a traditional test sieving process that “measures” particles by calculating the percentage of a selected standard size of a representative sample, the analyzer accurately counts and measures—in real time—each individual particle of a representative material sample. The unit is equipped with user-friendly, high technology software that correlates the raw particle count data curve to the sieving distribution curve for comparison. This software allows the user to build a traditional test sieving “intelligence” into the unit.