Particle size analysis of an industrial production line can be accomplished by different arrangements of the equipment:
in-line: Sampler, disperser, and/or sensor are mounted in the production line. A partial flow of particles needed for the analysis is guided through the dispersing system and always recycled into the main production flow.
on-line: Disperser and sensor are outside of the production line but close and directly coupled. A partial flow is fed through the disperser and either recycled or disposed of.
at-line: Samples are taken from the production by a customer-specific sampler, transported and fed into a stand-alone setup of disperser and sensor, e.g. by a robot. This arrangement represents an indirect coupling of the particle sizing equipment to the process.
Sympatec offers the measuring principles of laser diffraction, image analysis, and ultrasonics extinction in robust design and a variety of arrangements for process applications:
Within the past twenty years laser diffraction has become the dominating technique in particle sizing. In earlier days off-line particle size analysers have been adapted by sampler couplers to process pipes. Today MYTOS combines the core technology of the well established HELOS laser diffraction sensor and the proven RODOS dry disperser in rugged, industrial design to the state of the art in-line laser diffraction unit for dry powders from 0.25 to 3500 µm. It can be combined with TWISTER, the innovative in-line representative sampler, or adapted to existing samplers and/or dry powder feeders VIBRI/L.
For granulates or very fragile particles MYTIS is the choice. Similar to MYTOS it combines the HELOS technology with the gravity disperser GRADIS/L in a single robust instrument covering the size range from 0.5 to 10,000 µm.
If shape information becomes important or rare events have to be monitored, high speed dynamic image analysis is the preferred method of choice.
PICTOS/R combines the core technology of the well established QICPIC/R image analysis sensor and the proven RODOS dry disperser in rugged, industrial design to the state of the art on-line image analysis unit for dry powders from 5 to 10,000 µm.
For granulates or very fragile particles PICTIS/R is the choice. Similar to PICTOS/R it combines the QICPIC/R technology with the gravity disperser GRADIS/L in a single robust instrument covering the size range from 0.5 to 3500 µm.
For diluted suspensions PICCELL/R offers a robust flow cell for the sample. Similar to PICTOS/R it combines the QICPIC/R technology with the wet disperser LIXELL in a single robust instrument covering the size range from 2 to 6820µm in five measuring ranges.
For highly concentrated suspensions and emulsions laser diffraction requires dilution, which quite often will change the product properties. Using the Ultrasonic Extinction based OPUS sensor this limitation does not exist. OPUS is the state of the art solution for in-line particle size analysis of undiluted suspensions and emulsions from < 0.1 to 3000 µm up to 70%Vol.
For low concentrated suspensions or for applications where laser diffraction is the only validated particle sizing technique, SAFIR combines the HELOS laser diffraction sensor and the core parts of the SUCELL wet disperser as well as a large sample reservoir which provides powerful ultrasonic dispersion, constant stirring and auto-dilution in case the original process concentration is too high. SAFIR comes as a compact IP54 box and can be adapted to existing sampling points or operated as a stand alone unit in industrial environments.
If you need further information, please contact our in-line sales. The in-line questionnaire will help us to find the optimum solution for your application. Please fill it out and send it back to our head office in Germany
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MYTOS dry powder disperser &
laser diffraction sensor
MYTIS dry powder gravity
disperser & laser diffraction sensor
PICTOS/R dry powder disperser &
image analysis sensor with vibratory feeder VIBRI/L
PICTIS/R dry powder disperser for granuals & image analysis sensor with vibratory feeder VIBRI/L
PICCELL image analysis sensor with flow cell and auto-focus
OPUS ultrasonic extinction sensor for suspensions and emulsions
SAFIR on-line laser diffraction sensor for wet applications