Mastersizer 3000+ Lab

The Smartest Way to Measure Particle Size

The Mastersizer 3000+ Lab is an entry-level laser diffraction instrument for measuring particle size. This device provides accurate size measurements from 0.1 to 1000 microns and takes advantage of the core knowledge of the Mastersizer Xplorer software.

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  • The Mastersizer 3000+ Lab delivers an affordable, entry-level particle sizing experience that can be upgraded.
  • Particle size ranges from 0.1-1000 µm
  • Manual dispersion units only
  • Basic Mastersizer Xplorer program, including updates and bug fixes only
  • Upgrade option to Mastersizer 3000+ Pro or Ultra
Mastersizer 3000+: Class leading performance with added intelligence


Source: Haydale Limited

Particle size Suspensions, emulsions, dry powders
Principle Laser light scattering
Analysis Mie and Fraunhofer scattering
Data acquisition rate 10 kHz
Typical measurement time <10 sec
Dimensions (W, D, H) 690 mm x 300 mm x 450 mm
Weight 30 kg
Red light source Max. 4 mW He-Ne, 632.8 nm
Blue light source None
Lens arrangement Reverse Fourier (convergent beam)
Effective focal length 300 mm
Arrangement Log-spaced array
Angular range 0.032 - 60 degrees
Alignment Automatic
Particle size 0.1 - 1000 µm *
Number of size classes 100 (user adjustable)
Accuracy Better than 0.6% **
Precision / Repeatability Better than 0.5% variation *
Reproducibility Better than 1% variation *
System compliance
Laser safety Class 1, IEC60825-1:2007 and CFR Chapter I: Sub-chapterJ: Part 1040 (CDRH)
Regulatory testing RoHS and WEEE-compliant CE / FCC-compliant. Meets requirements of the European Low Voltage Directive
Power 100/240 V, 50/60 Hz 50 W (no dispersion units connected) 200 W maximum (2 dispersion units connected)
Humidity 80% maximum for temperatures up to 31 °C, decreasing linearly to 50% at 40 °C. Non condensing.
Operating temperature (°C) +5 °C to +40 °C
Product storage temperature -20 °C to +50 °C
Ingress Protection (IP) rating IP41B
Patents The Mastersizer optical bench is protected by patents based on applications WO2013038161, WO2013038160 and WO2013038159. 

* Sample and sample preparation dependent 
** Accuracy defined for the measurement of monomodal latex standards. This specification accounts for the manufacturer’s uncertainty in the latex size. Sample and sample preparation dependent. 

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