Spectro LNF Q200 Series

Particle Counter, Wear Classifier, Ferrous Monitor

The LNF (LaserNetFines™ ) is the world’s best particle counter technology for lubrication oils. The advanced design makes it so much more than a particle counter: The LNF also calculates free water in ppm, and differentiates contaminants (silica) from machine wear (metal).

It provides particle counts and codes, abnormal wear classification ...
  • ASTM D7596
  • No calibration
  • ISO 4406 / NAS / NAVAIR
  • Wear shape classication
  • Fully automated operation
  • Image maps >20 mu
  • Water & air bubbles
  • Viscosity option
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The LNF (LaserNetFines™ ) is the world’s best particle counter technology for lubrication oils. The advanced design makes it so much more than a particle counter: The LNF also calculates free water in ppm, and differentiates contaminants (silica) from machine wear (metal).

It provides particle counts and codes, abnormal wear classification and ferrous wear measurement.

Sample preparation is efficient with the LNF – viscosities up to 320cSt can be processed without dilution due to the wide dynamic range. And unlike conventional light blockage particle counters there are no flow control valves that need adjusting when testing different sample viscosities. With an intuitive, configurable GUI and no calibration required, the Q200 series is fast, accurate and easy to use.
Multiple configurations and options cover the needs of commercial laboratories and of industrial plants for contamination control and predictive maintenance.

Options include:

Ferrous Monitor to measure ferrous content
Ferrous wear measurement is a critical requirement for monitoring machine condition.
The high sensitivity magnetometer measures and reports ferrous content in ppm, and provides ferrous particle count and size distribution for large ferrous particles >25 μm.

The in-line design of the magnetometer with the LNF flow cell enables measurement of both ferrous content and total particle count on the same sample, eliminating the need to measure Ferrous content on another instrument.

Classification of wear particle shape
The Q200 directly images wear particle silhouettes, and counts and classifies wear particles over 20 microns as cutting wear, sliding wear, fatigue wear, nonmetallic or fibers. This allows operators to determine the type of wear debris, wear mode and potential source from internal machinery components.

AutoSampler for high throughput sample processing
The Autosampler is a low cost solution for automatic and unattended processing of a batch of up to 24 samples and may be added to existing LNF installations by the end user with minimal setup.


Highlights

Models available:

  • SpectroLNF- Q210: LNF Particle counter.  
  • SpectroLNF -Q220: LNF Particle counter with wear particle shape classifier.
  • SpectroLNF- Q230: LNF Particle counter, automatic shape classifier, and ferrous monitoring with a magnetometer.


Analytical Tests and Features by model:

  Q210 Q220 Q230
Total particle count & codes v v v
Non-metallic particles (sand/dirt)-quantity v v v
Free water measurement v v v
Air bubble/water droplet correction v v v
Wear particle classification   v v
Ferrous content, ppm     v
Fe particle count & size distribution     v
Viscosity option v v v
Auto sampler option v v v


  • ASTM D7596
  • No calibration
  • ISO 4406 / NAS / NAVAIR
  • Wear shape classication
  • Fully automated operation
  • Software included

This product is compliant with the following test methods:

  • ASTM D7596
  • Condition Monitoring
  • PQ index
  • Ferrous monitor