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Microwave Moisture Analyzer


Moisture and Solids Analyzer

The gold standard in moisture and solids analysis.


The SMART 6 is the most technologically advanced microwave moisture analyzer in the world for rapid moisture / solids analysis. The system is based on the revolutionary new breakthrough called iPower®, for sample drying. 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
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Dual-Fequency Drying

Analyze wet and dry
samples with unmatched speed.

iPower® is an innovative drying process based on the use of a dual-frequency energy source controlled by an intelligent processing system. This prevents burning and incomplete drying, which can arise from single frequency based Moisture Analyzers. The result is a direct method for virtually any type of sample, with faster drying than traditional microwave and infrared based systems.

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Collimated Energy

Collimated Energy

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.

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Simple steps to run any sample.

1. Tare pads
2. Add sample
3. Press start


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  • Butter
  • Formula (Infant)
  • Cheese
  • Ice Cream
  • Chocolate Milk
  • Milk
  • Cream (Heavy)
  • Whey
  • Eggs
  • Yogurt
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  • Bacon
  • Lamb
  • Cod
  • Pork
  • Chicken
  • Salmon
  • Duck
  • Sausage
  • Ground Beef
  • Turkey
  • Ham
  • Venison
  • Hot Dog
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    Processed Foods

  • Coffee Creamer
  • Gravy Granules
  • Chips
  • Guacamole
  • Cookies
  • Mayonnaise
  • Crackers
  • Mixed Foods
  • Dog Food
  • Noodles
  • Dough
  • Nutritional Drinks
  • Dressings

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    • Adhesives
    • Coatings
    • Emulsion
    • Ink
    • Latex
    • Paint (Solvent)
    • Paint (Water)
    • Plastic
    • Resin
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    • Cosmetics
    • Soaps & Shampoos
    • Detergents
    • Lotions
    • Industrial Cleaners
    • Nail Polish
    • Textiles
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  • Cake
  • Polymer Solids
  • Sludge
  • TSS
  • Thickeners
  • TVSS

  • Workflow

    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.

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    LIMS Connection

    Connect directly to an existing LIMS network for up to the minute information where it’s needed.

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    Use At-Line

    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.

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    Training Videos

    Learning how to use a SMART 6 couldn’t be easier. Watch training videos right on the SMART 6 touch screen.

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    Simple Software

    The SMART 6 software is fast and powerful, so that you can focus on what’s important; your work.


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    Upgrade to a SMART 6

    Upgrading makes
    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.

    View the comparison chart


    “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.”

    Rashad Gresham

    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.”

    Nick Greenwood

    QC Manager, Arkema Inc, IL

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    Over 11,000 Moisture Analyzers Sold


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