Analyzer UOK-2

Operative control unit UOK-2 for checking of the intensity and kinetic features of diamonds and associate minerals luminescence is designed to determine the numerical values of luminescence features used in XRF sorters by Bourevestnik, Inc. in the course of sorting diamonds and associate luminescent minerals. Accumulation, backup storage, analysis and graphical presentation of data arrays are carried out. The features obtained can be used for the following:

• to analyze the preparability of diamond-containing materials by deposits and in the course of mining concrete deposits; 
• for optimum choice of sorting features put into sorters; 
• to control the operation of luminescent sorters.

The UOK-2 operation concept is based on the use of diamonds’ property of luminescence under X-ray impact and on the difference of those properties with diamonds and associate luminescent minerals. Option to simultaneously define the features when a luminescent object is detected, both from the radiation side and from the side opposite to radiation is implemented. The data obtained with the application of UOK-2 shall serve as a basis for upgrading XRF sorters as well as for upgrading enrichment process diagrams for diamond-containing materials.

UOK-2 includes a measurement unit (MU), a control and registration unit (CRU), and a PC with special software.

Technical data
Material to be processedDry, clean from clay and slurries, dust-free, classified (contents of the main class – 85% minimum)
Material grain size fraction– 6 + 3 mm in automated feed mode; to 12 mm with manual loading.
Material supply and transportation systemGrain-by-grain type. Cup-type vibrofeeder with software-adjustable capacity – a turnaround device with 4 cells.
ThroughputTo 1200 samples/hr.
number of X-ray tubes
Exposure from top, in the cell.
mode of radiationPulse type (pulse duration – 0.5 ms).
anode voltage, anode currentfrom 10 to 30 kW; from 3 to 10 mA
Two-sided material luminescence detection. 
Analogue-to-digital detection system.
luminescent signals’ receiversphotomultiplier tubes (PMT); complete with fiber optic light cables
number of detectors, detection channels2
Sampling in sorting modePiece by piece, with one or several parameters. Actuator – on the stepper motor.
AutomationProgrammed selection of RT and PHM modes, sensitivity. Programmed control of feed and sampling. Failure indication
Electric power supply1 phase; (220±22) V; (50±1) Hz
Power consumption200 VA max.
Water and compressed air consumptionNot required
Overall dimensions (L×W×H), mass:
MU700×470×590 mm; 130 kg
CRU445×490×280 mm; 15 kg
Operation Conditions:
Ambient air temperaturefrom + 10°С to + 35°С
Relative humidity (at + 25 °С)80% max.
Protection against X-raysMeets Radiation Safety Standard RSS-99. Certificate of Russian Federal Service for Consumer Rights Protection and Human Welfare is provided.
Dimensional drawing