Moisture tester for the plastics industry. Moisture in plastics processing is a key deciding quality factor and although the Karl Fischer method was the accepted test for determining dryness of materials in the molded plastics industry the MA100 is becoming the new method. Karl Fischer titration is a titration method in analytical chemistry that uses coulometric or volumetric titration to determine trace amounts of water in a sample. Karl Fischer is complicated to use compared to the Sartorius MA100. Also, Karl Fischer uses iodine and requires hazardous waste disposal and other safety issues.
Sartorius MA100H moisture analyzer features a halogen lamp and is suited for applications that require accelerated temperature regulation during sample drying. (Note almost all the Sartorius Moisture Analyzers we sell are with the Ceramic IR heating element and not the halogen lamp so review the MA100C before you make your final selection). Whether you choose halogen or ceramic both heating sources use infrared rays to penetrate the sample without being impeded. Having reached the interior of a sample, they are converted into heat energy, which stimulates evaporation, thus drying the sample.
The MA100 moisture balance featuring the ultimate in measuring accuracy and functionality. With the accuracy of an analytical balance, the moisture meter MA 100 delivers exact results within minutes and excellent reproducibility. On top of this, its extensive functions offer a high level of flexibility to meet frequently changing requirements on the parameters of different types of samples or on the sequence of analysis.
The MA100H moisture analyzer includes an integrated motorized heating unit that opens and shuts at the touch of a key eliminating the need to use a hood (models designed with a hood include A&D MX-50/MF-50 moisture balance, the Mettler Toledo HB43, Ohaus MB35/MB45 moisture analyzer, Sartorius MA45 to name a few). This motorized system minimizes handling of the sample, speeding up the process and thereby preventing predrying during weigh-in. The motorized heat source also reduces exposure of the weighing mechanism to mechanical vibration.
Other Sartorius innovations found in the MA100H include "ASAP" mode: automatic (endpoint) searching/automatic programming for quick determination of the drying parameters and easy programming of a drying routine; Fast and easy control of the accuracy through DIN/ISO-compliant self-testing and self-calibrating capabilities thanks to the built-in calibration weight with reproTEST function; and more. Review additional technical data on the Sartorius MA100H Moisture Analyzer here or review a comparison table of the full line of Sartorius Moisture Analyzers we offer here.