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Microtrac S3500 Particle Size Analyzer

The Microtrac S3500 is a industry-preferred Laser Diffraction (LD) analyzer ideally suited for various particle characterization tasks.

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Details

Brand

Country of origin

Germany

Measuring range

0.02 µm – 2.8 mm

Measuring principle

Laser diffraction

Lasers

3x Red 780 nm

Laser power

3 mW nominal

Detection system

Two fixed photo-electric detectors with logarithmically spaced segments placed at correct angles for optimal scattered light detection from 0.02 to 165 degrees using 151 detector segments

Data

Volume, number and area distributions as well as percentile and other summary data

Data format

Stored in ODBC format in encrypted Microsoft Access Databases to ensure compatibility with external statistical software applications

Data integrity

Data integrity may be ensured using FDA 21 CFR Part 11 compliant security features including password protection, electronic signatures and assignable permissions

Measuring time

~ 10 to 30 seconds

Power requirements

AC input: 90 – 132 VAC, 47 – 63 Hz, single phase; 200 to 265 VAC, 47 – 63 Hz, single phase

Power consumption

25 W nominal, 50 W max. (depending on options installed)

Temperature

5° to 40° Celsius (50° to 95° Fahrenheit)

Humidity

90% RH, non- condensing maximum

Storage temperature

-10° to 50° Celsius (14° to 122° Fahrenheit) dry only

Physical specifications

Case Material: Steel and impact resistant plastic
Exterior surfaces are finished with corrosion resistant paint or plating

Dimensions (W x H x D)

22×14×18in / 560×360×460mm

Weight

60lbs / 27kg

Eductor air supply

100 psi (689 kPa) maximum pressure
5 CFM (8,5 m3/h) at 50 psi (345 kPa) minimum flow rate
Free of dry contaminants, moisture and oil

Vacuum

Vacuum must exceed 50 CFM

Description

 

The Microtrac S3500 is a industry-preferred Laser Diffraction (LD) analyzer, ideally suited for various particle characterization tasks. It is the first particle size analyzer that uses three precisely placed red laser diodes to accurately characterize particles like never before. The patented Tri-Laser System provides accurate, reliable and repeatable particle size analysis for a diverse range of applications by utilizing the proven theory of Mie compensation for spherical particles and the proprietary principle of Modified Mie calculations for non-spherical particles. The S3500 measures particle size from 0.02 to 2,800 µm.

 

FEATURES

 
  • Tri–laser, red, multi-detector, multi-angle optical system
  • Algorithms that utilize Mie compensation and Modified Mie calculations for non-spherical particles
  • Measurement capability from 0.02 to 2,800 µm
  • Wet and dry measurements
  • Enclosed optical path ensures complete protection of the optical components leading to little or no operator intervention
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ADVANTAGES

 
  • Utilizing three red lasers, increases the range of measurement, giving you the flexibility to conduct analysis on a wide range of samples
  • Proprietary Modified Mie calculations allow users to accurately measure complex particles that other particle analyzer struggle to accurately characterize
  • Seamless transition from wet to dry measurement reduces down time
  • Fixed detectors provide rugged durability and assure proper positioning
  • Small bench footprint reduces demand on valuable laboratory space




VERSIONS AND ACCESSORIES


 

CAPABLE OF DELIVERING SUSPENSIONS TO MICROTRAC PARTICLE SIZE ANALYZERS

SAMPLE DELIVERY CONTROLLER (SDC)

 

The Sample Delivery Controller (SDC) works in conjunction with the Microtrac S3500 and Bluewave laser diffraction systems. The SDC is fully automated and is designed to deliver a well-dispersed sample quickly and accurately.

 

 

FEATURES

 

  • Dispersion vessel constructed of surgical-grade stainless steel
  • Compatible with organic or inorganic samples
  • Integrated ultrasonic probe for sample dispersion
  • Vessel features natural turbulence to ensure sample is dispersed at all times
  • Self-cleaning mechanism
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ADVANTAGES

 

  • Rugged surgical steel construction protects the instrument from corrosion
  • High compatibility with samples allows for organizations to have multiple purposes for the instrument
  • Ultrasonic power and duration is programmable


DRY POWDER DISPERSION DEVICE COMBINED WITH LASER DIFFRACTION SYSTEMS

TURBOTRAC


TURBOTRAC’s primary function is to deliver a properly dispersed sample to the measuring cell in the Microtrac optical bench allowing for consistent and repeatable particle size analysis of dry powders.


 

FEATURES

 
  • Flexibility of compressed air and flow conditions settings
  • Small sample volumes
  • Rapid measurements
  • Automatic sampling
  • Repeatability
  • Data consistency


ADVANTAGES


  • Allows the user to achieve dispersion usually associated with fluid dispersal systems for highly agglomerated materials such as alumina. Dispersion conditions can be altered for the measurement of the most fragile crystals
  • Sample volumes can be as small as 0.1 ml. Ideal for applications when sample is expensive to produce/ produced in small volumes
  • Measurement time is typically 10 seconds with the Turbotrac Autoscan – even shorter using the Microtrac One-Shot accessory for very small sample volumes
  • Microtrac FLEX software facilitates easy programming of measurement cycles. Simply place the sample in the sample tray, enter identifiers and press RUN. Data is saved 
  • Data is comparable to fluid dispersions in most cases
  • Consistent control of aspiration settings deliver excellent sample-to-sample and bench-to-bench repeatability


CIRCULATION DEVICE MADE FOR SMALL, HIGH VALUE MATERIALS AND FOR DISPERSING MATERIALS IN EXPENSIVE FLUIDS: USVR


The Microtrac Ultra Small Volume Recirculator (USVR) works in conjunction with the S3500 or Bluewave laser diffraction systems.


 

FEATURES

 
  • 35 to 50 ml recirculation volume
  • Vessel constructed out of surgical-grade stainless steel
  • Variable speed centrifugal pump
  • Compatible with most organic and inorganic solvents
  • Manual fill and drain valve


ADVANTAGES


  • Small sample volume allows users to save lab resources by requiring minuscule sample amounts during particle analysis
  • Rugged surgical grade stainless steel construction protects the instrument from corrosion when using organic and inorganic solvents
  • Engineered for quick and easy operation
  • Easily interchangeable with other Microtrac sampling instruments – decreases production / process downtime

 

MS30 AUTOSAMPLER: AUTOMATE YOUR SAMPLE HANDLING

 

  • Automate your sample-handling tasks
  • Increase your laboratory productivity
  • Ensure sample integrity
  • Tap and rinse function
  • Variable sample volume up to 2.5ml
 

 

TECHNICAL DATA

 
Number of Samples:30
Sample Volume:Up to 2.5 ml wet or dry
Electrical:100-240vac / 47-62hz
Power Consumption:300 W max.
Enviromental:Temperature: 5 – 40°C, Humidity: 90% RH, non-condensing maximum, Pollution Degree 2
Physical Specifications:All external parts are constructed of stainless steel or painted with acid-resistant polyurethane paint for corrosion protection
Dimensions:16W x 14.25D x 12.5H in (406 x 361 x 318 mm)
Weight:38 lbs. (17.2 kg)



MICROTRAC S3500 TYPICAL APPLICATIONS

Used in various fields such as: beverages, biotechnology, chemicals, food, medicine / pharmaceuticals, metal powders, metals, pigments, geology / metallurgy, etc.

 

 

chemicals

 
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battery materials

 
 
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powders