Operating Instructions Moisture Analyzer HE73

Operating Instructions
Moisture Analyzer
HE73
A
Table of Contents
1 2 3 4 Introduction
5
1.1 5
Conventions and Symbols Used in these Operating Instructions
Safety Information
6
2.1 2.2 6
6
Definition of Signal Warnings and Symbols
Product Specific Safety Notes
Design and Function
10
3.1 3.2 3.3 10
11
12
Overview
Operation Keys
Display
Installation and Putting into Operation
15
4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 4.7.1 4.7.2 15
15
16
16
17
17
18
18
19
Scope of Delivery
Location
Installing the Components
Connecting to the Mains
Switching the Instrument On and Off
Leveling
Adjustments
Weight Adjustment
Temperature Adjustment
5 Your First Measurement
22
6 User Menu
25
Method Definition
27
7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 7.6 27
27
27
28
28
30
7 8 9 10 Setting the Drying Program
Setting the Temperature
Setting the Switch-off Criterion
Setting the Start Mode
Setting the Display Mode
SmartCal test
Performing a Measurement
32
Maintenance
35
9.1 9.2 9.3 35
37
37
Cleaning
Replacing power line fuse
Disposal
Troubleshooting
38
10.1 10.2 38
40
Error Messages
What to Do if…
Table of Contents 3
11 12 13 Technical Data
42
11.1 11.2 11.3 11.4 42
44
45
45
Accessories and Spare Parts
46
Appendix
49
13.1 13.1.1 13.1.2 13.1.3 13.1.4 4 Table of Contents
General Technical Data
Dimensions
Interface Specification
MT-SICS Interface Commands and Functions
Index
How to Obtain Best Results
Measurement Principle of Halogen Moisture Analyzer
Notes on Adjustment of Balance and Heating Module
Optimum Sample Preparation
Further Information on Moisture Determination
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1 Introduction
Thank you for purchasing a Halogen Moisture Analyzer from METTLER TOLEDO.
Your Moisture Analyzer is fast and reliable. It offers a high level of operating convenience and useful
functions to facilitate determination of the moisture content of your samples.
Behind your instrument stands METTLER TOLEDO, a leading manufacturer of not only balances and
scales for the lab and production, but also analytical measuring instruments. A customer service net­
work covering the entire globe with well trained personnel is your service at all times, whether you are
choosing accessories or require guidance for a specific application to ensure optimum utilization of
your instrument.
Your Halogen Moisture Analyzer is used for determining the moisture content of almost any substance.
The instrument works on the thermogravimetric principle. At the start of the measurement the Moisture
Analyzer determines the weight of the sample, the sample is then quickly heated by the integral halo­
gen heating module and the moisture vaporizes. During the drying process the instrument continually
measures the weight of the sample and displays the reduction in moisture. Once drying has been
completed, the moisture or solids content of your sample is displayed as the final result.
Of decisive importance in practice is the rate of heating and even heating of the surface of the sample.
In comparison with conventional infrared heating or the drying oven method, for example, the halogen
heating module of your instrument needs a shorter time to reach its maximum heating power. It also
allows use of high temperatures, an additional factor in shortening the drying time. Uniform heating of
the sample material ensures good repeatability of the drying results and makes it possible to use a
smaller amount of sample.
Finding More Information
u www.mt.com/moisture
Software version
These operating instructions are based on the initially installed firmware (software) version V1.00
The instrument has a CE declaration of conformity and METTLER TOLEDO as the manufacturer has
been awarded ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certification. This provides you with the assurance that your
capital investment is protected in the long term by a high product quality and a comprehensive service
package (repairs, maintenance, servicing, adjustment service).
1.1 Conventions and Symbols Used in these Operating Instructions
Key designations are indicated by a picture or text in square brackets (e.g. [
]
These symbols indicate an instruction:
prerequisites
1
2…
steps
results
Introduction 5
2 Safety Information
2.1 Definition of Signal Warnings and Symbols
Safety notes are marked with signal words and warning symbols. These show safety issues and warn­
ings. Ignoring the safety notes may lead to personal injury, damage to the instrument, malfunctions
and false results.
Signal Words
WARNING
for a hazardous situation with medium risk, possibly resulting in
severe injuries or death if not avoided.
CAUTION
for a hazardous situation with low risk, resulting in damage to the
device or the property or in loss of data, or minor or medium injuries if
not avoided.
Attention
(no symbol)
for important information about the product.
Note
(no symbol)
for useful information about the product.
Warning Symbols
General hazard
Electrical shock
Hot surface
Inflammable or explosive
substance
Toxic substance
Acid / Corrosion
2.2 Product Specific Safety Notes
General Safety Information
Your instrument meets the state of the art technology and complies with all recognized safety rules,
however, certain hazards may arise in extraneous circumstances. Do not open the housing of the
instrument: It does not contain any parts which can be maintained, repaired or replaced by the user. If
you ever have problems with your instrument, contact your authorized METTLER TOLEDO dealer or ser­
vice representative.
Always operate and use your instrument only in accordance with the instructions contained in this
manual. The instructions for setting up your new instrument must be strictly observed.
If the instrument is not used according to these Operating Instructions, protection of the instru­
ment may be impaired and METTLER TOLEDO assumes no liability.
Intended Use
Your Moisture Analyzer is used for determining the moisture in samples. Use the instrument exclusively
for this purposes. Any other type of use and operation beyond the limits of technical specifications
without written consent from Mettler-Toledo AG, is considered as not intended.
Moisture determination applications must be optimized and validated by the user according to local
regulations. Application-specific data provided by METTLER TOLEDO is intended for guidance only.
6 Safety Information
It is not permitted to use the instrument in explosive atmosphere of gases, steam, fog,
dust and flammable dust (hazardous environments).
Staff Safety
The Moisture Analyzer may be operated only by trained personnel who are familiar with the properties
of the samples used and with the handling of the instrument.
In order to use the instrument, you must have read and understood the operating instructions. Keep
the operating instructions for further reference.
Never make any modifications to the instrument and use only original spare parts and optional equip­
ment from METTLER TOLEDO.
Protective Clothing
It is advisable to wear protective clothing in the laboratory when working with the instrument.
A lab coat should be worn.
A suitable eye protection such as goggles should be worn.
Use appropriate gloves when handling chemicals or hazardous substances, checking
their integrity before use.
Safety Notes
WARNING
Risk of electric shock
Your instrument is supplied with a 3-pin power cable with an equipment
grounding conductor. Only extension cables which meet this relevant stan­
dards and also have an equipment grounding conductor may be used. Inten­
tional disconnection of the equipment grounding conductor is prohibited.
Safety Information 7
CAUTION
The Halogen Moisture Analyzer works with heat!
a) Ensure sufficient free space around the instrument to avoid heat accumu­
lation and overheating (approx. 1 m free space above the heating mod­
ule).
b) The vent over the sample must never be covered, plugged, taped over or
tampered with in any other way.
c) Do not place any combustible materials on, under or next to the instru­
ment since the area around the heating module may be hot.
d) Exercise caution when removing the sample. The sample itself, the sample
chamber, the draft shield and any sample vessels used may still be very
hot.
e) During operation, you should never open the heating module itself as the
ring-shaped heating reflector or its protective glass can reach 400 °C! If
you have to open the heating module e.g. for maintenance, disconnect the
instrument from the power supply and wait until the heating module has
cooled down completely.
f)
No modifications must be made within the heating module. It is particular­
ly dangerous to bend any components or remove them or to make any
other changes.
Certain samples require special care!
With certain types of samples, there is a possibility of danger to personnel or damage of property.
Please note that the user always has the responsibility and liability for damage caused by use of any
types of samples!
CAUTION
Fire or Explosion
• Flammable or explosive substances.
• Substances containing solvents.
• Substances which evolve flammable or explosive gases or vapors when
heated.
a) In cases of doubt, perform a careful risk analysis.
b) Work at a drying temperature that is low enough to prevent the formation
of flames or an explosion.
c) Wear protective goggles.
d) Work with small amounts of sample.
e) Never leave the instrument unattended!
WARNING
Substances which contain toxic or caustic components
Toxic gases produced during drying could cause irritations (eyes, Skin, breath­
ing), illness or death.
–
8 Safety Information
Such substances may be dried only in a fume cupboard.
CAUTION
Corrosion
Substances which evolve corrosive vapors when heated (e.g. acids).
–
Work with small amounts of samples as the vapor can condense on cool­
er housing parts and cause corrosion.
Safety Information 9
3 Design and Function
3.1 Overview
1 Heating module
2 Handles for open­
ing heating module
3 Protective glass
4 Reflector
5 Temperature sensor
6 Temperature over­
load protection
7 Halogen lamp
8 Sample chamber
9 Sample pan holder
10 Draft shield
11 Sample pan han­
dler
12 Level indicator
13 Display
14 Operation keys
15 Leveling foot
16 Slot for antitheft
purposes
17 Power supply
socket
18 Fan
19 Power line fuse
20 RS232C serial
interface
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12 13
15
14
16
18
17
19 20
10 Design and Function
3.2 Operation Keys
1
9
2
8
3
7
4
No.
6
1
Method A
Behavior in
general
Activate method A.
2
Menu
Enter user menu.
—
3
– On
– Switch on.
Switch off into standby mode.
– Off
– Switch off into
standby mode.
– Tare /
Zero
Execute tare or zero.
—
Scroll to previous
item.
Start drying process.
—
Scroll to next item.
—
Stop drying process.
– Confirm current
item.
– Print the parameters
and settings.
Print the intermediate
value.
Display preset temper­ —
ature and switch off
criterion for 2 sec­
onds.
—
—
4
Key
5
Behavior during
drying proces
—
Behavior in
menu mode
—
Scroll in level 1.
– Up
5
– Start
– Down
6
– Stop
– Enter
– Down one level.
7
– Print
– Cancel /
Exit
8
Tempera­
ture
Set drying tempera­
ture.
9
Method B
Activate method B.
Up one level.
Design and Function 11
3.3 Display
8
7
1
6
5
2
4
3
1
Progress indicator area
2
Main area
3
Unit/Service/Adjustment area
4
Temperature area
5
Method area
6
User guidance area
7
Heating mode area
8
Time area
Icons
12 Design and Function
Indicates unstable values
Drying temperature
Indicates calculated values
Temperature unit
Indicates negative values
Service Mode
Switch-off criteria: Auto or Time
Weight Adjustment (callibration)
Drying mode «Standard»
User guidance
Drying mode «Rapid»
Progress indicator
Shows active Method A or B
End of moisture determination
Progress indicator
The progress indicator informs you about the state of the drying process.
Status
1
Diagram
Automatic Switch-off
The drying process starts.
Timed Switch-off
The drying process starts.
2
After 30 seconds.
After 1/5 of time.
3
After 1 minute.
After 2/5 of time.
4
When mean weight loss is 1 mg After 3/5 of time.
per 15 seconds.
5
When mean weight loss is 1 mg After 4/5 of time.
per 30 seconds.
6
When auto-switch-off is reached. The total time is reached.
The result and END is displayed. The result and END is displayed.
Design and Function 13
User guidance
This graphical help guides you through the preparation process. It prompts you by flashing to execute
the next operating step.
User guidance
Status
Basic weighing
Explanation
Load the empty sample pan and execute a tare.
Note
Tare is only possible with closed heating module.
Ready for weighing
Place the sample on the sample pan.
Close heating module
Close heating module.
Ready for start
Start the drying process.
Measurement started,
Close heating module.
while heating module is
still open.
empty
empty
empty
14 Design and Function
Drying and measuring
Drying complete
Taring
Drying process is running.
Drying process is completed.
Taring process is running.
4 Installation and Putting into Operation
4.1 Scope of Delivery
Open the package and remove carefully the instrument and the accessories. Check the completeness
of the delivery. The following accessories are part of the standard equipment of your Moisture Analyz­
er.
●
80 aluminum sample pans
●
1 Sample handler
●
1 Sample pan holder (pan support)
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1 Draft shield
●
1 Specimen sample (circular, absorbent glass fibre filter)
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1 Power cord (country specific)
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1 Spare fuse (country specific)
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1 In use cover
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1 Operating Instructions
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1 Application brochure «Guide to Moisture Analysis»
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1 CD ROM (Installation videos, Operating Instructions, Moisture Guide, SOPs Routine Testing and
further information)
●
1 Declaration of conformity
Remove the packaging from the instrument. Check the instrument for transport damage. Immediately
inform your METTLER TOLEDO representative if you have any complaints or parts are missing.
Note
Store all parts of the packaging. This packaging guarantees the best possible protection for the trans­
port of your instrument.
4.2 Location
Your Moisture Analyzer is a precision instrument. An optimum location guarantees accuracy and
dependability. Make sure that the following environmental conditions are met:
●
Operate the instrument only indoors and at an altitude of less than 4000 m above sea level.
●
Before switching on the instrument, allow all its parts to reach room temperature (+5 to 30°C).
Make sure that the relative humidity is between 20% and 80% and non-condensing conditions
are met.
●
The power plug must be easily accessible.
●
Firm, horizontal location as free from vibrations as possible.
●
Avoid direct sunlight.
●
No excessive temperature fluctuations.
●
No powerful drafts.
●
Surroundings as free from dust as possible.
●
Sufficient clearance around the instrument to allow warm air
to dissipate.
●
Sufficient distance from heat-sensitive materials in the vicinity
of the instrument.
Installation and Putting into Operation 15
WARNING
Substances which contain toxic or caustic components
Toxic gases produced during drying could cause irritations (eyes, Skin, breath­
ing), illness or death.
–
Such substances may be dried only in a fume cupboard.
4.3 Installing the Components
1
Open the heating module.
2
Place the draft shield (1). Only one position is possible.
3
Place the sample pan holder (2). Turn the sample pan hold­
er until it engages in the correct position.
Place the sample pan handler (3).
4
3
2
1
4.4 Connecting to the Mains
WARNING
Risk of electric shock
a) Use only the 3-pin power cord with equipment grounding conductor which
was supplied with your instrument and only an 3-pin grounded outlet
must be used.
b) Only extension cables which meet this relevant standards and also vave
an equipment grounding conductor may be used.
Attention
●
First check whether the voltage printed on the type plate matches your local line voltage. If this is
not the case, on no account connect the instrument to the mains. In this case contact your
METTLER TOLEDO sales representative or dealer.
Two different versions of drying units with country-specific power cable are available (115 V AC
or 230 V AC).
●
The power plug must be always accessible.
●
Before operating, check all cables for damage.
●
Guide the cables so that they cannot become damaged or interfere with the measuring process.
16 Installation and Putting into Operation
–
Connect the power cord to the power supply socket on the
instrument and to the power line outlet.
4.5 Switching the Instrument On and Off
Switching on
1 Connect the instrument to the mains.
2
Press [ ] to switch the instrument on.
3
Allow your instrument to warm up for 60 minutes before performing measurements. The instru­
ment adapts itself to the ambient conditions during this time. When the instrument is in standby
mode, no warming-up time is needed after switching on.
Switching off
– Press [ ] to switch the instrument off into standby.
4.6 Leveling
Exact horizontal positioning and stable installation are prerequisites for repeatable and accurate
results. To compensate for small irregularities or inclinations (±2 %) at the location, the instrument
must be leveled.
For exact horizontal positioning, the instrument has a level indi­
cator (level) and 2 leveling screws. When the air bubble in the
level indicator is exactly in the center, the instrument is standing
perfectly horizontally. To level it, proceed as follows:
1 Position your instrument at the selected location.
2
L
R
Turn the two leveling feet until the air bubble is in the center
of the level indicator.
L = left foot
R = right foot
Air bubble at
Air bubble at
"12 o'clock"
"3 o'clock"
Air bubble at
"6 o'clock"
Air bubble at
"9 o'clock"
turn both feet clockwise
turn left foot clockwise,
right foot counterclock­
wise
turn both feet counter­
clockwise
turn left foot counter­
clockwise, right foot
clockwise
Note
The drying unit should be re-leveled each time its location is
changed.
Installation and Putting into Operation 17
4.7 Adjustments
If you have connected a printer to your instrument and this is activated, on completion of the adjust­
ment an adjustment record will be automatically printed out.
4.7.1 Weight Adjustment
Navigation: [Menu] > MENU > CAL > WEIGH
In this menu item, you can adjust the balance of your instrument.
Attention
●
To obtain accurate results, the balance must be adjusted at the point of use under measuring con­
dition in order to match the gravitational acceleration at its location. The instrument must be con­
nected to the power supply for approximately 60 minutes in order to reach operating temperature
before adjusting. Adjusting is necessary:
• before the instrument is used for the first time.
• after a change of location.
●
We advice you to wait at least 30 minutes after a drying operation (or previous heating module
adjustment) before performing the adjustment.
Note
You can press [
] to stop weight adjustment at any time.
Adjustment procedure
1 Have the required test weight (50 grams) ready.
2
Open the heating module.
3
Remove any load on the sample pan holder including the sample pan.
4
Chose the menu option CAL > WEIGH and press [
5
The instrument tares, the weight icon is displayed and 50.000 g is flashing.
Place the requested test weight in the center of the sample pan holder.
6
The display flashes - - - - - - - .
Remove the test weight when 0.000 g is flashing.
].
The instrument displays successful adjustment with DONE and changes to weighing mode.
18 Installation and Putting into Operation
Sample printout
-- BALANCE ADJUSTMENT -METTLER TOLEDO
Type
HE73
SNR
1234567890
SW
1.00
Weight ID: .............
Weight
50.000 g
External Adj. done
2015.01.01
08:00
Signature: .............
---------- END ---------
4.7.2 Temperature Adjustment
Navigation: [Menu] > MENU > CAL > TEMP
This function allows you to adjust the temperature control of the heating module. The adjustment is
defined by two points, namely 100 °C and 160°C and takes 30 minutes. You need the optional tem­
perature adjustment set for performing this function, see Accessories and Spare Parts. To learn when
an adjustment of the heating module is necessary, see Notes on Adjustment of Balance and Heating
Module (page 49) and Cleaning. We advise you to wait at least 30 minutes after a drying operation
(or previous heating module adjustment) before performing an adjustment.
CAUTION
Danger of burns
After adjustment, the temperature adjustment set and the sample pan handler
can still be hot.
–
Allow them to cool down before you remove them.
Note
You can stop temperature adjustment at any time by opening the heating module.
Adjustment procedure
1
Chose the menu option CAL > TEMP and press [
2
Open the heating module.
].
Installation and Putting into Operation 19
3
Remove the sample pan handler.
4
Remove the sample pan holder.
5
Place the sample pan handler with the inserted temperature
adjustment disc with precision thermometer in the sample
chamber.
6
Close the heating module to start the adjustment process
The heating module is heated to a temperature of 100
°C. You can follow this process on the display. The
instrument now waits 15 minutes until the temperature
adjustment set shows the correct temperature, a repeat­
ed beep is given.
7
Read the temperature adjustment set through the inspection window of the heating module.
8
Enter this temperature using [
] or [
].
9
After entering the value, press [
].
Note
The temperature must be entered within 10 minutes after the start of the beep, otherwise the
adjustment process will be terminated.
The heating module now heats to the second temperature (160 °C).
10 Proceed exactly as you did for the first temperature.
11 Confirm your entry with [
].
The adjustment is at the end when the instrument displays DONE and automatically quits the
menu. The adustment is complete.
12 Open the heating module and allow them to cool down.
13 Remove the sample pan handler with the temperature adjust­
ment disc with precision thermometer.
14 Insert sample pan holder.
The Instrument is ready for measuring.
20 Installation and Putting into Operation
Sample printout
-TEMPERATURE ADJUSTMENTMETTLER TOLEDO
Type
HE73
SNR
1234567890
SW
1.00
Temp. Reference ID:.....
Temp. 100 °C
Temp. 160 °C
Temperature Adj.
101 °C
159 °C
done
2015.01.01
08:00
Signature: .............
---------- END ---------
Installation and Putting into Operation 21
5 Your First Measurement
After you have successfully put your new Moisture Analyzer into operation for the first time, you can
immediately perform your first measurement. In doing so, you will become familiar with the instru­
ment.
Use the supplied specimen sample (absorbent glass fiber filter) for your first measurement to deter­
mine the moisture content. During your first measurement the instrument operates with the factory set­
tings.
The instrument is connected to the mains.
1
To switch on, press [ ].
The instrument performs a self-test. Wait until the dis­
play shows 0.000 g.
Your Moisture Analyzer has a graphical user guidance which
prompts you by flashing to execute the next operating step.
The instrument is connected to the mains and switched on.
The instrument is warmed-up.
2
Open the heating module.
The user guidance prompts you to load the empty sam­
ple pan.
3
Position the empty sample pan in the sample pan handler.
4
Place the sample pan handler in the draft shield. Ensure that
the tongue of the sample pan handler lies exactly in the slot
of the draft shield. The pan must lie flat in the pan holder.
Note
We advise you to work with the sample pan handler at all
times. The pan handler is ergonomic, safe and provides pro­
tection against burns due to the hot sample pan.
5
Close the heating module.
The balance starts to tare automatically and is set to
zero.
The user guidance prompts you to add the sample to the
sample pan.
22 Your First Measurement
6
Open the heating module.
7
Place the provided specimen sample (absorbent glass fibre
filter) in the sample pan.
8
Wet the specimen sample with a few drops of water, so that
the displayed weight is at least 0.5 grams (required mini­
mum weight of sample)
Note
The drying process cannot start until the minimum sample
weight has been reached.
The user guidance indicates that you can close the heat­
ing module.
9
Close the heating module.
The drying and measuring process starts automatically.
You can follow the measurement progress on the dis­
play:
– state of the drying progress (progress indicator).
– current temperature in the sample chamber.
– elapsed time since the start of the measurement
process.
– current result in the chosen display mode.
Note
If the heating module is opened during measurement
process, the heating will stop and the program will
abort.
Your First Measurement 23
The measurement process is completed.
10 Read the final result on the display. If a printer is connected,
press [ ] to print the result (if auto printing is not activat­
ed).
Remove sample
CAUTION
Danger of burns
Sample, sample pan and sample pan holder may still be hot.
1
Open the heating module.
2
Carefully remove the sample handler from the sample cham­
ber.
To remove the sample pan from the handler, lift the pan
slightly from below and pull it sideways out of the handler. If
you no longer need the sample and the pan, you can simply
tilt the handler until the pan slides out.
3
Congratulations!
You have just performed your first measurement with your new Moisture Analyzer. In the following
sections you will find more information about the functions of this instrument.
24 Your First Measurement
6 User Menu
–
Press [
Level 1
METH.A
] to enter user menu.
Level 2
Level 3
PROG
STD
RAPID
TEMP
SOC
AUTO
TIMED
FREE
ST.MOD
AUTO
MAN.
DISP.U
UNIT MC
UNIT DC
UNIT AM
UNIT AD
UNIT g
METH.B
CAL
S.CAL
70
100
130
160
WEIGH
TEMP
PRINT
ON
OFF
P.INT
OFF
00:30
01:00
02:00
05:00
Explanation
Defines the method.
Defines the drying program.
Drying mode: Standard (Factory setting)
Drying mode: Rapid
50 - approx. 200 °C (105 Factory setting)
Switch-off criterion
Switch-off is based on a weight loss per unit of time.
(Factory setting)
Switch-off is based on a preset time.
Switch-off is based on 1 mg/10 s - 1 mg/140 s.
Start Mode
Automatic start mode (Factory setting)
Manual start mode
Displays/Defines the unit displayed
same as METH.A
Adjustments (calibration)
Activates the SmartCal test.
Temperature in °C
Activates weight adjustment.
Activates temperature adjustment.
Defines auto printing
Auto print is activated. (Factory setting)
Auto print is inactivated.
The Interval printing simulates a [ ] key press briefly
according to the settings. The interval printing starts
when the drying process starts and stops when the
switch-off criterion is reached.
Disables interval printing. (Factory setting)
Interval time in minutes
User Menu 25
Level 1
DATE
Level 2
Level 3
YEAR
MONTH
DAY
TIME
XXXX
XX
XX
XX:XX
RS232
BAUD
1200
2400
4800
9600
19200
38400
BIT.P
8-N
7-N
7-E
7-O
7-M
7-S
STOP.B
1BIT
2BITS
HAND.S
NONE
SW
HW
E.O.L.
CR.LF
CR
LF
26 User Menu
Explanation
Defines the actual date.
Range 2000 - 2099 (2015 Factory setting)
Range 01 - 12 (01 Factory setting)
Range 01 - 31 (01 Factory setting)
Range 00:00 - 23:59 (08:00 Factory setting)
Defines the RS232 interface for connecting to a
peripheral device e.g. printer or PC. Character set is
IBM/DOS. Auto baud rate is supported.
Defines the speed of the data transmission (data
transfer rate / baud rate)
(Factory setting)
Defines Bit/Parity
8 data bits/no parity (Factory setting)
7 data bits/no parity
7data bits/even parity
7 data bits/odd parity
7 data bits/mark parity
7 data bits/space parity
Defines the stop bits
1 Stop bit (Factory setting)
2 Stop bits
Defines the type of flow control (handshake)
No handshake
Xon/Xoff (Factory setting)
RTS/CTS
End of Line character
<CR><LF> Carriage Return followed by Line feed
(ASCII-Codes 013+010) (Factory setting)
<CR> Carriage Return (ASCII-Code 013)
<LF> Line feed (ASCII-Code 010)
7 Method Definition
A method contains all settings for measuring the moisture content of a particular sample (substance).
Each of the leys [ ] and [ ] can be allocated to one method. The optimal setting of parameters and
the drying time depends on the type and size of the sample and the desired accuracy of the measure­
ment result. The exact parameters can only be determined experimentally, see How to Obtain Best
Results (page 49).
You will find more information about defining methods in the delivered application brochure «Guide to
Moisture Analysis».
For a method definition, the following parameters can be set:
●
Drying program, see Setting the Drying Program (page 27)
●
Drying temperature, see Setting the Temperature (page 27)
●
Switch-off criterion, see Setting the Switch-off Criterion (page 27)
●
Display mode, see Setting the Display Mode (page 28)
●
Start Mode, see Setting the Start Mode (page 28)
●
SmartCal, see SmartCal test (page 30)
7.1 Setting the Drying Program
Navigation: [Menu] > MENU > PROG
There are two selections:
Standard drying
Navigation: [Menu] > MENU > PROG > STD
This drying program is suitable for most samples. The sample is heated to the dry­
ing temperature. (Factory setting)
Rapid drying
Navigation: [Menu] > MENU > PROG > RAPID
This drying program is primarily suitable for samples with a moisture content over
30%. Following the start, to compensate for the cooling due to vaporization and
accelerate the drying process, the selected temperature is exceeded by 40% for
3 minutes (however, is possible up to maximum temperature, see Technical Data).
The drying temperature is then lowered to the set value and maintained.
7.2 Setting the Temperature
This setting defines the drying temperature.
Press [ ] in basic weighing.
●
Factory setting: 105 °C
●
Setting range: see Technical Data
7.3 Setting the Switch-off Criterion
The switch-off criterion defines when the instrument should end the drying process.
Navigation: [Menu] > METH.A or METH.B > SOC
AUTO
This setting is suitable for most kind of samples. Switch-off is based on a weight
loss per unit of time. (Factory setting)
Method Definition 27
TIMED
Switch-off is based on a preset time.
1 up to 120 minutes are possible in steps of 10 seconds. (The time increases or
] or [
].
decreases by pressing and holding [
FREE
Switch-off is based on 1 mg weight loss per unit of time.
[1 mg/10 s - 1 mg/140 s]
7.4 Setting the Start Mode
The start mode defines whether the drying should be started automatically or manually.
Navigation: [Menu] > METH.A or METH.B > ST.MOD
There are two selections :
AUTO
MAN.
This setting is suitable to tare, determine the initial (wet) weight and begin drying
when the heating module is closed automatically. (Factory setting)
Drying does not start automatically when the heating module is closed. When
the key [ ] is pressed the initial (wet) weight, which is important for determin­
ing the moisture content, is recorded. Drying only begins when the heating mod­
ule is subsequently closed. We recommend manual start mode for samples
which contain highly volatile substances.
7.5 Setting the Display Mode
The display mode defines the type of value for displaying and printing.
Navigation: [Menu] > METH.A or METH.B > DISP.U
The following types are available:
%MC
%DC
%AM
%AD
g
Moisture Content (calculated value)
Dry Content (calculated value)
ATRO Moisture Content (calculated value)
ATRO Dry Content (wet weight, calculated value)
Weight in grams
Note
Calculated values are indicated with an asterisk in the display.
Detailed information
g – Weight in Grams
The weight of the sample is displayed (and printed out) in grams.
With this setting, the Moisture Analyzer is used as a precision
balance.
During the measurement current weight is constantly displayed in
grams.
28 Method Definition
%MC – Moisture Content
The moisture content of the sample is displayed (and printed out)
as a percentage of the wet weight (WW = initial weight = 100 %).
This is the factory setting.
WW
During the measurement the value is constantly displayed in per­
cent. The measured value is marked by "%MC" (Moisture Content, Before drying
e.g. 11.35 %MC) also for the printed results.
MC = WW – DW
WW
MC
DW
After drying
· 100 %
MC = Moisture Content [0…100 %]
WW = wet weight
DW = dry weight
%DC – Dry Content
The dry content of the sample is displayed (and printed out) as a
percentage of the wet weight (WW = initial weight = 100 %).
During the measurement the value is constantly displayed in per­
cent. The measured value is marked by "%DC" (Dry Content, e.g.
88.65 %DC) also for the printed results.
DC =
DW
WW
Before drying
After drying
Before drying
After drying
· 100 %
DC = dry content [100…0 %]
WW = wet weight
DW = dry weight
%AM – ATRO Moisture Content 1)
The moisture content of the sample is displayed (and printed out)
as a percentage of the dry weight (DW = final weight = 100 %)
During the measurement the value is constantly displayed in per­
cent. The measured value is marked by "%AM" (ATRO Moisture
Content, e.g. 255.33 %AM) also for the printed results.
AM =
WW – DW
DW
· 100 %
AM = ATRO moisture content [0…1000 %]
WW = wet weight
DW = dry weight
Method Definition 29
%AD – ATRO Dry Content (Wet weight)1)
The wet weight of the sample is displayed (and printed out) as a
percentage of the dry weight (DW = final weight = 100 %)
During the measurement the value is constantly displayed in per­
cent. The measured value is marked by "%AD" (ATRO Dry Content,
Before drying
e.g. 312.56 %AD) also for the printed results..
AD =
WW
DW
After drying
· 100 %
AD = ATRO dry content [100…1000 %]
WW = wet weight
DW = dry weight
1) Comment on the ATRO display mode
If the current measured value in the ATRO display mode is greater or less than the predefined limit val­
ue (i.e. greater than 999.99 %AD or less than –999.99 %AM), the ATRO result values are limited to
999.99%.
7.6 SmartCal test
What is SmartCal™?
Proper operation of the Halogen Moisture Analyzer can be quickly verified with a SmartCal test. Smart­
Cal is a granular test material with a defined moisture value after a specified time at a defined drying
temperature.
SmartCal is available for four test temperatures. There are control limits for each test temperature. If the
measured and normalized moisture value is within the control limits, the instrument has passed the
functional test. If value is outside the control limits, there may be a problem with the instrument or the
test conditions may not have been met.
Test temperatures and control limits
cSmartCal (certified) and SmartCal can be used for testing at any temperature between 70 °C and
230 °C. METTLER TOLEDO provides established control limits for testing at 70 °C, 100 °C, 130 °C
and 160 °C.
Select the temperature closest to the drying temperature normally used.
Temperature
70 °C
100 °C
130 °C
160 °C
cSmartCal™
3.3 - 4.3 %MCN
5.3 - 6.3 %MCN
7.5 - 8.7 %MCN
10.0 - 11.6 %MCN
SmartCal™
3.2 - 4.4%MCN
5.2 - 6.4 %MCN
7.4 - 8.8 %MCN
9.9 - 11.7 %MCN
MCN = Normalized moisture content (Calculated value in consideration of temperature and humidity)
Note about using SmartCal
●
Store SmartCal at room temperature.
●
Do not open the blister pack before use.
●
Shelf life: The expiry date is printed on the blister pack and on the stick (e.g. Exp08.2013).
●
Disposal: Can be disposed of as normal waste. Observe local and national environmental regula­
tions.
Additional information on using SmartCal, e.g. SmartCal user guide, see
u www.mt.com/smartcal
30 Method Definition
Performing SmartCal test
This setting is a predefined method for a SmartCal measurement.
1
Tap in the menu CAL > S.CAL.
2
Insert empty aluminum sample pan and close the heating module.
3
Moisture analyzer starts taring automatically.
If you press [ ] or [ ] or [ ] the SmartCal start up stops.
Insert the SmartCal substance and close the heating module.
Moisture analyzer starts heating automatically.
If you press [ ] the SmartCal measurement stops.
After finishing the moisture analyzer returns to the previous activated method.
Method Definition 31
8 Performing a Measurement
You are now familiar with the method parameters of your instrument and have defined your own
method for your samples. The instrument is now ready for the determination of the moisture content of
your own samples. In this section you will learn how to perform measurements, print the measure­
ment result and stop the measurement process.
The instrument is connected to the mains and switched on.
The instrument is warmed-up.
1
Open the heating module.
The user guidance prompts you to load the empty sam­
ple pan.
2
Position the empty sample pan in the sample pan handler.
3
Place the sample pan handler in the draft shield. Ensure that
the tongue of the sample pan handler iies exactly in the slot
of the draft shield. The pan must lie flat in the pan holder.
Note
We advise you to work with the sample pan handler at all
times. The pan handler is ergonomic, safe and provides pro­
tection against burns due to the hot sample pan.
4
Close the heating module.
The balance starts to tare automatically and is set to
zero.
The user guidance prompts you to add the sample to the
sample pan.
5
Open the heating module.
32 Performing a Measurement
6
Add the sample to the sample pan. Ensure that the sample is
distributed evenly to optain good analysis results.
Note
The minimum sample weight required is 0.5 g. To obtain the
best possible reproducibility of results, the sample quantity
weighed in should be similar as possible (e.g. within a tar­
get weight tolerance of approximately 10%)
The user guidance indicates that you can now start the
drying process.
7
Close the heating module.
The drying and measuring process starts automatically.
You can follow the measurement progress on the dis­
play:
– state of the drying progress (progress indicator).
– current temperature in the sample chamber.
– elapsed time since the start of the measurement
process.
– current result in the chosen display mode.
Note
If the heating module is opened during measurement
process, the heating will stop and the program will
abort.
The measurement process is completed.
8
Read the final result on the display. If a printer is connected,
press [ ] to print the result (if autoprinting is not activated).
Remove sample
CAUTION
Danger of burns
Sample, sample pan and sample pan holder may still be hot.
Performing a Measurement 33
1
Open the heating module.
2
Carefully remove the sample handler from the sample cham­
ber.
If you do not wish to perform another measurement, press
[ ] to switch the instrument off and close the heating mod­
ule.
3
Stop measurement
When [Stop] is pressed, the measurement is aborted, display shows ABORT.
Sample printout
-MOISTURE DETERMINATIONMETTLER TOLEDO
Type
HE73
SNR
1234567890
SW
1.00
Method A:
Drying Prog
Standard
Drying Temp.
100 °C
Switch-off
Timed
Time
10:30 min
Start Mode
auto
Display mode
%MC
Start weight
2.345 g
Total Time
Dry Weigh
End Result
10:30 min
1.934 g
17.53 %MC
2015.01.01
08:00
Comment: ...............
Signature: .............
---------- END ---------
34 Performing a Measurement
9 Maintenance
WARNING
Risk of electric shock
– The instrument must be disconnected from the power supply, before cleaning
or other maintenance work to be performed.
– Use only the power cord from METTLER TOLEDO, if it needs replacing.
Note
●
The thermal overload protection can not be reset by the user.
●
The halogen lamp can not be replaced by the user.
In such cases, contact your METTLER TOLEDO representative.
For weight and temperature adjustments see Adjustments.
9.1 Cleaning
CAUTION
Danger of burns
The interior parts of the heating module as well as the parts in the sample
chamber could be very hot.
–
Wait until the heating module has cooled down completely.
To obtain precise measurement results, we recommend you to clean the temperature sensor and the
protective glass of the halogen lamp regularly. The air inlet of the fan is located at the rear of the
instrument and its exterior should be cleaned from time to time to free it from any dust deposits. The
draft shield and sample pan holder can be removed for cleaning. See Chapter Overview for the loca­
tion of the parts. Please note the following directions for cleaning your instrument.
General
Your Moisture Analyzer is made from high quality, resistant materials and can therefore be cleaned
with a commercially available, mild cleaning agent e.g. isopropanol.
Attention
●
Use a lint-free cloth for cleaning.
●
Do not use wet, but only damp cloth for cleaning.
●
Ensure that no liquids enters the interior of the instrument.
●
Clean the exterior of the heating module with a mild cleaning agent although the housing is
extremely rugged and resistant to solvents.
●
On no account use cleaning agents, which contain solvents or abrasive ingredients, as this can
result in damage to the operation panel overlay.
●
Never open the housing of the instrument – it contains no components, which can be cleaned,
repaired or replaced by the user.
Maintenance 35
Cleaning temperature sensor and protective glass
1
Open the heating module (1).
2
Check the protective glass (2) and
the temperature sensor (3) if they
need to be cleaned.
If the protective glass (2) appears
dirty, clean the surface using a
commercial glass cleaner.
If the temperature sensor (3) is
dirty, clean using a mild cleaning
agent.
3
4
1
2
3
Removing glass for cleaning inside
If cleaning behind the glass or the backside of the glass is needed, the reflector ring (glass holder)
with the protective glass must be removed.
1
2
3
4
5
Remove carfully the four screws
(1) as shown.
Remove the reflector ring (2)
(glass holder) with the protective
glass (3).
Put the glass (3) on a flat surface
and clean with a commercial glass
cleaner on both sides.
Clean the temperature sensor (4)
with a mild cleaning agent.
Reassemble after cleaning.
Note
Make sure that the glass opening is
face down.
4
3
2
1
Attention
Do not touch the lamp with your fin­
gers. If it happened, clean the lamp
carefully with e.g. isopropanol.
Note
After the temperature sensor or the protective glass have been cleaned, we recommend to adjust the
heating module using the temperature adjustment kit, see Temperature Adjustment (page 19).
36 Maintenance
9.2 Replacing power line fuse
CAUTION
Safety risk or damage of the instrument
Do not use a fuse of a different type or rated value, or short out (bridge) the
fuse, because this can put your safety at risk and damage the instrument!
If the display of your terminal remains dark after switching on, in all probability the power line fuse is
blown.
The power line fuse is located on the back of the drying unit. To change this fuse, proceed as follows:
1
Pull out the power cord.
2
3
Unlock the fuse holder by turning counterclockwise using a
suitable tool e.g. screwdriver.
Pull it out.
4
Remove the fuse and check its condition.
5
If the fuse is blown, replace the fuse with one of the same
type and the same rated value:
for 115 V: 5 x 20 mm, F6.3AL250V (6.3 A , fast-acting,
low-breaking capacity)
for 230 V: 5 x 20 mm, F2.5AL250V (2.5 A, fast-acting, lowbreaking capacity)
Insert the fuse holder and lock it by turning clockwise.
6
9.3 Disposal
In conformance with the European Directive 2002/96/EC on Waste Electrical and
Electronic Equipment (WEEE) this device may not be disposed of in domestic waste.
This also applies to countries outside the EU, per their specific requirements.
Please dispose of this product in accordance with local regulations at the collecting
point specified for electrical and electronic equipment. If you have any questions,
please contact the responsible authority or the distributor from which you purchased
this device. Should this device be passed on to other parties (for private or profession­
al use), the content of this regulation must also be related.
Thank you for your contribution to environmental protection.
Maintenance 37
10 Troubleshooting
10.1 Error Messages
Error messages in the display draw your attention to incorrect operation or that the instrument could
not execute a procedure properly.
Message on
Display
Beeper mes­ Cause
Rectification
sage
no
Overload – The weight on the pan – Reduce the weight of the
exceeds the weighing capacity of
sample.
the balance.
no
Underload – Sample pan holder
– Insert sample pan holder.
is missing.
If needed, reboot the system
by disconnecting and con­
necting to the mains.
no
0.000 g
Weight display flashes / Out of
–
zero range – When the instrument
was switched on or upon zeroing,
one or more limits were exceed­
ed. The usual reason for this
message to appear is when there
is a weight on the weighing pan
when the balance is switched on.
No tare executed or measurement –
started with open heating module.
Remove the weight.
Date lost - happens if moisture
–
analyzer is powered off more than
a week.
Missing tare weight
–
Set the date in the menu.
No stability during adjustment or
during taring or getting the initial
sample weight with closed heat­
ing module.
Ensure ambient conditions
and an optimum location.
Take care that no part of the
sample or the sample pan
touches the draft shield or the
sample pan handler.
Ensure that the sample pan
holder is correctly installed
as well as not defect.
Highly volatile substances in
the sample also prevent a
stable weighing result being
detected since the sample is
continuously losing weight.
1
2
3
4
38 Troubleshooting
Close heating module.
Tare empty pan and load
pan with sample before start­
ing the drying.
Message on
Display
Beeper mes­ Cause
sage
Wrong adjustment weight on the
pan.
Either no weight, or the wrong
weight, has been placed on the
sample pan during adjustment.
(This message is also displayed
if you do not remove the weight
when prompted to do so by the
instrument.)
Sample weight out of tolerance.
ERR.11
ERR.12
ERR.13
ERR.14
ERR.15
ERR.16
ERR.17
Temperature entry missing.
The temperature adjustment was
aborted due to lack of input
(timeout).
The current detected temperature
is higher that the target tempera­
ture.
Over heating – the heating mod­
ule exceeds the maximum tem­
perature.
Rectification
–
Repeat the adjustment
process and load the
required adjustment weight.
–
Enlarge or reduce the sample
weight. The acceptable range
of the sample weight is 0.5 g
to 54 g.
–
Repeat the temperature
adjustment.
–
Wait until heating module
has cooled down.
1
Wait until heating module
has cooled down.
If the error still occurs, please
contact METTLER TOLEDO
representative.
2
Wrong cell data.
Please contact METTLER TOLEDO
representative.
Program memory is defective.
Please contact METTLER TOLEDO
representative.
Temperature sensor of load cell is Please contact METTLER TOLEDO
defective.
representative.
Temperature sensor of heating
Please contact METTLER TOLEDO
module is defective.
representative.
Wrong load cell brand.
Please contact METTLER TOLEDO
representative.
Wrong type data set.
Please contact METTLER TOLEDO
representative.
Legend
Non-critical error
Quick beep for three times
Critical error
Quick beep repeatedly
Urgent error
Long beep repeatedly
Troubleshooting 39
10.2 What to Do if…
Symptom
Display remains dark after
switching on
Keys and buttons do not
respond
Printer that is connected
does not print
Incorrect characters are
printed
Measurement takes too long
Instrument does not heat
after the start
40 Troubleshooting
Countermeasure
● Ensure that the instrument is connected to the power supply and
the power is on.
●
Check the power line fuse and replace if necessary, see Replac­
ing power line fuse (page 37).
●
If the problem persists, contact a METTLER TOLEDO representa­
tive.
●
Reboot the system by disconnecting and connecting to the
mains.
●
If the problem persists, contact a METTLER TOLEDO representa­
tive.
●
Ensure that the printer is properly connected.
●
Ensure that the printer is on and enabled in the menu. See User
Menu (page 25)
●
Check the printer settings.
●
Change the bit/parity setting of the printer and the instrument to
8/NO.
●
Check if both instruments have the same baud rate setting, see
User Menu (page 25).
●
You have defined an unsuitable switch-off criterion, see Method
Definition (page 27).
●
An excessive amount of sample can also be the cause of slow
drying, likewise samples which tend to form a skin which hinders
vaporization. Perform a measurement at higher temperature.
●
Enlarge the surface of the sample, e.g. by crushing or grinding.
●
Use absorbent glass fiber filters for liquids.
●
If the sample is very temperature sensitive and decomposes,
reduce the temperature.
●
If measuring is unstable, check correct positioning of pan, sam­
ple handler, sample, draft shield or sample holder.
●
Ensure that the heating module is closed.
●
Halogen lamp is defective or the heating module is overheated
and the thermal overload protection has switched off the heating.
In this case, contact your METTLER TOLEDO representative.
Symptom
Measurement results are not
repeatable
Countermeasure
● Support on which the instrument is standing is not sufficiently
stable. Use a stable support.
●
Surroundings are very unstable (e.g. vibrations, air draft, humidi­
ty). Provide better environmental conditions.
●
Sample has more or less moisture between sampling and start­
ing the drying process.
●
Sample is not evenly dispersed on the pan.
●
Start weight has not always the same value.
●
Samples are not homogeneous, i.e. they have different composi­
tions. The more inhomogeneous a sample, the larger the amount
of sample needed to obtain a repeatable result.
●
Sample does not become completely dry (e.g. awing to skin for­
mation). Dry the sample with the aid of glass fiber discs.
●
Selected temperature is too high and the sample has oxidized or
decomposed. Lower the drying temperature.
●
Sample boils and the splashed drops continuously change the
weight. Lower the drying temperature.
●
Granulation is not homogeneous or too large.
●
Insufficient heating power because the protective glass of the
halogen lamp is dirty. Clean the protective glass, see Cleaning.
●
Temperature sensor is contaminated or faulty. Clean the tempera­
ture sensor, see Cleaning.
●
If the problem persists, contact a METTLER TOLEDO representa­
tive.
Troubleshooting 41
11 Technical Data
11.1 General Technical Data
Heating module
Heating Module
Temperature range
Temperature programs
Halogen ring-shaped radiator
50–200 °C
standard, rapid
Balance
Maximum capacity
Readability
Minimum sample weight
Adjustment
71 g
0.001 g
0.5 g
External weight
Moisture Content
Readability
Repeatability (sd)
with 2 g sample
Repeatability (sd)
with 10 g sample
0.01%
max. 0.15%
max. 0.05%
Materials
Heating module
Housing
Inspection window grill
Protective glass
Halogen lamp
Reflector
Reflector bracket
Draft shield, interior bottom plate
Plastic, PBT, Crastin SO653-GB20
Plastic, PPS A504X90 (UL94-V0)
Glass ceramics
Quartz glass
Stainless steel, X2CrNiMo17-2 (1.4404)
Plastic, PPS A504X90 (UL94-V0)
Stainless steel, X2CrNiMo17-2 (1.4404)
Protection and Standards
Overvoltage category
Degree of pollution
Standards for safety and EMC
Range of application
II
2
see Declaration of Conformity (part of standard equipment)
for use in dry interior rooms
Environmental Conditions
Height above sea level
Ambient temperature range
up to 4000 m
Operation:
+10 °C to 30 °C
(operability guaranteed 5 °C to 40 °C)
Relative air humidity
Storage:
-20 °C to +60 °C
Operation:
10% to 80% up to 31 °C, linearly decreasing to 50 % at
40 °C, noncondensing
Warm-up time
Storage:
20% to 80%
At least 60 minutes after connecting the instrument to the
power supply; when switched on from standby, the instru­
ment is ready for operation immediately.
42 Technical Data
Power Supply
115 V AC Version
230 V AC Version
Voltage fluctuations
Power load radiator
Power line fuse
115 V:
230 V:
100 V–120 V AC, 50/60 Hz, 4 A
200 V–240 V AC, 50/60 Hz, 2 A
-15%+10%
max. 400 W during drying process
5 x 20 mm, F6.3AL250V (6.3 A, fast-acting, low-breaking
capacity)
5 x 20 mm, F2.5AL250V (2.5 A, fast-acting, low-breaking
capacity)
Interfaces
1 x RS232C (9-pin socket)
Hardware
Leveling
2 leveling screws,
Level indicator
Sample pan
Ø 90 mm
Maximum height of sample
25 mm
Thermal overload protection
Bimetallic-element switch in heating module
Dimensions with the heating mod­ 183 x 161 x 334 mm
ule closed (w x h x d)
See Dimensions (page 44)
Weight
4.1 kg
Technical Data 43
11.2 Dimensions
101
161
341
All dimensions in mm
219
99
334
44 Technical Data
183
144
349
11.3 Interface Specification
RS232C
Schematic
Item
Interface type
DATA
RxD
TxD
IN
OUT
Max. cable length
Signal level
GND
5
1
9
Connector
Operating mode
HAND
SHAKE Transmission
CTS
mode
IN
RTS
Transmission
OUT
code
Baud rates
POWER
SUPPLY Bits/parity
+12V
Stop bits
OUT
Handshake
6
Power supply for
optional devices
Specification
Voltage interface according to EIA
RS-232C/DIN66020 CCITT V24/V.28)
15 m
Outputs:
+5 V … +15 V (RL = 3–7 kΩ)
–5 V … –15 V (RL = 3–7 kΩ)
Inputs:
+3 V … +25 V
–3 V … -25 V
Sub-D, 9-pole, female
Full duplex
Bit-serial, asynchronous
ASCII
see setting options
see setting options
see setting options
None, XON/XOFF, RTS/CTS (software
selectable)
+ 12 V, max 150 mA (only if pin 1 is con­
nected to Ground)
11.4 MT-SICS Interface Commands and Functions
Many of the instruments and balances used have to be capable of integration in a complex computer
or data acquisition system.
To enable you to integrate balances in your system in a simple manner and utilize their capabilities to
the full, most balance functions are also available as appropriate commands via the data interface.
All new METTLER TOLEDO balances launched on the market support the standardized command set
"METTLER TOLEDO Standard Interface Command Set" (MT-SICS). The commands available depending
on the functionality of the balance.
For further information please refer to the Reference Manual MT-SICS downloadable from the Internet
under
u www.mettler-toledo-support.com
Technical Data 45
12 Accessories and Spare Parts
Description
Part No.
Power supplies
Country-specific 3-Pin power cable with grounding con­
ductor.
Power cable AU
Power cable BR
Power cable CH
Power cable CN
Power cable DK
Power cable EU
Power cable GB
Power cable IL
Power cable IN
Power cable IT
Power cable JP
Power cable TH, PE
Power cable US
Power cable ZA
00088751
30015268
00087920
30047293
00087452
00087925
00089405
00225297
11600569
00087457
11107881
11107880
00088668
00089728
Cables for RS232C interface
RS9 – RS9 (m/f): connection cable for PC, length = 1 m
11101051
RS232 - USB converter cable – Cable with converter to
connect a balance (RS232) to a USB port
64088427
RS-P25 printer with RS232C connection to instrument
Paper roll, set of 5 pcs
Paper roll, self-adhesive, set of 3 pcs
Ribbon cartridge, black, set of 2 pcs
11124300
00072456
11600388
00065975
Aluminum sample pan, HA-D90, set of 80 pcs
00013865
Printers
Sample Pans
46 Accessories and Spare Parts
Professional aluminum sample pan, extra strong, set of
80 pcs
11113863
Stainless steel reusable sample pan 6 mm, DA-DR1, set
of 3 pcs
00214462
Textile weighing pan HA-CAGE, 1 pcs
00214695
Adjustment / Test Parts
Adjustment weight, 50 g (F1)
11119460
Temperature adjustment kit HE-TCC, certified
30134141
Temperature adjustment kit HE-TC
30134140
In use cover
30209145
Glass fiber filter (for Liquids), set of 100 pcs
00214464
Certific
thermomate of
eter
80100 120
140
60
160
180
40
∞
C
Certific
thermomate of
eter
80100 120
140
60
160
180
40
∞
C
Miscellaneous
Accessories and Spare Parts 47
Description
Part No.
Spare Parts
Sample pan handler
30104816
Sample pan holder
00214642
Draft Shield
30104817
Reflector ring
30104847
Protective Glass
30104845
Leveling feet (2 pcs)
30104835
48 Accessories and Spare Parts
13 Appendix
13.1 How to Obtain Best Results
In this section you will find important information on how to obtain optimum results. You will discover
which parameters influence the measurement process and how you can optimize the settings of your
instrument to achieve the best measurement results.
13.1.1 Measurement Principle of Halogen Moisture Analyzer
Your instrument performs measurements based on the thermogravimetric principle, i.e. the moisture
is determined from the weight loss of a sample dried by heating.
120 °C
In principle, your instrument thus comprises two instruments: An
analytical balance and a heating module. In contrast to other
thermogravimetric methods (drying oven, infrared, microwave),
the Halogen Moisture Analyzer operates with halogen heating
technology. This ensures fast heating of the sample and thus
guarantees rapid availability of the measurement results.
Irrespective of the measurement method, a correct preparation of the sample and the correct choice of
the following measurement parameters improve the quality of the measurement result:
●
Sample size
●
Drying temperature
●
Switch-off mode
●
Drying time
Attention
Inappropriate setting of these parameters can cause the results to be incorrect or misleading. For this
reason, check that the results for each type of sample are what might reasonably be expected.
You will find detailed information on the relationships between these parameters in the delivered appli­
cation brochure «Guide to Moisture Analysis».
In practice not only the quality of the measurement results, but also the speed of the measurement
process is important. Thanks to its drying principle (heat generated by a halogen radiator), the Halo­
gen Moisture Analyzer is very fast. You can increase the speed even further through optimum setting of
the instrument, e.g. using the drying program «Rapid».
The optimum drying temperature and the drying time are dependent on the nature and size of the sam­
ple and on the desired accuracy of the measurement results. These can be determined only by experi­
ment.
13.1.2 Notes on Adjustment of Balance and Heating Module
The instrument can be adjusted using appropriate accessories.
A Moisture Analyzer is typically used in place of or in addition to the drying oven method. In an oven
heat energy is transferred by the flow of air, which establishes an equilibrium between the sample tem­
perature and the ambient temperature. This is not the case in a Moisture Analyzer. The actual sample
temperature primarily depends on the specific absorption properties of the sample (dark samples
absorb more heat), which can change during the measurement process. There can also be differences
between the temperature at the surface of the sample and the temperature inside the sample. The heat
output is therefore not dependent on the true sample temperature but instead is regulated by a temper­
ature sensor underneath the halogen heating module.
For the reasons explained above, the sample temperature will be slightly different than the temperature
shown on the instrument display. By regularly testing or adjusting the drying unit, you will ensure a
consistent and reproducible heat output for the entire lifetime of your instrument.
Appendix 49
Note:
●
METTLER TOLEDO offers an adjustment service – please contact your METTLER TOLEDO represen­
tative.
●
We recommend to adjust the instrument exclusively under operating conditions.
●
After the temperature sensor or the protective glass have been cleaned, we recommend adjusting
the heating module using the temperature adjustment kit, see Accessories and Spare Parts. For
the procedure for testing or adjusting the drying unit (balance/heating module), see Test/Adjust.
13.1.3 Optimum Sample Preparation
Preparation of the sample is decisive for the speed of the measurement process and the quality of the
measurement results.
Note:
Basic rules for the preparation of your sample:
The amount of sample you select should be as small as possible and only as large as necessary.
Excessive amounts of sample require more time for drying and thus prolong the measurement
process. If the amount of sample is too small, the measurement result may possibly not be represen­
tative of the true moisture content. The following always holds: The greater the inhomogeneity of the
sample, the larger the amount of sample needed to obtain a repeatable result .
Distribute the sample evenly over the sample pan
You thus increase the surface area of the sample and facilitate heat absorption. The base of the pan
should be evenly covered.
With liquid, fat-containing, melting and highly reflecting samples, you should use the sample with the
glass fiber filter available as optional equipment, see Accessories and Spare Parts. This also applies
to samples which form a skin on their surface when heated. The glass fiber filter ensures even and
rapid heat distribution and prevents the formation of a skin on the sample surface.
13.1.4 Further Information on Moisture Determination
You will find further information on the moisture determination, the importance of the parameters and
the preparation of the samples in the delivered application brochure «Guide to Moisture Analysis» deal­
ing with moisture determination, see Accessories and Spare Parts.
Useful tips and a variety of example methods (comparison between Halogen Moisture Analyzer results
and the oven drying method) can be downloaded from:
u www.mt.com/moisture
If you require information on specific applications, your METTLER TOLEDO Customer Service will be
pleased to help you.
Attention
Moisture determination applications must be optimized and validated by the user according to local
regulations. Application-specific data provided by METTLER TOLEDO is intended for guidance only.
50 Appendix
P
Index
Parameter
Power line fuse
Power supply
Printout
Progress indicator
A
Accessories
46
Cleaning
35
Dimensions
Disposal
Drying mode
Drying program
Rapid
Standard
44
37
12
27
27
27
Error messages
38
C
D
Protective clothing
R
F
22
37, 43
G
General safety information
6
I
Intended Use
Interface
MT-SICS
Introduction
6
43, 45
45
5
K
Keys
11
Leveling
Location
17
15
Rapid drying
Replace
Power line fuse
RS232C
27
Safety Information
Intended use
Protective clothing
Signal words
Staff safety
Warning Symbols
Sample preparation
Selecting the location
Settings
Display Mode
Drying program
Start mode
Switch-off criterion
Temperature
Signal words
SmartCal
General
Spare parts
Staff Safety
Standard drying
Start mode
Switch-off criterion
6
6
7
6
7
6
50
15
27
28
27
28
27
27
6
Technical data
Temperature
Thermogravimetric
Troublesooting
42
27
49
38
37
45
S
E
First measurement
Fuse
27
37
43
33
12, 13, 23,
33
7
L
30
48
7
27
28
27
T
M
Maintenance
Cleaning
Power line fuse
Measurement
First
Performing
Measurement principle
Menu
Method definition
Methods
MT-SICS
35
35
37
22
32
49
25
27
27
45
U
User guidance
User menu
Settings
W
Warning Symbols
O
Operation keys
12, 14, 22,
33
25
25
6
11
Index 51
GWP®
Good Weighing Practice™
GWP® is the global weighing standard, ensuring consistent accuracy
of weighing processes, applicable to all equipment from any manufacturer. It helps to:
• Choose the appropriate balance or scale
• Calibrate and operate your weighing equipment with security
• Comply with quality and compliance standards in laboratory and
manufacturing
www.mt.com/GWP
www.mt.com/moisture
For more information
Mettler-Toledo AG, Laboratory Weighing
CH-8606 Greifensee, Switzerland
Tel. +41 (0)44 944 22 11
Fax +41 (0)44 944 30 60
www.mt.com
Subject to technical changes.
© Mettler-Toledo AG 12/2014
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