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Image Analysis System for Particle Characterization

February 5, 2008
Untitled Document Image Analysis System for Particle Characterization
The PSA300 includes two new critical components required for particle characterization. A unique algorithm improves accuracy when defining the length and shape of fibers. Older algorithms would define crossed fibers as an x-shaped particle, or it would break the fibers into four segments. Using this new algorithm, the unit separates crossing fibers as individual particles and assigns each one accurate size and shape parameters. A new automated sample disperser is a dry, free-flowing powder disperser that breaks agglomerates and assures a homogeneous spread of sample across the slide. While most dispersers use fluidized beds or high-pressure aerosol, this unit uses vacuum, ensuring that individual particles are not damaged and avoiding surrounding contamination.
Horiba Instruments Inc., Irvine, CA 508-366-5664 www.horibalab.com