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By: Weslee Clyde on May 20th, 2019

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How Much Does A Computer Particle Analyzer Cost?

Computer Particle Analyzer

When it comes to particle analysis there are two main types of sieving methods. Sieve shakers (using test sieves) and computerized particle analysis.

Each method has different price ranges and each of those methods is a different type of process.

If you are considering making a big purchase, like a CPA, it is important you understand what the machine itself costs and where the other costs come from that you are going to be paying.

When you purchase a CPA package, you can expect to pay at least $60,000. There could be another increase in price if you need an industrial unit or special customization.

Each machine itself is a standard price, but there are a few different models you can pick from.

We hope this article gives you a good idea of what is included when purchasing a CPA and helps you make a more informed decision for your business.


What is Included With your Purchase of CPA?

We have written another article that goes into the details of what is a CPA and what it is designed for. If you haven’t seen it yet, we suggest you go check it out first. It can help you get a better understanding of the machine.

The CPA is a very technical machine. We don’t just sell the machine on its own, we offer a complete package to ensure you have everything you need to install, operate and analyze results.

You are purchasing

- The selected model of the CPA

- Computer with our CPA Serv software installed

- Installation from our team and 2-day Training

It doesn’t matter which model of the CPA you choose to buy, you will get the same package with each. Each machine requires the same level of set-up and requires the same assisting technology.


What is the Total Package Cost of a CPA?

We want to start by telling you what each package costs. Remember, these are total costs for the entire CPA package. Then we are going to break down the other products and services that are included in the price.

We included our two machines for the sake of this article. There are a few more industrial options available and you can read more about those options on our website.




CPA 2.1

This is the most common CPA on the market. It can measure particles between 20 microns to 25 mm. Most material analysis can be performed in this size range. The footprint measures at 28 ¾” L x 10 ¼” W x 16 ¼ “ H

This model is usually recommended for particles with a length to width ratio of smaller than 3 to 1. Particles such as gravel, sand, coal, plastic granules and other dry free-flowing particles.

Cost: $60,000


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CPA 2 Conveyor

The CPA conveyor uses a belt instead of a vibrating tray. If using elongated particles, the tray causes the particles to tumble off past the camera. This can give false results for particle shapes since we do not know how the particle fell past the scan camera. In contrast, the belt projects the particles off at the same trajectory giving a more accurate reading.

Cost: $77,500.


CPA Equipment and Software

Along with the machine itself, you also get a computer that is fully set up with our CPA Serv software.

At a glance here are some of the functions and benefits of the CPA Serv Software

- Measurement of all particles

- Calculation of all particle shapes and particle size values in real time

- Freely definable size and shape classes

- Graphical display of the various size and shapes

- Filters remove foreign bodies from all displays of result

If you are interested in learning more about the CPA Serv software you can read all about it on our parent companies website.


CPA Installation

After you purchase a CPA from us, we will schedule a time for our CPA technician to come to your facility to install and train your team on the machine. Travel expenses are included in your total purchase cost.

Here is what happens during the installation/training period:

- Our expert will set up and connect your CPA

- The computer and software will be set up for your specific needs in terms of particle size gradations

- Your team will be trained on how to run and analyze your results

The machine is advanced and we want to be sure that when we leave two days later, your machine is set up and running efficiently and you are comfortable.

After the initial set up, we are always available for troubleshooting and assistance by phone at 800-321-6188.

Each machine comes with a one year warranty from the installation date.


To Sum It All Up

We know that there is a lot of technical information we just covered and that it can be a little overwhelming.

If you take away anything from the article, we hope that it is at least a ballpark estimate of what you can expect to pay when buying a CPA for your particle analysis process.

Hopefully this helped you understand if a CPA might be right for your business and your budget and maybe a little bit more about what type of commitment comes with buying a CPA.

If you still have questions or need any clarification, you can contact our team to learn more.


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