POLA 3000™ Particle Size On-Line Analyser


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The POLA 3000 is an online particle size and shape analyser especially designed for the analysis of free flowing powders and granulates over a size from from 40 microns to 100mm.



Iron ore.
Fertilizer Pellets.


The POLA 3000 is a specially designed system for online particle analysis that integrates a number of different components into one complete unit. The POLA 3000 is based on an image analysis principle and has a ccd (charge coupled device) built inside the unit. It also has a computer in the form of a chip inside so that no external pc’s are required, which are easily damaged in harsh environments.

All the electronics such as frame grabbers and synchronisation electronics to control feeders for supplying the particles to the POLA 3000 for analysis are also inside the sealed case. The data outputs can be in the form of rs232 or, more usually rs485 or rs422 in process situations where data needs to be transmitted long distances. The data is in the industry standard protocol ModbusTM, thus making it easy to interface with plc systems that are already on the process line. The whole system is powered by 24 volts, thus reducing heat problems associated with high voltages.

Once images of the particles have been acquired, each image is analysed continuously and the data put into database which can be transmitted to the plc at regular intervals. There are also four digital outputs that can be used for data transmission and the system is designed to run 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year.



The POLA 3000 will increase the efficiency of your system, and help deliver a more consistent, better quality product by:

  • On-line, real time Particle Size and Shape Analysis.

  • Replaces Traditional labour intensive methods. (eg. Sieves)

  • Directly interfaces with PLC Control systems,

  • using industry standard Modbus™ software.

  • Continuously inspects and Analyses your product in real time.

  • Built in Microprocessor. (no hard Drives)

  • Robust design for harsh environments.

  • Small compact unit. Fits easily into small areas.

  • Size range from 40 microns to over 40 millimetres.


The POLA 3000 begins analysing and accumulating results as soon as it starts collecting particle images. The system then delivers analytical results from subsequently collected data at intervals selected by the operator providing a permanent record of production process information and analysis procedures. Constant feedback is offered on:

  • Particle count

  • Particle size and area with volume and weight representations

  • Mean, deviation, and variation coefficients of particle size distribution


You can adjust and define the analysis parameters according to your needs including setting the length of the SPC data collection periods to assure statistically valid results for your unique process.



Operating at 24 V the POLA 3000 can be used into a variety of production environments, and is designed to integrate directly with existing process control equipment using industry standard Modbus™  for monitoring process trends and performing production corrections. The POLA 3000 utilises a 4 - 20 mA loop to control other devices such as a feeder.


CD - element



Pixel Resolution

748 x 512

Image Capture


Scan Time/Image

2 x 20 ms Interlaced Video

Scan Time/Line

64 ps

Greyscale levels


Shutter Time

Software Controlled




2 Image Frame Buffers

Real - Time Multitasking Operating System

Image Processing

Image Analysis

TMS 34020 Processor

Input - Output



4 x Digital  Input

Optocoupler isolated

1 x Digital Trigger Input

For part detect

3 x Digital Output (solid state relays) 48V, 200mA/350mA

1 x Analog Output, 4-20 mA

1 x Strobe Output (Optocoupler isolated) 48V, max.10mA/50mW

1 x RS232

1 x RS232 / RS485 / RS422 Serial PC mouse

Standard PC SVGA Monitor Output

Standard PC/AT Keyboard Output (6-pin) mini DIN

Lens Mount




Temperature Range

0°C - 45 °C (32 - 113 °F)



Input Power

24V AC or 24V DC (25W)

CE Certified

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 October 2010 14:37