This demo unit HAS BENN SOLD and no longer available. We only have new Sartorius MA35.
Need a top quality moisture analyzer on a limited budget? We have this tradeshow MA35 moisture balance and it is in like new condition. The moisture balance was used at a recent tradeshow and used less than 2 hours. The MA35 moisture balance has all the original packing material and operation manual, but the box will show signs that it was shipped around to the tradeshow. The MA35 cosmetically looks brand new and you would never know we used the moisture analyzer, but since we opened the box and turned on the unit we are selling it as used. Demo balances carry a limited 12 month manufacturer warranty.
Determining moisture in: powders used in some manufacturing process; the food industry for ingredients like flour, powdered milk, corn meal; ingredients for ice cream; the wastewater industry for percent solids in primary and secondary sludge then the MA35 moisture balance is a great choice.
The Sartorius MA35 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.
Sartorius is a global leader in weighing instrumentation and has been building balances since 1871. You name the brand whether it is A&D Weighing, Ohaus, Mettler-Toledo and the numerous other smaller companies and none compare to the expertise in building balances over a longer period of time. You may pay a little more for Sartorius but you are paying for their expertise and a product that works!
The MA35 is Sartorius' replacement to the ever popular MA30. We don't have the numbers but probably the MA30 is the most commonly used moisture balance in the world for units sold. Sartorius discontinued the MA30 in 2003 and Sartorius was hoping customers would purchase the MA45 as the replacement moisture analyzer, but customer feedback changed this marketing strategy.
The MA45 moisture analyzer uses a ceramic heating element and one could consider the heating source similar to the sun where it is hottest in the center and cooler as you move outward from the center. Although the MA45 offered a mode to simulate the MA30 customers found they had to set the temperature 10 to 20 degrees higher to get corresponding results the MA30 produced for percent moisture on their samples.
The difference with the MA30 and the new MA35 is the heating element over all
the other moisture balances on the market today is metal tubular and this provides
more of an oven effect providing intense heat throughout the complete heating
chamber thus allowing better drying to all sides of the sample (top, bottom
and sides). The MA45 with the ceramic basically dries the sample on the
top and more heat is applied to the center than the outer edges.
The ceramic element is still better than the halogen heating element found on
most moisture balances since ceramic offers a more gradual and even ramp up
temperature in the heating chamber. On the other hand halogen offer fast
ramp up temperature, but it is more prone to burning and degrading your sample
thus provide inconsistent and false moisture content results.
Although the metal tubular design isn't the fastest design for drying to run
the percent moisture test since metal tubular takes longer to heat up over ceramic
and halogen we feel it is the best method to determine moisture. 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 MA35 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 ceramic and metal tubular never
really burn out or at least we have never had a customer call saying they needed
to replace the Sartorius MA35 or MA45 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 110°C the heat on the sample might spike to 120°C or 130°C and
then stabilize back to the actual setting of 110°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 110°C but it really
is 110°C ± 1°C. So sure halogen might go to 110°C in
30 seconds but what good is it if your sample is degraded in the process.
of temperature settings from 104° F to 320° F.
black on white display for easy viewing in any environment.
of seldom-used programming options.
of Program selection menu.
Fast and reliable moisture analysis
Dark Metal Weighing Element
Choice of modes for end point determination
Available in glass-free version for food production areas
All information is available at a single glance, Icon-Driven interface reducing risk of operating errors, program selection menu eliminated.
We always recommend people purchase moisture
pans that are oil free Aluminum and provide even
temperature across the pan. If you ever need
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
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 MA35
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 MA35 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.
Analysis in Minutes Not Hours.
MA35 Moisture Analyzer sets a new benchmark in compact moisture
analysis at a budget price. Designed as an entry level
unit for customers demanding a robust unit at a low price.
Sartorius MA35 moisture balance offers a maximum weighing
capacity of 35g with 1mg or 0.01% resolution. Ideal
for quality control applications, the MA35 moisture analyzer
produces GLP compliant printouts and can easily be connected
to a PC for data collection.
The compact, space saving design is complemented by an easy to read backlit
display and a manual flip up cover which opens wide for easy
access to the chamber. Performance functions and operating
concept are geared toward a daily routine process such as
repetitive QC monitoring of samples, as performed during in-process
control and incoming goods inspection.
Made even more user-friendly by removing seldom used programming
options without compromising flexibility or measurement accuracy.
Sartorius MA35 conforms to FDA requirements when optional
metal panels are in place of glass window panels. If
you're working in the food processing industry the FDA/ HACCP
regulations do not want instrumentation with glass in the
production area for food, since if glass breaks it would create
a hazard and could fall into the food.
Typical applications for this moisture analyzer include regular
random sampling and incoming inspection in the food and beverage,
chemical, pharmaceutical, and building materials industries
as well as in environmental monitoring. You name
it, the MA35 will analyze it - wherever you need to obtain
fast and reliable moisture analysis results.
MA35 Moisture Balances Download
the User Manual
(select the model & any of the options
the right and then the "BUY HERE" image)
Warning - Moisture balancesshould not be used on any volatile organic sample with flash points.
Even a MSDS rating of 1. Samples with low flask points like Acetaldehyde
-38°C or MEK -4°C should not be used with the Sartorius MA-35 Moisture
Scale 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 MA35 FOR PLASTIC APPLICATIONS OR FOR TESTING PLASTIC OR NYLON OR RESIN SAMPLES. PLEASE GIVE US A CALL AT 978-521-7095 AND WE CAN OFFER YOU OTHER MODELS NOT SHOWN ON OUR SITE***
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