Arizona Instrument reports the approval and conformity of the Computrac Max 2000XL moisture/solids analyser to the new ASTM method D7232-06
A fast and easy testing alternative, D7232-06 'Standard test method for rapid determination of the nonvolatile content of coatings by loss in weight' was adopted by ASTM after its most recent round of balloting this summer (2006).
Rapid loss-on-drying technology has many advantages over traditional methods, making it an ideal choice for companies who want to make quality products as efficiently as possible, while minimising energy and time expenditures typically associated with the traditional testing methods.
Rapid loss-on-drying instruments, such as the Computrac Max 2000XL manufactured by Arizona Instrument, are durable enough for the production floor yet versatile enough for the laboratory.
They require very little training to use accurately and even an inexperienced operator can produce reliable results.
"Many of our customers in the coatings industry have been looking for a rapid ASTM method that would allow them to quickly and easily test for nonvolatile content in their raw materials, in-process materials and finished goods." states Timothy Bell, lab manager for Arizona Instrument.
"We initiated a task group to develop a method based on the rapid loss-on-drying technology to provide a simple and cost-effective alternative for testing nonvolatile content in coatings".
Arizona Instrument designs, manufactures, and markets Computrac precision moisture analysis instruments and Jerome toxic gas detectors used in quality control, industrial process control, and environmental monitoring applications.
The company provides complete pre- and post-sale customer service including application development, training, and instrument calibration and repair.