Feedproducts need gentle measurement.

In order to get accurate measurement results, HAVER & BOECKER recommends photo-optic particle analysis.

For the quality control of feedstuffs it is increasingly shown that computer-supported particle analysis is the better solution. For one, it can prevent increased mechanical forces, such as those needed to move the animal feed over the screen, have an adverse impact on the single particles and thus on the overall result.

Another bonus is that optical measurement delivers more value through significantly more available information on each individual particle and thus the entire sample.

Unique added value

The HAVER CPA (Computerized Particle Analysis) offers results on particle shape and size analysis that are decisive for the gentle measurement of feedstuffs. Using the HAVER CPA technology, not only resistance-capable pressed granulate products are pictured and measured just as they were produced, but also all types of feed flakes [particle list]. Destruction of the structure and composition of the single produced particles and the consequent limited validity of the final results is no longer an issue. Here the laboratory-online HAVER CPA 2-1 is the instrument to use. This model singles the product on a long vibrating channel with little energy consumption and uses photo-optics to measure the particles as they free fall. The product may also be measured automatically online and then reintroduced back into the main product flow. Here the technology generates size distributions that are in fact related to the actual product size.

  • Each particle is measured completely
  • Non-destructive measurement
  • The actual shape and size are measured
  • Online process monitoring can be used

Completely Customized Solution

Feed flakes are recognized as such and can be evaluated through their size and shape. Here every measurement value for each single particle is available. A variety of size and shape definitions are available for comprehensive analysis and evaluation. Using the software the generated data can be displayed and processed in a number of ways. There are a number of possibilities for data transmission to external systems for further analyses. Starting with the basic “copy and paste” over to Excel or Word, and extending to the provision of results data to a pre-configured OPC mini server, there are a number of available standard options. With little effort users are able to integrate results data into an existing archive or for use in long-term trend analysis.

  • Extensive analysis possibilities
  • Numerous options for display
  • Users able to generate characteristic values
  • Many standard export and communication paths

Extended options and possibilities

When monitoring material parameters, not only the product may be checked. It also makes sense to incorporate a check earlier in the production process. Here, for example, also process critical raw materials can be checked and monitored already before the process.

There is potential for optimization also with products that have fewer quality issues. In these cases when compared to sieve analyses, the greatly expanded results data can be used to achieve a constant and optimum quality level. The constant monitoring of processes leads to more efficient production. Only as much energy gets used for milling or crushing as is really needed. Tool wear is always detected at the earliest stage and the risk of customer complaints is reduced to a minimum.

  • Can be used for a variety of materials
  • Measurement data extent opens up R&D possibilities
  • Process optimization, quality and energy efficiency