With the new LMA500 from Sartorius, there is an optical moisture analyzer on the market whose appeal lies not only in speed and accuracy but also in its user-friendly calibration functions. Any lab technician can perform base calibrations as well as expansive recalibrations and batch adjustments, thus making it possible to react to changes in sample characteristics with speed and precision.
The main areas of use for the new moisture analyzer model are in at-line process control and in the laboratory. Thanks to near-infrared (NIR) technology, the equipment operator knows the moisture content of a sample within seconds and can adapt the production process right away, directly beside the production line, in accordance with the results of measurement. This not only boosts process reliability and efficiency, it also saves valuable time. The LMA500 is ideal for all analysis procedures on coarse and fine pourable products, and can analyze samples with a moisture content from 0.1%.
Using known datasets and the corresponding moisture content values, the LMA500 reliably calculates the calibration data for the desired substance class. A variety of statistical methods enables the analyzer to set up calibrations with virtually no input — and without requiring expert knowledge — on the part of the user. Anyone in the lab can quickly and easily create separate basic calibration datasets for each new product in a company’s portfolio.