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Posted 16 September 2019 - 09:25 AM

Hello Team,

 

we manufacture protein balls with low water activity.

 

we are spending lot of money on aw testing. where can i get a cheaper water activity meter.

 

thanks



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Posted 16 September 2019 - 09:28 AM

Hello Team,

 

we manufacture protein balls with low water activity.

 

we are spending lot of money on aw testing. where can i get a cheaper water activity meter.

 

thanks

 

Cheaper than ?


Kind Regards,

 

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Posted 16 September 2019 - 09:47 AM

£1000 - £1500

 

not sure we get in this range.



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Posted 18 September 2019 - 01:10 PM

Hello

 

I suggest you purchase an "AquaLab 4 TE" Water Activity Meter from Meter Foods! This is a great instrument for Water Activity Testing!

 

Thank You

 

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Posted 18 September 2019 - 04:34 PM

Hello

 

I suggest you purchase an "AquaLab 4 TE" Water Activity Meter from Meter Foods! This is a great instrument for Water Activity Testing!

 

Thank You

 

Riaz

 

The aqualab 4TE is the one im most familar with as well.  I also recommend.   it is more expensive than 1000-1500.  the same company makes a potable meter called pawkit.  you may look at that to see if it will fulfill your needs.   might be other options in UK as well.  



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Posted 20 September 2019 - 01:57 PM

Yes Aqualab 4te is aroung £3000.

 

Any suggestions for used equipment sale.

 

we are very small company .



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Posted 20 September 2019 - 03:26 PM

Yes Aqualab 4te is aroung £3000.

 

Any suggestions for used equipment sale.

 

we are very small company .

 

Hi Saenath,

 

You should look at the Aqualab Pawkit meter as Kingstudruler1 mentioned above. It is indeed portable, and very small (smaller than a cell phone). We used to use this for quick checks in the lab. It wasn't very expensive, if I recall correctly.  If you need a unit of more "official validation" standards, you might have to do some digging into some industry auctions. 



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Posted 20 September 2019 - 05:12 PM

Yes Aqualab 4te is aroung £3000.

 

Any suggestions for used equipment sale.

 

we are very small company .

 

Because i'm located in USA, i don't think i can help with used equipment sources.   My only other thought is that if you are using this as a food safety control (CCP, preventative control, etc) is do not go with something that you can rely on.   the costs of the meters does not stop at the purchase price.   there is still the "dishes", standards, etc to take into consideration.   I would create a cost analysis of what you are currently spending on 3rd party lab test VS the price of ownership and present that to the people that make decisions on resources.    I would think that a decent meter would pay for itself in a year or so. (ex - one test per day at $30/test = $11,000). however, if it doesnt make sense to purchase, it doesnt make sense...... 

 

you could contact aqualab, novasina, rotronic and see if they have any used or demo instruments for sale.  



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