Infra-red Moisture Determination Balance

Infra-red Moisture Determination Balance

Infra-red Moisture Determination Balance
Range: 0 - 100 % (wet base, solid content) & 0 - 500 % (dry base)
Approx. Weight (kg)3
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Our BA600 Infrared Moisture Determination Balance measures moisture content through the detection of weight loss by heating & drying. It is extremely similar to the "Loss on Drying Test", one of the official standard measurement methods, forming the basis of measuring moisture content. The moisture contents of almost all of samples*, regardless of their types and shapes, can be measured.
The BA600 is more compact when compared with conventional products, and is equipped with an auto taring mechanism to alleviate the influence of scale drift. The integration of a highly visible LCD and keys with LEDs allows this product to be user-friendly. As an example it is very simple to display the unit status and user executable operations. The organic carbon heater, which is introduced for the first time as a heat source, is excellent in the effciency of sample drying because it irradiates the infrared rays with the wavelength range where water reacts to heat while providing a longer life than infrared lamps or halogen heaters. In addition, this heater does not contain halides or metals, and therefore, is an environmentally friendly heat source.
The Pre-Heat mode is integrated as a new function. This mode standardised the internal temperature before measurement to stabilise this product mechanically and electrically. In addition to this mode, other refinements have been added, such as the enlargement of a sample dish to improve dry-ing efficiency. This product has been the result of researching infrared moisture content measuring instruments for over 60 years.
This product can be used as a new general-purpose infrared moisture determination balance in a wide variety of applications. For example, in a quality control department where the moisture content control is required and inspection department.

* Samples that become explosive, flammable, or hazardous material dischargeable by heat are not measurable.

User-friendly LED-equipped control panel(see image above)

The LEDs on the control panel light to indicate user executable operations or notify an operator of the unit status.

Tare/Reset key lighting
This is the initial screen where pressing the key starts taring (zero adjustment).

Start/Stop key lighting
This is the screen indicating the measurement preparation is completed.
Weight is shown on the display.
Pressing the [Start/Stop] key starts the measurement.

This is the screen indicating the measurement is in progress.
Moisture content is shown on the display. Pressing the key again stops the measurement.

Environmentally-friendly organic carbon heater

The service life is 7,000 hours* which is approximately 4 times the life of a comparable conventional infrared lamp. This heater emits infrared rays more than 2 times stronger than general halogen heaters with which other infrared moisture content measuring instruments are equipped in the wavelength range (2.5 to 3μm) in which moisture reacts to heat. This allows for efficient drying.
* Indicates actual measured time for the operation of infrared heater.
This is not a guarantee of service life.

Pre Heat mode equipped

This product is equipped with a Pre Heat mode to eliminate a measurement error occurring immediately after turning on the power or when the temperature inside the measuring instrument is not stable.
If there is a temperature difference inside the product such as the balance, the measured value may be
Activation of the Pre Heat mode allows the temperature inside the product to be constant and a stable measurement to be performed.

Stainless-steel sample dish 110 mm in diameter

Enlargement of the sample dish results in a larger sample, which leads to improvement of sample representativeness, and also improves the drying efficiency.

High performance balance and auto taring mechanism

The integrated electronic balance can be calibrated with use of standard weights. However, even with a high performance electronic balance, drift cause by change in the temperature of parts during measurement cannot be avoided. Thus, this product is equipped with the "Auto Taring Mechanism" which provides zero
adjustment even during measurement This mechanism can minimise the influence of scale drift and lead to a highly reliable measurement.
Measurement method Detection of weight loss by heating & drying
Sample weight 1 - 80 g (optional weight sampling format)
Resoluion Moisture content/Solid content: 0.1 % or 0.01 % (selectable)
The indication of 0.01 % is not guaranteed for accuracy.
Weight: 0.005 g
Measurement units Moisture content (wet base & dry base), solid content
Measurable range 0 - 100 % (wet base, solid content)
0 - 500 % (dry base)
(Standard deviation)
Samples with a weight of 5 g or more, 0.1 %
(When using standard samples and measuring conditions as determined by Kett Electric Laboratory)
Measurement mode Automatic halting mode
Timed halting mode (1 to 120 min.)
Drying Temperature range 30 - 180 ˚C (in steps of 1 °C )
Display Backlit LCD display (96 x 40 mm)
External output RS-232C interface
Storage of measurement conditions 5 types
Temperature/Humidity operating range 5 - 40 °C, 85 % RH or less (no condensation)
Heat source Organic carbon heater (280 W x 2)
Temperature sensor Thermistor
Power supply 100 - 120 V AC / 220 - 240V AC (50/60 Hz)
Power consumption Max. 900 W
External Dimensions & Weight 222 (W) x 360 (D) x 196 (H) mm, 3.2 kg
Sample dish  
Stainless steel (110 mm in diameter, 11 mm in depth)
Accessories 2 sample dishes, sample dish handler, wind shield, sample dish stand, spoon, 2 spare fuses, aluminium sheet set (10 sheets), power cord (with 3P-2P plug adapter), operating manual