Hosokawa and Xoptix sign distribution agreement

For Optisizer dry particle analysers and future developments in EU, UK, Ireland and Middle East

Hosokawa has expanded its range of advanced control systems after signing a distribution agreement with Xoptix of Malvern, Worcestershire, UK.

Hosokawa Alpine and Hosokawa Micron have agreed an arrangement for the Optisizer dry particle size analyser types X001P/X002P/X003P and future developments in Europe, UK and Ireland and the Middle East.

This in-line particle size analyser also allows Hosokawa Micron to expand Plexcontrol, intelligent monitoring and Intellimill applications.

The X001P is for measuring particles conveyed in air from 0.5 to 220 microns; the X002P covers 1.2 to 550 microns; while the X003P covers 2.5 to 1100 microns. All three are designed to ISO 13320 and feature high stability lasers, the best optics and the highest specification custom designed detectors found in any in-process sizer today, the company says.

The Optisizer dry particle analyser


Using established laser diffraction technology the Optisizer presents fast, reproducible and easy to interpret particle size distribution data. The ability to measure particle size distribution on line, in realtime and in any production process allows engineers quickly to assess the effects of any process change on the finished product.

Data gathered from the Optisizer can be automatically fed into any plant control system to allow for optimum process control.

The benefits of in-process sampling over manual sampling offer significant production advantages including maximising product throughput, optimisation of process stability, lower energy consumption and reduced instances of waste or reject product, says Hosokawa.

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