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Microtrac Bluewave Particle Size Analyzer

Microtrac Bluewave Particle Size Analyzer


Microtrac Bluewave Data Sheet
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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.

The Microtrac Bluewave complies with or exceeds ISO 13320-1 particle size analysis- light diffraction methods.

Main features of the Bluewave Particle Size Analyzer:

  • Resolution - The patented Tri–laser, blue/red, multi-detector, multi-angle optical system delivers unsurpassed resolution over the entire measuring range of the instrument. This is achieved through the use of both Red and Blue laser diodes.
  • Accuracy - Microtrac Bluewave utilizes full Mie compensation for spherical particles. It also applies proprietary Modified Mie calculations for non-spherical materials-the majority of real life materials. This feature is unique to Microtrac!
  • Stability - Optical bench design incorporating fixed detectors and lasers provides a rugged platform for consistently repeatable measurements. The enclosed optical path ensures complete protection of the optical components leading to little or no operator intervention.
  • Alignment - Laser alignment is fast and automatic. The overall optical bench stability ensures that realignment needs are minimal.
  • Range - Measurement capability is from 0.010 to 2000 microns covering most particle size analytical requirements.
  • Detector Activity - Microtrac's proprietary parallel channel integration provides full signal accumulation maximizing accurate signal acquisition.
  • Wet and Dry Measurements - Using a selection of wet and dry sample delivery systems the Bluewave can be converted from wet to dry mode in less than 2 minutes.
  • Flexibility - The modular design allows the user selectable configurations based on application requirements. The Bluewave system is easily up-gradable to meet future requirements.
  • Automation - Microtrac FLEX software allows programming, saving and recalling of Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's). This facilitates increased precision in sample preparation and operation through automated, multi sample accessories.
  • Calibration - Internal uniform light source utilized for testing, calibration verification and recalibration of detector segments.
  • Validation - Full IQ/OQ/PQ support documentation is available.
  • Security - Microtrac FLEX software meets or exceeds FDA 21 CFR Part 11 protocols.

Our years of experience ensures that we can help you select the best particle size analyzer for your needs. Click HERE to arrange a consultation or request more information.

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