Monitoring the entire spray drying process will yield high production results. To start by monitoring the turbidity of the liquid going into the dryer will help decrease buildup on the nozzle or imperfections. Using the CANTY light and FuseView™ will assist on looking into the actual dryer. The CANTY camera and light combo can be used to control and monitor the angle of which the spray comes out of the nozzle. Finally, at the end the SolidSizer™ with color spec can make sure the particle size is correct and no impurities are forming online.
- Spray Angle Control
- Build Up Monitoring
- Visual Verification
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PUREVIEW SANITARY SIGHT GLASS / LED LIGHTING SYSTEM
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, 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!
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.
Fuseview™ Sanitary Sight Glass
All CANTY sight glasses feature the Fuseview™ window. Our unique fused glass windows far exceed all conventional tempered glass windows in safety and performance. By fusing glass to metal, a high pressure, high safety, hermetic seal is formed. The fused glass Technology ensures safety with every Fuseview™. What’s more, our windows can easily be removed for cleaning. CANTY windows do not have to be discarded, as do traditional tempered glass windows. CANTY fused glass windows can be re-used again and again.
HYL 52 SANITARY LED LIGHTING SYSTEM
**New LED Lighting Systems** The HYL 52 LED lighting system is designed to illuminate bio reactors, fermentors and sanitary vessels. The HYL 52 light is a fused glass light which provides a high intensity, cold light source to allow the process to be viewed under a true white light (5000° K color temperature) while adding no heat to the process, which would cause product bake-on. The HYL 52 LED lighting package provides a compact, cost effective, maintenance free lighting system to meet all of your sanitary process needs. No more changing bulbs!
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.
LAB TRUFLOW PARTICLE SIZING SYSTEM
The TRUFLOW system is a versatile tool for research and analysis of fluid product. A wide range of options are available Including high pressure/temperature, multiple styles of illumination, several size ranges (starting at 0.7 micron) and Various environmental ratings for lab or process use (NEMA 4, Explosin/Flame proof).
INFLOW™ TURBIDITY MEASUREMENT SYSTEM
Turbidity analysis using a high resolution CCD/CMOS image sensor that detects turbidity changes in fluids by measuring the transmittance of light. Using advanced software algorithms the system automatically removes gas bubbles from the analysis resulting in highly accurate and repeatable data outputs. This system is designed for inline use with varying pressures, temperatures, and pipe diameters.
SPRAY DRYER CAMERA
CANTY Spray Dryer Monitoring Systems are vision based, industrial camera / light combinations used to view spray nozzle patterns in real time. This allows operators to see changes in the profile of the spray pattern, and detect clogging before it becomes a problem. Operators can easily view for product build-up before there is a chance for fire. This Vision System can be automated by the CANTY Vector™ Image Processor to measure the size and shape of the spray pattern profile. 4-2mA or OPC alarms can then be sent to the control system if nozzles clog or the spray pattern changes.
SOLIDSIZER™ WITH COLOR ANALYSIS
10 um – 2,400 um Particle size analysis range. Finished sugar product is subjected to a series of quality control tests in order to determine if the sugar crystals are the correct size and shape, and also that the concentration of black specks / burned sugar crystals is within specification. CANTY’S range of image based particle analysis systems provide true size and shape characterization, with each particle measured under 13 size and shape parameters. CANTY’S imaging systems also offer the option of Black Speck detection within the sugar sample. The systems can be run at line through the use of a sweep sampler, or offline as laboratory instruments. This system provides direct correlation to traditional sieve analysis, but does so in a much shorter analysis time, with much less operator input required.