LA-300

Overview

HORIBA's LA-300 Laser Diffraction Particle Size Distribution Analyzer is the ideal combination of performance, price, and packaging. Based on the advanced optical design of previous LA-series analyzers, the LA-300 strikes a harmonious balance between high-functionality, easy operation, low maintenance, and cost-effectiveness. The optimized design allows for a compact optical bench, resulting in an efficient use of bench space, while preserving the accuracy, precision and resolution that HORIBA's analyzers are famous for.

Features

  • Range: 0.1 - 600µm Matching the widest range of applications with a performance equivalent to most competitors' full range systems.
  • Compact Size: The compact size and low weight make this a convenient analyzer for today´s crowded laboratories. It also makes it possible to transport easily to different locations within a facility or ship to remote locations for on-site testing where it is not practical to purchase an analyzer.
  • Fast Analysis: The highly-refined optical design and algorithm provides measurement results in 20 seconds, with class-leading accuracy and precision.
  • Powerful Software: The LA-300 uses the same fully featured software package as our other LA-series analyzers, providing a wide range of statistical measures, data analysis, and presentation tools.
  • Ease of Use: With automatic alignment, built-in ultrasonic system for sample dispersion, and powerful pumping system, combined with the automation features of the software, sample analysis on the LA-300 is extremely easy and straightforward. Combined with the automation options, sample analysis can be a one-button operation.

 

 


Manufactured by HORIBA

Specifications

  • Size range: 0.1-600µm
  • Measurement time: Adjustable in one second increments. Sample measurement time is less than 2 minutes from the introduction of sample to data presentation
  • Sample requirement:10mg to 1g per measurement with 300ml flow cell, depending on sample type.
  • Ultrasonic working time: 0-30 minutes with 1.0 second measurement increments (15W, 28KHz).
  • Circulation rate: 0-5,500 ml/min (in case of distilled water), and a 15 step selection.

Principle of Operation

The LA-300 uses Mie Scattering Theory (laser diffraction) to measure particle size over the range of 0.1-600µm. A 650nm solid-state, diode laser is focused by an automatic alignment system through the measurement cell. Light is scattered by the particles to a 42-element detector system, including high-angle and back-scatter detectors for a full angular light intensity distribution. The thick, cast-aluminum optical bench provides stable, high-precision results. For more information on laser diffraction, visit our Laser Diffraction Technique page.

Accessories

Automation: For complete automation of the sample analysis sequence, the Slurry Sampler can accommodate up to 60 samples. Set up the samples and walk away. An AutoFill pump is available to automate the dispersant fluid filling, dilution, and rinsing steps. Adding automation accessories provides all the advantages of continuous, non-stop, unattended operation. These include reduced labor costs, elimination of human error, and exceptionally reliable, repeatable measurements. Visit our Automation Page for more information.

Fraction Cell/Holder: The cuvette-type Fraction Cell allows liquid suspensions as small as 5 ml to be measured, making it is perfect for measuring very valuable or extremely small or hazardous samples.

Pharmaceutical Regulation Compliance: A 21CFR Part 11 compliant software package is available, as well as a full instrument validation package.

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