METER GROUP has developed the first moisture content analyser to offer automated reference method-precision. The ROS 1 Moisture Analyzer is a modern and easy-to-use that’s best to use in the food industry wherein water content affects various factors in the products including storage stability, appearance, texture, taste and other physicochemical characteristics.
The tool generates reference-quality data with ease that’s comparable to when doing halogen moisture balances. It also skips on the time and manual effort of drying ovens, or using chemicals in the complex Karl Fischer Titration process.
The ROS 1 Moisture Analyzer can determine moisture content from 9 samples within 40 minutes. It does so by precisely heating the samples, while cycling them across a highly accurate scale. Temperature, weight and time are automatically recorded, generating an exact drying curve for each sample.
Through automation and intelligent algorithms, this innovation recognizes parameters and provides real-time actionable insights that can help food manufacturers.
“Food and pharma manufacturers rely on moisture content measurements to control their processes and comply with labelling and potency requirements,” said Takuya Ohki, VP, METER Group. “The most accurate moisture content methods are incredibly complex or inefficient. Faster methods lack precision and produce questionable results. “We developed the ROS 1 to address this gap. It’s fast, precise, intuitive, and handles every detail automatically. It combines the best of all methods without their shortcomings.”
“The ROS 1 brings a new level of efficiency and accuracy to food and pharma production, and delivers unprecedented precision and simplicity to workflows,” added Ohki. “Interaction with samples is minimal; the machine does the work, virtually eliminating the risk of human error or fudged data.”
“Many people who make moisture content measurements neither understand nor care how difficult it is to get precise, reliable results from existing methods,” says Ohki.
“But inaccurate measurements have a big impact on the bottom line. For people who understand moisture, this innovation will immediately resonate. Others will get interested when they see what they can now do. “With the ROS 1, METER Group has brought to market the first and only moisture content analyzer device to offer precision of reference methods, the simplicity of an oven, and speed comparable to a moisture balance.”