Arizona Instrument recently announced the release of the newest addition to its line of moisture and solids analyzers, the Computrac MAX 4000. The Computrac MAX 4000 builds on the successes of its predecessor, the Computrac MAX 2000, with a more user friendly interface and a slew of additional features designed to offer the end user faster throughput, greater control of testing conditions, and more comprehensive test data.
The Computrac MAX 4000 features a full color screen that displays separate graphs for rate of moisture evolution and total moisture evolution. It also features a full ten digit alpha-numeric keypad for entering sample information. The MAX 4000 facilitates faster throughput via a forced air cooling system that allows the instrument to cool from test temperature to idle temperature 25% faster than previous models. The MAX 4000 also features a Temperature Ramp Rate Control option which allows the user to control the rate at which the instrument heats from idle to test temperature. There are also a number of new options for test ending criteria which offer the user greater flexibility and control.
The MAX 4000 also features a web server option that allows test results to be downloaded, and test parameters to be uploaded via a local intranet. Using the new USB port, test results can also be captured directly from an instrument using an external flash memory device. The USB port can also interface directly with a barcode reader, a printer, or a nitrogen control module. The Parameter Expert option of the MAX 4000 assists the end user in the development of repeatable, sample specific test parameters. Just start the Parameter Expert program and follow the on-screen prompts, and after a few tests the instrument will return an optimal parameter set for the sample.