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Average Rating: 4.5
75 Scientists have reviewed this product

5 out of 5
Ease of use
4 out of 5
After sales service
4 out of 5
Value for money


Good instrument; best in class.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area: Particle size distribution of catalysts

"The Mastersizer 3000 is straightforward to use and does a good job. One complaint is that the instrument does not automatically save data, so if you do not manually save and power goes off, you lose data permanently."

Review date: 16 Jan 2018 | Mastersizer 3000

Manufacturer's Response

Thanks for your review, David – it’s great to see that you score the Mastersizer 3000 so highly. Actually, it is possible to auto save data, should you wish: if you go to the options tab within the software, check the ‘Force saving of records’ box, and the instrument will automatically save the data if power is lost. Do feel free to contact us if you would like any further support with this
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2018

  • Organization: Netzsch Premier Technologies



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Overall very happy with the instrument and have gotten a lot of good use out of it.
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area:Particle size in dispersions

"Very impressed with capabilities of the software and the ability to easily analyze the accuracy of each measurement and also the ability to easily and full customize the reports. Very simple to change between the different cell types and also different SOP's. Do not typically get good results from the internal sonication typically get far better results using an external probe."

Review date: 10 Jan 2018 | Mastersizer 3000
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2018

  • Organization: sturtevant inc



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Very good instrument, but software could be improved
Rating: 4.0

  • Application Area:Analyze powders after milling or air classifying

"for the most part our Mastersizer 3000 has been a good purchase for us and we use it every day. Our lab technicians do complain about a few features that were on our older Mastersizer 2000 and are not on the new unit. specifically, batch printing is not as easy with the new 3000 unit. Also the master report template is not as easy to modify and there is a lot of empty space on the report that we wish we could populate with useful data or notes."

Review date: 10 Jan 2018 | Mastersizer 3000
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2018

  • Organization: Minteq International



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    3 out of 5
Good equipment to have on hand.
Rating: 4.3

  • Application Area:Aggregate samples sizings

"The Technology and product development are exceptional. The industry we compete in, is slightly behind the times so the equipment has more capacity than our current uses demand. (That is why I only gave a "fair" review on cost). Hopefully the future continues to see increases on customer requirements, seeking properties that would require a much more detailed evaluation of our supplies. Then the true value of the Mastresizer will be realized."

Review date: 10 Jan 2018 | Mastersizer 3000
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2018

  • Organization: Perfect Day Inc.



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Great for characterization of powder and emulsionsmay still need the zetasizer unit
Rating: 4.3

  • Application Area:Food protein characterization - powder and liquid emulsions

"The machine is easy to use... once you get the hang of how the data output can be leveraged to learn the quality of your sample. After sales support from Peter and Greg was awesome. We had some initial qualms from the set up but Greg and Peter took the effort to make a special stop to give a more detailed understanding of the tests and set ups that we were particularly interested in."

Review date: 10 Jan 2018 | Mastersizer 3000
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2018

  • Organization: Actavis pharmaceutical/ now is Teva



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
It’s very friendly and easy for my daily use
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Pharmaceutical API products

"I am using everyday for my testing! The Malvern support department also very helpful and quick response. Any time I requested spreadsheets for excel COA I got it! That’s great service provided by company!"

Review date: 10 Jan 2018 | Mastersizer 3000
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2018

  • Organization: Sun Chemical



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    3 out of 5
    Value for money
    3 out of 5
Good results and helps us improve our process.
Rating: 3.3

  • Application Area:Pigment Particle Size

"The Mastersizer is reproducible and easy to use. Even less capable technicians are able to use it effectively. We have been able to improve are pigment grinds by using the data produced by the unit. IT is easy to keep clean and the software is user friendly."

Review date: 09 Jan 2018 | Mastersizer 3000
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2018

  • Organization: Aristo/ APC



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Great results, great customer service
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Catalyst slurries

"The mastersizer 3000 was a great purchase for our production lab. It gives accurate and precise results very quickly. The program is user friendly so anyone can be trained to use it. Malvern/ PANalytical setup and qualified our instrument in just a few hours, the instrument also arrived before the estimated delivery date so that was a bonus for us, since we were up and running before our target date. John Raia was the service engineer who setup our instrument and did our team's training session. He was very knowledgeable and was able to answer all of our questions, even with our larger than normal training group Thanks John and thank you Malvern for the great customer support!"

Review date: 09 Jan 2018 | Mastersizer 3000
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2018

  • Organization: Dow



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    3 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Overall excellent hardware, but with some software concerns.
Rating: 4.0

  • Application Area:Particle size measurements, typically of emulsion samples

"We still believe that Malvern is at the forefront of this technology and the hardware of this new unit is outstanding. They have made it easier for us to convert from the various configurations that we purchased. This is especially important in the R&D environment where we use it. All of the hardware portions are seamless and well thought out. On the software side we feel more could be done to ensure we have not lost any capabilities that we had on our previous Mastersizer 2000. There seems to be areas in the software that were needless changed or where logical flexibility has been lost. Why not have an interface that emulates the old system to allow for easier method transfer and less user re-training especially since these can also be used for final lot testing in a QA environment. We also need more security to ensure created methods can only be modified by authorized users who truly understand what the inputs are. Since this is a general use instrument it concerns me that nearly every user has access to the SOPs and can inadvertently modify them. In addition to security we have had several incidents of the program glitching and then needing to be restarted. Perhaps this has to do with our network or computer but we feel it should be more robust."

Review date: 09 Jan 2018 | Mastersizer 3000
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2018

  • Organization: Analytical Services



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
This instrument takes a complicated technique and makes it accessible.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Support of diverse R&D efforts

"I have had occasion to also use a Horiba LA-950V2 laser diffraction instrument. I feel that the software Malvern offers was far superior in appearance and ease of use. The ergonomics of the dry dispersion system by Malvern are better for a typical bench install. The sonication of the HydroMV was proven to have a higher level of agglomerate dispersion ability."

Review date: 09 Jan 2018 | Mastersizer 3000


  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2018

  • Organization: Johnson Matthey



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    3 out of 5
Easy to use and high accuracy but LV units are less than desirable.
Rating: 4.0

  • Application Area:Particle Size Distribution

"The Malvern Mastersizer 3000 is easy to use and efficient but we regulrarly have issues with the LV unit attached. We have experienced several days of downtime at various times since purchasing. The service department is always quick to respond and assist but it can be a bit frustrating to keep having issues repeatedly."

Review date: 09 Jan 2018 | Mastersizer 3000
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2018

  • Organization: Mondelez International



  • Ease of use
    3 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Broad range for food science research applications
Rating: 4.0

  • Application Area:Analyze particle size of sugar, flour, etc.

"Very useful for the size range used in food industry. Relatively easy to setup and operate for R&D. / research applications"

Review date: 09 Jan 2018 | Mastersizer 3000
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2018

  • Organization: Innophos



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Great results!
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Analyze particle size

"The Mastersizer 3000 is a very precise instrument."

Review date: 09 Jan 2018 | Mastersizer 3000
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2018

  • Organization: teva canada



  • Ease of use
    3 out of 5
    After sales service
    2 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Reliable
Rating: 3.0

  • Application Area:Pharmaceuticals

"Great instrument. More reliable. The instrument is easy to use. Gives more reliable results"

Review date: 09 Jan 2018 | Mastersizer 3000
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2018

  • Organization: Firmenich



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Very useful instrument to generate particle size distributions and analyze samples.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Particle analysis

"Reproducible results- cleaning is sometimes tedious. Automated programs need improvement. We purchased a new instrument and there was about a year of debugging. Otherwise, very happy with this instrument. Would be happier if a visualization feature or module (microscopy -simplified version of FPIA instrument) was included to see large aggregates versus entrained air bubbles! That's a $10,000 upcharge I would pay for compared to another instrument as it would reduce the need to confirm results by manual microscopy. Great support from Joe Wolfgang."

Review date: 09 Jan 2018 | Mastersizer 3000
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2018

  • Organization: Akorn



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Great results and so easy to use.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Analyze powders and sample solutions for different histograms of particle size distribution

"What an awesome machine. So easy to use. The reports are printed out beautifully. All you have to do is run your samples and perform the scans. The help desk and service team is so friendly and respond so quickly to your needs with almost next day service. I am very happy with my decision to purchase this Mastersizer 3000 ."

Review date: 09 Jan 2018 | Mastersizer 3000
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2018

  • Organization: Pfizer



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Great instrument and very friendly, easy to use , learn and train others. Recommended
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Particle size analysis

"Very good, friendly using software. Highly recommended"

Review date: 09 Jan 2018 | Mastersizer 3000
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2018

  • Organization: BAE SYSTEMS



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
High quality instrument, easy to learn and use.
Rating: 4.0

  • Application Area:Particle size analysis

"PROS: Easy to use Quick change windows CONS: Not a like for like switch from MS2000, still struggling to transfer SOPs Resolution of Hydrasight unit is poor Auto Quality check of test results is minimal and lacking capability"

Review date: 09 Jan 2018 | Mastersizer 3000
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2018

  • Organization: Abbvie Inc



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Instrument has been reliable
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area:Active pharmacuetical ingredients

"Local sales and service technicians are very knowledgeable on their products. Also readily accessible."

Review date: 09 Jan 2018 | Mastersizer 3000
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2018

  • Organization: UofT



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Essential and popular equipment
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area:Geological samples

"We have had a few minor issues with the equipment. Malvern is always super helpful to assist on a remote basis to see if preliminary trouble shooting will help, before committing to a service visit."

Review date: 09 Jan 2018 | Mastersizer 3000
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2018

  • Organization: Merck



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Valuable tool for vaccine development
Rating: 4.3

  • Application Area:Pharmaceutical, vaccine development

"Workhorse for our particle size distribution measurement in vaccine development work. Very reliable instrument, but could improve on ease of use."

Review date: 09 Jan 2018 | Mastersizer 3000
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2018

  • Organization: Norwich Pharmaceuticals



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Very impressive change
Rating: 4.0

  • Application Area:PSD for API

"Easy to use. you can have real time monitoring for your particle size. if something goes wrong they are always there to take care of your needs"

Review date: 09 Jan 2018 | Mastersizer 3000
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: PPD



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Great
Rating: 4.3

  • Application Area:Pharmacuticals

"The MS3000 software is super easy to use. The Malvern support always gets back to us right away. Great Particle Sizing system"

Review date: 15 Dec 2017 | Mastersizer 3000
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2016

  • Organization: Metals and Additives Corp



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Great Value, Excellent Results
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Particle Size Distribution

"Best value for any instrument in its class (laser diffraction) for powder particle size distribution. It is extremely easy to use. The automated SOPs allow for highly reproducible results for both wet and dry dispersion analysis. Switching between the wet and dry modules is a fast and simple process. It takes up very little bench space. The software is user friendly and free updates. Almost infinite customization of the reports. The software makes it so simple to create your own reports. My reports have impressed everyone I've given them to (you can even add pictures such as SEM). It is an amazing instrument to say the least."

Review date: 15 May 2017 | Mastersizer 3000
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: University of Brighton



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
There is no comparison to the Mastersizer3000. An excellent instrument and company.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Particle size in suspensions and creams. Undergraduate teaching.

"The build of the Mastersizer 3000 is robust and easy clean. Measurements are easy to make and the software is easy to negotiate. Feed back from other end users in the department has been extremely positive and the training they require to get started is minimal. Malvern also has an extremely good aftersales team they will help with technical problems and often make suggestions which they think may help. This is the third Mastersizer I have had in a timespan of around 35 years and the first one was still working after 20years of service."

Review date: 03 Feb 2017 | Mastersizer 3000
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2016

  • Organization: Orafol Americas Inc



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Very effective tool for our Industry.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Water-based Inkjet Dispersion

"User-Friendly is one of the main attribute with this instruments. Technical and Quality staff used this instrument to determine that our dispersion are stable by the particle distribution analysis."

Review date: 01 Feb 2017 | Mastersizer 3000
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: Gilead



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Great instrument, prefer it to those models made by Sympatec
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:analyze API

"The Good: Instrument is easy to learn and method development is easily transferred from 2000 to 3000 if sonication is not overly used. Software layout is nice and it is recommended that you have two monitors to get the best viewing. Manual mode is nice for full control of what you want to run and data is easy to pull up and review. The Bad: The earlier model of the 3000 I had at Amgen (~5-6 years ago) would not reduce the stir speed during wash cycle. The model I bought about 2 years ago at Gilead reduces it to 1000 rpm whenever you drain valve. I prefer not having to manually pump back up the stir speed every time I clean between samples. The Mastersizer 2000 also maintains stir speed during cleaning. The 3000 has a known software issue where you can not take a screen shot of the print preview report of more than 6 overlays without it cutting off the distribution names and summary table. You can try to export the overlay image via the software, but it too will still cut off longer file names making it difficult to make nice e-images to drop into a power point slide show. I have been told by the company that this is considered a known issue and a low risk because physical print outs do not show this behavior. Problem is, these days, we dont tend to deal with physical printouts."

Review date: 01 Feb 2017 | Mastersizer 3000
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: Vectura Group Plc



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
It is essential equipment for DPI development. Great value!
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Measurment of PSD to support dry powder inhaler development

"Malvern Mastersizer 3000 is an invaluable equipment for supporting drug development. It is essential measurement tool to provide rapid and accurate data for PSD which is crucial in dry powder inhaler development. I achieved high quality and reproducible results with many years practical experience. It is easy to use with many functions to help SOP development. After sale care and value for money are all excellent."

Review date: 01 Feb 2017 | Mastersizer 3000
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: Nufarm Americas



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    3 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
More stable than predecessors
Rating: 3.7

  • Application Area:particle size analysis

"Fairly simple to operate. Bit quirky having to maneuver between screens for reports."

Review date: 01 Feb 2017 | Mastersizer 3000
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: Oil-Dri Coporation of Georgia



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Unit is simple to operate reliable and with great support both technical and service.
Rating: 4.3

  • Application Area:Particle size distribution of powered clays for an edible oil processing plant.

"This is our third unit purchased and we are very please with both the reliability of the unit itself and service provided by Malvern Instruments. We are characterizing particles ranging in size from 15 micron up to 90 microns and the unit has provided use with the ability to review an infinite range of sizes giving us reliable quantitative results"

Review date: 31 Jan 2017 | Mastersizer 3000
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: exp Services Inc.



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    3 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
A beautiful and efficient piece of equipment. Definitely worth the money!
Rating: 3.7

  • Application Area:Particle Sizing

"Very beautiful piece of equipment. Easy to use as long as the manuals has been read and understood. Results are reproducible for the most part, with a slight variance. The after sales care could be a bit better. The technician who came to install the equipment could have been a bit more thorough with explain certain features. The Mastersizer 3000 is definitely worth the money, it facilitates quick and easy results within minutes."

Review date: 31 Jan 2017 | Mastersizer 3000
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: CSU Fresno



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Simple to use & we're getting good data.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Analyze soil samples

"Getting this instrument set up at our institution was a little challenging because of the purity of air and water required, but once that was done, it's been working great. We've had it for about 7 months, and all the users are happy with the data. We have not had to call for service on anything yet."

Review date: 31 Jan 2017 | Mastersizer 3000
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: OMYA



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Awesome!
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area:Analyze partical of Calcuim Carbonate

"Love it! a huge improvement from the Mastersizer S."

Review date: 31 Jan 2017 | Mastersizer 3000
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: Prince Minerals



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Consistent results and easy to use! I highly recommend the Mastersizer 3000!
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area:Particle size for raw materials and porcelain enamels

"The Mastersizer 3000 is very user friendly. It is easily changed from a dry feed operation with the Aero to a wet analysis with the Hydro. This makes it perfect for use in our application where both types of analysis is needed. The improved layout makes navigating the software much easier. All-in-all I believe the Mastersizer 3000 is probably one of the best products available in this market."

Review date: 31 Jan 2017 | Mastersizer 3000
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: Environment Agency - National Laboratory Service



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Great reliability and top class service.
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area:Particle size distribution of marine sediments

"Instrument is incredibly reliable and the aftercare we receive from Malvern is great. I would also recommend the bespoke training we have received from their technical experts."

Review date: 31 Jan 2017 | Mastersizer 3000
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: Battelle UK Limited



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    3 out of 5
    Value for money
    3 out of 5
Consistant results with minimal effort
Rating: 3.3

  • Application Area:Particle size distribution in agrochemical formulation

"The Mastersizer 3000 is a step up form the 2000 in that its footprint is smaller and usability has improved. The software has had a face-lift and this is welcome; I think this has an added improvement in the ease of use."

Review date: 31 Jan 2017 | Mastersizer 3000
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: Becker Industrial Coatings



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Become a vital instrument for development and problem solving in our lab
Rating: 4.3

  • Application Area:Paint rheology

"We can produce reliable results that help us explain improvements or reasons for good/poor performance of our paint products. The initial teaching that was provided produced a basis for understanding rheology in terms of our application field."

Review date: 31 Jan 2017 | Mastersizer 3000
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: Bayer



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Very good product.
Rating: 4.3

  • Application Area:Analyze particle size for suspension concentrates

"The Mastersizer 3000 software is easy to use and intuitive. Measurements are very reliable. We sometimes have problems with air bubbles or contaminant particles disrupting our measurement, but these are usually easily resolved with cleaning, sonication or changes to the method."

Review date: 31 Jan 2017 | Mastersizer 3000
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: Amec Foster Wheeler



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
High quality reproducible results
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area:Particle Size Analysis

"High quality reproducible results. Reliable and easy to use software. Good after sales customer service and knowledgeable service engineers."

Review date: 31 Jan 2017 | Mastersizer 3000
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: BRISTOL LABORATORIES LIMITED



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Excellent instrument to have in a pharmaceutical laboratory.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:PARTICLE SIZE ANALYSIS

"Malvern mastersizer 3000, is one of the best instrument for determination of particle size for powders, granules both in solid dispersion and in liquid dispersion. The instrument is very user friendly and easy to use as the principle of operation of the instrument is very simple and robust. The data generated on the instrument is very reliable and accurate. Method development on the instrument is very simple and gives reproducible results time and again. Further the attachments we have procured for handling toxic products is very good and effective in containing the dust and extract. We feel that this is the best instrument for research & development and routine quality control. This is one of the flagship instrument we added in our laboratory recently. After sales service from the uk based malvern team is very good and we are totally satisfied with the instrument. We would strongly recommend this instrument."

Review date: 31 Jan 2017 | Mastersizer 3000
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: University



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Easy to use and great results
Rating: 4.3

  • Application Area:Particule size analysis in dairy products

"The product is an effective way to determine the particle size after treatment. Easy to use and results relevant with results obtained with other instruments and tests."

Review date: 31 Jan 2017 | Mastersizer 3000
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: Gossner Foods, Inc.



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
An investment which has paid off multiple times
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area:Analysis of Fat Globule Size

"The Mastersizer 3000 has proved to our company many times that it is worth the investment. It has proved to be an excellent way to check our manufacturing to ensure quality products straight from the line. The results which we receive are consistent and easy to confirm accuracy by just looking into the multiple graphs and screens. There are many product features which have helped in our investigations that we feel Malvern did very well with."

Review date: 31 Jan 2017 | Mastersizer 3000
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: Diasorin, Inc



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Easy to use, saves time and a lot of headache
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Analyze PMPs (paramagnetic particles)

"In comparison with the MS2000, the MS3000 is a lot easier to use. The updated software is an simpler. We cut down our measurement time down to 1/3 and it's a space saver."

Review date: 31 Jan 2017 | Mastersizer 3000
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: Glaxosmithkline



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Extremely capable and easy to use laser diffraction platform
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Analysis of Pharmaceutical API's, Blends & Granules

"I have now been using the MS3000 for @4years and have found it to be an extremely capable and user friendly platform, we as a company performed a large peer to peer comparison of products in the open market to assess which system best met our current, and future business needs (Compared against 5 other competitor products). WE as a technical sub-team unanimously agreed that the MS3000 best met our requirements for technical capability and user friendliness. Since purchasing we have found it to be an extremely capable instrument, and it has become our first choice platform for laser diffraction particle size analysis"

Review date: 31 Jan 2017 | Mastersizer 3000
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: AMRI



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Overall good product. Needs improvement in terms of method transfer tech support.
Rating: 4.0

  • Application Area:Particle size for active pharmaceutical ingredients

"Good results, consistent. Transferring methods from our old Malvern S was initially a problem that we struggled with but we are learning to use it."

Review date: 31 Jan 2017 | Mastersizer 3000
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: Emergent BioSolutions



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Great instrument, one of the essential characterization technique in our lab
Rating: 4.0

  • Application Area:Analyze aluminum adjuvant vaccines

"Mastersizer 3000 is a user friendly equipment. However, the software has some glitches making it freeze during the particle size measurement runs, even when the latest software is downloaded."

Review date: 31 Jan 2017 | Mastersizer 3000
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: Federal-Mogul Coventry Ltd.



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
No complaints
Rating: 4.0

  • Application Area:Metallic Powders

"We use the Mastersizer 3000 to check our metallic powders. We want need comparisons more than extremely accurate values but the software is easy enough to use to be able to refine the results if required."

Review date: 31 Jan 2017 | Mastersizer 3000
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: HTRC part of University of Birmingham and Rolls-Royce



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Quick and easy results, perfect for production purposes.
Rating: 4.3

  • Application Area:AreoSpace / Casting

"The mastersizer allows easy and simple determination of PSD of our bulk coarse sanding material used in our shell cells. The use of the Aero dispersion unit allows for a quick turn around time and the quick load SOPs and minimal cleaning requirements aid in the prevention of human error."

Review date: 31 Jan 2017 | Mastersizer 3000
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: Unilever



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    2 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Great instrument! Will use for many years ahead
Rating: 3.3

  • Application Area:Analyze particle size distribution of dry and wet particles

"We love this instrument. It is easy to use and the results are reproducible when tested correctly. We have not received good after sales care. We have not heard from Sales or service to look into preventative maintenance."

Review date: 31 Jan 2017 | Mastersizer 3000
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: Baker Hughes



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Great piece of equipment, I wish it could be made even smaller
Rating: 4.0

  • Application Area:Particle size drilling fluids applications

"We are happy with the results we are obtaining. Easy transition from the 2000 to the 3000. Good solids/measurements features."

Review date: 31 Jan 2017 | Mastersizer 3000
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: Micronutrients USA LLC



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Could use software improvements, but overall a fantastic product.
Rating: 4.3

  • Application Area:Wet and dry inorganic particle analysis

"Customizability of methods in combination with easy-to-use equipment and fantastic support from Malvern make the Masersizer 300 near-perfect for our particle analysis applications. Techs find the product easy to use, there was plenty of follow-up by the Malvern team after setup, and given the frequency with which we perform particle analysis, we are certainly getting good results for our dollar spent. If I had any complaints, it would be with the current software. It isn't always intuitive, and has a tendency to utilize significant resources, lock up and restart, and the seemingly arbitrary locking of files into read-only mode can be an exercise in frustration."

Review date: 31 Jan 2017 | Mastersizer 3000
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: Valspar Corporation



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Excellent upgrade from our Mastersizer 2000. Compact, Easy to use, Easy to clean.
Rating: 4.0

  • Application Area:Particle size analysis of powder coatings

"Recently upgraded from the Mastersizer 2000. This unit is much smaller, freeing up valuable bench space. Cleaning the lenses is much easier than on the old unit. Overall, it's much easier to use, while providing us with the accuracy we need."

Review date: 31 Jan 2017 | Mastersizer 3000
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2016

  • Organization: Ashland



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Great sales experience and results.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Chemical manufacturer

"Very simple to use. Set up was painless. Creating the SOPs and reports were easy and quick. Results were repeatable and reproducible while comparing data between 2 Malvern Mastersizer 3000 systems. Sales experience was excellent. Malvern went above and beyond to meet all of my demands and timeline."

Review date: 17 Oct 2016 | Mastersizer 3000
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2016

  • Organization: Eagle Pharmaceuticals



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Good consistent results
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area:Pharmaceutical

"This instrument is easy to use, and provides consistent results."

Review date: 17 Oct 2016 | Mastersizer 3000
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2016

  • Organization: Dow AgroSciences LLC



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Smaller, increased sensitivity and more productive
Rating: 4.3

  • Application Area:Pesticide R&D, product and process development

"The software makes the difference for this instrument. The smaller footprint of the 3000 versus the 2000 is noticeable however the software improvements are great. The ability to create SOP's from manual measurements and the optical properties optimizer help our lab save time and improve the quality of the analyses."

Review date: 17 Oct 2016 | Mastersizer 3000
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2016

  • Organization: Alkem Laboratories



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
User friendly
Rating: 4.3

  • Application Area:Pharmaceutical particle size milling

"New to our laboratory. We are learning as we go and find that it is very user friendly."

Review date: 17 Oct 2016 | Mastersizer 3000
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2016

  • Organization: Syngenta



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Excellent particle size instrument, do yourself a favor and buy one
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Analyze final formulation and in production samples

"Instrument works really well, the user interface is very easy to use. Results are repeatable and the run time is short. The report printout has everything we need and looks professional. When we did need a repair, not due to the instrument but to poor maintenance by one of our departments, the person that came out was knowledgeable and explained everything that was wrong with the instrument in great detail."

Review date: 17 Oct 2016 | Mastersizer 3000
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2016

  • Organization: PPG Industries



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Excellent product - would recommend to any manufacturing or analytical lab
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Powder coating

"Very easy to use, good service and excellent inter instrument agreement"

Review date: 17 Oct 2016 | Mastersizer 3000
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2016

  • Organization: Halliburton



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Really good, and reliable instrument with a great software package.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Drilling fluids

"The instrument is very easy to operate. Sometimes, the measurement cell can be dirty with fine particles stuck to the measurement window glass, but it is very easy to clean with lens cleaning wipes. The software is fabulous. In my opinion, it really makes this instrument standing out compared with other peers. The software allows a great control on how to collect the data (background, stirring rate, sonication, etc.), but also how to process the data. A lot of times, the sample being analyzed is a mixture of different components, and hence the refractive value should be carefully chosen to represent the average result of all major components. The software allows users to change the refractive index value, and gives the goodness of fit to the measured profile. Thus users can fine tune the refractive index value to get the best match to the measured profile, and achieve "true" particle size information. "

Review date: 22 Sep 2016 | Mastersizer 3000
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2016

  • Organization: Valspar



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Very user friendly and simple to clean and maintain.
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area:Powder coatings

"The Mastersizer 3000 is very user friendly. We have been able to easily train all of our employees on proper use and cleaning. We are able to achieve consistent results on a daily basis, and also our results correlate very well to our production sites. The Mastersizer has been an exceptional instrument, and the software is very simply to use yet complex. It allows us to tailor our SOP's to specific products and raw materials."

Review date: 20 Sep 2016 | Mastersizer 3000
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2016

  • Organization: Bristol-Myers Squibb



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Excellent product! Great modular design and easy interface.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Analyze particle size distribution for pharmaceutical products and intermediates

"Pros: 1. Compared to the old 2000 unit, the new unit has enhanced sensitivity, a much more modern interface, and a good selection of settings for various common materials. 2. The customer support is great. Then vendor conducts product demos, onsite training, and is available through email/phone for troubleshooting/support. 3. The product is more modular and switching between different modules is easy. Cons: 1. Requires a larger sample size than the older model for the standard attachment."

Review date: 20 Sep 2016 | Mastersizer 3000
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2016

  • Organization: SharkNinja



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
A good way to quantify data in terms of effectiveness of blenders.
Rating: 4.3

  • Application Area:Analyzing particle size after various foods have been through blenders.

"This product was very good at helping quantify the effectiveness of various blenders. I used various degrees of blade sharpness coupled with taste testing to find a "golden zone" of how diced up the food being blended should be."

Review date: 20 Sep 2016 | Mastersizer 3000
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2016

  • Organization: University of Tennessee



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Excellent results, Equipment and Software very user friendly.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Sediment and soil analysis

"I have both the Hydro LV wet dispersion unit and the Aero S dry dispersion unit. Both work great and provide excellent results. The software is incredibly easy to use. Parameters within the system are easy to adjust to fit a variety of material types. I've used the Mastersizer 2000 in the past and the Mastersizer 3000 is an excellent upgrade from an already terrific piece of equipment."

Review date: 20 Sep 2016 | Mastersizer 3000
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2016

  • Organization: AES Drilling Fluids



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Used daily in the lab.
Rating: 4.3

  • Application Area:Particulate characterization

"We use this instrument daily in the lab. It has served us well."

Review date: 20 Sep 2016 | Mastersizer 3000
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2016

  • Organization: Merck and Co.



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
We are very glad we purchased this instrument
Rating: 4.3

  • Application Area:Tablet Granule and excipient PSD measurements

"We make extensive use of this instrument so it basically has easily payed for itself. It's easy to develop documentable and reproducible methods for each sample and both tech service by telephone and the repair engineer who trained us and has done the annual PM once already have been very helpful when needed."

Review date: 20 Sep 2016 | Mastersizer 3000
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2016

  • Organization: Particle Technology Labs



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Overall a great instrument and much improved from the Mastersizer 2000
Rating: 4.3

  • Application Area:Particle size analysis of various pharmaceutical components.

"The instrument is very user friendly. Has a good operating window and allows for quick learning. The results it delivers are reliable and can be replicated."

Review date: 20 Sep 2016 | Mastersizer 3000
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2016

  • Organization: Intertek



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
One of our most important pieces of equipment that I know I can rely on.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Polymer catalyst

"Very user friendly while at the same time it can be used for a wide range of applications. We can test other products that are very different from what we routinely test. The maintenance plan gives us peace of mind and helps us maintain our accreditation. Service has always been excellent weather there is an issue or a question we have always been helped thoroughly."

Review date: 20 Sep 2016 | Mastersizer 3000
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2016

  • Organization: Firmenich aromatic India Pvt limited



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Great results
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Particle size for emulsion

"We always receive high accuracy results and the report with value is accepted world wide"

Review date: 20 Sep 2016 | Mastersizer 3000
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2016

  • Organization: Abbvie, Inc.



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    3 out of 5
Very powerful and accurate tool for PSD analysis.
Rating: 4.0

  • Application Area:Particle size analysis

"Results are of high quality, and reproducible. The Mastersizer 3000 is very user friendly, and an easy transition from the Mastersizer 2000."

Review date: 20 Sep 2016 | Mastersizer 3000
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2016

  • Organization: GSK



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Particle size is a relatively narrow field. Malvern does it best.
Rating: 4.0

  • Application Area:Pharmaceutical development

"Liquid and solids dispersion for the 3000 work very well and are easy to train new users. The software build/configuration for administration of accounts and project folders which requires exporting and importing is unique and not an intuitive approach. The annual qualification is well designed."

Review date: 19 Sep 2016 | Mastersizer 3000
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2016

  • Organization: Liquidia Technologies



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Good product overall. Minor annoyances limit the upside.
Rating: 4.0

  • Application Area:Particle Sizing

"System is reliable and easy to use. Running the same method at multiple sites give comparable data, indicating the robustness of the technique and instrumentation platform. Some annoyances exist that limit the upside. Examples: 1. liquid level sensor does not handle non-aqueous dispersant properly 2. disperser is compact, so is difficult to repair simple things such as internal tubing connections 3. access to parameters in the modeling is limited for R&D work. 4. control of the vacuum unit for dry powder work is cumbersome."

Review date: 19 Sep 2016 | Mastersizer 3000
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2016

  • Organization: Metals and Additives Corp



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Great Instrument
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Chemical powders manufacturing

"Easy to use. Great software with free updates and open license. Use software on any computer on the network to analyze or view data. Small footprint takes up less bench space."

Review date: 19 Sep 2016 | Mastersizer 3000
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2016

  • Organization: Glanbia Nutritionals



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Great. We get good results every time
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area:Particle size

"The machine is easy to use. In the past, the lab techs had to run the sample several times to get an accurate reading but with this machine the first time does it. The Matersizer 3000 is a good machine that gives you the results needed. The compact size is great for an over camped lab."

Review date: 19 Sep 2016 | Mastersizer 3000
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2016

  • Organization: Alcami Corporation



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Top of it's class!
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Pharmaceutical

"The Mastersizer 3000 is an excellent piece of equipment for particle size determination. Extremely consistent results for both dry dispersion and wet dispersion. The software is easy to use and also can customize certain aspects to meet your individual needs. After sales support is excellent and quick to respond. Field Service Engineers are very knowledgeable and always willing to discuss ways to improve analysis or features of the equipment."

Review date: 17 Sep 2016 | Mastersizer 3000
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2014

  • Organization: Dupont Nutrition & Health



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Rating: 4.0

  • Application Area:Particle Size

"The Mastersizer 3000 is a welcome upgrade from the 2000. It is easier to use with more capabilities of looking at the data and even looking at the quality of the data. The smaller sample size allows for analysis of samples that are limited in amount for testing. Services have always been very helpful and for most minute problems/questions, they have been able to be solved over the phone. I would highly recommend this product to a colleague. Before purchasing this equipment, they were very thorough in the demonstration and did not leave me with any questions. The questions I did ask were answered easily. "

Review date: 05 Mar 2014 | Mastersizer 3000
The Mastersizer 3000 is the latest generation of the world’s most popular particle sizing instrument.

The Mastersizer 3000 laser diffraction particle size analyzer delivers rapid, accurate particle size distributions for both wet and dry dispersions with the minimum of effort. Measuring over the nanometer to millimeter particle size ranges, it packs exceptional performance into the smallest of footprints, bringing operator-independent measurements that every user can rely on.

The Mastersizer 3000 uses the technique of laser diffraction to measure the size of particles. It does this by measuring the intensity of light scattered as a laser beam passes through a dispersed particulate sample. This data is then analyzed to calculate the size of the particles that created the scattering pattern.


Mastersizer 3000 Features:

  • Class-leading particle sizing performance in a compact footprint.
  • Intuitive software with built-in expertise to ease your workload.
  • Flexible reporting to display your data the way you want it.
  • Rapid and effective wet dispersion.
  • Fast, reliable particle size measurement of fragile and cohesive dry powders.
  • Mastersizer know-how throughout, for results you can rely on.

Product Overview

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Mastersizer 3000

Manufacturer Malvern Panalytical  |  Available Worldwide

4.5 / 5.0 | 75 reviews