automatic sorting system / high-speed
The powderSORT is world fastest powder sorting system that can detect variations in color, shape, size impurities above 50 microns. The machine inspects for impurities above 50 microns and remove them using high vacuum suction.
The system has two in-feed conveyor – one for generating the layer of powder and second conveyor for spreading the powder so that all the particles including the impurities are visible to the inspection system and impurities are removed using vacuum.
There are multiple high speed cameras for powder inspection. The machine also have high speed vacuum nozzles which will trigger on / off based on signals generated by the camera for impurity removal. Impurities will be sucked up by the vacuum nozzles. The schematic side view diagram of machine is shown below.
The machine confirms to GMP. The structure will be Food Grade SS 316. IP 65 Ingress protection will be given to Camera and Controller units.
The capacity of vibratory hopper is 500 KG. The API Powder will be conveyed using vacuum pump which will be automatically start stop using level sensor. The hopper contains magnetic grill to remove any ferro magnetic items.
The machine contains two conveyors. The first one is layer generation conveyor which generates an equal layer of API particles on the 1st conveyor. The layer is generated using the servo enabled height adjustment unit. The second conveyor is spreading conveyor. This conveyor moves at high speed than the first conveyor to ensure all particles are spread and seen under the camera.