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Microtrac has been a pioneer in manufacturing light scattering particle size technology for over 35 years. In 1974 Microtrac released the world's first commercially available particle size analyzer utilizing laser diffraction as a measurement method. Through a process of continuous innovation Microtrac has consistently delivered "firsts" in this sector.

The first particle size analyzer using polarized light to measure sub-micron particles (SPA), the first dry powder disperser, the first optical bench to use auto-alignment (FRA), the first high concentration Dynamic Light Scattering particle size analyzer (UPA) and now the first laser diffraction instrument to use real Blue Lasers (Bluewave). Operating globally, with a policy of delivering 100% customer satisfaction Microtrac continues to be a leader in Particle Characterization.


Laser Diffraction Systems



Microtrac Bluewave Particle Size Analyzer

Microtrac Bluewave Particle Size Analyzer

The Bluewave particle size analyzer is the latest in a long line of ground-breaking solutions applying new technology to deliver unsurpassed resolution in particle size distribution measurement.

Utilizing Microtrac's patented Tri-Laser Technology Bluewave provides accurate, reliable and repeatable particle size information for applications ranging from research and development to production to process and quality control.

The Tri-Laser System has years of proven superior diffraction based particle sizing measurement. The Tri-Laser System utilizes precise angular measurement of scattered light through a full 180 degree angular range. Bluewave adopts the same Tri-Laser measurement and analysis while replacing the two high angle red lasers with short wavelength blue laser diodes. Blue laser diodes have only recently become available and Bluewave is the first to utilize them for particle sizing. Short wavelength blue lasers provide enhanced sensitivity and resolution in the nanometer to micron size range while maintaining the proven Tri-Laser performance in the micron to millimeter sizes.

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Microtrac S3500 Series Particle Size Analyzer

Microtrac S3500 Series Particle Size Analyzer with Tri-laser Technology

Since the early 1970's Microtrac has a tradition of delivering innovative solutions in Particle Size Analysis through light scattering technology. The S3500 series is a continuation of that tradition. Utilizing the patented Tri-Laser Technology the S3500 provides accurate, reliable and repeatable particle size information for applications ranging from research and development to production to process and quality control.

The Tri-Laser System uses precise angular measurement of scattered light through a full 180 degree angular range with three lasers and two detector arrays. Analysis of scattered light to determine particle size employs a Mie based unified angular scattering theory from large particle analysis to small particle analysis.

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Microtrac Aerotrac Particle Size Analyzer

Microtrac Aerotrac Particle Size Analyzer

The Microtrac Aerotrac line provides users with a simple method of determining Particle or Droplet Size Distributions of Aerosols, Sprays and Dry Powders. Using the well established principles of Laser Light Diffraction the Aerotrac SPR measures materials in user configurable ranges from 0.5 to 2000 microns. The software offers a choice of measurement modes, measurement and scan times as well as automatic measurement triggers.

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Dynamic Light Scattering Systems



Microtrac Nanotrac Wave

Microtrac Nanotrac Wave Nanotechnology Particle Size Analyzer

Nanotechnology Particle Characterization Solutions

3 Measurements from 1 Instrument

The enhanced design of the Nanotrac Wave adds Zeta Potential and Molecular Weight analysis capabilities in a modular package that can be rapidly reconfigured to meet special application needs with ease. Fixed optics design with no moving components ensures long term stability with highly repeatable results from day to day as well as instrument to instrument.

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Image Analysis Systems



Microtrac DIA Dynamic Image Analyzer

Microtrac DIA Dynamic Image Analyzer

Dynamic Image Analysis is one of the most recent and advanced methods for particle characterization, and now becoming widely employed throughout the particulate industries. It employs a light source, lenses, camera and sophisticated software in a powerful computer for collecting digital images and performing millions of calculations on those images in real time.

A CCD or CMOS camera photographs the moving particles, stores the digital image file, and upwards of 25 to 30 different size and shape parameters are then measured and reported by counting the particles' pixels, whose size is known. Dynamic Image Analysis employs a flow system to transport the particles through the beam from a strobe lamp where a lens system and digital camera on the opposite side of the lighted particle stream captures and stores the digital images of the flowing particles.

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Microtrac S3500 SI Laser Diffraction Particle Size and Image Analyzer

Microtrac S3500 SI Laser Diffraction Particle Size Analyzer and Particle Image Analyzer

The Microtrac S3500 SI incorporates image analysis capability with the long established Microtrac laser diffraction technology. Users of the Microtrac S3500 tri-laser particle size analyzer now have the added advantage of being able to view the sample using state-of-the-art camera technology and imaging software. The sample is dispersed in the Microtrac Sample Delivery Controller (SDC) and circulated through both the image analyzer and the laser diffraction particle size analyzer. The measuring cells for both techniques are separate to ensure the user benefits from world class laser diffraction and image analysis technology.

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Particle Charge Systems



Microtrac STABINO Particle Charge Titration Device

Microtrac STABINO Particle Charge Titration Device

The Stabino is an innovative Particle Charge Titration Analyzer that brings a host of advances to the field of Zeta Potential analysis.

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Microtrac Zeta-View

Microtrac ZETA-View

Individual Particle Tracking, Microelectrophoresis, and Brownian Motion Analysis Instrument

The ZetaView is a laser scattering video microscope

The measurement range of the instrument is 0.01 – 50 μm for zeta potential determination and 0.01 – 3 μm for particle size distribution. The ZetaView is available in two models: the PMX 101 (equipped with a red laser) and the PMX 102 (equipped with a blue laser and cut off filter for the measurement of fluorescent particles).

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Microtrac Zeta-View

Microtrac ZETA-Check Zeta Potential Analyzer

The fastest Zeta Potential Analyzer on the market

By measuring the electrostatic repulsion between particles, researchers can identify the stable zones of dispersions.

Powering the ZETA-check is a cylindrical PTFE beaker with an oscillating displacement piston that is used to agitate the sample. While the sample is agitated the particles are pushed towards the electrodes on each end of the piston, and a measurement can be produced in seconds.

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Surface Analysis Systems



Microtrac BELSORP-mini II

Microtrac BELSORP-mini II High Precision Surface Area and Pore Size Analyzer

The BELSORP–mini II utilizes the proprietary AFSM method for free space measurement, which produces a highly accurate measurement.

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Microtrac BELSORP-max

Microtrac BELSORP-max High Performance Suface Area and Porosity Analysis Instrument

The BELSORP–max utilizes the proprietary AFSM method for free space measurement, which produces a highly accurate measurement. The BELSORP-max can also measure vapor adsorption and perform chemisorption analysis.

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Microtrac BELSORP Aqua 3

Microtrac BELSORP Aqua3 High Precision Vapor Adsorption Instrument

The BELSORP Aqua3 is a vapor adsorption instrument for the analysis of water vapor and non-corrosive organic vapour adsorption/desorption of inorganic and organic materials under isothermal conditions.

Measuring water vapor isotherms gives a lot of information about sorption properties such as hydrophilic and hydrophobic properties of the particle surface, but often times this process can be laborious.

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Microtrac BELSORP

Microtrac BELSORP-hp
High Pressure Gas Sorption Measurement Instrument

The BELSORP-hp is a volumetric sorption measurement instrument designed to measure high-pressure adsorption processes. The instrument is designed to measure H2 and CH4-storage materials and can read adsorption and desorption isotherms at pressures of up to 100 bar. The BELSORP-hp is a small footprint instrument, that’s easy to use with a low price point.

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Scanning Electron Microscope



Microtrac Semtrac Desktop Scanning Electron Microscope

Microtrac Semtrac Desktop Scanning Electron Microscope

The Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) is used for observing the surface structure of a sample. The column is made up of an electron gun that generates a stream of electrons. The stream passes through apertures and an electronic lens system that controls the flow of electrons. The electron stream then passes through scan coils that raster the beam over the sample. Secondary electrons are emitted from the sample and are then collected by the secondary electron detector. The secondary electron signal is digitally captured, processed and ported through a USB connector to a PC for viewing. The PC software also controls the column settings. The column settings are the magnification, high voltage, condenser lens, vacuum and other microscope setting. The microscope was designed with an intuitive easy to use software interface. Automatic and manual operations are completely software driven.

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Technical Papers



Documentation

Microtrac Technical Papers

  • A Compendium of Microtrac Ultrafine Particle Analyzer Technical Notes
  • Explanation of Data Reported by Microtrac Instruments
  • Nanotrac ULTRA Measurement of Low Concentration, Very Small Sized Particulate Systems.
  • Why Use a Probe for Dynamic Light Scattering? Why NOT a Cuvette?
  • Use of Triton X100 Surfactant in Microtrac Particle Size Instruments
  • Printer Ink Nanosize Measurement Using Nanotrac Particle Size Analyzers
  • Blue Laser Technology Applied to the Microtrac Unified Scatter Technique for Full- Range Particle Size Measurement
  • Particle Size Measurement of Cement by Laser Diffraction Using Microtrac S3500
  • Pigment Particle Size Using Microtrac Laser Technology
  • Brownian Motion, Dynamic Light Scattering and the Use of Viscosity
  • Using Nanotrac to Identify Gushing in Beer
  • Measuring Cocoa, Chocolate Liquor and Products Using Microtrac Laser Diffraction Analyzers
  • Nanoparticle Sizing: Dynamic Light Scattering Analysis in the Frequency Spectrum Mode

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