FlowCam® : Particle Analysis for General Industry

Industrial collages for website application page-2New applications of particle analysis in general industry are constantly being developed, from the characterization of printer toner and superabrasives, ion resins to fruit juice, and microencapsulation processes. If it’s a liquid, or can be suspended in a liquid, you can analyze it on the FlowCam flow imaging microscope. Read a list of the novel samples run in our onsite lab in our 20 year history.

How will you know if the FlowCam will work for you? Send us a sample. We will analyze it on the FlowCam, walk you through the results on our image analysis software, VisualSpreadsheet®, and give you a trial license to the software so you can re-process your data as you wish. 

The FlowCam captures high-resolution, digital images of particles suspended in a liquid medium. Over 40 physical parameters are measured from each image while the data is processed with VisualSpreadsheet. Use real digital images to verify the size, shape, and identity of your particles. 

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How Does the FlowCam Work?

  1. A liquid sample is introduced into the top of the FlowCam
  2. Imaging and flow settings are adjusted to achieve optimal particle analysis
  3. A microsyringe pump draws the sample (minimum sample volume = 100 µL ) through a cuvette and a camera photographs each particle as it flows, recording particle count and concentration in real time
  4. Image recognition software, VisualSpreadsheet, measures 40+ physical properties from each particle image
  5. Post-processing analysis enables you to create image libraries, identify and exclude certain types of particulates (silicone oil from proteins, for example) and create more accurate particle counts
  6. Automatic classification is possible via machine learning. Reports can be exported to Excel in CSV format


  • Image and analyze particles 300 nm to 5 mm
  • Measure 40+ physical parameters per particle
  • Quantify particles in sample
  • Perform statistical calculations 
  • Generate size distribution curves
  • Visually verify particulate identity with high-resolution images

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Visit General Industry Resources page for application notes, case studies and more. 

Customer Quote:

“We weren't sure if the FlowCam was going to work for us. We manufacture a dense colloid. But the lab staff at Fluid Imaging Technologies was able to develop a method on the FlowCam that worked. We scheduled an analysis and received results promptly after they received [the sample]. We were involved during the method development process and were were walked through the results via an online web conference. We were pleased with the performance and the professionality of the team. A nice way to test the product before purchasing." 

 - FlowCammer, USA, 2018


FlowCam 8000 Series

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For particles 1 µm to 600 µm. Fluorescence capabilities available. Compatible with FlowCam Automated Liquid Handler. 



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FlowCam Nano

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For characterization and quantification of particles 300 nm to 10+ µm. 
Winner of the 2018 Pittcon Excellence Award. 




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FlowCam Macro

FlowCam Macro


For particles 300 µm to 5 mm. Uses an external peristaltic pump rather than an internal microsyringe pump. 



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FlowCam Automated Liquid Handler (ALH)

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For  high-throughput, unsupervised sample analysis of up to ninety-six 1-mL samples. Compatible with the FlowCam 8000 Series. 

Wonder if the FlowCam ALH will work for you? Inquire about a demo



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VisualSpreadsheet®  Software

nano tonerOur proprietary software VisualSpreadsheet (ViSP) performs image recognition, particle measurements, statistical analyses, data collection, and enables data manipulation. With ViSP, which is included with every FlowCam, you can create image libraries, digital filters, and use machine learning for auto-classification of different particle types.  View data in ViSP or export to Excel in CSV format. Visit the ViSP page for more information.



Download Application Notes: FlowCam for General Industry

Superabrasive Characterization

Wash Water from Electronics Manufacturing 

Microencapsulation Process Analysis

Column Packing Material

Yeast Viability Studies

Visit General Industry Resources page for application notes, case studies and more.

eBook: Ultimate Guide to Flow Imaging Microscopy

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Case Study: Carbon Nanotube Manufacturing With FlowCam

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List of Published FlowCam Research

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