Pixact delivers online measurement technology for the
real-time analysis of industrial process suspensions
Along with 55 other European companies, Pixact is participating in an EU-funded project led by VTT, the Technical Research Centre of Finland, piloting alternatives to replace plastic with natural fibres in e.g. packaging and building materials. Pixact is contributing to the development of these novel materials by supplying online measurement instruments for the pilot trials and other development work. Read more about the project on the project website.
Another VTT-led project looking at different methods for preparing cellulose derivatives was launched at the start of this year. The ValCel, Value for Cellulosics, project aims at creating export opportunities for Finnish companies by enhancing processes and developing new products. The project is a collaboration between three local research institutes (VTT, University of Helsinki and University of Oulu) and a handful of Finnish companies. Visit the ValCel website for more information.
Pixact taking part in innovative projects aiming at a more sustainable future
Pixact provides online measurement solutions for industrial particle, droplet and bubble analysis. Our measurement systems are developed for the demanding conditions of industrial processes, involving dark and dense suspensions, and high flow rates.
The measurements are typically conducted in real process conditions: in pipelines, reactors, tanks and other process equipment. Our measurement systems can also be equipped with sampling and dilution units.
Particle-laden flows are common in many branches of the process industry. Whether the particles are impurities in the raw material or the outcome of the synthesis in the process, their online analysis plays a vital role in the control and optimization of processes.
Industrial processes including either bubble suspensions with low air content or foams with high air content often benefit from the tracking and optimization of gas distribution in the suspension. Data on bubble size distribution helps in adjusting e.g. mixing parameters to improve product quality.
In the crystallization process, the efficiency and yield of the process are determined by the crystal-forming characteristics of the substance that is to be separated from the suspension. The final size and morphology of the crystals are important for the recovery process, as narrow size distribution supports efficient filtration.
Droplets are present in various liquid-liquid systems such as emulsions in mass-transfer and mixing processes. The control of droplet size distribution is crucial for optimal process performance. Droplet size distribution is also an essential parameter in sprays used for coating and the application of additives.
Key features of Pixact measurement systems include:
High-quality online microscopy images straight from the production line
Unique performance in dark and/or dense multi-phase suspensions
Detailed analysis (size, shape & color) and classification of detected particles and other dispersed phase elements
Robust measurement concept for 24/7 industrial online monitoring
Modular design with customizable features
With Pixact technology you can increase the yield and capacity of your process and minimize quality variations in the final product.
In addition to delivering complete measurement solutions, we support our customers in the introduction of new measurement technology into their processes from the evaluation phase to the mill-scale roll-out.
Our commitment is to build partnerships with our customers.
INSTALLATION & START-UP
To guarantee a fast and efficient start-up and take-over of the Pixact measurement system, we provide comprehensive installation, start-up and commissioning services.
We provide development services for customers that require custom measurement solutions. Depending on the customer's needs, the hardware, software (user interface) and analysis modules can all be tailored to meet specific requirements.
Our measurement services are intended for pre-studies and short measurement campaigns either at the customer's facilities or in the Pixact lab. The measurements are performed by Pixact engineers and the results are reported to the customer.
Equipment rental is suitable for longer measurement campaigns carried out at the customer's facilities. The service includes the installation and start-up of the rental equipment.
AFTER SALES SERVICES
To promote the continuous operation of Pixact measurement systems, we offer several types of after sales services. Depending on the level of the services, the service package may include on-demand remote connection to the measurement system for support and troubleshooting, 24/7 remote monitoring of the system operation, regular service visits with replacement of critical system components, and fast delivery of critical spare parts.
Our measurement systems are built following a modular concept. The Pixact measurement systems consist of an imaging unit – a Pixscope probe or a Pixcell flow-through cuvette – and a Pixstation main unit or a laptop computer running the Pixact measurement software. Application-specific analysis modules can be combined with any type of imaging unit.
In addition to the standard configurations, we provide several optional features for our measurement systems:
Washing systems for the optical windows of the imaging unit
Automatic sample dilution units
The Pixcell flow-through cuvette can be installed on process lines and dedicated sampling lines.
The Pixscope probe can be installed on reactors, vessels and tanks.
A local display can be included in the Pixstation main unit.
Examples of Pixact measurement systems and process suspensions measured with Pixact technology
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