August 15, 2016
OEM Orders LFS Scintillation Crystals For Silo and Container Measurement
Singapore, August 15, 2016 – Zecotek Photonics Inc. (TSX-V: ZMS; Frankfurt: W1I.F, OTCPK: ZMSPF), a developer of leading-edge photonics technologies for industrial, healthcare and scientific markets, is pleased to announce that a world leader in the area of level, switching and pressure measurement for the process industry, has ordered LFS scintillation crystals for a leading edge approach to the measurement of silos and large containers. The device is able to detect the level of liquids, pastes, powders and bulk solids in silos and large containers and is to be widely deployed in industries such as oil and gas, chemical, and waste management.
“Our marketing efforts have been effective at attracting customers for our Imaging technologies outside the traditional medical scanning markets,” said Dr. A.F. Zerrouk, Chairman, President, and CEO of Zecotek Photonics Inc. “There are many scanning, detecting and measuring applications which can use LFS scintillation crystals and solid-state photo detectors, and silo and container measurement is a prime example. More and more we are witnessing our technologies gaining traction within a broad spectrum of industries. While the majority of LFS crystal and photo detector sales will continue to be to medical scanning device manufacturers and high energy physics laboratories, there is a significant opportunity to diversify our customer base to other important industries such as homeland security radiation detection and silo and container management. We will continue to focus on our commercialization objectives and consider all opportunities to generate substantial and consistent sales for our patented photonic technologies.”
Zecotek’s patented LFS scintillation crystals will be used in a radiation-based sensing unit for the continuous measurement of liquids and bulk solids. The LFS crystals are used to detect small amounts of radiation to gauge the level of material in a silo or large container. The non-contact measuring device measures through the walls of the specific containers, and is therefore suitable for both level and interface measurements. The measuring results are independent of the process conditions, so consequently it can be used under extreme process conditions. Radiation-based sensors can also be used for non-contact density measurement of liquids and bulk solids in pipelines. The crystals allow the sensing unit design to be compact and ideal for mounting in challenging, hard to access and confined space applications.
LFS scintillation crystals are ideal for the application of radiation-based measurement because of their high spectroscopic resolution and decay constant that is 10 times faster and more accurate than competing crystals. Zecotek continues to work closely with this and other OEMs on measurement, detection, sensing and other applications using LFS to detect small amounts of radiation.
Zecotek Photonics Inc (TSX-V: ZMS; Frankfurt: W1I) is a photonics technology company developing high-performance scintillation crystals, photo detectors, positron emission tomography scanning technologies, 3D auto-stereoscopic displays, 3D metal printing, and lasers for applications in medical, high-tech and industrial sectors. Founded in 2004, Zecotek operates three divisions: Imaging Systems, Optronics Systems and 3D Display Systems with labs located in Canada, Korea, Russia, Singapore and U.S.A. The management team is focused on building shareholder value by commercializing over 50 patented and patent pending novel photonic technologies directly and through strategic alliances, the European Organization for Nuclear Research (Switzerland), Beijing Opto-Electronics Technology Co. Ltd. (China), NuCare Medical Systems (South Korea), the University of Washington (United States), and National NanoFab Center (South Korea). For more information visit www.zecotek.com and follow @zecotek on Twitter.
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