CANTY Particle Analysis Test Questionnaire

Lab Sample Entry Checklist

  1. Thank you for your expressed interest in a laboratory sample analysis. Please take a moment to complete the following steps. Fill out the sample analysis test questionnaire, located below.
  2. Submit a copy of the SDS sheets for each type of incoming sample to
  3. Provide a return RMA# and shipping address to  so we (CANTY lab) may return the samples to you (the customer) after analysis is complete.
  4. Submit a hard copy of the PO or provide a CC order in the amount of $775 to
    Once the items above are received, a sample RMA # will be generated so you may ship your samples to our facility for testing. If you have any questions feel free to contact us via email:  or via phone: (716) 625-4227

Here is a PDF to be downloaded and sent: Lab Test Kit

Tell us more about your particle size application and we can contact you on how our systems can accomplish your particle sizing needs.

CANTY Part Number VF480-1
CANTY Service Charge: $775 for US & Canadian customers, International please contact your local Canty Representative for pricing.

Typical steps to send samples for testing to Canty Labs

Place the sample material(s) in suitable container(s) for shipment to Canty and call Canty for a sample tracking number. Customer must ship in an appropriate DOT container and is responsible for local and Federal regulations, compliance and disclosures. For materials that cannot be shipped rental equipment can be supplied and is recommended in these cases. Use as many containers as necessary for proper analysis of particles. Include sample preparation instructions if appropriate.

After analysis of the sample is completed, we will return the results in the form of a written report with graphical illustration of measurement results. Example report. The report will identify the procedure we used to arrive at our results and show the particle size distribution and typical pictures of the sample. Through a conference call with the rep, customer and Canty; a discussion is started on the reported data and the next after action is decided. Some after actions may include a customer visit to Canty to see the testing first hand and/or performing a blind test that involves sending more samples with unknown values to Canty for further evaluation. The sample will then be held for two weeks and after that time will be returned to the customer unless Canty is notified by the company that it needs to be retained for further testing. All samples must arrive with SDS, Canty sample tracking # and completed questionnaire. Sample test data with the current method of testing is also greatly appreciated. All samples will be returned after analysis.

This questionnaire contains four sections. Although you may choose to omit some answers, all five sections must be completed in some form.

    PDF - PDF Version

    Contact Information

    First Name

    Last Name


    Company Name

    Shipping Address





    Billing Address





    Phone Number

    Fax Number

    Customer PO

    (1) Is the sample material hazardous?

    What precautions should be taken?

    (2) What is the average size of the particle?

    (3) Range of particle size?

    (4) Do the particles have consistent characteristics (shape, size, color, etc.) ?

    (5) Are the particles abrasive or do the particles cling to each other and the container?

    (7) What type of repeatability do you presently have?

    (8) Please enclose a typical data set or readout for each of the samples you have sent us. It is imperative that the actual data for the samples submitted is provided to us. If you have graphs, please email them ( or fax them to (716) 625-4228 (US).

    (9) Desired output from the CANTY system?

    (a) Particle Size Distribution

    (b) Area (where applicable)

    (c) Width (where applicable)

    (d) Length

    (e) Aspect Ratio (where applicable)

    (f) Mean Size

    (g) Opacity

    (h) Turbidity

    (i) Color Analysis

    Please provide information on the colors you need identified and what you require for each color. (Particle size distribution, Difference in color from standard, etc.)

    (j) Black Speck Detection

    Please provide information on what constitutes an "undesirable" characteristic in your sample and how much/how concentrated this characteristic needs to be in order to trigger a detection in your present analysis technique. It is essential that you provide us with a sample that has recognizable "clean" portions as well as an identified example of the undesirable characteristic. Send two separate samples if necessary.

    (k) Other - Please Explain:

    (10) What is the goal of your product analysis? What level of inspection do you need? Is a random sampling that provides reflectuve data about the product sufficient?

    (11) What type of reproducibility do you require?

    (12) How are particles currently being moved through process? (open conveyor, closed pipe air transport, liquid suspension, etc.) ?

    (13) Are you interested in...

    (14) How often do you need the data updated (seconds, minutes, hours) ?

    (15) What type of output do you require (Graph, QC Data Archive, System Control Parameter, etc.) ?

    (16) What type of flow rate do you desire at the inspection point (lbs/time, liters/time, pieces/time, etc.) ?

    (17) Are there any portions of the sample that are relatively unimportant and could be ignored to increase the effectiveness in analyzing characteristics critical to your process as well as rate of analysis (eg. Fines may be present, but insignificant to analysis) ?