Malvern Panalytical - Mastersizer 3000

Manufactured by  Malvern Panalytical
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Smarter particle sizing

The new Mastersizer 3000 puts Malvern’s experience and expertise into your hands. Easily configured to meet individual application requirements, it generates robust, reproducible particle sizing data with the minimum of fuss. A new optical core concentrates the best ever Mastersizer performance into minimum bench space and brings precise resolution across a very wide size range, for wet and dry samples. Novel dispersion accessories ensure optimal sample preparation, for every material type.
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Features of Mastersizer 3000

Broad measurement range: from 10 nm to 3.5 mm with exceptional resolution in the sub-micron range. 

Reproducible, accurate measurement: data acquisition rates of 10 kHz increase reproducibility and ensure accuracy even for materials with the broadest size distributions. 

Small footprint: optical bench spans just 690mm. 

Flexible user-independent operation: easy to switch wet and dry dispersion units, with auto-locking measurement cell that simplifies changeover and maintenance. 

State-of-the art dry powder dispersion: the completely new Aero S dry powder dispersion accessory, reliably disperses a wide range of dry materials, fragile powders to robust materials. 

Highest performance wet dispersion: the all new Hydro range of wet dispersion accessories have been designed to provide powerful and rapid dispersion for a wide range of sample types. 

Simple, intuitive yet powerful software: drives every measurement, delivering your data, in your way.  

Real-time optimization of every measurement: live trend plotting instantly confirms measurement to USP, EP, ISO standards. 

Support that excels: significant applications intelligence built into every system, backed by remote troubleshooting and instrument diagnostics. Not to forget, Malvern’s unrivalled global network of experts can deliver development, applications and service support in person.  

  • Sample and sample preparation dependent.  ** Sample and sample preparation dependent.  *** Accuracy defined for the recovery of a mean size of a narrow log-normal distribution. Sample and sample preparation dependent.  **** Sample and sample preparation dependent.
General Specifications
Depth 690 mm
Height450 mm
Width 300 mm
Power Requirements 100/240v, 50/60 Hz
Weight30 kg
Additional Specifications

Parameters Measured: Particle Size 
Sample types: Suspensions, emulsions, dry powders 
Measurement range: 
Wet analysis: 0.01 – 3500 µm * 
Dry analysis: 0.1 – 3500 µm ** 
Measurement principle: Laser light scattering 
Detector Arrangement: Log-spaced array 
Maximum angular range: 0.015 to 144 degrees 
Lens focal length: 300mm 
Lens arrangement: Reverse Fourier 
Data acquisition rate: 10kHz 
Optical Alignment: Automatic 
Typical measurement time: <10sec (full range) 
Optical models: Mie and Fraunhofer scattering 
Accuracy: Better than 1% *** 
Precision/Repeatability: Better than 0.5% **** 
Reproducibility between instruments: Better than 1% **** 
Patents: Patents Pending 
Light sources:  
Max. 5 mW 633 nm HeNe laser 
Max. 20 mW 470 nm diode. 
Laser safety: Class 1, EN 60825-1:2001 and CDRH 
Regulatory testing: 
RoHS and WEEE compliant 
ICES / C-Tick / FCC / VCCI / CE compliant 
Meets the requirements of the European Low Voltage Directive 
 
Operating environment  
Temperature:  
10°C – 35°C  
Humidity: 10% - 80% RH non-condensing 
Enclosure rating: IP41D in use 
 
Software  
Minimum computer specification:  
Intel Core i5 Processor, 4 GB RAM, Wide Screen Monitor. At least 1 high speed USB2 port required. Software supports dual-screen operation. 
Operating platforms:  
Windows 7 Professional (32 bit and 64 bit) 
Windows XP Professional 
21CFR Part 11:  
Operating mode available which assists in achieving technical compliance to 21CFR Part 11.

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