Thermo Scientific™

Particle Size Analyzer PSM-500

Catalog number: PSM-500
Thermo Scientific™

Particle Size Analyzer PSM-500

Catalog number: PSM-500
The Thermo Scientific™ Particle Size Analyzer PSM-500 provides accurate feedback for the optimization of grinding circuit performance helping customers not only to enhance mineral recovery and quality but also to optimize their energy efficiency during the process. This unit is a rugged on-line Particle Size Analyzer which pulls its own continuous sample using a vacuum eductor. To assist with the ultrasonic measurement, the sample is de-aerated in the sample conditioner before it passes between diametrically opposed ultrasonic sensors and is returned to the process.
 
Catalog Number
PSM-500
Unit Size
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Description
PSM-500 On-line Particle Size Analyzer
Price (USD)
Full specifications
Density2.0 to 5.5 SG for dry solids
DescriptionPSM-500 On-line Particle Size Analyzer
DiameterMaximum Transport Diameter:  <2.3 mm @ <1% retained by Wt. @ 2.7 SG, <1.2 mm @ <1% retained by Wt. @ 5.1 SG
Electronics Connection to AnalyzerCAT5/6/6e network cable directly to analyzer (less than 100m in length)
Electronics EnclosureIP65; CE; ICES 001, CSA, FCC Part 15B and RCM
Electronics Requirements380-600 Volts 50/60 Hz; 3 Phase
EnvironmentDirect exposure to sunlight and ultraviolet radiation is not permitted. Not rated for unprotected, out-of-doors operation
Instrument AirMinimum Pressure – 552 kPa; Maximum Pressure – 1034 kPa; Maximum Flow – 17m3/h @ 690kPa
MaterialWetted parts: engineering polymers or rubber covered steel
Operating TemperatureAmbient -10 to +50°C
Operating Altitude: 0 - 5000 mts
Percent Solids% Solids Wt 10% Minimum to 60% Maximum  
% Solids Vol 3% Minimum to 26% Maximum
Quality AssuranceAdelaide manufacturing facility ISO-9001:2000 certified
Sample TypeChemical: Caustic slurries up to PH of 12.5
Standardization WaterClean potable; Flow – 6-18 litres/day
Surface CoatingCommercial sandblast, surface preparation, polyurethane fill primer two part epoxy colour finish
Temperature Range (Metric)0 to 50°C
VibrationNot to exceed 10G at 20Hz
Water for Sample AcquisitionMinimum Pressure – 276 kPa; Maximum Pressure – 689 kPa; Flow – 45 litres/min
Unit SizeEach
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Density2.0 to 5.5 SG for dry solids
DescriptionPSM-500 On-line Particle Size Analyzer
DiameterMaximum Transport Diameter:  <2.3 mm @ <1% retained by Wt. @ 2.7 SG, <1.2 mm @ <1% retained by Wt. @ 5.1 SG
Electronics Connection to AnalyzerCAT5/6/6e network cable directly to analyzer (less than 100m in length)
Electronics EnclosureIP65; CE; ICES 001, CSA, FCC Part 15B and RCM
Electronics Requirements380-600 Volts 50/60 Hz; 3 Phase
EnvironmentDirect exposure to sunlight and ultraviolet radiation is not permitted. Not rated for unprotected, out-of-doors operation
Instrument AirMinimum Pressure – 552 kPa; Maximum Pressure – 1034 kPa; Maximum Flow – 17m3/h @ 690kPa
MaterialWetted parts: engineering polymers or rubber covered steel
Operating TemperatureAmbient -10 to +50°C
Operating Altitude: 0 - 5000 mts
Percent Solids% Solids Wt 10% Minimum to 60% Maximum  
% Solids Vol 3% Minimum to 26% Maximum
Quality AssuranceAdelaide manufacturing facility ISO-9001:2000 certified
Sample TypeChemical: Caustic slurries up to PH of 12.5
Standardization WaterClean potable; Flow – 6-18 litres/day
Surface CoatingCommercial sandblast, surface preparation, polyurethane fill primer two part epoxy colour finish
Temperature Range (Metric)0 to 50°C
VibrationNot to exceed 10G at 20Hz
Water for Sample AcquisitionMinimum Pressure – 276 kPa; Maximum Pressure – 689 kPa; Flow – 45 litres/min
Unit SizeEach
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Features

  • Robust with Ingress Protection Rating IP65.
  • Rugged internals, NEMA approved 4X corrosion resistant.
  • All new software and contemporary user interface.
  • Higher bandwidth and field replaceable transducers.
  • No dilution required.
  • % of solids measurements is standard.
  • Improved alarms, status display and reports.
  • No UPS needed.
  • Full colour intuitive local touch-panel user interface.
  • No pumping.
  • Size range between 1 to 1000 microns (can be optimized according to application).
  • Data are typically accurate to better than 1% absolute.
  • High availability.
  • Ultrasonic hard ware.
  • Measurement updates time, typically 10 sec.
  • Upgradable from PSM-400MPX.

Benefits

  • Enhances mineral recovery by providing accurate analysis of particle size distribution and percent solids.
  • Increases energy efficiency by assisting the grinding control with the recovery and the throughput of minerals.
  • Designed to work in the harshest environment conditions with temperature compensation and wider operation range.
  • Easy to be calibrated through the new modern interface and control systems.
  • Increased signal performance thanks to the new flow cell transducers.
  • Lower cost of ownership since transducers are field replaceable.
  • Lower maintenance

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