X-ray Transmission Tracers
Tracers are an important component in setting up XRT sorting machines. XRT tracers have high carbon content that allow them to be recovered by XRT sorters without needing to adjust the machine sorting parameters as the machine sees them as diamond. Tracers are required to calibrate the machine accurately. Through calibration the machine’s detection efficiency is optimised, resulting in minimal yield and maximum diamond recovery, while also allowing accurate diamond size and mass estimations. Tracers are manufactured in the following sizes: 5mm, 8mm, 12mm, 15mm, 25mm, 40mm & 50mm
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.