PARIO uses automation to shrink the time and effort needed for soil particle size analysis. It calculates the particle size distribution by Stokes’ law, with a range spanning from 63 μm to 2 μm, finally making it easy to obtain a complete particle size distribution curve, instead of just a few measurements at discrete time points.
It allows for unattended, automated operation (with the exception of opening the valve after completion). Just set it up and come back later to a finished measurement with all the data you need.
PARIO adopts the same sample prep your lab already uses, so it fits perfectly into your existing workflow. It reduces errors by replacing and automating the lengthy “hydrometer” portion of the process using the new, more accurate “Extended Integral Suspension Pressure Method” (ISP+). This method does not require the insertion of a hydrometer or sampling of suspension volume with a pipette, which disturbs the sedimentation process. Being automatic, it also avoids manual reading or calculation errors. This results in an overall error rate of an incredible 0.5%—lower than any conventional particle size analysis method.
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Stokes’ law method
The PARIO measuring method is based on Stokes’ law. That means there is no need for soil-specific corrections with transfer functions as required for almost any other automated measurement method, such as laser diffraction or image analysis. The new PARIO soil texture analyzer. Complete particle size distribution curves.
Spend more time on what matters
To save you even more time, PARIO comes with an easy-to-use, all-in-one software solution for automated data inquiry, visualization, evaluation and export. Plus, PARIO, as part of the LABROS system, can be combined with the HYPROP, KSAT, or WP4C to completely characterize the physical and hydraulic properties in soil.
All of this serves one goal—to reduce the operating time you spend for particle size analysis, while at the same time improving accuracy. Skip hours of tedious manual measurements, and focus on your research. Not one particle of wasted time.
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