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Computrac® MAX® 5000XL

Moisture, Solids & Ash Analyzer

The Computrac MAX 5000XL moisture, solids and ash analyzer can provide accurate readings for both moisture and ash from a single sample, offering many of the same features of thermogravimetric analyzers at a fraction of the cost. With a maximum temperature of 600°C and a maximum sample size of 100 grams, the MAX 5000XL has the versatility to a wide range of material testing tasks.

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  • Versatile:

    Get an accurate readings for both ash and moisture content from a single sample.

  • Fast:

    Moisture and ash readings in half an hour or less.

  • Simple:

    One-button operation with no intermediate weighing or cooling steps required.

  • Durable:

    Made in the USA with an all-steel enclosure, the MAX 5000XL was designed for heavy duty use.

  • Accurate:

    Correlates to popular methods, including ASTM D5630, ASTM D4574, ASTM E1534 and more.

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  • Specifications +

    Moisture | Solids Range: 0.1% to 99.9%
    Ash | LOI Range: 0.5% to 100%
    Moisture Resolution: 0.0001%
    Balance Resolution: 0.0001 g
    Moisture Repeatability: <5% RSD for samples >10% moisture
    Ash Repeatability: ≤5% RSD for samples >10% ash
    Temperature Range: 25°C to 600°C
    Heating Element: Ceramic
    Sample Size: 100 mg to 100 g
    Results: Moisture, Solids, Dry Weight, Ash, LOI
    Ending Criteria: User adjustable: Prediction, Rate, Time, Reliability and 4 other combinations
    results and last 100 graphs
    Memory: Stores up to 250 programs, last 1000 test
    results and last 100 graphs
    Statistical Analysis: Mean, SD, RSD
    Balance Calibration: Menu driven calibration by the end user;
    NIST traceable calibration performed by the manufacturer
    Heater Calibration: Menu driven, NIST traceable calibration by the end user with optional
    Temperature Calibration Kit
    Operating Environment: 0-35 ºC at <50% RH;
    0-30 ºC at <80% RH
    Power Requirements: 100-120 VAC, 50/60 Hz, 8A or
    220-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz, 4A)
    Dimensions: 32 lbs. (14.5 kg) 18.5” L x 12.7” W x 9.5” H
    (47 cm L x 32.3 cm W x 24 cm H)
    Weight: 31 lbs. (14 kg)
    Warranty: Two years, factory parts and labor (one year international)
    Rear Panel Connections: Ethernet, serial port, parallel port
    Display: 1/4 VGA, 320 x 240 pixel, color
    Certifications: UL, CE
    FCC Part 15, Class A Tested to standards EN55022,
    EN 90101-1 Temperature Calibration Interface certified for use
    with the MAX® 5000XL
  • Features +

    High Temperature Testing:The heater of the Computrac® MAX® 5000XL can reach temperatures as high as 600ºC, giving it the ability to perform both loss on drying (LOD) and loss on ignition (LOI) testing and making it an ideal alternative to expensive, thermogravimetric analyzers.

    Rugged Construction: Equipped with a ruggedly designed metal casing and a high temperature heater, the MAX 5000XL is designed to provide lab quality data whether it is in the lab or on the production floor.

    Versatile: The MAX 5000XL is able to test material up to 100 times faster than standard reference methods and is ideal for everything from plastics and pharmaceuticals to foods, biomass materials and more.

    Flexible Ending Criteria: User adjustable ending criteria help to optimize test results and performance for your unique application or material.

    Real-Time Results:The MAX 5000XL offers simple, menu-driven operation and a user programmable interface with a keypad and large color display that allows users to view real-time moisture curve and rate of moisture loss graphs during testing.

    Multistage Testing: Several tests can be linked in order to form a single, multistage test that can change temperatures, ending criteria and times between each test segment. This allows the instrument to test for moisture, solids and ash content with a single sample.

    Self-Cleaning Oven: The oven of the MAX 5000XL features a self-cleaning cycle that simplifies routine maintenance. It runs for 45 minutes at 550ºC.

    Web Server: The optional web server allows users to monitor tests remotely and check in with operators. It also lets users download results and calibration reports, view the audit log and transfer programs between instruments.

  • ASTM & Regulatory Compliance +

    21 CFR Part 11 Compliant (optional):Meet regulatory compliance standards for pharmaceutical and medical device companies

    ASTM D6980-12: Standard Test Method for Determination of Moisture in Plastics by Loss in Weight (MAX® 4000XL and MAX® 5000XL)

    ASTM D7232-16: Standard Test Method for Rapid Determination of the Nonvolatile Content of Coatings by Loss in Weight (MAX® 4000XL and MAX® 5000XL)

    ASTM C471M-16: Standard Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Gypsum and Gypsum Products (Metric)

    It also correlates well with popular methods, including: ASTM D5630, ASTM D4574, ASTM E1534, and more.

  • Documents & Downloads +

  • Accessories, Parts & Consumables +

    Part Number Description
    21 CFR 21 CFR, Part II Compliant
    200-0002 Line Cord, 110 V (3 Prong)
    690-0003 Weight, 3 Gram
    690-0004 Weight, 5 Gram
    690-0012 Tweezers
    690-0025 Weight, 50 Gram
    800-0037 Sodium Tartrate Reagent 500 g
    990-0003 Filter Paper, 11 cm – Box of 100
    990-0008 Waffle Sample Pans – Box of 100
    990-0009 Deep Sample Pans – Box of 100
    990-0010 Flat Sample Pans – Box of 100
    990-0071 Dust Cover
    990-0093 Carrying Case
    990-0196 Thick Sample Pan – Sold Individually
    Y990-0098 Parallel Printer Kit, 110V
    Y990-0120 Mini Parallel Printer Kit, 110V
    Y990-0158 Accessory Kit
    Y990-0193 Temperature Calibration Interface (TCI) Kit, 110V
    Y990-0210 External Filter Kit
    Y990-0221 Validation Protocol (IQ/OQ/PQ) Kit
    Y990-0249 Technology Transfer Kit

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