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The Mastersizer 3000 Brings Productivity Gains to Particle Size Analysis Operations

Particle size analysis of raw materials is often a necessary but routine task where speed and efficiency are critical to decision-making and the smooth operation of a manufacturing process.

The Mastersizer 3000 from Malvern Panalytical supports improved productivity through fast, fully automated measurement and cleaning, combined with instrument and data analysis software that streamlines every aspect of the instrument's use. In-built intelligence supports each measurement, from the outset through to a successful conclusion. The result is robust and reliable data produced with ease and efficiency and minimal operator input.

The Mastersizer 3000 harnesses robust and proven laser diffraction technology to deliver a particle sizing instrument that is highly suited for raw material and commodity handling requirements, and can be used by operators with different backgrounds and experience. It measures particles across a wide size range from 10 nm to 3500 µm, efficiently analyzing both wet and dry samples. Measurement is rapid and robust, even for polydisperse materials. Switching between sample types is simple with auto locking dispersion cells and automatic system initialization. All of which ensures the reliable results necessary for production control.

System software plays a crucial role in lightening the analytical workload. Real-time feedback during method development accelerates the optimization of every measurement, with a developed method then locked down as a standard operating procedure (SOP) to secure validatable performance. An in-built Data Quality Expert alerts and guides the user in the event of a problem during analysis, while an edit-in-place report designer allows the tailoring of results so that data is presented in the most appropriate form for every application.

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