Oven tests (Loss On Drying) are the primary method by which many materials are evaluated for moisture content. The process of heating a sample at low temperatures, and weighing it until the rate of drying changes, and the critical moisture point is reached, may take many hours to complete, making it impractical for many applications.
SINAR AP 6060 MOISTURE, TEMPERATURE, AND DENSITY ANALYZER
Portable - Comes with carrying case, density determination cyinder, plastic loading hopper, calibration kit and software
Measures moisture content in hundreds of free flowing agricultural commodities and food products.
Results accurate to .3% in just six seconds
User programmable with optional software
Connects to computer or available printer
Hundreds of uploadable calibrations available
Gives bulk density reading
Used worldwide by seed, grain, feed, and coffee companies
A moisture balance can reduce the amount of time considerably, to 5 or 10 minutes, but 5 minutes can be a long time in the processing world.
This MOC 120H Moisture Balance by Shimadzu, has a large diameter pan, and utilizes midwave IR Energy to help eliminate surface burn, and the heat absorption effects of color.
The SINAR AP 6060 Moisture Analyzer uses an indirect method for establishing moisture content, by utilizing the electrical properties of water to provide a measure of total moisture, with great speed (Average Reading 6 Seconds), and accuracy (+/- .3%), making it a desirable technology where time equals money.
By using the SINAR for speed, and an oven or moisture balance, as a reference and calibration method, moisture determination, at least in agricultural products, can streamlined.
Hundreds of grain, seed, and feed calibrations are on file, and available for download, and may be stored in file format on a computer, until needed. Alternatively, custom sample calibrations can be created easily in house. QAQC Lab also offers this service for free with a purchase, or for a small fee to existing customers.
To create a custom calibration, a sample must have somewhat uniform chemical composition and packing density. In these samples of sugar beet seeds, two separate calibrations are required, because the amount of chaff in the field sample is much higher than in the unpolished sample, creating different packing densities.
SINAR MNET SOFTWARE ALLOWS COMPLETE PROGRAMMING AND CUSTOMIZATION CAPABILITIES
620-19006154 Sample Loading Hopper Assembly
Calibrations can be transferred between different Sinar Instruments, including this probe type.