User Manual
Moisture Analyzer
HE53
Overview Heating Module
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Legend
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Heating module
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Handles for opening heating module
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Protective glass
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Reflector
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Temperature sensor
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Temperature overload protection
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Halogen lamp
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Sample chamber
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Sample pan holder
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Draft shield
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Sample pan handler
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Level indicator
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Display
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Operation keys
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Leveling foot
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Slot for antitheft purposes
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Power supply socket
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Fan
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Power line fuse
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RS232C serial interface
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Overview Operation Keys
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Legend operation keys
No.
Key
Behavior in
general
Behavior during
drying proces
Behavior in
menu mode
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Unit
Set the default display
mode.
Toggle the display
mode.
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Menu
Enter user menu.
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Scroll in level 1.
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– On
– Switch on.
Switch off into standby mode.
– Off
– Switch off into
standby mode.
– Tare /
Zero
Execute tare or zero.
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Scroll to previous item.
Start drying process.
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Scroll to next item.
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Stop drying process.
– Confirm current item.
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– Up
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– Start
– Down
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– Stop
– Enter
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– Print
– Cancel /
Exit
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– Down one level.
– Print the parameters
and settings.
Print the intermediate
value.
Up one level.
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Switch-off
criterion
Set switch-off criterion.
Display switch-off
criteria (Auto or preset
time) for 2 seconds.
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Temperatur
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Set drying temperature.
Display preset
temperature for 2
seconds.
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Moisture Analyzer
1 Safety Information
1.1 Definition of Signal Warnings and Symbols
Safety notes are marked with signal words and warning symbols. These show safety issues and
warnings. 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.
NOTICE
(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
1.2 Product Specific Safety Notes
Product Safety Information
Intended Use
Your Moisture Analyzer is used for determining the humidity 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 GmbH is 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.
It is not permitted to use the instrument in explosive atmosphere of gases, steam, fog, dust
and flammable dust (hazardous environments).
General safety information
Your instrument corresponds to 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 service representative.
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Always operate and use your instrument only in accordance with the instructions contained in this
document. The instructions for setting up your new instrument must be strictly observed.
If the instrument is not used according to the Operating Instructions, protection of the instrument
may be impaired and METTLER TOLEDO assumes no liability.
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.
These printed document must be read and understood before using the instrument. These printed
document must be retained for future reference.
The instrument must not be altered or modified in any way. Only use METTLER TOLEDO original spare
parts and accessories.
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 standards and also have an
equipment grounding conductor may be used. Intentional disconnection of the
equipment grounding conductor is prohibited.
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CAUTION
The Halogen Moisture Analyzer works with heat!
1 Ensure sufficient free space around the instrument to avoid heat accumulation and
overheating (approx. 1 m free space above the heating module).
2 The vent over the sample must never be covered, plugged, taped over or tampered
with in any other way.
3 Do not place any combustible materials on, under or next to the instrument since
the area around the heating module may be hot.
4 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.
5 During operation, you should never open the heating module itself as the ringshaped 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.
6 No modifications must be made within the heating module. It is particularly
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.
1 In cases of doubt, perform a careful risk analysis.
2 Work at a drying temperature that is low enough to prevent the formation of flames
or an explosion.
3 Wear protective goggles.
4 Work with small amounts of sample.
5 Never leave the instrument unattended!
WARNING
Substances which contain toxic or caustic components
Toxic gases produced during drying could cause irritations (eyes, Skin, breathing),
illness or death.
− 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 cooler
housing parts and cause corrosion.
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2 Display
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Progress indicator area
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Main area
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Unit area
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Temperature area
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Service/Adjustment area
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User guidance area
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Heating mode area
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Time area
Icons
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
End of moisture determination
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Progress indicator
The progress indicator informs you about the state of the drying process.
Status
Automatic Switch-off
Timed Switch-off
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The drying process starts.
The drying process starts.
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After 30 seconds.
After 1/5 of time.
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After 1 minute.
After 2/5 of time.
4
When mean weight loss is 1 mg
per 15 seconds.
After 3/5 of time.
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When mean weight loss is 1 mg
per 30 seconds.
After 4/5 of time.
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When auto-switch-off is reached.
The total time is reached.
The result and END is displayed.
The result and END is displayed.
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Diagram
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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
Explanation
Basic weighing
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,
while heating module is
still open.
Close heating module.
empty
Drying and measuring
Drying process is running.
empty
Drying complete
Drying process is completed.
empty
Taring
Taring process is running.
3 Installation and Putting into Operation
Finding More Information
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3.1 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
Analyzer.
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10
80 aluminum sample pans
1 Sample handler
1 Sample pan holder (pan support)
1 Draft shield
1 Specimen sample (circular, absorbent glass fibre filter)
1 Power cord (country specific)
1 Spare fuse (country specific)
1 In use cover
1 Application brochure «Guide to Moisture Analysis»
1 Operating instructions or User Manual; printed or on CD-ROM, depending on country of use
1 CD ROM (Installation videos, Operating Instructions, User Manual, Moisture Guide, SOPs
Routine Testing and further information)
1 Declaration of conformity
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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
transport of your instrument.
3.2 Location
WARNING
Substances which contain toxic or caustic components
Toxic gases produced during drying could cause irritations (eyes, Skin, breathing),
illness or death.
− Such substances may be dried only in a fume cupboard.
Your Moisture Analyzer is a precision instrument. An optimum location guarantees accuracy and
dependability. Make sure that the following environmental conditions are met:
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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.
3.3 Assembling the instrument
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 holder
until it engages in the correct position.
4 Place the sample pan handler (3).
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3.4 Connecting the instrument
WARNING
Risk of electric shock
1 To connect the instrument, only use the supplied three-core power cable with
equipment grounding conductor.
2 Only connect the instrument to a three-pin power socket with earthing contact.
3 Only standardized extension cable with equipment grounding conductor must be
used for operation of the instrument.
4 Intentional disconnection of the equipment grounding conductor is forbidden.
NOTICE
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Check whether the voltage printed on the type plate matches your local line voltage. If this is not
the case, under no circumstances connect the power cable to the power supply, but contact a
METTLER TOLEDO representative.
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 at all times.
Prior to use, check the power cable for damage.
Guide the cables so that they cannot become damaged or interfere with the measuring process.
Instrument is at the final location.
1 Connect the power cable (1) to the power supply socket (2)
on the instrument.
2 Connect the power cable (1) to the power line outlet.
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3.5 Setting up the instrument
Note
Allow your instrument to warm up for 60 minutes before performing measurements. The instrument
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 on the instrument
1 Instrument is connected to the power supply.
2 To switch on, press [ ].
ð Display appears.
ð Instrument is ready to use.
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.
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Note
The drying unit should be re-leveled each time its location is changed.
For exact horizontal positioning, the instrument has a level indicator
(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.
L
R
2 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 counterclockwise
turn both feet counterclockwise
turn left foot counterclockwise, right foot
clockwise
Switching off
− Press [ ] to switch the instrument off into standby.
3.6 Adjustments
If you have connected a printer to your instrument and this is activated, on completion of the
adjustment an adjustment record will be automatically printed out.
3.6.1 Weight Adjustment
Navigation: [Menu] > MENU > CAL > WEIGH
In this menu item, you can adjust the balance of your instrument.
NOTICE
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To obtain accurate results, the balance must be adjusted at the point of use under measuring
condition in order to match the gravitational acceleration at its location. The instrument must be
connected 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.
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We advice you to wait at least 30 minutes after a drying operation (or previous heating module
adjustment) before performing the adjustment.
– after a change of location.
Note
You can press [
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] to stop weight adjustment at any time.
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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 [ ].
ð The instrument tares, the weight icon is displayed and 50.000 g is flashing.
5 Place the requested test weight in the center of the sample pan holder.
ð The display flashes - - - - - - - .
6 Remove the test weight when 0.000 g is flashing.
ð The instrument displays successful adjustment with DONE and changes to weighing mode.
3.6.2 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
temperature adjustment set for performing this function. To learn when an adjustment of the heating
module is necessary, see Notes on Adjustment of Balance and Heating Module 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.
3 Remove the sample pan handler.
4 Remove the sample pan holder.
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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
ð 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 repeated 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.
ð 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 [ ].
ð The adjustment is at the end when the instrument displays DONE and automatically quits the
menu. The adjustment is complete.
12 Open the heating module and allow them to cool down.
13 Remove the sample pan handler with the temperature
adjustment disc with precision thermometer.
14 Insert sample pan holder.
ð The Instrument is ready for measuring.
See also
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Cleaning [} 18]
4 Performing a Simple 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
instrument.
Use the supplied specimen sample (absorbent glass fiber filter) for your first measurement to
determine the moisture content. During your first measurement the instrument operates with the
factory settings.
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The instrument is connected to the mains.
1 To switch on, press [ ].
ð The instrument performs a self-test. Wait until the display
shows 0.000 g.
Your Moisture Analyzer has a graphical user guidance which
prompts you by flashing to execute the next operating step.
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The instrument is connected to the mains and switched on.
§ The instrument is warmed-up.
2 Open the heating module.
ð The user guidance prompts you to load the empty sample
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
protection against burns due to the hot sample pan.
5 Close the heating module.
6 Press [
].
ð The balance is set to zero.
ð The user guidance prompts you to add the sample to the
sample pan.
7 Open the heating module.
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8 Place the provided specimen sample (absorbent glass fibre
filter) in the sample pan.
9 Wet the specimen sample with a few drops of water, so that
the displayed weight is at least 0.5 grams (required
minimum weight of sample)
Note
The drying process cannot start until the minimum sample
weight has been reached.
ð The user guidance indicates that you can close the
heating module.
10 Close the heating module.
11 Press [Start] to start the drying and measuring process.
ð You can follow the measurement progress on the display:
– 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.
ð Note
If the heating module is opened during measurement
process, the heating will stop and the program will abort.
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The measurement process is completed.
12 Read the final result on the display. If a printer is connected,
press [ ] to print the result (if auto printing is not activated).
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Remove sample
CAUTION
Danger of burns
Sample, sample pan and other parts inside the sample chamber may still be hot.
1 Open the heating module.
2 Carefully remove the sample handler from the sample
chamber.
3 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.
5 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.
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For weight and temperature adjustments, see [Adjustments } 13].
5.1 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 Overview for the location of
the parts. Please note the following directions for cleaning your instrument.
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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.
NOTICE
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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.
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.
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3 If the protective glass (2) appears
dirty, clean the surface using a
commercial glass cleaner.
2
4 If the temperature sensor (3) is
dirty, clean using a mild cleaning
agent.
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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.
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1 Remove carefully the four screws
(1) as shown.
2 Remove the reflector ring (2) (glass 4
holder) with the protective glass
(3).
3 Put the glass (3) on a flat surface 3
and clean with a commercial glass
2
cleaner on both sides.
4 Clean the temperature sensor (4)
with a mild cleaning agent.
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5 Reassemble after cleaning.
Note
Make sure that the glass opening is
face down.
NOTICE Do not touch the lamp with your fingers.
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.
5.2 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 Unlock the fuse holder by turning counterclockwise using a
suitable tool e.g. screwdriver.
3 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, lowbreaking capacity)
for 230 V: 5 x 20 mm, F2.5AL250V (2.5 A, fast-acting, lowbreaking capacity)
6 Insert the fuse holder and lock it by turning clockwise.
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5.3 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 professional use), the content of
this regulation must also be related.
Thank you for your contribution to environmental protection.
6 Technical Data
6.1 General 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)
Protection and Standards
Overvoltage category
Degree of pollution
Standards for safety and EMC
Range of application
II
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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 instrument is
ready for operation immediately.
Materials
Heating module
Housing
Inspection window grill
Protective glass
Halogen lamp
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Plastic, PBT, Crastin SO653-GB20
Plastic, PPS A504X90 (UL94-V0)
Glass ceramics
Quartz glass
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Reflector
Reflector bracket
Draft shield, interior bottom plate
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Stainless steel, X2CrNiMo17-2 (1.4404)
Plastic, PPS A504X90 (UL94-V0)
Stainless steel, X2CrNiMo17-2 (1.4404)
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For more information
Mettler-Toledo GmbH
Im Langacher 44
8606 Greifensee, Switzerland
www.mt.com/contact
Subject to technical changes.
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