The sample holders enable quick, efficient and precise automated imaging and analysis of 47 mm diameter filters.
The sample holders enable quick, efficient and precise automated imaging and analysis of 47 mm diameter filters.

In many industrial processes filter inspection is vital for fulfilling the requirements of regulations, such as ISO 16232, which covers the characterisation and measurement of particulate contamination of the parts, components and assemblies which make up the fluid circuits of motor vehicle combustion engines.

Filter inspection plays an important role in the design and testing of engines, allowing manufacturers to identify the parts of an engine prone to wear by the metal particles caught on 47mm filters. From both a regulatory and manufacturing perspective, accurate imaging of these filter papers is thus essential.

Automated imaging

New sample holders from Prior Scientific offer automated imaging and analysis of 47 mm diameter filters using ProScan motorised stages on upright microscopes. The holders are designed to hold the filter securely, yet still leave a 45.5 mm diameter viewable, to allow analysis of almost the entire surface.

The sample holders from Prior Scientific used on ProScan microscope stages and controlled by Prior’s ProScan III control system are designed to make any filter analysis application easily integrated into an automated imaging system.