Xoptix Limited has developed ceramic lined components for its in-line particles sizer, increasing the longevity of components when sampling abrasives such as cement and silica.
The XO in-line particle sizer from Xoptix has been successful within the process industry for real-time monitoring, helping to optimise milling production. For standard particle sizing, components are stainless steel but when processing very abrasive minerals such as cement and silica, the longevity of the sampling components must be considered.
This is why the research team at Xoptix, based in Worcestershire, UK, has developed specialist ceramic lined components, capable of withstanding harsh abrasive materials. By using ceramic lined components, the lifetime can be extended from months to several years.
“Ceramic components have become an essential part of our monitoring solution, when we look to implement our XO particle sizer into applications dealing with abrasives. We build our systems to last, to give our customers the best possible return on their investment and maximise process optimisation. We’re leading the field in this area of technology, so this feature helps develop our customer base globally,” said Stuart Barton, Xoptix.
The XO in-line particle sizer from Xoptix was first developed in 2005 and is based on over 30 years of knowledge of laser diffraction technology. Capable of measuring particles from 0.1 to 3000 microns, the XO particle sizer is robust and monitors in real-time. The benefits of the XO particle sizer to a process mill means that off-line analysis can be eliminated, which reduces human error and the need for post-event analysis.
Adapted from press release by Louise Fordham
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