Optical particle analysis provides critical information about the size and shape of particles. While seemingly esoteric information, too much variety in particle size and shape can impact the final product, from coffee to industrial production lines. Unlike sieve analysis, no contact with the sample is required for optical particle analysis, which instead uses laser light scattering to evaluate particle sizes in both wet and dry conditions. It is possible to obtain a detailed analysis of the size, shape, density, and transparency of the particles, which can provide valuable information about the production line or method.
RETSCH TECHNOLOGY has developed a number of patented and state-of-the-art technologies in order to assist with this kind of analysis. Meaningful, statistically relevant information about the size and shape of millions of particles in suspensions, powders, or granules can be obtained within minutes, based on Dynamic Image Analysis. The systems that RETSCH TECHNOLOGY provides are turnkey solutions which can be customized to suit each customer’s individual needs, and can include such features as automated sampling and data collection.
Faster and better
RETSCH TECHNOLOGY was started in 1998 as a spin-off of RETSCH, to meet a growing need for sample analysis, not just sample preparation. Thanks to the success of the CAMSIZER product series, RETSCH TECHNOLOGY was able to establish itself as an independent company, seTting new standards in the field of optical particle analysis. RETSCH and RETSCH TECHNOLOGY have formed the core of the Verder Scientific Division ever since 2000.