Processing Magazine

Moisture analyzer with a new weighing system and an extensive range of standard equipment

December 21, 2011

Sartorius, a laboratory equipment manufacturer and provider, presents its product portfolio of thermo- gravimetric analyzers featuring extensive modifications and new features. The Sartorius range of infrared drying balances has been streamlined, while the MA45, MA50 and MA145 moisture analyzer models have been combined into the new MA150 series. Like its predecessor MA45, the new MA150 is built to be highly rugged and compact. As a result, it is particularly suited for applications in the laboratory and for incoming inspections and production monitoring. The moisture analyzer has a maximum heat output of 220°C and operates with a quartz or a ceramic heating element, depending on the model. Either choice of heating unit provides fast and especially even heat distribution over the sample surface. The new weighing system built into the MA150 is designed for a maximum capacity of 150 g and has a weighing resolution of 1 mg. The analyzer features a variety of functions, such as 20 individual drying routines that can be saved, a special quick drying mode, particularly suitable for use with temperature-stable (especially inorganic) samples and a display mode for readings in g/liter.