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Aerospace & Automotive

Particle size analysis in the aearospace and automotive industries

Particle Analysis in the Aerospace and Automotive Sector

Aerospace and Automotive are two major manufacturing industries which rely on accurate Particle Analysis – also old industries born over a century ago; they have drastically evolved in the past 30 years in terms of product performance, leveraging high technologies and significantly reducing time-to-market. Both industries rely on rigorous quality requirements, advanced materials, electronics and embedded systems, mechanical components, engines, structures, (…) as well as robust new product introduction and enabling product life-cycle management. Meritics Ltd can supply a range of instruments and technologies to maintain and improve product output and quality.
  • Control of incoming raw materials
  • Control formulations and devices
  • Accelerate product development
  • Improve quality control procedures
  • Improve manufacturing processes
  • Increase productivity and yields
  • Minimise waste
  • Reduce process downtime

Here is a selection of particle analysis instruments which can help the Aerospace and Automotive Sector

BET Surface Area, Meritics, Horiba Horiba – SA 9600
  • Surface Area Analyser

  • Technology:
    A bench top BET surface area analyser, which uses the static dosing method. This reference method uses helium or nitrogen to measure the sample tube free-space for highly accurate data



  • Total Surface Area:
    0.1 to 50 m2


  • Power Requirements:
    100, 120, 220 or 240 volts AC, 50/60 Hz
    Maximum peak power 200 Watts
  • Dimensions:
    14 in depth (35.6 cm)
    14 in width (35.6 cm)
    20 in height (50.8 cm)
  • Weight:
    34.5 lbs (14.5 kg)
  • Typical Analysis Time:
    120 – 360 sec
  • Temperature Range:

  • Sample Modules:
    N/A

  • Operating System:
    Windows XP

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Particle Size, Meritics Ltd, Beckman Coulter, LS 13320, LS13320 Beckman Coulter – LS 13 320 XR
  • Laser Diffraction Particle Size Analysis

  • Technology:
    Low angle forward light scattering with optional PIDS (Polarisation Intensity Differential Scattering) technology. Analysis of vertical and horizontal polarised lifght at six different angles using three additional wavelengths. Full implementation of both Fraunhofer and Mie Theories.
  • Particle Size Range:
    10nm – 3,000μm
    Dry Powder Module:400nm-3,500nm
    Universal Liquids Module: 10nm-2000μm
  • Power Consumption:
    ≤ 6 amps @ 90 – 125VAC
    ≤3 amps @ 220 – 240 VAC
  • Dimensions:
    10 in depth (25.4 cm)
    37 in width (93.98 cm)
    19.5 in height (49.53 cm)
  • Weight:
    52 lbs (23.5 kg)
  • Typical Analysis Time:
    15 – 19 sec
  • Temperature Range:
    10 – 40°C
  • Sample Modules:
    Tornado Dry Powder System (DPS)
    Universal Liquid Module (ULM)
  • Operating System:
    Windows 10

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Rheology, Lamy Rheology, RM100 PLUS LAMY Rheology – RM100 PLUS
  • Rotating springless viscometer with 7″ Touch screen
  • Technology:
  • Viscometer with the largest speed and torque range available






  • Rotation Speeds:
    0.3 – 1500 rpm


  • Power Requirements:
    90 – 240 VAC 50/60 Hz

  • Dimensions:
    11 in depth (28 cm)
    7.8 in width (20 cm)
    30.7 in height (78 cm)
  • Weight:
    14.8 lbs (6.7 kg)
  • Typical Analysis Time:
    60+ sec
  • Temperature Range:
    -50 – 300°C
  • Sample Modules:
    N/A

  • Operating System:
    N/A

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Pascal, Porosimeter, Thermo Scientific Thermo Scientific – PascalEVO Range
  • Mercury Porosimeters

  • Technology:
    Pascal Mercury Porosimeters incorporate the P.A.S.C.A.L. method for pressurization that allows the fastest speed of analysis combined with highest accuracy.




  • Pore Measuring Range:
    116 to 0.00360 μ


  • Power Requirements:


  • Dimensions:
    26 in depth (67 cm)
    14 in width (16 cm)
    33 in height (84 cm)
  • Weight:
    66 lb (30 kg)
  • Typical Analysis Time:
    60 – 240 min
  • Temperature Range:
    N/A
  • Sample Modules:
    N/A

  • Operating System:
    Windows 2000, XP & Vista

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