LS 13 320

LS 13 320

The LS™ 13 320 MW is one of the most versatile and sophisticated laser diffraction particle size analyzers available today. The LS 13 320 MW offers the highest resolution, reproducibility and unsurpassed accuracy. Its state-of-the-art, laser-based technology permits analysis of particles without the risk of missing either the largest or the smallest particles in a sample.

Benefits of selecting the Beckman Coulter LS 13 320 MW Particle Size Analyzer

The LS 13 320 MW Delivers Excellent Data Reproducibility

Reproducibility is one of the most important factors in laser diffraction particle size analysis. Tighter product specs allow manufacturers of bulk and particulate materials to have a higher quality product.

Standard Operating Procedures and Methods

The easy creation of SOP's allows the standardization of analysis methods and the reporting of results. The use of SOP's guarantee consistency and uniformity regardless of the  number of applications, operators, instrument and locations involved and ensure your analyses are the same run after run by using the advanced SOP routine. Every element of the analysis from method set-up to the final print out can be locked into a user definable SOP.

Software Security and 21 CFR Part 11 Enabled Regulatory Compliance

The LS 13 320 MW comes with a configurable security system. The user can choose between 4 levels of security. From No Security to High Security, the choice is yours. Choosing High Security configures the software to be compliant to 21 CFR Part 11, the FDA regulation covering electronic signatures and records.

Specifications for the Beckman Coulter LS 13 320 MW Particle Size Analyzer

UNSPSC: 41113903
Depth: 25.4 cm (10 in)
Diffraction Illuminating Source: Solid State (780 nm)
Height: 45 cm (17 in)
Humidity: 0% to 90%, non-condensing
Number of Detectors: 132
Operating System: Windows® 98, 2000, NT, XP, Vista
Optical Control: Auto alignment and in-line optical design
Particle Size Analysis Range: 0.017 µm to 2000 µm
PIDS Illuminating Source: Tungsten lamp with high quality band-pass filters (450, 600, and 900 nm)
Power Consumption: < 6 A @ 90 - 125 VAC, < 3 A @ 220 - 240 VAC
Sample Modules: Aqueous Liquid Module (ALM), Micro Liquid Module (MLM), Universal Liquid Module (ULM), Dry Powder System (Tornado)
Technology: Low angle forward light scattering with optional patented PIDS technology. Full implementation of both Fraunhofer and Mei theories of light scattering
Temperature: 10 °C to 40 °C
Typical Analysis Time: 15 s to 90 s
Weight: 32.5 kg (71.5 lb)
Width: 100.7 cm (39.63 in)

Parts and Accessories for the Beckman Coulter LS 13 320 Particle Size Analyzer

Part Number Description
8304319 Adapter, Cable, Computer, 9 to 25 pin
8305754 Brush, Wire, Tube, DPM
8309952 Cartridge, Filter, VSM+
6605685 Cell, Sample, with PIDS option, for use with ALM
8305736 Crevice Tool, DPM
A88098 Display, Matrix LCD, 20.1 in, with USB Cable
6605640 Dry Powder System, Tornado
8304294 Ferrule, Metal, Back
8305830 Ferrule, Teflon, Front
8305434 Fuse, SLO-BLO, 4 A, 250 V
7801127 Gasket, Inner, Sample Cell, LS Series P.I.D.S.
8308694 Gasket, Inner, Thin, for P.I.D.S. Sample Cell
A87940 Giottos Optical Lens Cleaning Kit
7800476 Hose Grounding Kit for Dry Powder Module
8305723 Hose, Vacuum, Flexible, DPM
A87941 Lens Cleaner, Pen Type Device
6605638 Liquid Module, Aqueous (ALM)
383665 Liquids Module 2, Universal
A86579 LS 13 320 Control Software (21 CFR Part 11 Enabled), V6.03
4237214 Manual, Operator's Reference
6605675 Micro Liquid Module, MLM
7801054 Micro-Volume-Module Cell
8309591 O-Ring 026 for MVM Cell

Optional Consumables for the Beckman Coulter LS 13 320 MW Particle Size Analyzer

Part Number Description
627760 CD, CNTRL, V5.03, COMPLIANT
8307669 Bag, for DPM Vacuum Cleaner, Micro, Replacement (qty 10)
7800372 Beads, Glass, GB500, Nominal 500 µm, 5 x 19 g
8304096 Detergent, Micro Cleaner, Neutral
6600708 Dispersant Kit, Mixed
6600705 Dispersant, IC, Nonionic
6600706 Dispersant, IIA, Anionic
7801163 Dutch (Netherlands) Filter Kit, Inlet, Water, VSM+
7808620 Foam Tip Swabs (10/pk)
7800370 Particles, Garnet, G15, Nominal 15 µm
7800499 Particles, Garnet, G35, Nominal 35 µm
6602799 Standard, L30, Nominal 30 µm, Latex Particle, NIST Traceable, 1x15 mL
7800377 Standard, L300, Nominal 300 nm Latex Particles
7801055 Stirring Rod
8310765 Tornado Cleaner (Cleaning Grit), DPS
383250 Tube Kit, DPS
8309790 Tube, Sample, with Bar Code Label, LSAPS (pkg of 30)
8201265 Vacuum Pump Oil (1 L.)

Features of the Beckman Coulter LS 13 320 MW Particle Size Analyzer

Laser diffraction needs to be run on highly disperse samples with species ranging from the nanometer range to the millimeter range

Thanks to the patented binocular optical design and PIDS (Polarized Intensity Differential Scattering) system, the LS 13 320 can measure samples from 17 nm to 2 mm in a single measurement

Particle size of a sample may need to be known when it is in a dry powder, organic solvent or aqueous

LS 13 320 has 4 plug-and-play modules that can run dry powder (Tornado), organic solvents (Universal Liquid Module), small volumes (Micro Liquid Module) or multiple aqueous samples (Aqueous Liquid Module with Auto-Sampler)

Small, multi-modality samples may have several distributions that typical Laser Diffraction can't distinguish

Patented PIDS technology is able to handle the toughest samples


Particle size measurement ranges from 0.017 µm to 2000 µm

One of the highest submicron resolutions, using the Polarization Intensity Differential Scattering (PIDS) technology

Tornado dry powder system

Fiber optic spatial filter system

'Auto Dock' - unique module change system

Change between wet and dry to wet again in less than a minute

User friendly software and advanced software security features

Easy to follow Standard Operating Methods

Multi-component Standard Operating Procedures

Certification Program to ensure instrument performance

V-Check (IQ, OQ, PQ) instrument validation