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Sartorius MA150 moisture analyzer delivers moisture content results through loss on drying. Reliably determine moisture measurement results in minutes vs. hours over the oven method. Improve process effciency using a moisture balance while making adjustments and optimizing the quality of your product by knowing the moisture content.

Moisture content plays a decisive role in the manufacturing and/or production of food, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, building products, to name just a few. The amount of moisture will dictate the shelf life and stability of many products. In today's fast pace production environment analytical methods with shorter measuring times are needed verses using the old fashion oven drying method. The Sartorius MA150 can analyze the loss of mass when a sample is heated otherwise called thermogravimetric analysis.

For more than 25 years, Sartorius has been a leading supplier of equipment for rapid gravimetric moisture analysis. Sartorius has 140 years experience building balances. Throughout the world you'll find Sartorius moisture analyzers in sewage treatment plants to determine percent solids for primary, secondary and tertiary processes.

The Sartorius MA150 replaces the powerful and rugged workhorse model MA45. Thanks to a highly efficient ceramic heater (infrared radiator), the MA150 can give you accurate, ultrafast results for all your samples in minutes, not hours (depending on the sample being analyzed). The MA 150 moisture analyzer from Sartorius is the ideal solution, designed to make short work of routine moisture analysis for process quality control, research and development applications.

The secret to Sartorius success is in the heating source. Other competitive models like the A&D MX-50/MF-50 moisture balance, the Mettler Toledo HB43, Ohaus MB35/MB45 moisture analyzer & other several other brands use a halogen lamp as the heating source. Not the Sartorius MA150, the heating source is a Ceramic IR heating element. Ceramic offers stable, consistent and fast heating because it distributes heat rays very evenly over the entire sample surface. Ceramic elements also last longer, while halogen bulbs burn out and need to be replaced.

Now more than ever, accurate analysis of moisture contents is critical and Sartorius offers a full line of analyzers to meet just about every need.

Need an idea what temperature to set the moisture analyzer, how long will the test takes, do I need the MA35, MA150 or MA100C, 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.

The MA150 has been discontinued by Sartorius. All information displayed herein is for people researching the specifications on the MA150. If you have a moisture determination application where your sample size is less than 35 gram and only need 0.01% readability the see the MA35 HERE.

Sartorius Moisture analyzer MA150

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Brand Model Capacity Readability
Sartorius Moisture analyzer MA150 150 g 0.001 g
Modes
Add. Features
  • Grams
  • RS-232c
Comparable Scales

Ohaus MB45 Moisture Analyzer - $3710.25

Ohaus Moisture analyzer MB25 - $2791.40

Ohaus MB23 Moisture Tester - $2340.90

Sartorius moisture balance MA150FDA - $3434.00

A&D MX-50 Moisture Balance - $2714.25

A&D MF-50 Moisture Analyzer - $2194.50

Sartorius moisture balance MA100C - $6069.00

Sartorius MA160 moisture analyzer - $3395.75

A&D MS-70 Moisture Content Tester - $4346.65

Sartorius MA37 moisture balance - $2465.00

Mettler Toledo HB43 Moisture Sensor - $4149.99

Mettler Toledo HG63 Halogen Moisture - $5199.00

Mettler Toledo HR83 moisture analyzer - $6640.00

Adam Equipment PMB202 moisture analyzer - $1610.75
MSRP: $4200.00
YOU PAY $3434.00
Moisture balance
SARTORIUS MA150 MOISTURE ANALYZER
PWB DISCOUNT PRICE S&H via UPS Ground is FREE in the lower 48 states of USA $3434.00
The MA150 has been discontinued by Sartorius. All information displayed herein is for people researching the specifications on the MA150. If you have a moisture determination application where your sample size is less than 35 gram and only need 0.01% readability the see the MA35 HERE.
Weighing capacity 150 g
Accuracy of weighing system 1 mg
Readability 0.001 g / 0.01 %
Repeatability (reproducibility) initial sample weight > 1 g 0.2 %
Repeatability (reproducibility) initial sample weight > 5 g 0.05 %
Temperature range 40 - 180C
Temperature control (C) 1C increments
Heat source Ceramic IR heating element
Timer settings 1 + 0.1 - 99 minutes
Analysis modes Fully automatic
Semi-automatic
Timer settings
Access to sample chamber Hinged cover
Program Memories 20
Display modes % moisture
% dry weight (solids)
% RATIO
g residue
Data Interface RS-232 unidirectional (standard)
Data Printer Optional external Sartorius YDP20-0CE available
Calibration External Calibration - optional 100 gram ASTM Class 1 Weight required
Meets FDA and HACCP regulations for no glass No - See Sartorius MA150-FDA
Pan Size (mm/inches) 90 mm / 3.5"
Housing Dimensions
(W x D x H),inches
8.4" x 12.6" x 7.1"
Optional Accessories Printer, RS-232 cable, RS-232 to USB converter kit, MoistureConnect Data Transfer Software, Carrying case, Temperature Adjustment Kit, Disposable Aluminum Dishes
Warranty 2 years manufacturer's warranty
Weight (approx. lbs) 12.1
moisture analyzer  Data Sheet cement moisture  Download the brochure loaded with tons of information.
dry wood User Manual dry biomass  Download the user manual. If you have a question how it works it is in the manual.
moisture sensor Learn about moisture moisture sensors Download this document explaining how a moisture balance works and the time & money it can save you.

moisture content sartorius moisture balance software
Opens wide for excellent access.  Durable construction that is resistant to aggressive chemicals MoistureConnect data transfer software, for reading weighing data into a PC is a $525.00 option for the Sartorius MA150.  Collecting data and generating graphics(drying curves)
   
thermogravimetric moisture analyzer moisture analysis
Place the sample in the weighing chamber, set your temperature and let the MA150 do the work.  It's fast and its easy. Compact design with small dimensions and space-efficient footprint that's only 8.4 x 12.6 x 7.1 inches (WxDxH)
   
solids determination moisture balance for food processing applications
Sartorius MA150 moisture analyzer with glass panels shown above and image to the right shows Sartorius MA150 with metal panels. Conforms to FDA requirements with metal panels in place of glass window panels.  Unit with metal panels meets FDA/ HACCP regulations (no glass allowed in production)
   
ceramic element
even heat distribution
The Sartorius MA150 is packed with features designed for speed and efficiency, not least the ceramic IR heater (infrared radiator), which guarantees even distribution of heat and infrared rays over the sample surface.
   
wasterwater solids determination printout to meet you regulator requirements
Field-proven, manual flip-up cover Optional Sartorius Printer provides GLP/GMP printouts.  ISO / GLP compliance

We always recommend people purchase moisture pans that are oil free Aluminum and provide even temperature across the pan.  If you ever need additional weighing pans we sell them in bulk, 500 pans to a case.

Some people believe that they can reuse the pans but this is never recommended.  Although you might clean off the pan the stains leave material from your last test or even moisture when you attempted to clean the pan.  Others believe they can use a piece of aluminum foil paper but this isn't always smooth and creates crinkles and thus uneven drying.  Always, always, always use a new moisture pan for each test.

Glass fiber pads distribute the heat better, prevents skinning over (this is when bubbles form).

The fiber pads are binder-free borosilicate glass fiber and therefore contain no binders (no foreign materials) or inert.

Slurry samples or when test times are long the sample skins over, bubbles up or splatters when the moisture testing is running, we recommend using filter pads with the moisture pans.

For testing liquids the pads are a must.  Place the moisture pan and pad on the moisture balance, adjust the setting time to zero so the Sartorius MA-150 moisture analyzer is in auto mode and run the test with no sample on the pad.  Many times the fiber pads can hold up to 2% moisture and this preps the pan and fiber pad to be moisture free and only takes typically 1 minute with the MA150 moisture analyzer.

Now with the dry filter pads if you are working with a liquidity substance 70% water or more place the sample with an eye dropper, syringe or pipette is a spiral pattern and then cover with the filter pad.

For slurries and anything with bumps and chucks like corn slurry we recommend using two pads making like a sandwich (bottom pad - test sample - top pad).  Place the pan on the moisture balance and then place one pad on your table and then using a syringe or spoon apply the sample to the pad in a spiral pattern and now cover with a second pad.  Slightly squish the sandwich you just made to break up any chucks and the filter pads will absorb the moisture.  Now place the two pads with your sample sandwiched in-between and run your test.  You'll find more consistent and repeatable rest using the two pads.

Sartorius MA150 Moisture Balances
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Sartorius Filter glass fiber pad, box of 200 pads $44.10
Sartorius Filter glass fiber pad, [Case of 4000] $554.31
Sartorius Aluminum moisture pan, 1 box of 50 pans $32.00
Sartorius Aluminum moisture pan, [Case of 500] $152.63
sartorius AGOptions
9 pc. Weight Set (100 g - 1 g.) Class 1 with NVLAP $986.00
1mg-100g 21 Piece Class 1 Weight Set with NVLAP Cert $1860.00
100g Calibration Weight Class 1 with NVLAP (± 0.25 mg) $128.00
100g Calibration Weight Class 2 with NVLAP (± 0.50 mg) $119.00
Cal-Paks 100g, 10g, 2g Class 1 with NVLAP $319.00
Sartorius Moisture Connect Data Transfer Software $525.00
Temperature Adjustment Kit for MA150 & MA100 $414.00
Integrated Printer for MA100 (factory install) $670.00
WinWedge Std Software with RS-232 cable $375.00
Data Printer with statistics & time-date function $725.00
5 rolls of paper $33.00
Ink ribbon cassette $21.00
T-Connector (fits RS-232) $279.00
Remote Display, cable length 3 ft $325.00
RS232 Cable 9 pin and 25 pin, 5 ft, IBM type $80.00
RS-232 to USB converter kit for Sartorius Balances $109.99
Granite Isolator 13 x 15 inch $569.00

 

Warning - Moisture balances should not be used on any volatile organic sample with flash points.  Even a MSDS rating of 1.  Samples with low flask points like Acetaldehyde -38C or MEK -4C should not be used with the Sartorius MA-150V1 Moisture Balance and maybe you should look at Karl Fisher as an alternative.

Although you might presently perform analysis with an oven on these samples the ovens typically have ventilation and a much larger cavity than the typical moisture balance that operates on the principles of TGA.  In addition, with most moisture balances there is no ventilation so all the fumes remain inside the hood of the moisture balance.  We strongly recommend you consult with a safety specialist always prior to using any moisture balances for your safety.


***WE DO NOT RECOMMEND THE MA150 FOR PLASTIC APPLICATIONS OR FOR TESTING PLASTIC OR NYLON OR RESIN SAMPLES.  THE ONLY MOISTURE ANALYZER WE RECOMMEND IS THE MS70***

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