Scanning Materials with Laser Technology

Laser Scanning -- Watch Tutorial Video - See link Below

  • Quality control of bulk materials in many industries (such as mining materials, scrap materials, cement products, construction materials and waste materials) is critical to ensure cost effective processing and downstream product management.
  • Information feedback on the properties of bulk products in near real time with minimal sample preparation can provide a major improvement in production quality control.
  • Our systems make use of a process known as Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS). LIBS is a process that employs a high-powered laser to excite the atoms in a target material. This excitation process releases energy in the form of light that can be used to identify the type and properties of the materials analyzed. 
  • The practical patented application developed by CE for this technology is its use in scanning materials and determining the identity and properties of the materials in near real time, with minimal sample preparation.

SLT Tutorial Video

How Does it Work?

Introduce Sample

Bulk material samples are poured into the laser scanning system.

Atom Excitation

After the sample is charged into the material feed hopper, the laser is activated. The laser hits the materials flowing through the material flow chute ablation a small mass and releasing light in the process.

Light Collection and Spectrometer Resolution

Light emitted from the excited atoms is transported through optical fibers to a spectrometer for wavelength and intensity resolution.

Signal Resolution and Fingerprint

Collected light is resolved into unique wavelength and intensity patterns that are modeled using multivariate modeling techniques; and these models are subsequently used to identify unknown materials.

Laser Scanning Laboratory

Laser Scanning Laboratory

Send samples to our lab and we will work with you to determine the potential benefits of laser scanning systems in your applications.