Malvern Panalytical, part of Spectris plc, Egham, Surrey, UK, has announced the launch of the Mastersizer 3000+, its new laser diffraction particle sizing instrument. The Mastersizer 3000+ uses integrated artificial intelligence (AI) and data-science-driven software solutions for method development support, data quality feedback, instrument monitoring, and troubleshooting advice.

Size Sure is a new feature which looks more deeply into each sample, analysing both its steady and transient states and ensuring the reproducible measurement of sample size distribution while providing more insight into other factors, including contaminants.

Obtaining the highest quality data starts with developing the right analytical method. SOP Architect, fuelled by machine learning algorithms, is intended to build the best possible method for each sample and provides a guided workflow. Embedded data quality guidance, based on Malvern Panalytical’s advice, looks to flag any issues as soon as they occur, empowering users to correct their course and move on. Both features aim to help deliver data more quickly and simply than before, regardless of the user’s experience level. In addition, method transfer between Mastersizer 3000 and Mastersizer 3000+ is equally straightforward.

Smart Manager connectivity reportedly delivers pre-emptive advice on any maintenance requirements, including part failure and replacement, ensuring that each instrument runs optimally and minimising any analytical downtime.

As an evolution of the Mastersizer 3000, all the advances incorporated in the new Mastersizer 3000+ platform are designed to appeal to both experienced laser diffraction particle size analysts and new users alike, in industries ranging from mining to battery manufacture, Additive Manufacturing and pharmaceutical quality control.

Paul Senior, Micromaterials Product Manager, Malvern Panalytical, shared, “We had a challenging task to improve upon our own market-leading laser diffraction instrument, the Mastersizer 3000! But we have made significant leaps forward, especially in the Mastersizer 3000+ software where we’re thrilled to bring our customers an even smarter way to measure particle size. I’m particularly excited to see how the Mastersizer 3000+’s use of cutting-edge, integrated AI will simplify the route to achieve best-quality particle size data, positively impacting product research, development and manufacturing across the world.”

Mark Fleiner, President, Malvern Panalytical, added, “I’m delighted to see the launch of the Mastersizer 3000+ as the worthy successor to the most popular and best-trusted particle size analysis system in the world! At Malvern Panalytical, we strive for continuous improvement and innovation, and we’re committed to supporting and enabling our customers across the globe. With the AI and data science embedded in the new Mastersizer 3000+, we’re excited to see the positive impact on our customers’ workflows, releasing their time to continue making our world cleaner, healthier and more productive.”

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