Moisture content in foods, drugs, chemicals and other materials greatly affects their physical properties. Hence, wherever and whenever Moisture Content Analysis in quality control or production processes is necessary, the 150g capacity Sartorius MA150 Moisture Analyzer becomes an ideal choice among other moisture analyzers. An improvement on the Sartorius MA45 Moisture analyzer, it is an essential laboratory equipment for fast and accurate determination of Moisture Content in large samples.
Its operation is based on Gravimetric or Loss of Weight on Drying (LOD) principle whereby the weight of a given sample before and after heating is used to calculate the amount of water contained therein.
Several other moisture analyzer brands use a halogen lamp as the heating source, but the heating source of the MA150 moisture analyzer is a Ceramic IR heating element. Ceramic offers stable, consistent and fast heating because it distributes heat rays very evenly over the entire sample surface. Ceramic elements also last longer, while halogen bulbs burn out and need to be replaced.
With all functions and calculations being microprocessor controlled to avoid operating and procedural errors, the Sartorius MA units accomplish within 3 to 15 minutes what takes hours for the conventional method of moisture analysis.
The Sartorius MA150 moisture analyzer with time-tested, space saving housing design for routine use in the laboratory, incoming inspection and in-process control is very easy to operate: the user does not need any prior experience. Sartorius provides an Application Guide listing routines and procedures for many types of products. They are ideal for the food, building materials, wood and cork, pharmaceutical and chemical industries.
150 g weighing capacity with 1 mg resolution
Yields results in 5-15 minutes with automatic mode (depends on sample makeup and size)
Conforms to FDA requirements with optional metal panels in place of glass panels (SV2 versions)
Durable construction resistant to aggressive chemicals
High-contrast black on white display for easy viewing in any environment
Rugged construction with stainless steel weighing pan
Choice of temperature settings
Special mode allows unit to operate on all previous Sartorius model MA30 parameters
FDA/HACCP-compliant models (without glass parts) available
Measuring capacity, g: 150g
Measuring Accuracy, mg: 1mg
Repeatability with sample weight 1g: ±0.2
Repeatability with sample weight 5g+: ±0.05
Display Mode: % moisture, % dry weight, % Ratio, g Residue, mg weight loss, g/kg residue, g/l residue, % ignition residue
Moisture analysis: Fully Automatic/Semi-automatic: 1-50mg/ 5 – 300 sec. or 0.1 – 5.0 %/5 – 300sec. Timer settings 0.1 – 99min
Heating element: Ceramic Infrared heating element
Access to chamber: Hinged flip-up wide opening cover
Temperature range: 40 – 220°C
Temperature regulation ±°C: 1°C
Temperature adjustments: 1-digit incremeents
Heating mode: Standard drying, Gentle drying
Operator Guidance Features: Context sensitive menu with alphanumeric prompts and symbols.
Number of program memories: 20
GLP compliant printout: Inalterable standard configuration
Data interface port: RS-232C for data transfer to printer Computer or other device
Housing dimensions in (W x D x H), mm: 213 x 320 x 180.5mm
Both the Sartorius MA150 and MA45 Moisture analyzer has been discontinued by Sartorius, however they are still available in some stores worldwide.