The Mettler Toledo infrared moisture analyzer has a capacity of 35g, moisture content accuracy (also called readability) of 0.01 percent, and mass accuracy of 1mg. The matrix display is backlit to ensure easy readings of moisture content. Included are 80 aluminum sample pans that are 90mm in diameter and can be reused, but are also easily disposed of as needed, and help keep the sample chamber clear from spills. The sample pans fit in the stainless steel sample chamber, which resists corrosion from accidental spills from wet samples, and includes a draft shield and a heat shield to protect sample materials from air disturbances and direct heat. Two infrared heat sources dry samples. The RS232 port is positioned to connect to a printer or computer, and built-in functions enable work in compliance with good laboratory practices (GLP), good manufacturing practices (GMP), and International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standards.
The moisture analyzer displays four results: moisture content, dry content, weight, and ATRO moisture content, which is a measurement of moisture content as compared to dry weight. Two switch-off modes control when the analyzer ends the drying process. Automatic switch-off mode turns off the heating elements based on weight loss per unit of time, and timed switch-off mode turns off the heating elements after a user-configured period of time. The ABS plastic and die-cast metal housing protect the internal weighing cell from environmental influences and impact. The analyzer has non-slip, adjustable feet and an integrated spirit level to ensure a stable, level surface.
|Capacity range ||0.5 to 35g |
|Moisture content readability ||0.01 percent |
|Mass readability ||1mg |
|Repeatability (sd) ||0.15 percent (2g sample); 0.05 percent (10g sample) |
|Operating temperature range ||50 to 160 degrees C |
|Drying time range ||1 to 99 minutes |
|Weight of moisture analyzer ||4.3kg |
|Units of measurement ||Moisture content (MC), dry content (DC), weight in grams (g), ATRO moisture content (AM) |
|Power requirement ||100-120V AC / 220-240V AC, 50-60 Hz |
|Sample pan, diameter ||90mm |
|Balance dimensions with draft shield, H x W x D ||23 x 15 x 36cm |
H is height, the vertical distance from the lowest to highest point; W is width, the horizontal distance from left to right; D is depth, the horizontal distance from front to back.
Balances are measuring instruments used to determine the mass of an object, while scales are used to measure the weight of an object. The measurement results from balances are generally considered to be more precise compared to results from scales. Mechanical balances are the simplest type of balance, and use a lever and slide to indicate the measurement. Conventional balances are commonly used in offices, the jewelry industry, and in kitchens, and display results digitally, but are less precise than analytical balances. Analytical balances measure to a high degree of precision and accuracy (0.0001 g or better), and display results digitally. These balances have a cover with doors to prevent dust and airflow from affecting the measurement. Moisture balances analyze moisture content in a material sample, using infrared or halogen heat sources to dry the sample and then calculate the moisture content from the before- and after-drying weight, and display results digitally, on the balance, or transfer the information for display on a computer.
Mettler-Toledo manufactures precision instruments for use in research, scientific, and quality control labs for the pharmaceutical, chemical, food, and cosmetics industries. This company, founded in 1989, is headquartered in Switzerland.
What’s in the Box?
- Mettler Toledo MJ33 infrared moisture analyzer
- 80 aluminum sample pans
- Pan handler
- Draft shield
- Power cord