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Mastersizer 2000

Approaching a quarter of a century after its launch, the groundbreaking Mastersizer 2000 will reach the end of its formal support life in April 2022. It’s therefore essential to plan your system upgrade and method transfers now.

Its successor, the Mastersizer 3000, packs even more laser diffraction know-how into a compact, easy-to-use instrument that delivers class-leading particle sizing performance.

Don’t delay. Book your upgrade consultation today.

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User manuals

Software downloads

23 July 2019

6.01

  • 21 CFR Part 11 Support - For details see Software Update Notification
  • Note: a NEW 21CFR11 key will be required to enable and run this software - please contact Malvern Panalytical
6.01

28 June 2018

6.00

  • 21 CFR Part 11 Support - Enhanced Data Integrity Release
  • Note: a NEW 21CFR11 key will be required to enable and run this software - please contact Malvern Panalytical
6.00

01 December 2016

5.61

  • 21 CFR Part 11 Support
5.61

14 December 2010

5.60

  • Maintenance update
5.60

18 January 2008

5.54

  • Vista Support added

18 January 2007

5.40

  • Support for Hydro2000S+ added
  • Changes to SOP version Control
  • Identification of Scirocco venturi type
  • Scirocco cleaning cycle added
  • Pre-measurement delay added
  • Customisation of Source Name and Lot name fields added
  • New Directory Structure Implemented (see note*)
  • (* Since the launch of Windows 2000™, the Windows™ operating system has been set up to discourage the storage of data files into the Program Files group of folders. In order to avoid the security access problems associated with using the Program Files folders, this version of software has been set up to store data in the C:\Documents and Settings\ All Users\ set of folders. The root Mastersizer 2000 program directory will therefore be set to:  For Windows XP: C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Shared Documents\Malvern Instruments\Mastersizer 2000 / For Windows 2000: C:\Documents and Settings\ All Users\Documents\Malvern Instruments\Mastersizer 2000
  • The software installation procedure will automatically move all of the user data from the previous root directory (C:\Program Files\ Malvern Instruments\ Mastersizer 2000) into the new directory structure. It is therefore important, as a safeguard only, that all Measurement Data, SOPs, Custom Calculations, Custom Report pages, Audit trails, Export Templates, Mastersizer 2000 Security files and other customer specific Mastersizer 2000 configurations are backed up before installing this software.)
5.40

18 July 2004

5.22

  • Maintenance update
5.22

18 June 2004

5.21

  • Ability to re-analyse with ""blue light data removed"" added.
  • Support for hopper fed Scirocco 2000 dry powder feeder added.
  • 21 CFR Part 11 support enhanced (when 21CFR Part 11 Key installed).
  • Ability to distinguish between locked out and disabled accounts (when 21CFR Part 11 Key installed)
5.21

19 January 2004

5.13

New Security system

SOP Version Control (when 21CFR Part 11 Key installed)

Audit Trail (when 21CFR Part 11 Key installed)

Changes to screen report reflected in printed report

Possible to open other result files whilst a measurement is in progress

Cleaning cycle for the ADA2000 Dry Powder feeder introduced

5.13

19 October 2003

5.12

  • Support for Adobe Acrobat 6.0 added
5.12

19 June 2003

5.11

  • Maintenance update
5.11

19 June 2002

5.10

  • Maintenance update
5.10

19 March 2003

5.0

  • Provision to use the operating systems local settings for date and time
5.0

19 September 2001

4.0

  • Support for the Autosampler 2000 added
  • Provision of an auto-concentration utility for the Autosampler 2000
4.0

19 September 2001

3.20

  • Additional features for support of the 21 CFR Part 11 upgrade package (applicable to FDA-regulated users only)...requires purchase of additional 21 CFR part 11 software
  • Support for an abbreviated clean cycle on the Hydro S/G wet accessories (only suitable for non-persistent sample materials)
  • Improved diagnostics on the Hydro 2000µP
  • Cell removal safety cutout on the Hydro 2000µP ultrasonics
  • Most recently used SOP history on the menu bar
3.20

19 March 2001

3.01

  • Support for the Hydro2000P Micro volume sample dispersion accessory
  • Custom Calculations for Quality Control purposes introduced into Report Designer
  • Examples of Custom Calculations for Aspect Ratio and DDE or Active X data transfer included in Help
  • Grade Efficiency Plot (Tromp Curve)
  • Rosin Rammler Plot
  • Phi Table
  • Variable sensitivity analysis
  • Red light only measurement
  • Repeat measurements for manual accessory SOPs and Automatic averaging
  • Corrupt File Data Recovery
  • Measurement Filename included in footer of printed page
3.01

19 March 2000

2.0

  • Ability to emulate a result from an alternative particle sizing technique
  • Secured Layered Access
  • Numbering of records as they are created
  • Ability to customize the fields on the records page
  • Ability to display trends as a graph.Ten Fold increase in file access speed
  • Enable analysis to use a different value for refractive index for blue light
  • More flexible ultrasonic control
  • Addition of a Manual fill and Manual clean facility
  • Zoom in on the graph
  • "Vari-Flow" option
  • Number of snaps recorded before time out for dry measurements
2.0

Accessories

Wet dispersion units

Hydro 2000G

Large volume automated wet dispersion accessory.

The Hydro 2000G is a fully automated large volume wet sample dispersion unit. It is most suitable for QC applications where representative sampling is important, as well as the measurement of polydisperse samples with very broad particle size distributions.

Hydro 2000MU

Large volume manual wet dispersion accessory

The Hydro 2000MU is a large volume manual wet sample dispersion unit designed for use with standard laboratory beakers.

Hydro 2000S

Small volume automated wet dispersion accessory

The Hydro 2000S is a fully automated small volume wet sample dispersion unit. It is most suitable for applications where the amount of sample or volume of dispersant needs to be minimized.

Hydro SM

Small volume entry level wet dispersion unit

The Hydro SM is a cost effective wet sample dispersion unit designed for measuring samples in non-aqueous dispersants where solvent usage needs to be minimized.

Hydro 2000µP

Small volume wet dispersion accessory

The Hydro 2000µP is a small volume wet sample dispersion unit designed specifically for measuring small quantities of high value or hazardous materials such as pharmaceutical actives.

Autosampler 2000

High throughput particle size measurements.

For laboratories with a high sample throughput requirement, the Autosampler 2000 delivers fully automated particle size distribution measurements for the Mastersizer 2000. Automatic preparation and dispersion of samples gives true intervention-free operation to free key personnel for other tasks.

Dry dispersion units

Scirocco 2000

Dry powder dispersion

The Scirocco 2000 is an automated dry powder dispersion unit for the Mastersizer 2000 particle size analyzer.

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Support contract options

Protect your investment and ensure optimized performance at all times with Malvern Panalytical's service plans.

When you purchase a Malvern Panalytical product we understand that this is just the first stage of a working relationship that will last for the lifetime of the instrument. Depending on your needs, Malvern Panalytical will provide the support for your business.

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Malvern Panalytical's service options- choose the right plan for you:

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Malvern Panalytical Platinum Plan

For laboratories where maximizing instrument up-time is critical to its daily performance. Our highest level of response and the 'all inclusive' price plan takes care of those unexpected repair bills should the unfortunate occur.

GoldMedal

Malvern Panalytical Gold Plan

Enhance your laboratory productivity by maintaining instrument efficiency. Still receive that priority response, combined with specialist technical and software support, we'll keep your instrument performance on track to deliver.

BronzeMedal

Malvern Panalytical Bronze Visit

For laboratories looking to optimize instrument performance, regular preventative maintenance is essential.

Platinum PlanGold PlanBronze Visit
Annual PM/PV Test
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Telephone / Email Support
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Priority Response
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Emergency Breakdown visits*
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Parts Included
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E-Learning**
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Technical & Software Support
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IQ/OQ (Pharma)***
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*including labour & travel costs** Platinum 2 places per contract term, Gold 1 place per contract term***available at an additional cost

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