Determining moisture content in the food industry with HC103 Moisture Analyzer

Determining moisture content in the food industry with HC103 Moisture Analyzer
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Moisture analysis plays a vital role in all areas of the food industry, from goods-in inspections, through quality control, production and storage, to the development of new products. In nearly all cases, the prepared ingredients have an optimum moisture content, providing the best possible taste, consistency, appearance and shelf-life. Moisture determination therefore ensures consistent product quality. The food industry is under constant pressure to keep costs at a minimum, whilst producing enormous quantities and maintaining uniform quality. The determination of the moisture content therefore needs to be conducted in a reliable way, and often at speed, so that interventions in the production process can be made quickly, to avoid interruptions or even production stops.

The halogen technology is key to fast and precise results with a moisture analyzer. All moisture analyzers from METTLER TOLEDO are equipped with this innovative heating technology. The results of moisture analyzers must be compared to the reference value (drying oven), in order to develop the proper method parameters for the HMA. METTLER TOLEDO has established an extensive library of validated measurement methods for over 100 food products. This moisture method collection features 20 out of them

HC103 offers user-guided touchscreen operation with method shortcuts for ease-of-use. Its compact and robust design guarantees a long instrument lifetime and works for both quality and in-process control applications. The integrated method wizard helps you to develop robust methods delivering reliable moisture results.

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Intuitive Operation

The large 7" color touchscreen offers an easy to navigate user interface. The operator is guided graphically step by step through the workflow

Robust and Compact Design

Tough metal housing and robust components guarantee a long instrument lifetime. Along with a space-saving design, this makes the HC103 a perfect choice for a busy lab or harsh production floor.

Quick Access to Methods And Results

Shortcuts allow quick and easy access to up to 20 methods. 100 results are stored per method name and can easily be reviewed in the results overview.

Easy Reporting

Production and quality control requires regular moisture testing for each batch. Print or export reports to USB flash drive. ID management, together with a barcode reader make documentation straightforward and easy.


METTLER TOLEDO is a leading global manufacturer of precision instruments. The Company is the world’s largest manufacturer and marketer of weighing instruments for use in laboratory, industrial and food retailing applications. The Company also holds top-three market positions for several related analytical instruments and is a leading provider of automated chemistry systems used in drug and chemical compound discovery and development. In addition, the Company is the world’s largest manufacturer and marketer of metal detection systems used in production and packaging. Additional information about METTLER TOLEDO is available at

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