Malvern Instruments Marks 3rd Anniversary Of The Mastersizer 3000 With The Launch Of Imaging Accessory

As Mastersizer 3000, the world-leading laser diffraction particle size analyzer, celebrates its 3rd birthday, Malvern Panalytical is delivering even smarter particle sizing with the launch of two new additions to the Mastersizer portfolio, at Powtech 2014, Nürnberg.

Visually monitor laser diffraction particle size measurements with the Hydro Sight particle imaging accessory.

Hydro Sight is a state-of-the-art imaging accessory that makes it quicker and easier to develop and apply the robust particle sizing methods that are essential across industry. The Hydro SV, a new wet dispersion unit for the Mastersizer 3000, answers the need for reliable particle size data when material is scarce. Hydro Sight and Hydro SV will be on the Malvern Panalytical stand in Hall 1/1-357 at Powtech between 30 September and 2 October 2014.

“Three years on from the launch of the Mastersizer 3000 we’re delighted to be introducing accessories that break new ground in terms of delivering smarter particle sizing,” said Dr Paul Kippax, Micrometrics Product Group Manager. “Developing, validating and transferring particle sizing methods are the last remaining ‘expert’ tasks associated with laser diffraction measurements. Hydro Sight is truly innovative, smart and practical and makes all of these tasks easier. Our second new accessory, the Hydro SV enables measurement of the data required to drive product development, at the earliest stages of a project.”

Hydro Sight provides real-time visual monitoring of the dispersion process that precedes every laser diffraction particle size measurement. Dispersion is essential to ensure that particles are measured in a representative, relevant state. The images that Hydro Sight delivers make it quicker to identify optimal dispersion conditions for wet or liquid particle size analysis methods. Furthermore they allow the user to literally see what has gone wrong if problems are encountered during method application or transfer. The outcome is more efficient, less expensive analysis across the lifetime of a product.

Hydro Sight uses lens-less technology (patent pending) to measure basic morphological data including particle size and elongation distribution, across a wide particle size range. A unique ‘dispersion index’ quantifies the state of dispersion of any given sample. An advanced anomaly detection feature is also provided to record images of any outlying particles that are particularly unusual in terms of size or shape. These images help users to identify and rationalize the root cause of any out-of-specification results.

For more information on Hydro Sight and Hydro SV register to join Malvern Panalytical’s live web event on 9 October at http://www.malvern.com/msevent.

About Malvern Panalytical

Malvern Panalytical provides the materials and biophysical characterization technology and expertise that enables scientists and engineers to understand and control the properties of dispersed systems. These systems range from proteins and polymers in solution, particle and nanoparticle suspensions and emulsions, through to sprays and aerosols, industrial bulk powders and high concentration slurries. Used at all stages of research, development and manufacturing, Malvern Panalytical’s materials characterization instruments provide critical information that helps accelerate research and product development, enhance and maintain product quality and optimize process efficiency.

Our products reflect Malvern Panalytical’s drive to exploit the latest technological innovations and our commitment to maximizing the potential of established techniques. They are used by both industry and academia, in sectors ranging from pharmaceuticals and biopharmaceuticals to bulk chemicals, cement, plastics and polymers, energy and the environment.

Malvern Panalytical systems are used to measure particle size, particle shape, zeta potential, protein charge, molecular weight, mass, size and conformation, nanoparticle size and count, rheological properties and for chemical identification, advancing the understanding of dispersed systems across many different industries and applications.

Headquartered in Malvern Panalytical, UK, Malvern Panalytical has subsidiary organizations in all major European markets, North America, Mexico, China, Japan and Korea, a joint venture in India, a global distributor network and applications laboratories around the world.

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