With Halogen Heating Technology for Fast, Precise and Reliable Results
A moisture analyzer is a device that determines the moisture content with the loss on drying method and consists of a weighing and halogen heating unit. It suits the needs of quality control and production in food, pharma, chemical and other industries. Benefit from: Accurate results through precise weighing and temperature control; Intuitive operation with step-by-step user guidance; Robust construction ensuring long instrument life, supported by our global service network.
Advantages of METTLER TOLEDO's Moisture Analyzers
Fast Return on Investment
Fast and reliable moisture results help you increase productivity, optimize processes and save money.
Accurate Results for All Sample Types
Get highly reliable and repeatable moisture results thanks to fast halogen heating and superior weighing performance.
High Performance Moisture Analyzers
The HX204 and HS153 moisture analyzers deliver highly accurate and repeatable results for any sample type, and can fulfill all compliance requirements.
Robust, All-Purpose Moisture Analyzer
Touchscreen operation and user guidance make it simple to determine the moisture content in a wide range of samples. The compact design and robust construction make the HC103 ideal for use in both the lab and at production.
Intuitive and User-Friendly Operation
Users can start their drying methods directly from a shortcut on the home screen. Onscreen user guidance simplifies operation and minimizes errors even for untrained operators.
Suitable for Lab and Production
Tough housing and robust components ensure a long instrument lifetime even in harsh conditions.
Versatile Data Management
Data transfer is available via USB, Ethernet, Wifi and RS232. With EasyDirect Moisture PC software, you can save all data in a SQL database and visualize results. Or, simply print your results on a network or strip printer.
Quick and Easy Cleaning
Thanks to flat stainless steel surfaces, you can clean the instrument quickly and easily.
Fast Instrument Performance Check
Be compliant and ensure ongoing instrument performance with SmartCal™, a simple 10-minute test verifies overall moisture analyzer performance.
- What is a moisture analyzer?
- How does a moisture analyzer work?
- What is the best moisture analyzer for my application?
- What is the heating system of a moisture analyzer?
- What are the advantages of halogen heating?
- What is the best moisture analyzer for laboratory or production workers?
- Which moisture analyzer is recommended for best repeatability?
- How does the moisture analyzer support me in being compliant to regulations such as USP, FDA, ASTM or 21 CFR Part 11?
- Can I automate the moisture analysis process or control my moisture analyzer remotely?
- I'm looking to replace my old moisture analyzer – which model should I choose?
What is a moisture analyzer?
A moisture analyzer determines the moisture content of a sample with the loss on drying method and consists of a weighing and heating unit (infrared). It is often also called moisture balance or moisture meter.
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How does a moisture analyzer work?
A moisture analyzer works according to the thermo-gravimetric principle, also often referred to as the 'Loss on Drying' (LOD) principle. The moisture analyzer consists of two components, a balance unit and a heating unit. In order to measure the moisture content the sample's start weight is recorded. Afterwards, a halogen lamp or other infrared radiator heats and dries the sample while the integrated balance continually records the sample weight. When the sample no longer loses weight the instrument shuts off and the moisture content is calculated. The total loss in weight is used to calculate the moisture content.
Our moisture analyzers meet the moisture determination needs of quality control, production and in-process control, offering:
• Accurate and reliable results, through precise temperature control with halogen heating and outstanding weighing technology
• Intuitive operation, with step-by-step user guidance to avoid errors in routine operation
• Consistent measurement performance, thanks to the instrument`s robust design and built-in tests, which are supported by our global service network.
What is the best moisture analyzer for my application?
Finding the right moisture analyzer for your application is not always easy. The best moisture analyzer is the one that fits to your specific requirements. Typically, requirements not only concern measurement performance but also other factors such as ease-of-use, data management capabilities, robustness (long instrument lifetime) and compliance features. METTLER TOLEDO offers a wide range of reliable instruments that cover basic, all-round and high-performance requirements.
What is the heating system of a moisture analyzer?
The heating source (halogen lamp, metal rod, ceramic, quartz lamp) and its regulation are defined as a heating system. All mentioned heating sources are infrared radiators. This means the sample is heated by absorption of infrared radiation.
What are the advantages of halogen heating?
The most important performance factor is precise and fast temperature regulation, which is best delivered by halogen lamps because of their low mass and therefore fast reaction time. This ensures repeatable results starting from the first measurement (some other heating sources either deliver different results in the first measurement or require a warm up measurement, which wastes time and resources). Furthermore, an even heat distribution on the sample surface is essential for repeatable and reliable results. We advise you to ask us or another manufacturer for a demonstration in order to experience the performance in real-life.
What is the best moisture analyzer for laboratory or production workers?
Typically, laboratory and production workers require an instrument that is intuitive to use and guides the operators through each process. This ensures that users are following the right procedures thus preventing handling errors. Graphical user guidance, method shortcuts, user management and the ability to select a specific language are helpful instrument functionalities. Watch the video below to learn more about Simple Operation:
Which moisture analyzer is recommended for best repeatability?
We recommend the HX204 moisture analyzer. It contains a high-performance weighing cell with 0.001% moisture content readability separated from the heating source to ensure the best moisture results, even when measuring a substance with very low moisture content.
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How does the moisture analyzer support me in being compliant to regulations such as USP, FDA, ASTM or 21 CFR Part 11?
Two topics are important with regards to compliance: data management and performance testing. Ensuring data integrity means that every result record needs to be attributable (who has done the measurement), legible (traceable, readable), contemporaneous (recorded at time of generation), original and accurate (correct, complete). Please keep in mind that an instrument is never compliant by itself but it can support the user in being compliant. The HX204 is the moisture analyzer for industries with the highest demands for compliance. It supports the user with safety and data integrity functions such as user management (prevents unwanted changes being made by offering unique user log-ins), tailor-made reporting (including non-modifiable PDF reports) and integrated performance testing of all relevant measuring systems (heating unit, balance, overall instrument test) at the point of use.
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Can I automate the moisture analysis process or control my moisture analyzer remotely?
It is possible to control all METTLER TOLEDO moisture analyzers remotely, thanks to the comprehensive MT-SICS command set, which is provided as a standard. However, 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.
I'm looking to replace my old moisture analyzer – which model should I choose?
Replacing your existing moisture analyzer is an important decision. If you have an old model of moisture analyzer model that we no longer manufacture, then to ensure at least the equivalent performance, we recommend that you consider one of the following moisture analyzers as a replacement to ensure optimal performance: