MODEL 5416


The desktop and laboratory Nanoparticle sizer and counter

The GRIMM SMPS+C systems feature the Vienna-type DMA design (Winklmayr et al., 1991; Reischl et al., 1997), well known for highest size resolution and lowest particle diffusional losses – even for the smallest particles. The SMPS+C systems based on the GRIMM 5416 CPC are operated at an aerosol inlet flow rate of 0.3 L/min and a sheath flow rate of 3 L/min. GRIMM offers a flexible design of the Vienna-type DMA with two electrodes of different length to accommodate a variety of experimental needs. To expand the size range, the GRIMM SMPS+C can be combined with a GRIMM Optical Particle Counter to build a Wide Range Aerosol Spectrometer (WRAS) that measures size distributions up to the particle size of 32µm.


  • particle size distribution from 5 – 1094 nm
  • two Vienna-type DMAs
  • sample flow rate = 0.3 L/min
  • sheath flow rate = 3 L/min
  • rugged, compact and reliable
  • fully automated use with our software
  • analog inputs for additional sensors
  • anti-spill CPC-saturator design
  • operates with air and inert gases
  • comprehensive self-test for highest reliability


  • fundamental aerosol research
  • filter testing
  • environmental & climate studies
  • nanotechnology process monitoring
  • printer emission studies
  • inhalation & exposure studies
  • studies on atmospheric nucleation
  • studies on nanoparticle growth, coagulation & transport
  • engine exhaust studies
  • mobile aerosol studies
  • workplace monitoring


detector typecondensation particle counter (CPC)
working fluidn-butanol (n-butyl alcohol)

max. concentration single count mode

150 000 p/cm3

max. concentration photometric mode

107 p/cm3

reproducibility> 95% for single count mode
> 90% for photometric mode

rise time t10 - t90

< 3 s

size range

M - DMA   5 – 350 nm
L -  DMA 10 - 1094 nm
size resolutionstepping mode: 45 - 255 channels
scanning mode: 64 channels per decade
logarithmic spacing
DMA dimensionsRi = 26 mm, Ro = 40 mm
L= 88 mm (M) or 350 mm (L)
output HV module5 – 10 000 V positive polarity
negative polarity on request
internal pumpyes

flow rate sample air

0.3 L/min

flow rate sheath air

3.0 L/min

port for sensors


ambient temperature

10 to 40°C (50 to 104°F)

ambient humidity

0 to 95% RH, non-condensing

absolute pressure range

600 - 1100 mbar at full voltage range

power supply

85 - 264 VAC, 47 - 440 Hz

power consumption

80 - 130 W

interfacesUSB or RS-232
dimensions DMA (h x w x d)M – DMA: 23.4 x 14 x 15.6 cm (9.2 x 5.5 x 6.1 in)
L –  DMA: 47.8 x 14 x 15.6 cm (18.8 x 5.5 x 6.1 in)
weight DMAM – DMA: 5.7 kg (12.6 lbs)
L –  DMA: 7.9 kg (17.3 lbs)
dimensions CPC (h x w x d)

40 x 25 x 29 cm (15.7 x 9.8 x 11.4 in)

weight CPC

12.4 kg (27.3 lbs)


GRIMM developed a powerful software to visualize, process, and import as well as export your valuable measurement data.
This easy-to-use program is compatible to Windows XP and all later versions.

Please contact us for your for free trial version if you already own a GRIMM measurement device or more information if you are in the process of finding your measurement solution.


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