HORIBA LA-960 Laser Particle Size Analyzer


LA-960 Laser Particle Size Analyzer

This latest evolution in the LA series advances scientific knowledge for tomorrow’s world through intuitive software, unique accessories, and high performance. The LA-960 continues HORIBA’s proud tradition of leading the industry with innovative design.
LA-960 Laser Particle Size Analyzer
Depth 565 mm
Height 500 mm
Width 705 mm
Weight 56 kg
Additional Specifications Measurement Method   
Mie Scattering Theory   
Measurement Range   
0.01 Μm to 5000 Μm   
Measurement Time   
1 minute from dispersion liquid filling to measurement and rinse.   
Sampling System   
Required Sample Amount: Sample 10 mg to 5 g (Depends on sample material)   
Dispersion Medium: Approx. 180 mL to 250 mL (Using Flow Cell)   
Viscosity: Less than 10 mPa/s   
Optical System   
Light Source: 650 nm Laser Diode approx. 5.0 mW   
405 nm Light Emitting Diode (LED) approx. 3.0 mW   
Detectors: Silicon Photo Diode   
Circulation System   
Ultrasonic Probe: Frequency 20 kHz 7-Level selections   
Circulation Pump: 15-Level selections   
Agitator: 15-Level selections   
Flow/Fraction Cell: Tempax Glass   
Power Supply   
120 V AC ±10% or 230 V AC ±10%, 50/60 Hz ±1%   
Power Consumption   
300 VA   
Operating Temperature   
15 to 35 C(59 to 95 F)   
Operating Humidity   
Relative Humidity 85% or less (no condensation)


Performance that matters   
  • Measure particle size between 10 nanometers and 5 millimeters   
  • State of the art nanoparticle measurement resolves peaks at 30 nanometers   
  • Suitable for suspensions, emulsions, powders, pastes, gels, and creams   
  • Easy to use dry powder accessory, read the PowderJet page for more information   
  • Requires only micrograms* of sample, minimizing cost of analysis   
  • Flexible, fully automated measurement sequences maximize precision and method compliance   
  • Excellent reproducibility and unit-to-unit agreement, read the Gage R&R Study for more information   
  • Measurements in less than 60 seconds boost productivity   
    Based on the ultra-durable LA-950 platform, noted for its reliability   
Software that grows to meet your needs   
  • New users are guided by the Method Expert software to create powerful measurement methods with no prior training   
  • Experienced users create turn-key measurements with the Sequence function to include custom messages, measurement averaging, pass/fail repeats, and much more   
  • Advanced users benefit the Intensity Graph, Custom Calculations, and other power tools to deeply understand their measurements   
  • The brand new user interface emphasizes ease of use to ensure hassle-free operation   
  • Integrated 21 CFR Part 11 compliant software available with user administration, audit trail, and electronic signature functionality   
HORIBA's performance guarantee   
  • Guaranteed accuracy of ± 0.6%**   
  • Excellent unit-to-unit precision, ideal for multi-location requirements   
  • ISO 13320:2009 compliant   
  • IQ/OQ available   
  • LA-960 performance verified on every unit with NIST-traceable mono- and polydisperse size standards   
Our particle expertise = your solution   
HORIBA's experienced staff of technical and applications specialists support the LA-960 in 54 offices across 45 countries. We are committed to the satisfaction of our users and to the education of the greater industry and provide many channels of support including:   
  • Sample analysis via the many Applications Labs around the world   
  • Free software updates, webinars, technical notes, and much more in the Download Center   
  • Instant support via phone, e-mail, and online meeting   
  • On-site and in-house user training courses   
  • Service contracts, verifications, and validations to fit every requirement   
  • Advanced software tools to correlate data from other particle size analyzers to maintain historic specifications   


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