US company A&D Weighing has introduced new models of its moisture analysers which use an innovative drying system and A&D's Super Hybrid Sensor technology.
The new MX and MF moisture analysers can be used in food, pharmaceutical or chemical processing, and are particularly useful for areas needing GLP/GMP/ISO compliance. A&D, which makes electronic balances, scales and weighing indicators for food service and industrial applications, said the MX/MF moisture analysers will cost $2,095.
The A&D analysers use an algorithm which allows sample types to be programmed and testing automatically stopped once a desired drying rate has been achieved. Additionally the units will calculate the optimum sample weight necessary for the analysis.
A Secondary Radiation Assist (SRA) filter has been added to the 400-watt halogen lamp to provide fast uniform heating. The drying system, claimed to be the first of its kind, works with an advanced heat protection mechanism for the weigh cell and has been designed to ensure accuracy and repeatability.
Flexibility has been provided by three different operation modes : standard, quick, and temperature step. Five display modes: moisture content, solid content Atro moisture, Atro solid, and sample weight also allow for versatility.
Additional features of the machinery include displays of moisture content to 0.01% in the MX model and 0.1% in the MF model. The analysers' memory function allows users to program up to 50 different sample testing parameters (20 on the MF) including temperature, time, or % delta of moisture change. These factors can be entered from the balance keypad or downloaded from a computer through the standard RS-232C interface.
WinCT(R) data collection software is included with the balance for uploading of results for documentation and further analysis.