Types:Balances, Moisture Balances

Industries:Food & Beverage, Laboratory & R&D, Medical & Pharmaceutical, Plastics & Polymers

Application:Moisture Analysis

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Sartorius MA160


The MA160 uses the thermogravimetric method to determine the moisture content of liquid, pasty and solid substances – conveniently, reliably and in a minimum of time. It delivers prompt, repeatable results and supports the development of new methods.

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Readability1 mg, 0.01%
Repeatability - averageFor initial sample weight approx. > 1 g: ± 0.2%
For initial sample weight approx. > 5 g: ± 0.05%
Typical sample quantity5 to 15 g
Reading displayMoisture content in % M and % g
dry matter in % S and g
ATRO in % M/S
Temperature control (±C)1C increments
Heating programsStandard drying, gentle drying
Heat sourceInfrared heating using AURI heater, 600 Watts
Switch-off criterion (user selectable)Fully automatic
Semi-automatic mg (150 mg/5300 s)
Semi-automatic % (0.15.0%/5300 s)
Time (2-99 min)Manual
Displayed result (user selectable)Moisture in %M and g
dry weight in %S and g
ATRO in %M/S
Access to sample chamberRemovable hood with wide opening angle, SoftClose mechanism
Measuring program100 program saved in a non-volatile memory (freely selectable method parameters)
Memory for data storageResults are saved until the start of the next measurement.
SD CardYES - Type: SD and SDHC, capacity: up to 32 GB, file system: FAT32
Method assistantYES - only available on the MA160
Performance TestYES - MA160 comes with 3 ReproEasy Performance Test Pad and additional pads are available in the optional accessory section.
Sample inspectionLED-illuminated sample chamber, inspection window with grid above the hood
Data InterfaceMini USB - direct data transfer to Microsoft Windows programs without additional software, programmable data output interval
Data PrinterOPTIONAL external Sartorius YDP40 or YDP30
External Calibration100 gram (OPTIONAL)
Meets FDA and HACCP regulations for no glassYES
Weigh SensorMagnetic Force Restoration
Housing Dimensions (W x D x H)8.5 x 115.7 x 8.3 inches
215 x 400 x 210 mm
What is includedMA160 Moisture analyzer, 120V power cord, Protective cover for the control panel, 80 disposable aluminum sample pans, 80 glass-fiber filters, Sample tongs, 3 ReproEasy pads, User Manual
OPTIONAL AccessoriesGlass fiber filter, Moisture pans, External calibration weight, Sartorius Printer, Tweezers, ReproEasy pads, Temperature adjustment kit
Power120V AC - Direct power cord to moisture balance. Power supply is built into the balance.
Warranty2 Year Manufacturer Warranty
ModelCapacityReadabilityTemperature range and settingsPan Size 
MA160200 g1 mg40C -160C, in increments of 1 degree
Standby temperature selectable from 40C-100C in increments of 1C
3.5" / 90 mm