Background Information, Methods and Product Details
At the top of the page are articles that can help you decide which method of particle size distribution measurement to use for your testing process.
Scroll down, and you'll see videos and articles about each of the methods our instruments employ, followed by user manuals for some of the instruments.
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What is the Function of a Sieve Shaker?
Visitors to our web pages often arrive with the question, “What is the Function of a Sieve Shaker?”
The simple answer is “to expose the particles in a sample to all the openings in each sieve in a stack”. A sieve stack is the result of fitting each sieve to be used in a given particle size analysis into the one above. The sieve with the largest mesh holes is at the top with each subsequent sieve of a tighter mesh size than the one above it... read more.
|How Do You Analyze Small, Micron-Sized Particles?
Sieve testing, as I have stated many times, is the Cinderella of particle size analysis because it delivers more value than expected from something that’s so easy to use and relatively inexpensive.
However, the problem with standard sieving techniques using wire mesh sieves is that they begin to exhibit accuracy problems in the lower micron sizes... read more.
|What's So Special About Picking a Sieve Shaker?
If you take Sieve Shakers for granted, you may be surprised to know that the selection of the right shaker can have a profound effect on your sieving results.
To begin with the basics... read more.
The primary purpose of a sieve shaker is to provide motion to a sample in a test sieve.
An effective sieve shaker creates a motion that presents all the particles to all of the sieve openings and assists particles in passing through. This requires both rotary and vertical motion... read more.Find more Sieve Shaker articles here.
The relative value of a sieve certification process vs a sieve calibration has perplexed me for a long time.
Eventually it dawned on me that the entire certification process is an insurance policy of sorts. Firstly, it confirms that the mesh is within the ASTM or ISO spec -- even though the spec allows for significant variation. Secondly, it meets the traceability demands of ISO mandates... read more.Find more Sieving and Sieve Calibration articles here.
The CSC Sieve Analyzer was designed to deliver a record of a sieve test results, eliminate operator error and significantly reduce the time to process and calculate these results... read more.Find more Sieve Analyzer articles here.