The Insitec wet particle analyzers are designed to withstand the rigors of the process environment and use laser diffraction technology to determine particle size in the range 0.1 to 2500 µm in emulsions, suspensions and slurries. Insitec Wet can be configured to suit practically every wet particulate process, delivering real-time monitoring and control 24/7, with options for gas or dust zoned hazardous environments, fully automated concentration control, customized configuration and partnered solutions.
Insitec wet particle size analyzers offer completely automated manual or real time at line size measurement of particulates in batch or continuous wet processes. They are used for monitoring and controlling suspensions, emulsions and slurries in a number of industries, from hot sticky highly concentrated mineral streams to dilute lipid pharmaceutical emulsions. To ensure representative sampling, process interfaces are tailored to meet customer needs, whether pilot scale or hundreds of tonnes per hour.
The key features of the Insitec wet system are:
- Base model hardware manufactured to GAMP5 standards and compatible with CIP/SIP requirements to meet specific manufacturing specifications
- Easy-to-use software and fully automated operation to minimize training requirements and release operator time
- Integration with existing control platforms to simplify development of automated control protocols
- High reliability of >95% with little downtime, minimal maintenance and maximum ROI
Our experience of Malvern Panalytical was very positive, so we expected the Insitec to work well. It’s a robust, well-designed instrument and over the three years it’s been running, reliability has been excellent. We need to clean the optical window from time to time, but other than that it needs almost no maintenance. Being able to rely on this level of performance is crucial for 24/7 operations such as ours. Production has become far more consistent than when we relied on the off-line analysis of single samples, with much smaller process changes now made automatically on a more frequent basis.
Alessandro Mazzucco, Plant Quality Manager at Sacci
Insitec: on-line particle size analysis for automated milling control