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Progress by pioneering innovation

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 transport technology with a vibrating stainless steel ramp is also innovative. This concept is completely wear-free and permanently maintenance free.

Unique principle
Not only the use of X-ray technology for this application is unique, also the performance of the optical system is exceptional and exceeds previous solutions on the market. The goal is to provide a 100 % inspection of the raw material used.

Highest precision even when it comes to non-transparent pellets
Especially for highest quality demands, the purity of raw material is of crucial importance, as every little contamination is a potential risk.

No contamination from the outside
During the inspection, the pellets are in a hermetically sealed channel. The material does not come in contact with the ambient air and consequently absolute purity is guaranteed.

Inspection of homogeneity
In production processes of compounding, the homogeneity is of significant importance. This is another application in which the PURITY SCANNER exploits its superiority, as all inhomogeneities are made visible by the X-ray technology.

 

Your Benefits

  • X-ray combined with optical technology for automated sorting
  • Detection of contamination from 50 µm in and on colored, black and transparent pellets
  • Perfect material transport
  • Detection of agglomerates
  • Throughputs from a few kilograms up to several tons per hour*

Specifications

Application FieldMaterial production
Compounding/Masterbatch
Plastics processing
Measuring PrincipleX-ray and optical technology
Smallest detectable Contamination SizeX-ray: 50 µm (cube 3D), 50 x 50 x 50 µm
Optics: 50 µm (square 2D), 50 x 50 µm
ThroughputDepending 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 Temperature15 to 45 °C
Humiditymax. 95 % (without condensation)
InterfacesRS232, USB
Optional: industrial fieldbus standards such as Profinet IO, EtherNet/IP, Profibus-DP, DeviceNet, CANopen, LAN (Ethernet), OPC
Power Supply3 ph 400 V (± 10 %), 50/60 Hz (± 3 Hz), 2,700 VA
Compressed air supply: min 6 bar/max. 8 bar
Air quality class 3 (ISO 8573.1)
*This refers to a system with optical inspection. Systems that combine optical and X-ray technology provide a throughput of 700kg/ hour per device