Optical particle analysis provides critical information about the size and shape of particles. While seemingly esoteric information, too much variety in particle size and shape can impact the final product, from coffee to industrial production lines. Unlike sieve analysis, no contact with the sample is required for optical particle analysis, which instead uses laser light scattering to evaluate particle sizes in both wet and dry conditions. It is possible to obtain a detailed analysis of the size, shape, density, and transparency of the particles, which can provide valuable information about the production line or method.
RETSCH TECHNOLOGY has developed a number of patented and state-of-the-art technologies in order to assist with this kind of analysis. Meaningful, statistically relevant information about the size and shape of millions of particles in suspensions, powders, or granules can be obtained within minutes, based on Dynamic Image Analysis. The systems that RETSCH TECHNOLOGY provides are turnkey solutions which can be customized to suit each customer’s individual needs, and can include such features as automated sampling and data collection.
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In 2020, the leading companies for particle characterization, Retsch Technology, Microtrac and MicrotracBEL united and became one powerful brand: Microtrac MRB!
All three companies share a passion for making particle analysis more accurate, more effective and more convenient in order to exceed customers' expectations.
MicrotracBEL is a leading company that develops, manufactures and sells various gas and vapor adsorption amounts, BET surface area and pore size distribution measuring instruments for porous and non-porous materials using gas adsorption technology. The company's products are widely used in the research and quality control (QC) and quality assurance (QA) fields of various kinds of functional powder materials that are in active development all over the world.
Microtrac is a pioneer and leading manufacturer of light scattering instruments for particle analysis. The instruments are used both for industrial applications and material research.
Microtrac Retsch (formerly Retsch Technology) is a leading provider of image analysis equipment and has been successfully developing optical particle analyzers for more than 20 years. The analyzers are employed in various industries for production and quality control as well as in R&D.