The new MA 150
Sartorius, a laboratory equipment manufacturer and supplier, has streamlined its range of infrared drying balances, and has combined the MA45, MA50 and MA145 moisture analysers into the new MA150 series.
The new MA150 is suited to applications in the laboratory and for incoming inspections and production monitoring. It has a maximum heat output of 220°C and operates with a quartz or ceramic heating element, depending on the model. Either choice of heating unit provides fast and even heat distribution over the sample surface, the firm says.
The new weighing system built into the MA150 has a maximum capacity of 150g and a weighing resolution of 1mg.
The analyser also features 20 individual drying routines that can be saved, a special quick drying mode, particularly suitable for use with temperature-stable (especially inorganic) samples, and a display mode for readings in g/litre.
Sartorius says the MA 150 is easy to operate owing to a user interface that provides plain text prompts, which is combined with easy to understand display symbols to guide the user on a large, backlit display through the menu programme. The user can choose from five languages and the data obtained can be printed out on a GLP-compliant printer or sent to an online PC.
The FDA/HACCP-compliant MA150 C has been specially designed for the food industry. This model does away with exposed glass components, features a ceramic heat source and is equipped with aluminum instead of glass panels.
Sartorius offers the entry level MA35 for simple routine measurements and the MA100 with an integrated analytical balance system to meet the highest demands in moisture analysis.