PURITY SCANNER / ADVANCED
The PURITY SCANNER/ADVANCED is a unique system for 100 % online inspection and automatic sorting of plastic pellets.
The inspection and sorting systems PURITY SCANNER and PURITY SCANNER ADVANCED are specifically tailored to the requirements of the plastics industry. They ensure a constant material quality, minimize the risk of possible claims and eliminate returns due to contaminated material, resulting in a strong competitive advantage and a quick amortization.
SIKORA presents the PURITY SCANNER. An impressive system that intelligently combines the advantages of an X-ray measuring system with the advantages of an optical system and detects impurities on as well as in a pellet and sorts contaminated pellets automatically.
The application of both technologies is unique and offers outstanding new perspectives for the industry. Due to the specially developed X-ray technology, the PURITY SCANNER is the first system that inspects even colored (e.g. black) pellets for impurities and sorts them out automatically.
The PURITY SCANNER ADVANCED also combines X-ray and optical technologies and detects contamination inside and on the surface of the pellet. Interesting is the flexible adaptive camera concept. Depending on the type of the expected contamination and application, the system can be equipped with different cameras. The concept detects cross contamination by means of color cameras. The user can tailor the system to his requirements with up to five cameras.
Professional Data Analysis
The Professional Data Analysis Management (PDAM) provides a statistical evaluation of detected contamination, sorted by size and frequency, as well as an image gallery of the pellets that have been detected by the optical and color cameras as well as the X-ray camera. All data are automatically saved and available in MS Excel format as well as an image file together with information such as time and batch number. In the production line, the Professional Data Analysis Management is comfortably operated within the PURITY SCANNER processor system. An additional user interface is not required.
|Application Fields||- Material production
- Granulate production
- Plastics processing
- Outsourced sorting
|Inspection Methods/Sensor Technologies||PURITY SCANNER: X-ray and optical cameras
PURITY SCANNER ADVANCED: X-ray, optical, color and infrared cameras
|Smallest Detectable Contamination Size||X-ray: 50 μm (cube 3D), 50 x 50 x 50 μm |
Optics: 50 μm (square 2D), 50 x 50 μm
|Throughput||Depending on geometry and specific weight of the material to be inspected, there are throughputs possible from a few kilograms up to one ton/hour* per device. A combination of devices allows for the inspection and sorting of higher throughput capacities.|
|Permissible Ambient Temperature||+ 15 to + 45 °C|
|Air Humidity||max. 95 % (without condensation)|
Optional: industrial fieldbus (e.g. Profinet IO, EtherNet/IP, Profibus-DP, CANopen, DeviceNet), LAN, OPC DA/UA
|Power Supply||3 ph 400 V AC (± 10 %), 50/60 Hz (± 3 %); 2,700 VA Compressed air supply: min 6 bar / max. 8 bar / Air quality class 3 (ISO 8573.1)|
|Dimensions||PURITY SCANNER: 1,958 x 1,012 x 641 mm |
PURITY SCANNER ADVANCED: 2,068 x 1,499 x 641 mm
(width x height x depth)
|* This refers to a system with optical inspection. Systems that combine optical and X-ray technology provide a throughput up to 600 kg/hour per device.|