Microtrac’s synchronous size and shape analyzer, Sync, integrates the world’s leading laser diffraction technology with the world’s leading dynamic image analysis technology.

OVERVIEW

Microtrac’s synchronous size and shape analyzer, Sync, integrates the world’s leading laser diffraction technology with the world’s leading dynamic image analysis technology – Same bench, same sample, same run, same flow cell, same user interface. Users can now get their tried and true particle size distribution together with particle morphology in a single, easy to use graphical user interface.

OPERATION MODES

Particle Size Analysis with LD Method

In Microtrac's technology two fixed photoelectric detectors with logarithmically spaced segments are placed at correct angles for optimal scattered night detection from 0.02 to 163 degrees using 151 detector segments. That improves consistent and repeatable particle size distribution and shape analysis.

Particle Shape Analysis with DIA Method

Particles in a flowing stream, back lit by a high speed strobe light, are photographed by a high resolution digital camera to
create a video file of images for the flowing particles. The pixel size of the camera and the number of pixels in the image are used to measure a large number of particle size and shape parameters, along with a measure of transparency.

FlowSync: Wet Delivery System

The FlowSync’s automated filling, de–aerating, pre-circulating and circulating operation means each sample is handled with a consistency that improves the repeatability of particle size distribution and shape data.

A separate fill pump allows the user to connect to any water or solvent source. An in-line ultrasonic probe with variable power disperses agglomerated materials to ensure consistent sample dispersion during measurements. The FlowSync’s fluid dynamics feature a built-in turbulence to ensure that all particles are moving constantly within the flow, negating the need for an external stirrer.

 

 

TurboSync: Dry Delivery System

The TurboSync’s primary function is to deliver a properly dispersed sample to the measuring cell allowing for consistent and repeatable particle size analyses of dry powders.

Compressed air and flow conditions settings allow the operator to achieve optimal dispersion usually associated with fluid dispersal systems for highly agglomerated materials such as alumina. Dispersion conditions can be fine-tuned for measurement of the most fragile materials.

Sample volumes can be as small as 0.1 cc. Ideal for applications where sample is expensive to produce or produced in small volumes.

 

PRODUCT FEATURES

Features

  • Integrates the world’s leading laser diffraction and dynamic image analysis technology in one instrument
  • Synchronous size and shape analysis
  • Fast and easy switch between wet and dry systems – click and go
  • Advanced design for unsurpassed dispersion of wet or dry material
  • Easy to use, integrated DIA and LD FLEX software
  • Powerful reporting that integrates particle size and shape data
  • Small bench footprint

Key Benefits

  • Significantly reduced troubleshooting time when particle size is not what is expected
  • View Particles allows users to see particles and qualify more thoroughly than ever before
  • Particle shape does impact particle performance and can change – users can now define their product in a more detailed and useful way utilizing both size and shape parameters
  • Ease of use and ease of changeover from wet to dry enables sites with multiple users to just click and go when running different materials – no learning curve and with SOPs, no setup time
  • Same sample, same bench, same flow path, same sample cell – one run yields PSD with more than 30 size and shape parameters
  • Optimize quality control by adding shape to your size specifications

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Measuring Range

10nm - 4000µm

Precision

Spherical Glass Beads D50 = 642 microns, Precision as CV = 0.7%

Spherical Glass Beads D50 = 57 microns, Precision as CV = 1.0%

Spherical Latex Beads D50 = 0.4 microns, Precision as CV = 0.6%

Laser Class  

Red 780 nm, Blue 405 nm - Class 1 Laser Product per 21 CFR 1040.10 & IEC60825-1

Laser Power

Red Laser 3mW nominal; Blue Lasers 4-8 mW nominalmW

Detection System

Two fixed photo-electric detectors with logarithmically spaced segments are placed at correct angles for optimal scattered light detection from 0.02 to 163 degrees using 151 detector segments.

Data Handling

Volume, Number and Area distributions as well as percentile and other summary data. Data is stored in ODBC format in encrypted Microsoft Access Databases to ensure compatibility with external statistical software applications. Data integrity may be ensured using FDA 21 CFR Part 11 compliant security features including password protection, electronic signatures and assignable permissions.

Typical Analysis Time

10 to 30 seconds

Electrical

AC input: 90 – 264 VAC, 47 - 63 Hz, single phase

Power Consumption

25W nominal, 50W Max., depending on options installedolarak en fazla 50W.

Environmental

Temperature: 5 to 40 Degrees C. (50 to 95 Degrees F)

Humidity: 90% RH, non- condensing maximum

Storage Temperature: -10 to 50 Degrees C ( 14 to 122 Degrees F )(Dry only)

Pollution: Degree 2

Compliance

ISO 13320 Laser Diffraction ISO 13322 Imaging

Image Analysis

5.2-megapixel (2560 x 2048), 22 fps at max res.22fps

Wet Operation

Volume: 200ml nominal

Flow Rate: 0 to 65 ml/sec with water

Inlet Pressure: 50 psig (345 kPa) maximum

Dry Operation

100 psi (689 kPa) maximum pressure

5 CFM (8.5 m3/h) at 50 psi (345 kPa) minimum flow rate

Free of dry contaminants, moisture and oil.

Vacuum

Vacuum must meet or exceed 50 CFM (85 m3/h)

Physical Specifications

Case Material: Impact resistant plastic

Exterior surfaces are finished with corrosion resistant paint or plating

Chemical Compatibility: Class I

Dimensions

18.1H x 32.3W x 19.7D in (46H x 82W x 50D cm)

Weight

FlowSync: 43lbs (19.5kg) TurboSync: 30lbs (13.6kg) Sync: 50.8lbs (23.06kg)3.6kg 

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