Hong Kong: WTOCD (Antwerp Scientific Research Centre for Diamonds) has developed an automatic melee screening device in collaboration with HRD Antwerp.
The M-Screen is a superfast, automated, high capacity melee screening device that screens round brilliant diamonds from 1 point to 20 points for potential lab grown diamonds, potential HPHT colour enhanced diamonds and simulants.
The M-Screen automatically feeds, screens and sorts out round brilliant diamonds at a super speed of minimum two diamonds per second (7.200 diamonds per hour). Depending on the size of the stones and the size of the batch, the speed can be as high as a staggering 18.000 diamonds per hour.
“It’s important that all natural, lab grown diamonds, simulants and HPHT treated diamonds are identified in order to sustain trust throughout the diamond pipeline. It is our mission to service the diamond trade and industry by offering assistance in the development, selection and implementation of new technologies resulting in top quality products such as the M-Screen,” explains Yves Kerremans, Director of WTOCD and head of the project.
“We’re extremely excited about the launch of the M-Screen as this will undoubtedly prove to be a game changing screening and detection solution for melee goods within any industrial environment,” says Marc Thomassen, Chief Equipment Officer, HRD Antwerp.