- High resolution and hanging-weighing pan for superior performance
- Designed for measuring low moisture contents with up to 0.001% readability
- Reduced measurement time with results prediction
- User management with password protection
- Guided calibration with built-in test procedures
- System and network integration for data management
- Quick, safe and easy cleaning with flat stainless-steel surfaces
- Integrated method development function for reliable moisture methods
HX204 and HS153 High-Performance Moisture Analyzers
These top-line moisture analyzers deliver unmatched performance for areas that required the highest precision, measurement performance and compliance with quality-management standards. An innovative hanging weighing pan with a high-performance MFR weighing cell that provides up to 0.1 milligram readability ensures the best in measurement performance as well as safe and easy cleaning. The intuitive user interface with a large 7-inch touchscreen and graphical user interface guarantees ease of use and simple operation. User management, password protection, and method shortcuts/assignment sets a new standard in fast, safe, and error-free operation.
An integrated method wizard helps you to develop robust methods that deliver reliable moisture results with minimal effort. In three simple steps, you are guided through the moisture method development process. The process takes the characteristics of your sample into account to determine a suitable drying temperature, drying program and switch-off criterion to match your moisture reference value (e.g. from the drying oven)
The embedded results-prediction software functionality reduces measurement time to a fraction of the normal duration (e.g. two minutes).
If your quality-management system requires the highest data integrity and advanced routine-testing functionality, HX204 and HS153 moisture analyzers will fulfill your demands. Excellence moisture analyzers offer guided temperature & weight testing, guided adjustments, secure results storage and simple documentation at point-of-use. To ensure ongoing moisture-analyzer performance, simple routine testing (calibration) can be done with SmartCal to avoid any blind spots in quality control by shortening the periods of uncertainty.
HX204 and HS153 moisture analyzers offer many options for reporting such as generation of PDF, CSV reports and printing on network or local printers. Reports of all formats can be conveniently transferred via Ethernet, WiFi, RS232, USB and SD-card interfaces. In addition, network connectivity enables convenient system and network integration.
1. Which moisture analyzer is best for measuring very low moisture content?
HX204 and HS153 offer the best measurement performance for samples with low moisture content (<1% MC) thanks to the hanging weighing pan which separates heating and weighing elements and the high-performance MFR weighing cell. Additionally, the HX204 moisture analyzer offers the option of high resolution (0.1 mg). This is important because the rounding error of the last digit is the dominant cause of error whenever the second digit (% MC) is of significance. Common examples of samples that require 0.001% MC readability are plastic pellets and sugar.
2. Why is the HX204 moisture analyzer required for accurate moisture measurement in plastics?
Samples with very low moisture content such as plastics or sugar (< 1% MC) require superior measurement performance and 0.1 mg readability to deliver reliable, repeatable results (0.001% MC). In addition, special settings such as high-resolution pre-heating (0.1 mg) and switch-off criteria delay to give a sample extra time to heat are important for accurate measurement of moisture in plastics. ASTM standard D6980-12 “Standard Test Method for Determination of Moisture in Plastics by Loss in Weight” only recognizes the use of moisture analyzers with 0.1 mg resolution such as the HX204.
3. How can I ensure data integrity with HX204 and HS153 moisture analyzers?
Especially in highly regulated industries that operate under guidelines such as GMP, GLP, USP, or ISO, it is important to document not only the result but also who has performed the measurement. To ensure the security of such data, you need an instrument with user management that documents the name of the person who performed the test on the report.
4. Are HX204 and HS153 moisture analyzers 21 CFR Part 11 compliant?Excellence-level moisture analyzers offer a variety of smart software features such as password-protected user management and method assignment to support compliance with industry regulations such as 21 CFR Part 11. However, enabling these features to provide the required tracking and tracing is the responsibility of the user.
5. Can I connect a HX204 or HS153 moisture analyzer into my network/LIMS?
Yes. Simply connect the HX204 or HS153 to your network via Ethernet or Wi-Fi to print results on network printers and/or store PDF or CSV reports on file servers.
6. Can I automate the moisture analysis process or control my moisture analyzer remotely?
Remote control is possible for both the HX204 and HS153 using the included comprehensive MT-SICS command set. Only the HX204 is suitable for automation due to its automatic lid. This allows you to fully automate moisture measurements including the selection and initiation of different drying methods.
7. I am looking to replace my HR83 or HR73 moisture analyzer. Which model should I choose?
We recommend choosing the HX204 as the successor to your HR83 or HR73 moisture analyzer. With recent innovations, you can make your moisture measurements safer and more convenient while maintaining superior measurement performance. You also benefit from intuitive operation, simple network connection, user management and built-in routine testing to bring your moisture analysis to the next level.
8. I am looking for a replacement of my HG63 or HG53 moisture analyzer. Which model should I choose?
We recommend choosing the HS153 as the successor to your HG63 or HG53 moisture analyzer. With recent innovations, you can make your moisture measurements safer and more convenient while maintaining superior measurement performance. You also benefit from intuitive operation, simple network connection, user management and built-in routine testing to bring your moisture analysis to the next level.
Accurate Results for All Sample Types
Get highly reliable and repeatable moisture results thanks to fast halogen heating and superior weighing performance with up to 0.001 percent moisture-content readability. Integrated method development supports the creation of reliable moisture methods with minimal effort.
Data Management and Process Control
Benefit from compliance features and adhere to ALCOA+ principles with no original records on the moisture analyzer and automated export/printing functionality. Define users with individual access rights and auto-lock functionality. Preconfigure home screens to reduce errors and increase process safety and efficiency.
Versatile Data Transfer and Printing
For reporting, simply transfer data to a flash drive or file server. Choose from a variety of interfaces including USB, Ethernet and RS232. Alternatively, results can be printed on a strip printer or any printer in your network. Various report formats with customizable contents are available to meet your needs.