Partica LA-960

Laser Scattering Particle Size Distribution Analyzer

This latest evolution in the LA series advances scientific knowledge for tomorrow’s world through intuitive software, unique accessories, and high performance.

The LA-960 continues HORIBA’s proud tradition of leading the industry with innovative design.

Segment: Scientific
Division: Particle Characterization
Base product
Manufacturing Company: HORIBA, Ltd.

Performance that matters

  • Measure particle size between 10 nanometers and 5 millimeters
  • State of the art nanoparticle measurement resolves peaks at 30 nanometers
  • Suitable for suspensions, emulsions, powders, pastes, gels, and creams
  • Easy to use dry powder accessory, read the PowderJet page for more information
  • Requires only micrograms* of sample, minimizing cost of analysis
  • Flexible, fully automated measurement sequences maximize precision and method compliance
  • Excellent reproducibility and unit-to-unit agreement, read the Gage R&R Study for more information
  • Measurements in less than 60 seconds boost productivity
  • Based on the ultra-durable LA-950 platform, noted for its reliability

Software that grows to meet your needs

  • New users are guided by the Method Expert software to create powerful measurement methods with no prior training
  • Experienced users create turn-key measurements with the Sequence function to include custom messages, measurement averaging, pass/fail repeats, and much more
  • Advanced users benefit the Intensity Graph, Custom Calculations, and other power tools to deeply understand their measurements
  • The brand new user interface emphasizes ease of use to ensure hassle-free operation
  • Integrated 21 CFR Part 11 compliant software available with user administration, audit trail, and electronic signature functionality

HORIBA's performance guarantee

  • Guaranteed accuracy of ± 0.6%**
  • Excellent unit-to-unit precision, ideal for multi-location requirements
  • ISO 13320:2009 compliant
  • IQ/OQ available
  • LA-960 performance verified on every unit with NIST-traceable mono- and polydisperse size standards

Our particle expertise = your solution

HORIBA's experienced staff of technical and applications specialists support the LA-960 in 54 offices across 45 countries. We are committed to the satisfaction of our users and to the education of the greater industry and provide many channels of support including:

  • Sample analysis via the many Applications Labs around the world
  • Free software updates, webinars, technical notes, and much more in the Download Center
  • Instant support via phone, e-mail, and online meeting
  • On-site and in-house user training courses
  • Service contracts, verifications, and validations to fit every requirement
  • Advanced software tools to correlate data from other particle size analyzers to maintain historic specifications

Watch the LA-960 Product Overview video (3:19)
This latest evolution in the LA particle size analyzer series advances scientific knowledge for tomorrow’s world through intuitive software, unique accessories, and high performance.

Interview with Rob Lee of Particle Sciences (1:58)
Watch a two minute video detailing how HORIBA Scientific has partnered with Particle Sciences to provide world-class technology and support for their CDMO business.

Measurement MethodMie Scattering Theory
Measurement Range0.01 μm to 5000 μm
Measurement Time1 minute from dispersion liquid filling to measurement and rinse.
Sampling SystemRequired Sample Amount:Sample 10 mg to 5 g (Depends on sample material)
Dispersion Medium:Approx. 180 mL to 250 mL (Using Flow Cell)
Viscosity:Less than 10 mPa・s
Optical SystemLight Source:650 nm Laser Diode approx. 5.0 mW
405 nm Light Emitting Diode (LED) approx. 3.0 mW
Detectors:Silicon Photo Diode
Circulation SystemUltrasonic Probe:Frequency 20 kHz 7-Level selections
Circulation Pump:15-Level selections
Agitator:15-Level selections
Flow/Fraction Cell:Tempax Glass
Power Supply120 V AC ±10% or 230 V AC ±10%, 50/60 Hz ±1%
Power Consumption300 VA
Operating Temperature15 to 35℃ (59 to 95℉)
Operating HumidityRelative Humidity 85% or less (no condensation)
External Dimensions705 x 565 x 500 mm (28 x 23 x 20 in)
(W x D x H:not including dimensions of projections)
Mass Approx56 kg (123 lb)

Dry Feeder Accessory

Dispersion MethodInjector-driven forced dispersion in air, using compressed air
Sample Supply MethodVibrating feeder
Sample Ejection MethodVacuum-driven forced ejection
Sample Concentration Adjustment MethodAdjusted by feeder vibration power
Control MethodSerial communication with LA-960 measurement unit
Controlled ItemsFeeder vibration power alteration (automatic or user-set), vacuum ON/OFF, compressed air valve ON/OFF, pressure is adjustable
Measurement TimeNormally about 2 seconds from start of measurement
Operating Temperature / Humidity15 to 35℃, 85% RH max. (no condensation) (59 to 95℉)
Outer Dimensions332 mm x 321 mm x 244 mm (13 x 13 x 10 in)
(W x D x H:not including dimensions of projections and LA-960 measurement unit)
Power SupplyAC 100/120/230V, 50/60 Hz, 1500 VA
(Including vacuum; not including LA-960 measurement unit)
Compressed Air Pressure0.5 MPa to 0.8 MPa
Compressed Air Supply PortQuick connector for resin tube with 6 mm outer diameter
(Compressed air supply equipment must be provided separately)

Schematics


Line Up and Accessories

Components
 
LA-960NLA-960ALA-960SLA-960WLA-960L
OpticsStandard optical system

Aqua type Ethanol
can be used as a dispersing additive.
(0.01 - 3000μm)   

Standard circulation system----
Pressurized fill adapter----
Liter flow----
Peristaltic pump system----
Solvent type (0.01 - 3000μm)Standard pump system----
Accessories
 
Fraction cell holder
Mini flow with ultrasonic unit (0.01- 1000μm)
Paste cell holder
Dry unit (0.1 - 5000μm)
Auto sampler-
Slurry sampler-
Analytical Chemistry in Pharmaceuticals and Medicine Manufacturing
Analytical Chemistry in Pharmaceuticals and Medicine Manufacturing
Analytical Chemistry in Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
Analytical Chemistry in Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
Semiconductor BEOL CMP in Semiconductor Manufacturing Process
Semiconductor BEOL CMP in Semiconductor Manufacturing Process
Analytical Chemistry in Biotechnology
Analytical Chemistry in Biotechnology
Battery Evaluation in Electrical Equipment
Battery Evaluation in Electrical Equipment
Analytical Chemistry in Plastics and Rubber
Analytical Chemistry in Plastics and Rubber
Analytical Chemistry in Electrical Equipment
Analytical Chemistry in Electrical Equipment
Maximizing Soy Milk Quality Attributes through Particle Size Analysis
Maximizing Soy Milk Quality Attributes through Particle Size Analysis
In this note, the final result of soy milk processing is evaluated with particle size analysis. Particle size results give a quantitative measure of the soy milk that can be used to ensure consistent production and product quality.
Particle Characterization of Cement
Particle Characterization of Cement
Recently laser diffraction has been deployed in cement laboratories to perform particle size analysis. Laser diffraction has the advantage of being quick, easy, and reproducible. It also provides a more complete description of the particle size distribution.
Milk compounds characterization by optical spectroscopies and laser diffraction
Milk compounds characterization by optical spectroscopies and laser diffraction
In the food industry, the compounds characterization is a critical step to ensure the quality of the products or to provide information to customers which can be sensitive to allergies. In this application note, we showed how optical spectroscopies and laser diffraction can help for food compounds characterization, especially on a specific product, i.e. milks.
LA-960 catalog
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Particle Guidebook
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Particle Overview Brochure
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LA-960_Result_Interpretation
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LA-960 Application TN174
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Introducing the Method Expert
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Optimizing Dry Powders
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Sampling for Particle Size Analysis
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Dispersing Powders in Liquids for Particle Size Analysis
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LA-960 Software
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