Ceramscan Features and Benefits

A summary of reasons why you’ll benefit from using the Ceramscan.

Ceramscan with sample

The safest procedure for density measurement

Leave old operator-dependent toxic mercury displacement techniques behind and use a digital method that has been verified as accurate as the mercury displacement method. With the Ceramscan, manufacturers have a precise and fast method (with a typical test time of less than 1 minute) for the measurement of volume and density of uniform and non-uniform solid products in order to be able to routinely characterise the structure and quality of solid materials.

Check and Verify your Ceramscan

A measurement is only worth performing if it’s accurate. This is why you’ll want to have control of instrument calibration and the means of verifying that the instrument is measuring accurately by testing a ‘Known Volume Verification’ ball.

The instrument will verify that the ball correlates with the measurement values as provided by the manufacturer so that you can continue your product testing feeling confident that your instrument performance has been checked.

Fully rotatable test files

Appreciate the scan detail in every plane. The scanned data can be viewed in both 2D and 3D representations to allow comparisons with previous archived measurements. Within the 2D sectional view, additional manual measurements can be made on chosen intervals. 3D views of the product are rotatable in all planes providing flexibility of viewing for visual comparison and presentation.

All of your data in one place

Provided by a built-in spreadsheet for data collection and statistical manipulation. There is no need to export data to another spreadsheet program, as the software for Ceramscan has its own integral spreadsheet, but Exporting to Excel is also an available option if preferred.

Export your data in .stl format

If you’ve designed a product in a CAD package and then 3D print it you might want to check that what has been printed is what you designed. Once the printed sample is scanned in the Ceramscan you can import the data as a .stl file which will allow you to import your file into popular CAD packages (maximum data size applies). You can then compare your CAD output with your CAD input. This closes the loop on the design and production of samples.

Presentation of your results

A report template is available into which your data can be dropped and automatically positioned with test data fields or modified using full Report Editing tools. Alternatively, images and data can be copied and pasted into other applications.

Barcode Scanner compatibility

Allowing quick product information entry and reducing user error. This device would attach via the USB port on the PC.

Choice of Rotation Speed

For heavy or delicate samples, the centrifugal force created during the rotation can distort the sample or cause it to fragment or wobble and therefore a slower rotational speed is recommended. The fast speed provides the quickest scan times, but can affect the integrity of some products and produce less accurate results.

Operate in another Language using the Language Editor

This instrument rapidly provides the most accurate volume and density data essential in the fields of both Quality Control and Product Development. As with all Stable Micro Systems products, the instruments are supplied with lifetime application and technical support.

Why measure Density using a Ceramscan?

Fluid displacement techniques are not suitable for porous materials. The Ceramscan is a non-contact laser-based measurement that is not affected by sample porosity.

Mercury displacement techniques represent a toxic risk to the environment and are therefore illegal in many countries.

The Ceramscan has been verified as accurate as mercury displacement method. Gas displacement techniques usually measure very small samples or otherwise attract a high instrument price.

The Ceramscan has the largest measurement envelope in its class. X-ray techniques are expensive and present a health and safety issue and therefore require fully trained operators. The Ceramscan uses an eye-safe laser and therefore is the safest procedure for density determination.