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AQUALAB 4TEV

4TEV: 4TE + Volatiles Sensor

Switch sensors to measure samples with volatiles

AQUALAB 4TEV

In addition to the standard dew point sensor, the Series 4TEV has a hygroscopic polymer capacitance sensor that can be used to measure the water activity of samples containing volatiles. You can switch between sensors using the instrument menu. The capacitance sensor is less accurate (± 0.015 aw) than the dew point sensor (± 0.003 aw).

For samples containing volatiles: 4TEV and AQUALAB TDL

The Series 4TEV is best for customers who occasionally need to measure samples that contain volatile ingredients in low concentrations. If the product itself is volatile (soy sauce, alcohols, flavorings, black tea) or contains a high concentration of volatiles (flavored teas, sauces and seasonings), the laser sensor in the AQUALAB TDL is a better option.

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Features

  • Fast: water activity readings in 5 minutes or less
  • Switch easily between volatiles and non-volatiles sensors
  • Volatiles sensor accuracy: ± 0.015 aw
  • Non-volatiles sensor accuracy: ±0.003 aw
  • Verifiable with independent salt standards
  • Repeatable: different users, different locations, same result
  • Portable: the meter weighs just 7 pounds
  • Easy to use: precise measurements with minimal training
  • Secure: offers administrative control over calibration and sample data

Specifications

MEASUREMENT SPECIFICATIONS

Water activity

Range: 0.030–1.000 aw
Resolution: 0.0001 aw
Accuracy: ±0.003 (4TE dew point)
±0.015 (4TEV capacitance)
Repeatability: 0.001 aw

Temperature

Range: 15-50 °C
Resolution: 0.01 °C
Accuracy: ±0.2 °C

Read time

~5 min

PHYSICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Case dimensions

Length: 26.7 cm (10.5 in)
Width: 17.8 cm (7.0 in)
Height: 12.7 cm (5.0 in)

Case material

POLYLAC PA-765 (ABS) with fire retardant

Sample cup capacity

14 mL (0.47 fl oz)

Weight

3.1 kg (6.8 lb)

Display

64 × 128 graphical

Operating temperature

Minimum: 4 °C
Maximum: 50 °C

Operating environment

0%–90% noncondensing

Sample dish capacity

7.5 mL recommended (15 mL full)

Data communications

USB A and RS-232 serial
9,600–115,000 baud

Power

110–220 VAC
50/60 Hz

COMPLIANCE

Manufactured under ISO 9001:2015
EM ISO/IEC 17050:2010 (CE Mark)

Support

Have a question or problem? Our support team can help.

We manufacture, test, calibrate, and repair every instrument in house. Our scientists and technicians use the instruments every day in our product testing lab. No matter what your question is, we have someone who can help you answer it.

Email: support.food@metergroup.com

Phone: 509-332-5601