The next generation of moisture measurement
The all-in-one solution for reliable moisture measurement on the workshop floor
When developing the AQUATRAC® Station, we incorporated all the experience we have gained as recognised residual moisture experts during decades of cooperation with customers from all areas of the plastics industry. As a result, the AQUATRAC® Station not only represents an extremely reliable measurement principle – just think: capacitive dew point measurement – but also reliability and reproducible results. And above all: excellent user-friendliness! Reliable results in minutes without reagents, carrier gases or consumables.
Weigh, fill, start – finished. The software does the rest.
It couldn't be simpler and the menu on the 7'' touch screen, which has been designed to cover every detail, also gives you precise instructions: weigh the sample, fill the test chamber and start the measurement. The AQUATRAC® Station does all the rest – this speeds up the analysis process and prevents operating errors. Doing as much of the user's work as possible this idea is also reflected in the device details. The AQUATRAC® Station software is highly intelligent! You can set up a user database and configure and determine who can access the product database, and define processing thresholds for the sample material. You can choose abort criteria in case measurement takes too long and material processing thresholds are exceeded. There is also the especially smart and time-saving option to abort the measurement if the sample only shows a previously defined amount of water per time unit. Scanning using defined temperature levels and stop times is a further highlight. As a result, it is possible to find the optimal measurement temperature for your product and to distinguish between surface, pore and core moisture. The measurement process is documented based on concrete curve plots. You can see an overview at all times and extrapolations are no longer necessary.
You can view the measurement status from a distance via an optional signal lamp; once the analysis is complete, on request the software can automatically move the data obtained to a database specified by you – using a network cable or optional WiFi. Your measurement result can be displayed in milligrams, percent and ppm. Earlier measurements can also be instantly displayed again – for instance if you wish to compare results in the same product batch.
And of course the device has many interfaces for accessories of all kinds – for instance, this enables you to directly connect precision scales and integrate them into the highly automated analysis process. The sample weight is used automatically. One of the most regular sources of errors during residual moisture analysis – the typing error – can be avoided once and for all.
While a challenge with other tools, this has now become very easy with the new analysis principle of dew point measurement. Device checks with calibration salts and/or water standards are now supplemented with a genuine, direct link to internationally approved average values which were calibrated in NIST or UKAS ac- credited laboratories. This will ensure that in future, your company will be able to meet all the necessary requirements, including in the field of residual moisture analysis, which modern quality assurance requires certified suppliers of high-quality plastic components to meet.
The AQUATRAC® Station offers all the comfort which can be expected from a modern high- end analysis device at the current level of network technology and which at the same time is ideally prepared for future requirements. A WiFi dongle can be attached to the AQUATRAC Station via the USB ports. This makes the device into a so-called access point in ad hoc or client mode. As such, it becomes a communication platform which can link several other devices, such as printers or other computers. The AQUATRAC® Stations software is web browser-based, so if required, the output can also be read and controlled via any office computer.
In this way, firmware, language packages and the material database can of course also be updated without problems. The times when the device needed to be returned for a software update are definitely long since gone.
Standalone device for industrial environment
No reagents, carrier gases or other consumables
Real-time graph of measured residual moisture
Export of measurement data in csv format and measurement logs in pdf format
Editable user and material database
- to find the optimal material-specific measurement temperature
- differentation between surface, pore and core humidity
Precision scales (optional) can be read via USB
Label printer (optional) for printing out measurement logs on site
3-colour signal light (optional) accessed via USB, to visualise the measurement status in large production halls
Simple connection to a local network possible via ethernet interface or WiFi dongle (optional):
- Measurement data and measurement log saving
- Remote maintenance (via internet connection)
- Editing of user and material database from the office