Handheld airborne particle counter
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Portable airborne particle counters

We offer different multichannel handheld particle counters, able to measure measures between 0.3 μm to 25.0 μm with a flow rate of 0.1 CFM (2.83 LPM).

Firstly, it is easy to configure, up to 6 user-selectable size channels as well as temperature and relative humidity. Also, you can view data and generate standardized reports on screen or via a printer, USB key, in real-time through its versatile output options, or export to the unit data-download software. The 8306 particle counters can be controlled and monitored remotely via a web browser. Besides, the 8306 mass concentration mode approximates density in μg/m³ and allows for density and refractive index corrections to ensure accuracy.

Finally, saturation point 20 times more than industry standard with 40x processing capacity. Max concentration up to 150 mg/m3 for short monitoring periods.

Applications: You can use these particle counters as indoor air quality and ambient air quality audits for a wide range of industries and applications such as hospitals, pharmaceuticals, electronics, mining facilities, forestry facilities, and industrial facilities with direct or indirect emissions sources.

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Portable airborne particle counter that is revolutionizing particle measurement

Harness the power of modern particle counters with our wide range of handheld devices, specifically designed to measure airborne particulates ranging from 0.3 μm to 25.0 μm. Our in-built pump guarantees a steady flow rate of 0.1 CFM (2.83 LPM), enabling precise particle size identification and counting.

Highly configurable particle counter with real-time particle sensors

Our handheld particle counters offer up to 6 user-selectable size channels, alongside real-time temperature and relative humidity conditions monitoring. Leverage the light scattering technique to ensure accurate particle measurements.

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8306 particle counter: Ensuring maximum concentration and density accuracy

The 8306 Particle Counter offers a saturation point 20 times above the industry standard and a maximum particle concentration of 150 mg/m3 for short monitoring periods. This ensures optimal contamination control and cleanroom certification, alongside rigorous environmental monitoring.

Versatile output and remote monitoring capabilities

View data, generate standardized reports, and export to our unit data-download software. Our modern particle counters offer print, USB save, and real-time remote monitoring capabilities via a web browser.

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8306 particle counter: Leveraging laser light source for accurate particle size detection

The 8306 model employs a laser light source to measure particle concentration and perform density and refractive index corrections. This ensures high accuracy in airborne particles and particulate matter readings.

Industrial applications of a handheld particle counter

Perfect for a multitude of industrial applications, our handheld particle counters play a crucial role in ensuring indoor air quality, controlling contamination in cleanrooms, and validating filter performance. These counters find applications in medical device manufacturing, hospitals, pharmaceuticals, electronics, mining, forestry, and facilities with direct or indirect emission sources. Utilize our counters to ensure critical processes in your production line adhere to the highest standard of particle levels control.

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Technical specifications

Size Range0.3 to 25μm
Size ChannelsFactory calibrated at 0.3, 0.5, 1.0, 2.5, 5.0, 10.0 μm variable binning
Flow rates0.1 CFM (2.83 LPM)
Concentration Limit4,000,000 Particles/ft³ @ 5% coincidence loss
Battery Run Time10 hours
Light SourceLong life laser diode
Counting Efficiency50% @ 0.3 μm; 100% for particles >0.45 μm per JIS
Zero Count<1 count / 5 minutes (<2 particles / ft³) (per ISO 21501-4 & JIS)
Count ModesAutomatic, manual, real-time meter, cumulative/differential, mass concentration, count or concentration
Count Alarms1 to 9,999,999 counts
CalibrationNIST traceable
Display4.3″ (10.9 cm) WQVGA (480×272) colour touchscreen
Printer (Optional)External thermal printer
Vacuum SourceInternal pump with automatic flow control
Filtered ExhaustInternal HEPA filter
Number of Channels6
Custom Size ChannelsCalibration for custom size channels available
Audible AlarmAdjustable built-in alarm
BatteryRemovable Li-ion
Battery Recharge Time4 hours within instrument (<2 hours with external battery charger)
ReportsISO 14644-1, EU GMP Annex 1, FS 209E
Recipes50 user-configurable recipes
Communication ModesEthernet and USB
Optional Communication ModesWireless 802.11 b/g, RS485 or RS232
Environmental SensorIncludes temperature and relative humidity probe 32º to 122ºF (0º to 50ºC) ±1ºF (0.5ºC), 15-90% ±2% relative humidity
AlarmAlarms on counts for all particle sizes, low battery, sensor failure, environmental sensors and flow
StandardsISO 21501-4 and JIS B9921
CalibrationRecommended minimum once per year
External SurfaceHigh impact injection moulded plastic
Dimensions (L x W x H)10” x 5” x 4.5” (25.4 cm x 12.9 cm x 11.4 cm) includes handle and does not include probes
Weight2.2 lb (1.0 kg)
AccessoriesQuick start guide, operating manual on USB flash drive, isokinetic probe, temperature relative humidity sensor, purge filter, battery, data download software, USB cable, power supply & cable
Optional AccessoriesThe printed manual, carrying case, spare battery, external battery charger, external printer and isokinetic probes
Buffer Memory45,000 sample records (rotating buffer) including particle count data, environmental data, locations and times. Scrollable on screen or printout
Sample LocationsUp to 1,000 locations 20 characters long
Sample Time1 second to 99 hours
Power110 to 240 VAC 50/60 Hz universal in-line power supply
Operating Conditions41º to 104ºF (5º to 40ºC) / 20% to 95% non-condensing
Storage Conditions32º to 122ºF (0º to 50ºC) / Up to 98% non-condensing
Warranty2 Years. Extended warranties are available.

Learn more about the particle counter and the airborne particle counte

A particle counter is a sophisticated device used to detect and count physical particles in the air or a liquid. These units, often portable, are key for maintaining indoor air quality, especially in cleanroom environments where high-quality conditions are critical.

Particle counters are extensively used in various sectors including the manufacture of medical devices, electronics, pharmaceuticals, and anywhere air quality is paramount. Cleanrooms, in particular, benefit greatly from these devices as they monitor the concentration of particles, helping maintain a contamination-free environment.

Dust particle counters function by drawing air in via an internal pump. This airflow is then directed to a laser light source. When air particles cross this light source, they scatter the light. The scattering, detected by optical particle counters, allows particles’ count and size determination.

Particle count is measured by monitoring the flow of air or liquid through the particle counter. The particles interrupt a light beam, causing light scattering. An optical sensor detects this scattering, translating it into electrical signals, which are then processed to determine the particle count and size.

The limit of a liquid particle counter largely depends on the specific model and its features. Some high-quality counters are designed to detect particles as small as 0.2 micrometers in liquids, while ensuring mass concentration accuracy.

The duration that dust particles stay airborne can vary greatly depending on their size and the air conditions. Smaller air particles may stay suspended for hours or even days, while larger particles tend to settle more quickly. Particle counters can monitor such particles in real-time, improving indoor air quality.

Dust particles can be separated from the air using various methods, such as filtration and air scrubbing. Filter testing is essential to ensure efficiency in removing these particles. High-quality filters used in HVAC systems or air purifiers are common means to clean air.

Cleaning dust particles from the air is usually achieved using air purifiers, HVAC systems with efficient filters, or in larger settings, through cleanroom environments design. These methods work to reduce the concentration of particles in the air, significantly improving indoor air quality. Particle counters can help monitor the effectiveness of these cleaning methods.