The particle size distribution analyzer PANAMA was developed especially for the ore and coal preparation but can be used also in other industries where changing particle size distribution is an issue.
The sample to be analyzed is fed over a small conveyor belt or can be analyzed as a free falling stream. The particle size distribution is evaluated optically. This is accomplished by determining the particle size (3 dimensions) and volume for each individual particle using laser triangulation. All particle measures are stored in a database.
The measured values are evaluated statistically in order to produce distribution curves or size analyses of the material.
Optionally the particles can be sorted at the end of the belt according to their size for further evaluation. Also additionally measurement pathes are optionally available.
The evaluation of the measured data is done with the RACCOON software.