Sensors, such as the Coldspraymeter, allow us to validate numerical models (CFD) that can then be used to design cold spray nozzles that meet specific requirements in terms of particle velocity. Furthermore, they allow us to better understand the spray deposition windows of reactive materials to ensure that we avoid powder reaction during consolidation and also to maximize the reactivity of the consolidated powders.
Prof. Bertrand Jodoin,
University of Ottawa, Canada
École des Mines de Paris
National Research Council
Nanyang Technological university
Oerlikon Metco US Inc.
University of Ottawa
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Based on the time-tested Dpv principle, the Coldspraymeter can characterize particles individually and provide complete velocity and size distributions (not only mean values).
Monochromatic light is shone onto the system’s measurement volume to illuminate the cold particles that would otherwise be impossible to see. They are then characterized (velocity, size, flux) based on the back-scattered light.
(not only mean values)
The Coldspraymeter is the ideal tool for researchers and production managers involved in cold spray processes. It helps to validate fluid dynamic models, optimize spray nozzles, develop and optimize spray parameters, maximize deposit efficiency and monitor the process during production runs. Its intuitive touch screen user interface makes it easy to integrate into your daily operations. The data is available as CSV files and can be easily accessed via Ethernet or a USB jump drive.
Monitor/characterize cold spray processes
Develop spray conditions
Design and optimize spray nozzles
Monitor sand/grit blasting processes or even shot peening
About the technology
Coldspraymeter technical specifications
Measurement volume information
Dimensions and weight
70 mm x 33 mm
2.6 in. x 1.3 in.
300 mm x 125 mm x 330 mm
11.8 in. x 4.9 in. x 13 in.
560 mm x 260 mm x 660 mm
22 in. x 10.2 in. x 26 in. minimum resolution
430 mm / 17 in.
1024 x 768 minimum resolution
100 /120 – 200 /230 VAC, 50-60 Hz, auto-switch
Plant to supply
20-30 psi of clean, dry compressed air