Improved industrial process control promotes quality. In the sugar industry, process control may be applied to ensure that the quality of the final sugar product meets required specifications. ImageProVision's Sucrocrystal Image Analyser is a unique, digital crystal image analysis software system designed specifically for this industry, providing quantitative, automatic analysis. This procedure is fast and accurate, and may be used to measure crystal size distributions of both massecuite and dry product. It is a powerful tool for analysing, optimizing and controlling the various stages of sugar production.
Measurement of crystal size distribution is vital to optimising the growth of sugar crystals in crystallization pans and for quality control and standardization of the final product. Although crystal size measurements are traditionally performed manually using mechanical sieves or through inspection, this method is time consuming, prone to errors and provides limited quantitative information. The Sucrocrystal Image Analyser accurately performs the analysis of crystals, digitally, using classical image analysis techniques.
The system comprises of a trinocular microscope (Analog video camera attached to a binocular microscope) with a halogen lamp. A video-converter card converts analog video signals to digital images that may be analysed by the image software. Results are tabulated and may be printed.
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