8506-30 Handheld Particle Counter

8000 Series Handheld Particle Counters

Model 8506-30

0.3 – 75 µm @ 0.1 CFM (Large Particles)

The Particles Plus® 8506-30 Handheld Particle Counter measures 0.5 to 75.0 μm with a flow rate of 0.1 CFM (2.83 LPM).

Easy to configure, this instrument displays up to 6 user-selectable size channels as well as temperature and relative humidity. View data and generate ISO 14644-1, EU GMP Annex 1 or FS 209E reports on screen or via printer, USB key, real time through its versatile output options or export to Particles Plus® data-download software. Particles Plus® counters can be controlled and monitored remotely via web browser. The 8506-30 mass concentration mode approximates density in μg/m³ and allows for density and refractive index corrections to ensure accuracy.

All Particles Plus® counters meet ISO 21501-4 and JIS B9921. The 8506-30 ensures compliance with an on-board pulse height analyzer.

Model 8506-20: Measures 0.5 to 55.0 μm
Model 8506-30: Measures 0.5 to 75.0 μm
0.1 CFM (2.83 LPM) flow rate
Long life laser diode technology
Measures up to 6 channels of simultaneous data
Approximates mass concentration in μg/m³ with density and refractive index corrections
Integrated handle for one-handed operation
Large easy-to-use icon driven color touch screen display
Temperature and relative humidity probe included
Stores up to 45,000 sample records, 1,000 sample locations and 50 recipes
Annotation function allows user to save 32 character notations to a sample record
Remote diagnostics allows for remote service investigation through the internet
Easy configuration and transferable from instrument to instrument
Connect using Ethernet, USB or (optional) Wireless 802.11 b/g, RS 485 or RS232
Displays user-definable reports for ISO 14644-1, EU GMP Annex 1 and FS 209E
Internal audible alarm with comprehensive alarm management
User-selectable channel sizes
Complies with ISO 21501-4 and JIS B9921 standards
Easy to clean and wipe down with minimal particle traps
Seamless integration into a facility monitoring system
Lightweight high-impact injection molded plastic enclosure
2 year limited warranty. Extended warranties available.
Models8506-208506-30
Size Range0.5 to 55 μm0.5 to 75.0 μm
Size ChannelsFactory calibrated at 0.5, 1.0, 2.5, 5.0, 10.0, 20.0 μm variable binningFactory calibrated at 0.5, 1.0, 2.5, 5.0, 10.0, 30.0 μm variable binning
Flow rate0.1 CFM (2.83 LPM)
Concentration Limit30,000,000 Particles/ft³ @ 10% coincidence loss
Counting Efficiency50% @ 0.5 μm; 100% for particles >0.75 μm per JIS
Battery Run Time>10 hours
Light SourceLong life laser diode
Zero Count<1 count / 60 minutes (<1 particles / 6 ft³)
Count ModesReal-Time Meter and graph, cumulative/differential count/m³ and count/ft³, and mass concentration (PM)
Count Alarms1 to 9,999,999 counts
CalibrationNIST traceable
Display4.3" (10.9 cm) WQVGA (480x272) color touch screen
Printer(Optional) external thermal printer available
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) Wireless 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, sensor failure, environmental sensors and flow
StandardsISO 21501-4 and JIS B9921
Instrument CalibrationRecommended minimum once per year
External SurfaceHigh impact injection molded plastic
Dimensions (L x W x H)5.12” x 4.25” x 12.26” (13.0 cm x 10.8 cm x 31.1 cm) includes handle and does not include probes
Weight2.2 lb (1.0 kg)
AccessoriesOperating manual and IMS software on USB flash drive, isokinetic probe, temperature relative humidity sensor, purge filter, battery, USB cable, power supply and cable
Optional AccessoriesPrinted manual, carrying case, spare battery, external battery charger, external printer, isokinetic probes, barb fittings, and IMS-RT monitoring system annotations, and times. Scrollable on screen or printout.
Buffer Memory45,000 sample records (rotating buffer) including particle count data, environmental data, locations, annotations, 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 year limited warranty. Extended warranties available.