Manual monitoring of a crystallization process is done through the use of the CANTY Fuseview™ and Fiber Optic Lighting System, providing the operator with light and sight on one vessel connection, saving space, and also ensuring optimum illumination of the area which the operator is viewing. Remote process monitoring is possible through the use of a microscopic camera system to allow the user to view the growth of the crystals. The CANTY range combines CANTY’s fused glass and lighting technologies to provide an unrivaled continuous view from initial nucleation, allowing for early problem detection (eg. secondary seeding) and reaction. CANTYVISION™ image analysis software allows for particle size and shape characterization during the initial stages of crystal growth (up to 5% concentration), while the remote view is continuous throughout the process.
- Early Problem Detection
- Size / Count / Concentration
- Real Time Analysis
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LAB – SOLIDSIZER
The CANTY SolidSizer™ is a vision-based sensor used with the CANTY Vector System image processor for dry particle size measurement in a laboratory environment. The CantyVision™ Software accurately measures multiple aspects of the particles from area / perimeter / minor and major axis / etc. In comparison to a sieve which measures only minor axis the CantyVision™ software can correlate directly to a sieve so the customer does not have to change any QC documents. The SolidSizer™ can correlate within 2% of a sieve. A typical sieve analysis takes anywhere from 20-30 minutes including cleaning and setup for a 70-100 gram sample. On the SolidSizer™ that same sample takes less than 2 minutes. Also multiple screen distributions can be setup to accommodate multiple customers or areas in the process, hence eliminating the need for multiple runs on the same sand for different size distributions. After correlating to current methods of minor axis, customers find benefit in comparing minor axis to major axis and comparing shape factors. Reduce lab time and make sure production samples are not skipped over due to lack of sample time available!
Related ASTM Standards:
- D8200 – Standard Practice for Creating a Correlation to Compare Particle Size Distribution Results of Proppants by Dynamic Imaging Analysis and Sieves. (D18.26)
- D8392 – Standard Practice for Calibration and Verification of Direct Imaging Analyzers Used for Particle Size and Shape Analysis of Catalytic Materials (D32.02)
- E2589 – Terminology Relating to Non-Sieving Methods of Powder Characterization. (E29.02)
Related ISO Standards:
- 9276-6 Representation of results of particle size analysis – Part 6: Descriptive and quantitative representation of particle shape and morphology.
Canty participates in the referenced ASTM subcommittees (D18.26, D32.02 and E29.02) in order to develop useful standards for imaging analyzers. Although the referenced standards are often particular to a type of particle, they can be generalized for use with many types of particles.
ISO9276-6 is widely used to describe shape parameters and provide corresponding formulae for calculation of values.
CANTY fiber optic lighting systems have been designed to provide efficient, high output LED light in a cost effective package. CANTY uses only high quality, flexible fiber optic light pipes to guide the light from our light source through a sight glass or process connection. The light is elliptically focused into the fiber optic light pipe and guided through the sight glass minimizing losses while maximizing your tank or vessel lighting!
PHARMAFLOW PARTICLE SIZING SYSTEM
The Canty PHARMAFLOW™ has been engineered to analyze small volume samples for particle size, shape and concentration. The PHARMAFLOW™ easily converts from a lab unit to allow for continuous sampling in-line using sanitary Tri-Clamp™ connections. It offers microscopic, non-destructive viewing and provides particle size analysis with two dimensional results when used in conjunction with the CantyVisionClient™ Software. The vision system, with integral lighting, features precision optics designed to enhance the image prior to display or analysis. The image sensor is a high resolution / high speed CCD camera coupled to a microscopic lens system. The system offers zoom and focus ability, variable lighting, and multiple objective lens packages to cover a range of sizes. The PHARMAFLOW™ features the FUSEVIEW™ window as the flush product contact barrier which ensures laminar flow & eliminates pockets for potential product build-up. Sizing down to 0.7 micron is possible with the high magnification optics and high intensity light source. A variety of pumps can be used in conjunction with the system, including syringe style injection as well as peristaltic pumps.