• MicroQuick Made Easy - Step 1


    In five simple steps MicroQuick gives you maximum returns for minumum effort. Place the membrane into the MicroQuick for Particle Size Measurment scanning

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  • Automated MIcroQuick - Step 2


    Let MicroQuick do the hardwork In less than 15 seconds the particle size measurment preview scan is prepared. Select the area of interest, name the scan and click scan.

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  • Fast MicroQuick - Step 3


    MicroQuick's automated features saves your time. 2.5 minutes and the main scan is completed. A further 60 seconds and the data is imported into MicroReporter for the particle size measurment analysis procedure.

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  • Template driven MicroQuick - Step 4


    Templates for your customers minimise repetative typing. Importing your customer template, adding a product image and generating the particle size measurment distibution information take less than 20 seconds.

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  • Get what you need quickly - Step 5


    MicroQuick comes with particle size measurement, scatter chart and image gallery to you the complete picture. Creat your image gallery. The ten largest particle gallery takes just 15 seconds. Save the report and export to PDF for a completed process.

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Particle Size Measurment with MicroQuick is fast and easy

Particle Size Measurement

Many industries now have a requirement to check the number of particulates remaining on components following a cleaning process. Common sectors with a specific need are: –

  • Automotive
  • Aerospace
  • SpaceX
  • Medical
  • Semi-Conductors
  • HVAC
  • White Goods

Each industry sector will have its own particular cleanliness standards of which understanding particle size measurement is a crucial requirement. When carrying out particle size measurement, quality departments will look to gather additional data, including: –

  • Distribution of particles across size ranges—for example, 20-50µ, 51-100µ etc.
  • Separation of fibre and granules (for many companies, fibres are not a threat to the functionality of the product)
  • Separation of glossy and non-glossy particulates. (typically, glossy particulates are considered to be metallics).

Within the automotive industry, two common cleanliness standards are referred to, which are VDA19 and ISO-16232.

These standards enable the industry to operate within a uniformed standard, allowing the tier suppliers to deliver products to a known standard. Both very similar benchmarks help: –

  • Clarify requirements and documenting methods for determining particulate contamination on functionally-relevant components and systems of road vehicles.
  • They improve the comparability of cleanliness inspection results.
  • Include the latest extraction and analysis techniques.
  • Finally, define cleanliness specifications and reactions to the cleanliness limit values that are exceeded.


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To carry out meaningful particle size measurement, the VDA19 and ISO-16232 standards follow a three-step procedure:-

  • Extraction of particles from the surface of the component
  • Filtration of contaminant particles on to a membrane
  • Analysis of the contaminant particles (mass, size, number and type)

With these three steps directed by the VDA19 and ISO-16232 standards, companies are always looking for the most efficient and cost-effective methods of carrying out each step, and the final analysis step can be costly, but it doesn’t have to be. RJL’s MicroQuick Particle Scanner delivers Particle size measurement data in just a few minutes, and with its intuitive software, operators can capture the particle size measurement data easily and quickly.