Malvern Mastersizer 3000E

The Malvern Mastersizer 3000E provides a cost-effective, entry level particle sizing system that uses laser diffraction to measure the particle size distribution for both wet and dry dispersions with minimum effort.The Mastersizer 3000E can be upgraded as required.

Malvern Mastersizer 3000E

The Malvern Mastersizer 3000E provides a cost-effective, entry level particle sizing system that uses laser diffraction to measure the particle size distribution for both wet and dry dispersions with minimum effort.The Mastersizer 3000E can be upgraded as required.

Manufacturer Malvern Panalytical
Product Series Malvern Mastersizer
Measurement principle Laser Diffraction
Application Particle Size
Sample type Dry powders, Suspensions, Colloids, Soils
Particle size range 0.1 to 1000µm
Typical measurement time:<10sec
Accuracy:Better than 0.6% (for polystyrene latex standard)
Repeatability:better than 0.5% (for polystyrene latex standard)

Product Overview

The Malvern Mastersizer 3000E is a versatile easy to use particle size analyser. It’s fast and accurate for both wet and dry dispersions including fragile and cohesive dry powders. It provides a cost-effective entry level system with many of the features of the Mastersizer 3000. If requirements change it can be upgraded to the full Mastersizer 3000 capabilities.

The Mastersizer 3000E is made up of an optical bench, one or more sample dispersion units, an optional dispersion imaging accessory and software for instrument control and data processing.

The folded optical design creates a compact system that requires very little bench space. The He-Ne 632.8nm laser enables measurements from 0.1 to 1000 microns. A rapid 10 kHz data acquisition rate and excellent reproducibility allows even highly polydisperse samples to be measured quickly and accurately.

Particle size is measured using the technique of laser diffraction. Samples are dispersed in either a liquid or an air cell. A laser beam passes through the cell and the dispersed particles scatter the light creating a scattering pattern. The optics measure the angles and intensity of the scattered light from which the particle size distribution is calculated using Mie Theory.

The Mastersizer 3000E software controls the system during the measurement process and analyses the scattering data to calculate a particle size distribution.

Two performance levels are available:

Mastersizer 3000E Standard

  • Manual wet and dry dispersion units only
  • Standard software
  • Upgrade option to Mastersizer 3000E Extended

Mastersizer 3000E Extended

  • Option of automated wet sample dispersion units.
  • The advanced software functionality of the Mastersizer 3000.

The Mastersizer 3000E requires one or more sample dispersion units. To view these select the Dispersion Units tab.

  • Demonstration video
  • Benefits
  • Application
  • Accessories

Demonstration video


  • Compact, innovative design
    A completely new optical core design allows for an optimised and compact system to help users get the most from their instrument.
  • Outstanding value with upgrade path
    The Mastersizer 3000E delivers precise, robust wet and dry particle size measurements tailored to the operator’s application needs. If requirements change it can be upgraded to the full Mastersizer 3000 capabilities.
  • So easy to use
    The software guides users through every stage of a measurement, from method development to result reporting, reducing training requirements and making particle size measurement fast and routine.
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Particle size analysis in the Cement Industry
In a cement laboratory, traditional Blaine measurement can be a time-consuming and prone to operator variability. The Mastersizer 3000 offers highly automated particle size analysis with extremely high reproducibility and repeatability. Complete size distributions can further understanding of how certain size fractions correlate with performance which makes it possible to control and optimise milling and minimise both energy consumption and operating costs.

Measuring the particle size of foods such as dairy, margarine, chocolate, coffee, sugar etc.
Particle size measurement is essential in the development of new products, during manufacture and for final QC. Particle size distribution can affect taste, appearance, texture, processability, functionality and/or the stability of the final product.

Investigating the dispersion of dry powders and APIs
Control of particle size is critical during the formulation and manufacture of pharmaceutical products. Particle size can influence dissolution, solubility, bioavailability and stability. The unique design of the Aero S dry powder disperser avoids particle-to- wall collisions leads to gentle but effective dispersion, extending dry measurement to more fragile powders.

Importance of particle sizing of powder coatings, paint, inks and pigments
Powder coatings are dry powder polymers that contain pigments and are usually applied electrostatically as a free flowing dry powder and then heated to flow into a hard finish. To produce a consistent coating the powder must be free-flowing and have a controlled particle size distribution which can be measured simply and rapidly by laser diffraction, using a dry dispersion method.

Classify soil texture using laser diffraction particle size analysis
The Mastersizer 3000 can be used in soil analysis to rapidly determine clay, silt and sand fractions to classify soil texture which as a result guides their use and efficient management.

Characterisation of Battery Materials 
An important aspect in the design of the battery material is the particle size and particle size distribution of the materials used within the electrodes. Small particle size electrodes increase the rate of electrochemical reactions while large larger particle sizes increase energy storage capacity. Using a mixture of coarse and fine battery materials is one way to meet the requirements for power and storage capacity.

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Liquid (wet) Dispersion Units

The Hydro SV is a small volume wet sample dispersion
unit. It is useful where the amount of sample is very limited, or where there are safety issues associated with the dispersant required.

  • 6ml – 7ml dispersant volume
  • Magnetic stirrer and wash station
  • Sample retained for recovery

The Hydro EV is a unique wet sample dispersion unit with a dip-in pump and stirrer for dispersion in standard laboratory beakers. Suitable for a wide variety of dispersant volumes and particle size ranges. Uses 600 mL or 1000 mL beakers.

  • Uses 600 mL or 1000 mL beakers.
  • In-line sonication for rapid agglomerate dispersion.
  • Sample recovered following analysis.
  • Software control of pump / stirrer and sonication.

The Hydro SM is a manual wet sample dispersion unit. Designed for measuring samples in non-aqueous dispersants where solvent usage needs to be minimized. The pump and stirrer are manually controlled.

  • Small sample volume from 50ml -120ml.
  • Variable pump and stirrer with digital readout.
  • Manual fill, drain and cleaning.

The Aero M manual dry powder disperser enables bulk dry powder samples to be measured.It is easy to use and maintain,delivering reproducible particle size distribution measurements.











The Aero funnel sample feeder enables bulk samples of up to 15g to be loaded directly into the Aero S dispersion unit. This enables quick and consistent measurements of bulk powders.

  • Simple sample preparation for bulk powder samples
  • Analysis of large sample masses for reproducible measurements
  • Measurement of free flowing materials such as coffee, as well as
    cohesive samples such as calcium carbonate.

The Chocosizer kit optimises the workflow for the particle size measurement of chocolate cocoa and milk solids. It provids all the components required for chocolate QC methods.

  • Develop a simple measurement workflow for QC operations
  • Easily detect oversized particles which impact product perception
  • Track particle size changes during chocolate processing

Sample dispersion units for the Mastersizer 3000E Extended only

The Hydro MV is a medium volume automated wet dispersion unit.Suitable for both aqueous and non-aqueous applications. It is especially useful when sample size is limited and/or dispersant use must be minimized.

  • 120 ml dispersant volume.
  • In-line sonication for rapid agglomerate dispersion.
  • Software control of all measurement functions, including cleaning.

The Hydro LV is a large volume automated wet dispersion unit. It is ideal for measuring larger particles and broad size distributions.

  • 600 ml dispersant volume
  • In-line sonication for rapid agglomerate dispersion
  • Software control of all measurement functions including cleaning.
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