10 Reasons To Adopt On-Line Particle Size AnalysisSource: Malvern Instruments
By Malvern Instruments
To meet the commercial, environmental and legislative demands of today’s marketplace, manufacturers must embrace new, more effi cient ways of working. Automation is a recurring theme, of both analysis and control. This INFORM document, one of a series exploring different material characterization techniques, examines the potential of on-line particle size analysis within this context.
Justifying an investment in on-line analytical instrumentation relies on having confi dence in the technology and being able to make a reliable estimate of the potential gains. With on-line particle size analyzers based on laser diffraction, users routinely report payback times of between six months and a year. Economic advantage fl ows from many sources: reduced waste, manpower, energy, material, plant capacity; better product quality; automated control; and faster process development and optimization. The detailed case for justifi cation is unique to individual plants but the themes are well understood and common to all. The database of case studies demonstrating benefi t, across all industry sectors, grows each year. Consultancy services offering mobile particle sizing technology make it easier to understand the potential for each and every plant.