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Mastersizer 3000

Mastersizer 3000 manuals, software, accessories, training materials and product support. For the Mastersizer 3000 price and to request a quote, please visit the Mastersizer 3000 product page

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User manuals

Software downloads

18 November 2022

3.88

  • Maintenance release, see SUN for details.
3.88

31 October 2022

3.87

  • Maintenance release, see SUN for details.
3.87

03 August 2022

3.86

  • Maintenance release, see SUN for details.
3.86

01 April 2022

3.85

  • Maintenance release, see SUN for details.
3.85

04 January 2022

3.84

  • Maintenance release, see SUN for details.
3.84

15 November 2021

3.83

  • Maintenance release, see SUN for details.
3.83

02 September 2019

3.81

  • Updated cleaning features and settings
  • Measurement record and report improvements
3.81

13 June 2019

3.80

  • Updated cleaning features and settings
  • Measurement record and report improvements
3.80

16 October 2018

3.72

  • Maintenance release
3.72

17 October 2018

3.71

  • Audit history view and export
3.71

26 September 2017

3.63

  • Maintenance release
3.63

30 November 2016

3.62

  • Materials database details update
  • Audit improvements
  • Distribution preview update
  • Report improvements
3.62

29 March 2016

3.50

  • Sample Detail Recall
  • Close measurement manager option
  • Edit Graphs without entering edit mode
  • Search for SOPs
  • Search for measurement records across multiple files
  • Row alignment setting for parameter grids
3.50

29 September 2015

3.40

  • Background stability function in measurement manager
  • Brand new instrument simulation framework: Custom simulation scenarios / Easy to make changes to simulators using macro editor
  • Ability to fill from two external dispersant sources via macro
  • Live scattering and obscuration available via automation interface
  • Various bug fixes, including known issues
3.40

15 June 2015

3.30

  • Brand new reporting framework: Increased customization of size and arrangement of widgets / Improved use of space / Increased customization of report header
  • Hyperlinks to advice in data quality
  • Various bug fixes, including known issues
  • Automatic scan for OPO
3.30

26 September 2014

3.10

  • Support for the Hydro SV dispersion unit
  • Improved options for dispersant selections
  • Background alarms to test system cleanliness
  • PDF file and batch printing improvements
  • Improvements in audit trail storage location handling
  • Easier software licence management
  • Various other improvements and bug fixes
3.10

24 February 2014

3.0

  • Optical property optimizer tool
  • Result emulsion factors
  • Improved accessory clean sequences
  • Various other improvements and bug fixes
3.0

25 October 2021

2.21

Malvern Access Configurator (MAC) software
  • Security and maintenance release. See SUN for details.
2.21

20 September 2013

2.20

  • Support for the Mastersizer 3000E
  • Ability to recalculate Mastersizer 2000 results in the Mastersizer 3000 software
  • Ability to import Mastersizer S, X, Micro and Micro + measurement files
  • Skewness, Kurtosis and Standard Deviation result parameters
  • Surface area distribution result transform
  • Various other improvements and bug fixes
2.20

26 June 2018

2.20

Malvern Access Configurator (MAC) software
  • Searching and exporting the audit history
2.20

20 May 2013

2.10

  • SOP player option for custom measurement sequences
  • Extend result function
  • Maintenance reminders
  • Virtual lens ranges to mimic older Malvern diffraction systems
  • MESH size reporting to aid method transfer from sieving
  • Direct export of report widgets to text format
  • Annotation widget for reports
  • Report parameter format selection
  • Various other improvements and bug fixes
2.10

05 September 2017

2.10

Malvern Access Configurator (MAC) software
  • Initial release
2.10

20 September 2012

1.20

  • Custom calculation editor for reports
  • Phi unit result display
  • Number distribution calculations
  • Improved Aero S cleaning functionality
  • Export of undersize and oversize size distribution data
  • Improved record signing and system security capabilities
  • Various bug fixes for improved system stability
1.20

20 July 2012

1.11

  • Maintenance Issue
1.11

20 April 2012

1.01

  • Maintenance Issue
1.01

31 March 2015

1.01

Hydro Sight software - Maintenance update
1.01

11 December 2017

1.0

  • First release
1.0

30 September 2014

1.0

Hydro Sight accessory self demo software
1.0

14 November 2014

1.0

Hydro Sight software - initial release
1.0

Accessories

Sample dispersion accessories for the Mastersizer 3000

Wet sample dispersion accessories

Hydro Insight

A window into deeper materials analysis

The Hydro Insight is a dynamic imaging accessory that sits alongside the Mastersizer 3000, providing insights that go beyond particle size distribution to particle images and quantitative particle shape data. 

In this way, it helps scientists, researchers, and quality-control managers understand their materials better, develop methods faster, and simplify troubleshooting.

Hydro SV

Small volume wet sample dispersion

The Hydro SV is a simple, cost effective liquid dispersion unit designed to enable particle size analysis using small volumes of sample and dispersant.

Hydro MV

Medium volume automated dispersion unit.

The Hydro MV is a medium volume unit for the controlled, automated wet dispersion of samples for particle size analysis. Suitable for both aqueous and non-aqueous applications, it is especially useful when sample size is limited and/or dispersant use must be minimized.

Hydro LV

Large volume wet sample dispersion.

The Hydro LV is an automated large volume unit that controls wet dispersion of materials for particle size analysis. It is especially suitable for applications where the sample size is relatively large or the size distribution is very broad.

Hydro EV

Flexible volume wet dispersion

A unique dip-in wet sample dispersion unit that can be used with standard laboratory glassware. Suitable for a wide variety of dispersant volumes and particle size ranges.

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.

Mastersizer 3000 Chocosizer

Effective Chocolate production quality control

The goal of chocolate production is to produce a product with a consistent taste and mouthfeel in an economical and efficient way. Control of the cocoa and milk solids particle size and particle size distribution is critical to achieving this objective. The Mastersizer 3000 Chocosizer is designed to support chocolate production and quality control by providing a simple method for fast, reliable chocolate particle size analysis.

Dry sample dispersion accessories

Aero S

State-of-the-art dry powder dispersion

Setting new standards for dry powder dispersion, the Aero S has been designed from the ground up based upon fundamental powder dispersion theory. The modular design ensures rapid and reproducible dispersion of the widest range of samples from cohesive powders to fragile materials.

Aero Funnel Sample Feeder

Rapid QC measurements for bulk powder samples

The Aero funnel sample feeder is designed to help users achieve rapid, reproducible bulk dry powder particle size measurements by allowing samples to be added directly to the Aero S and Aero M dry powder dispersion units without opening the dispersion unit lid. This speeds up and simplifies the process of introducing samples for analysis, decreasing the time required to obtain results.

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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.

Help Desk

Training

  • User training events

Software downloads

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

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.

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.

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
yes
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Emergency Breakdown visits*
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no
Parts Included
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Technical & Software Support
yes
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IQ/OQ (Pharma)***
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*including labour & travel costs ***available at an additional cost

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