The Inas® system was developed in cooperation with the Christian Albrecht University in Kiel (Germany). With Inas®, for the first time individual spray bursts from inhalers can be reliably analysed with a temporal resolution of 10 ms with respect to the particle size distribution and particle concentration.
Benchmarking results with impactors (NGI) and Fraunhofer spectrometers are described in the dissertation from Maren Kuhli, Kiel 2009. The Inas® is based on the welas® digital system. This counting measurement method guarantees very good size resolution and size classification accuracy. Inas can measure concentrations > 107 particles/cm3 and can be operated with variable exhaust flow rates of up to 100 l/min.
The Inas® is the tool for fast and reliable quality assurance and for developing new inhalers.
Differences of the Inas® models
| Inas® 100 || Inas® 40 |
|Measurement range (size)||0.2 - 40 µm (3 measurement ranges)||0.2 – 40 µm (3 measurement ranges)|
|Volume flow|| |
15 l/min (nebulizer), 30 l/min (MDI), variable flow rate up to 100 l/min (DPI) controled by differential pressure according to the European Pharmacopoeia
15 l/min (nebulizer), 30 l/min (MDI) according to the European Pharmacopoeia
|Dimensions||Top part: 600 • 260 • 170 mm, desktop case: 190 • 450 • 370 mm||Top part: 600 • 260 • 170 mm, desktop case: 190 • 450 • 370 mm|
approx. 25 kg
approx. 25 kg