Particle & Surface Sciences are the sole distributors for the Ankersmid Eyetech in Australia and New Zealand.
Ankersmid International (The Netherlands), manufacturers of particle size and shape analysers, have produced a new product for the particle size and shape analysis market, known as the Eyetech.
The Eyetech particle size and shape analyser is developed for QA/CQ, process control and R&D. It combines two methodologies, namely laser and video. The technology is known as Laser Obscuration Time (LOT) and its shape analysis is standardised according to ISO/CD 9276-6.
Particles are measured by a rotating laser for accurate Particle Size Analysis (PSA). Imaging is obtained through an advanced Dynamic Shape Characterisation (DSC) step, using a CCD (video) camera system. All these are controlled and automated through 21 CFR-11 compliant software, entailing capabilities such as pre-processing, filter options and re-run of data.
The LOT technology offers customer with benefits and is not based upon assumptions. It is not interfered in by other physical parameters such as refractive index, colour or temperature. It can measure minor fraction in major fractions.
The tedious and time-consuming task of manually selecting and counting particles by staring through a microscope can now be automated with the Ankersmid's Eyetech image analysis software.