What Is A Moisture Balance?A moisture balance, (or sludge scale) is used to measure the amount of hydration in a material. Moisture determination can be used in a variety of fields, such as, chemical, pharmaceutical, oil and petroleum industries as well as environmental laboratories. To measure dryness or hydration, this balance uses halogen bulbs for rapid heating and drying.
Temperature Guide The Temperature Guide will help you determine the best drying time and temperature for your sample. You can even store up to 100 methods for easy recall when measuring the same sample material.
Full Color Touch Screen DisplayOhaus went all out designing this moisture balance. The MB120 has a full color, 4.3 inch, QVGA graphic touch screen display.
Icon Driven Operation You don't need special training to operate this moisture balance. The MB120 has icon driven navigation that's easy to follow for quick setup and operation.
Four Quick Keys For Common Functions The MB120 moisture balance has four mechanical keys below the touchscreen for quick operations like turning the balance on and off, starting and stopping drying, printing, and taring the balance.
Password Protected User Management In addition to the Administrator, you can setup ten additional user accounts and group them as either Supervisor or Operator. The supervisor account has access to all menus except user and data management while the operator is only able to execute tests and access their user settings.
RS232 & USB InterfacesThis electronic scale has an RS232 port, a USB host port and a USB device port built right in. Use these to send your weight readings and other data to an external source like a computer, printer, or flash drive.
Round Halogen LampThis moisture balance has a round halogen lamp to get your stuff dried up quickly and evenly. Halogen lamps dry up to 40% faster than infrared methods.
Reflective Chamber For Uniform Drying The MB120 was designed with a reflective sample chamber to give you uniform sample drying and repeatable results.
Four Endpoint Modes With this moisture balance you have the ability to choose between four different endpoints for your samples. Set the MB to stop based on preset weight loss per unit of time, user-defined weight lost per unit of time, user-defined moisture percent loss per unit of time, or after a specific amount of time has passed. You can also turn the drying off manually if needed.
Four Drying Profiles You can choose between four drying profiles: Fast, Standard, Ramp and Step. Fast mode increases your temperature, overshooting your settings to allow for rapid heating. The heat then lowers and remains steady until your endpoint is reached. Standard mode quickly increases the heat to your set temperature and keeps it steady until your endpoint is reached. Ramp mode slowly heats the chamber based on time and temperature settings. Step mode quickly steps up the heat at a defined temperature and time.
Time And TemperatureYou can set the time and temperature you want to use for drying all your samples. This allows you to accurately determine hydration levels in all sorts of different materials.
Save Up To 1000 Test Results The MB120 can store up to 100 test results in the balance. Perfect for when you're using the balance without access to external storage or printers.
Tool Free Maintenance You don't need tools to cleanup this moisture balance. All of the heating chamber components are easily removable for cleaning and inspection.
Tare FeatureThe tare button on the front of the MB120 can be pressed to "zero out" the weight on the balance. You can then add more weight, and the display will only show the weight of the items you're adding.
2 YEAR MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY!When you get the MB-120 Ohaus moisture balance, you need to go over to the Ohaus website and register it to receive your two year warranty.
RETURN POLICY Please see the complete Ohaus return policy here.