Tracers are an essential component in setting up X-ray based diamond sorting machines. Tracers are luminescent which allows them to be recovered by X-ray machines. Through calibration, the machine’s detection sensitivity can be adjusted to the most cost effective level, thus maximising diamond recovery and minimising the volume of waste material recovered. To aid this procedure, tracers are manufactured in 4 luminescence intensities and 4 sizes.
The luminescence intensities are indicated by different colours, blue, brown, grey and violet, and are available in sizes 3.2mm, 5mm, 8mm and 12mm.
NOTE: These tracers and simulants were developed for use on De Beers Group Technology produced sorters. No guarantees are applicable when these components are used on any other sorting technologies.