Processing Magazine

Moisture/solids/ash analyzer

June 2, 2008
Arizona Instrument recently announced the release of the next generation of bench top moisture and ash analyzers, the Computrac MAX® 5000XL. The MAX® 5000XL advances the state-of-the-art in rapid moisture and ash analysis with a new temperature controlled balance and high temperature lift compensation algorithm that provides users with more stable and accurate measurements. The new instrument also features a temperature ramp control feature that allows the MAX® 5000XL to be used for qualitative analyses that were previously only possible using a thermogravimetric analyzer (TGA). The new MAX® 5000XL features the same intuitive user interface and rugged design as its predecessor the MAX® 5000. Improvements to the design and high temperature performance of the balance system of the MAX® 5000XL now make it possible to accurately analyze materials with ash concentrations of as little as 0.5%. The calibrated, instrument specific, high temperature lift compensation algorithm replaces the static lift compensation factor of previous models, resulting in more precise readings during ash / L.O.I. analyses.