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Near-Infrared Composition Meter

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Near-Infrared Composition Meter
The KJT270 is a simple-to-use device allows the user to measure the various chemical components of virtually any liquid or solid, without product preparation or degradation.
The KJT270 is a simple-to-use device allows the user to measure the various chemical components of virtually any liquid or solid, without product preparation or degradation. Using the principle of near-infrared reflectance, constituents such as moisture, fat/oil, protein, film thickness, coat weight, and carbon content (BTU) can be instantly measured.

The company's Composition Meters are suitable for chemicals, pharmaceuticals, foods, pulp/paper products, polymers and most products containing organic substances. Test results are as accurate as the precision of the lab method initially used to calibrate the KJT270. Tests can be conducted by personnel of any skill level and can be used both at-line and in the laboratory.

The ability to test in almost any situation opens new doors to product and process improvement. R&D personnel can easily analyze formulations throughout development, not just in laboratory settings. Manufacturing personnel can measure products on the production line, improving quality assessment and production throughput.

Once calibrated, a liquid or solid sample is placed in the sample dish. The system recognizes that a sample is in place and conducts an automatic six-second test. Light is reflected off of the sample and the amount of light absorbed at discrete wavelengths is measured. These absorbance readings are converted into component values.

The average value measured during the test is shown on the integrated and automatically forwarded to a PC and/or printer for test documentation. Up to 50 product calibrations can be stored in each system, allowing numerous products to be easily measured on a single analyzer. An unlimited number of product calibrations can be downloaded from a PC.

Integrated temperature compensation, sealed membrane keypad, cooling fans and recessed wells to remove spills from measurement surfaces all combine to provide years of service. To maintain calibration over the life of the instrument, the integrated "zero plate" automatically returns the analyzer to baseline measurement before each test.

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