The Importance of Moisture Analyzers

The Importance of Moisture Analyzers

The Scale People can be your source for moisture analyzer services!

A moisture analyzer is one type of industrial and commercial balance that many might not consider as a weighing tool. When a person thinks of balances, they typically think of how much it weighs. However, the moisture content is a critical component for many products in many industries. The Scale People is happy to help your company source the best moisture analyzers for your purposes. 

What Is a Moisture Analyzer?

A moisture analyzer is a type of balance that also includes a heating element. A test object goes onto a weighing platform, and a cover with a built-in heating element encloses it. The heating element warms up the object, taking away its moisture. The moisture analyzer takes the difference between the object before and after heating. This method is called the Loss on Drying (LOD) method and is how moisture analyzers measure moisture content in virtually any product.

Moisture Analyzer Applications

Moisture analyzers can measure the moisture content of solids, liquids, and gases. Common industries that use moisture analyzers include the pharmaceutical, agricultural, food manufacturing, and textile manufacturing industries. 

In medicine, pharmaceutical companies must test ingredients, products, and packages carefully and accurately to adhere to regulations and promote the ultimate safety and health of the final user. The moisture content can affect the effectiveness of the drug.

In agriculture, food products may be priced according to their weight. The moisture content may also affect the product’s shelf life, as high moisture can lead to more microbial growth. The moisture of various food products must meet regulations and ultimately benefits the consumer.

Textiles include fabrics, threads, leather, paper, filaments, and much more. Moisture analyzers or meters also help with quality control and production. 

The plastics industry is another major industry that uses moisture analyzers for production and quality control. There are many types of plastics that serve industrial and commercial functions, and managing moisture content is an important step in producing a durable material.

Moisture Analyzer Calibrations

Treat your moisture analyzers like your weighing equipment and have it calibrated on a regular basis. Please reach out to the Scale People for assistance.


Since 1956, The Scale People have earned a reputation as the finest service provider for calibration and repairs of weighing equipment in the mid-Atlantic area. Our sales team can help work with you to find the best weighing equipment for your application. We currently have offices in Columbia, MD, and Newport News, VA, but we offer our services nationwide. Over the years, we have built up a long list of satisfied clients from a wide variety of industries, including pharmaceutical, food and beverage, and government manufacturing. We are a fully ISO/IEC 17025:2017 accredited service company offering calibration for balances, scales, dynamometers, force measurement, test weights pipettes, and more. All of our services have a 100% satisfaction guarantee. We’re only a phone call away at +1 (800) 451-9593. To learn more about what we do, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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