The Mastersizer 3000 from Malvern Instruments.
The Mastersizer 3000 from Malvern Instruments.

The new software features, which were developed in response to customer feedback, make it easier to obtain accurate particle size information. Mastersizer software is now available in eight languages.

“One of the functions I am most pleased with, because it makes a huge difference to so many of our users, is the new mimic mode for method transfer,” said Dr Paul Kippax, product group manager at Malvern. “This makes it easy to replicate the analysis range of other systems – not just from Malvern but also from other manufacturers. We’ve also introduced a standard operating procedure playlist that allows samples to be measured in different states of dispersion as part of an automated measurement. All these features, as well as the new tools for notifying maintenance requirements and for providing service support, help to promote and safeguard productivity over the lifetime of the instrument.”

The Mastersizer 3000E has a measurement range of 0.1 to 1000 microns, and is offered with semi-automated wet dispersion units. Its performance can be extended over time, with add-on software packages providing users with access to automated dispersion units and the advanced analysis and method development support capabilities of the Mastersizer 3000.