Food & Pharmaceuticals

Aqualab Pre Water Activity Meter

Affordable Benchtop Water Activity

The Aqualab Pre is a robust entry-level water activity meter with stripped down form, not limited function. It uses the same industry-standard primary aw method you find in the top-of-the-line AquaLab Series 4TE. The Pre may look basic, but that's because all the good stuff is inside.

  • Accurate: ±0.01 aw
  • Full Range: 0.05 to 1.00 aw.
  • Verifiable: with independent salt standards.
  • Repeatable: different users, different locations, same result.
  • Easy to use: precise measurements with minimal training.

Real water activity-FAST. Primary measurement allows the Aqualab Pre to enjoy a distinctive advantage in speed. The Aqualab Pre delivers top-accuracy readings in five minutes or less-no need to sacrifice accuracy for speed.

Solid repeatability. The Aqualab Pre holds the sample at 25°C so temperature fluctuations won't affect your readings. Water activity is temperature dependent; measuring at the same temperature every time assures consistency in your readings.

Reliable accuracy. The Aqualab Pre's dewpoint method and temperature-stable features mean good agreement between the Aqualab Pre and the Aqualab Series 4. Its basic 0.01 aw accuracy enables many of our customers to add water activity testing at the line, loading dock, or offsite facility.

Measurement Range Water Activity 0.05 to 1.00 aw.
Resolution ±0.001 aw
Accuracy ±0.01 aw
Sample Time Approx 5 Mins
Sample Size Up to 14 ml
Sample Type Powder, Liquid or Solid
Operating Environment 4 to 50°C
Temperature Control 25°C
Input Mains 110/240 VAC
Sensor Type Chilled Mirror Dew Point
Warranty 1 year parts and labour

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Minimum maintenance. The Aqualab Pre uses the dewpoint method-a primary measurement of water activity. That eliminates the need for lengthy sensory calibration. Just a quick verification check and you're good to go.

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