Sartorius MA37 moisture analyzer is Easy - Easy to clean, Easy to operate, Easy to handle.
The MA37 replaces the prior Sartorius models MA35
and MA30. There is also a new Sartorius MA160
(replaces MA45, MA150
) that offers additional features to the MA37.
This new moisture analyzer supports the operator – not the other way around. The MA37 has a new powerful 480W heating element over its predecessor MA35
which was only 360 Watts. Most competitor brands on the market are only 360 watts. More watts means faster heating up = faster analysis time.
The MA37 could be used for moisture analysis to determine moisture in: powders used in some manufacturing process; the food industry for ingredients like flour, powdered milk, corn meal; ingredients for ice cream; pet foods then the MA37 moisture balance is a great choice.
The Sartorius MA37 moisture analyzer uses the latest weighing technology - the patented Double Lever System, or DLS, for short and is a magnetic force restoration weigh cell. The exclusive weigh sensor is only found in Sartorius balances and offers superior accuracy and repeatable weighing records with practically zero hystersis
. There are many no name brand moisture balances that are built using a strain gauge and we don't recommend this type of weighing technology for a moisture balance. HERE we demonstrate a magnetic force restoration balance verses strain gauge scale
If you are performing moisture analysis on lots of different samples the MA160 is recommended over the MA37 for the additional features "Method development - in 3 easy steps
" and "File Management
", but if you're testing the same sample over and over again like sludges for waste water treatment plants or black liquor in the paper industry the MA37 is the economical choice. The Sartorius ReproEasy Performance Test Pad
and Sample tong
are optional accessories with the MA37, but standard equipment with the MA160.
The MA37 heating element metal tubular design isn't the fastest for drying the percent moisture test since metal tubular takes longer to heat up over halogen but we feel it is the best method to determine moisture correctly. Many people call and ask "how fast can I determine the moisture" when really they should be asking "how consistent and accurate are the results with this moisture analyzer over the competitor's moisture analyzer" and our answer is always buy the Sartorius MA37 moisture balance.
Halogen is the cheapest heating element to manufacturer and the halogen bulbs burn out. On many models you have to send the moisture balance to the manufacturer for a costly replacement. The metal tubular rarely burns out or at least we have never had a customer call saying they needed to replace the Sartorius MA37 heating element. Since halogen cost less these moisture analyzers are typically less than the Sartorius, but in the long run for downtime and repair cost to replace the heating element the Sartorius will cost you less to operate.
Also halogen consistently overshoots the temperature. If you set the temperature to 105°C the heat on the sample might spike to 110°C or 115°C and then then temperature fluctuates 101°C > 112°C > 103°C > 110°C but the temperature never stabilizes to the actual setting of 105°C. These over shots and excessive temperature on your sample may result in burning of organics and incorrect moisture results.
The metal tubular might take 120 seconds to heat to 105°C but it really is 105°C ± 1°C. So sure halogen might go to 105°C in 30 seconds but what good is it if your sample is degraded in the process.
Need an idea what temperature to set the moisture analyzer, how long will the test take using the MA37 should I run in manual or auto? Find your particular sample in this database to give you an idea of the setup perimeters, sample prep and running time.