Microwave and Infrared Moisture Analyzer
OverviewThe SMART 6 is the most technologically advanced microwave moisture analyzer in the world for rapid moisture / solids analysis. The system utilizes a combination of microwave and infrared to rapidly analyze moisture and solids in any product. This patented dual-frequency drying energy source provides the most rapid and complete drying available, for the widest range of sample types.
- Up to 40% faster (as compared to SMART 5 Turbo)
- Analyze both dry and wet products on one system
- Compact and lightweight for easy at-line placement
- Direct loss on drying measurement
- Utilizes AOAC approved methodology: 985.14, 2008.06, PVM 1:2004
Analyze wet and dry
samples with unmatched speed.
Dual-frequency drying is an innovative process based on a combination of microwave and infrared energy sources controlled by an intelligent processing system. The low frequency microwaves penetrate the entire sample and rapidly remove volatiles through dipole rotation, while high frequency infrared energy evenly heats the surface and removes non-polar components through molecular vibration. This prevents burning and incomplete drying, which can arise from single frequency based Moisture Analyzers. The result is a direct method for virtually any sample type, with faster drying than traditional microwave and infrared-based systems.
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Accurate and repeatable results come standard.
Stray infrared irradiation can negatively impact sample temperature readings with the use of infrared temperature sensors. A SMART 6 has a unique honeycomb lattice providing collimated infrared irradiation for sample heating, thereby avoiding stray light. This provides highly accurate temperature control.
Preinstalled Method Library
Ready-to-use methods are one touch away.
A simple touch is all it takes. Leave method development behind with SMART 6 One Touch Technology. A library of ready-to-use methods is ready for download to test virtually any sample type.
Bringing a new product online is simple with SMART 6, with little or no method development required for most samples. Different facilities within an organization can use the same method to generate the same results across the board.
Simple steps to run any sample.1. Tare pads
2. Add sample
3. Press start
The use of dual-energy drying (microwave coupled with infrared) in the SMART 6 provides the capability of analyzing moisture/solids in any sample type, wet or dry. Listed below are matrices in which dual-energy drying has shown to offer benefits over single energy source (i.e. microwave-only or infrared-only) systems. This list is meant to provide a glimpse of the SMART 6’s versatility and capabilities and is not exhaustive. Please contact the CEM Process Control Support Team if you do not see your specific matrix of interest listed. CEM’s skilled team of chemists can provide previously developed robust methods or CEM offers full method development services if one is not available. Simply send us your sample and we will take care of the rest.
For more information please contact the Process Control Support Team at 1-800-726-3331 or fill out the Questions form below
Animal Feeds: aquatic feed, dairy (beef) feed, dry cat food, dry dog food, equine feed, fish feed, lamb feed, pheasant feed, swine feed, turkey feed, wet cat food, wet dog food
Chemicals: ACM, agrochemicals, Bakelite, catalyst, crude, emulsion, epoxy, fertilizer, flame-retardant, latex, neoprene, nitrile, nylon, oil, petrochemical, PMMA, polyacrylate, polycarbonate (PC), polymer, polyvinyl chloride (PVC), polyethylene terephthalate (PET), polyurethane, polypropylene (PP), polystyrene (PS), resin, rubber, soap, solvent, Styrofoam, surfactant
Dairy: butter, cheese, cottage cheese, cream cheese, curd, chocolate milk, light cream, heavy cream, eggs, formula (infant), ice cream, natural cheese, milk (liquid), milk (powdered), MPC (milk protein concentrate), MPI (milk protein isolate), processed cheese, whey, WPC (whey protein concentrate), WPI (whey protein isolate), yogurt
Household: baking soda, carpet cleaner, cleaning agents, cleaning paste, degreaser, detergent (liquid), detergent (solid), drain opener, fabric softener, furniture and upholstery cleaner, glass cleaner, metal cleaner, multi-surface cleaner, oven cleaner, rug cleaner, shower cleaner, sink cleaner, stain remover, surfactant, tile cleaner, toilet bowl cleaner, tub cleaner
Meat: bacon, beef, cod, chicken, deli meat, duck, fish, ground beef, ham, hot dog, lamb, liver, mutton, pork, salmon, salami, sausage, turkey, veal, venison, viscera, white fish
Paints and Coatings: acrylic paint, coatings, epoxy, enamel, hardener, lacquer, latex paint, low VOC paint, paints (water based), paints (non-water based), primer, oil- based paint, solvent, sealants, toner, varnish
Personal Care: antiperspirant, cosmetics, deodorant, eye care solution, hair gel, hair spray, lotion, mascara, makeup, moisturizer, mousse, mouthwash, nail polish, soap, shampoo, shave cream and gel, sunscreen, toothpaste
Pharmaceuticals: antacids, capsules, colloidal suspensions, creams, drugs, eye drops, fermentation products, gel caps, inhalants, lyophilized products, ointments, pills, powder, small molecule, slurries, supplements, vitamins
Processed Foods: coffee creamer, chips, cheese puffs, crisps, cookies, crackers, dog food, dough, dressings, feeds, gravy granules, guacamole, mayonnaise, mixed foods, noodles, nutritional drinks, pet foods, snack mix
Pulp and Paper: black liquor, slurry, paper products
Wastewater: cake, sludge, thickeners, polymer solids, TSS, TVSS
We designed the SMART 6 so that it could be easily integrated into diverse workflows.
No matter how you run your lab, a SMART 6 would fit right-in.
Connect to an existing LIMS network for up to the minute information where it’s needed.
Use the SMART 6 directly on the production floor with an IP65 compliant option that provides protection from water and the elements.
The SMART 6 is truly a breakthrough for microwave based moisture/solids testing. But that doesn’t mean it’s complicated to use. A technician can be trained to use a SMART 6 in mere minutes.
Learning how to use a SMART 6 couldn’t be easier. Watch training videos right on the SMART 6 touch screen.
The SMART 6 software is fast and powerful, so that you can focus on what’s important; your work.
Moisture/Solids and Fat
Rapid analysis in < 5 minutes
Pair the SMART 6 Moisture & Solids Analyzer with the ORACLE for rapid moisture/solids and fat in one system. The unique system combines dual-energy drying in the SMART 6 with no fat method development in the ORACLE to provide a highly accurate moisture/solids and fat result in < 5 minutes. The system comes pre-programmed with a library of optimized drying methods for pairing with the ORACLE.
- AOAC 2008.06 - Moisture and Fat in Meats
- AOAC PVM 1:2004 - Moisture/Solids and Fat in Dairy Products
Upgrade to a SMART 6
a lot of cents.
If you have a SMART 5 Turbo, now is a great time to upgrade and get the benefits of the improved SMART 6.
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“We have a CEM SMART 6 system, and have been very pleased with it in the past year. Compared to our more lengthy methods, (5 hour vacuum) and our older CEM, the SMART 6 has returned accurate and repeatable results on a consistent basis.”
Land O' Lakes, St Paul, MN
“We use the SMART 6 for latex based coatings to optimize our solids content process control. We used previous CEM systems (SMART 5) before, and the SMART 6 system provides us results 40% faster than the older CEM systems.”
QC Manager, Arkema Inc, IL
Over 11,000 Moisture Analyzers Sold