Official grain moisture calibrations are developed and maintained for Canadian grains by the Canadian Grain Commission. These calibrations are available for the model 919, 3.5” cell moisture tester on the CGC web site. Official CGC calibrations are also available for the Abva Instruments 929 Series, Motomco 919 Automatic series, Seedburo 1200 series, and the Dickey-john series moisture testers.
When purchasing a moisture tester for Canadian use insist it be set up for the Canadian market and that it be loaded with the most recent official grain calibrations developed by the Canadian Grain Commission. Calibrations developed by the USDA will not match those of the CGC.
Abva Instruments 929A Automatic Digital Moisture Tester with Test Weight
The 929A is capable of determining moisture as a stand-alone device. Simply choose the commodity you wish to test on the easy to read back lit display, pour the grain into the dump cell until the displays reads 100% and the tester will complete the analysis quickly and accurately, using its on board temperature probe. Moistures are displayed over a wide temperature range. An on screen message alerts you when temperatures are beyond official charts. The temperature can be displayed through additional screen selections.
With the use of a .5 litre cup and a cox funnel, the 929A is capable of displaying accurate test weights. All grain moisture and test weight calibrations loaded into the 929A have been developed by the Canadian Grain Commission and are updated on a regular basis. The 929A will connect to a printer or PC to create a printed record of the analysis. The 929A can also be set to an average measurement mode that will display a result after a sample has been tested three times.
Abva Instruments 929C Digital Moisture Tester
The Abva instrument 929C digital moisture tester is easy to use, fast and gives accurate results. All of the same features found on the 929A are available on the 929C model, except the scale.
An outboard scale is required to weigh the sample prior to testing. Sample weights needed to perform the test are displayed on the screen when the commodity to be tested is selected. Temperature correction is made easy with the on board temperature probes located in the dump cell. The temperature range has been extended and an on screen message advises you when an analysis is outside of the charts. All 53 Canadian Grain Commission charts can be loaded into this tester or you may remove the charts you don’t use for easier operation.
• Full-featured backlit graphic LCD display
• Three multifunction keys for easy operation
• Automatic sample size and temperature determination
• Meets NIST Handbook 44 specifications
• NTEP Certified
• Single or averaged measurement for improved accuracy
• Automatic grain discharge after measurement cycle
• RS-232 serial port for external printer or computer connection
The 1200A Automatic Moisture Tester is calibrated based upon comparison to the airoven method as specified by the official Grain Standards of the United States. It provides this equivalency, to the air oven, quickly and accurately. The 1200A determines the quantity of moisture in the grain sample by evaluating changes in its electrical characteristics due to the presence of moisture. Using internally stored calibration data, the change is automatically displayed as percent moisture in the grain.
In order for grain samples to be fully representative of the entire lot, grain should be sampled according to Federal Grain Inspection guidelines with a grain probe. Samples should then be thoroughly mixed and divided using a Boerner or Cargo Divider.
In addition, the size of the sample should be as large as possible. This is accomplished by using the 1200A Automatic Moisture Tester that has a 3-1/2″ test cell, which for most commodities can contain sizes up to 300 grams. The tester automatically determines the correct sample size for the user and no external scale is required. The 1200A will also automatically correct for temperature.
Testing is accomplished with the push of a button. Turn the 1200A on, scroll through the menu screen, choose the commodity to be tested, pour the sample in the hopper and the 1200A will complete the rest of the cycle without user interaction. The results are displayed on the screen, along with the temperature, which can then be sent to the optional printer for a permanent record. The 1200A is also available with Canadian grain charts and thermocouple.
Actual dims. – 10-1/2″ L x 14-3/4″ W x 17″ H, Ship Dims. – 21″ L x 16″ W x 23″ H Net wt. – 22 lbs, Ship wt. – 25 lbs
The 1200D Digital Moisture Tester is easy to use. First, scroll through the menu and select the commodity to be tested, weigh a 250 gm sample (varies according to the commodity being tested) with a scale accurate to 0.5g) place sample in the dump cell and press the measure button. The sample will automatically fall into the test cell, which contains the temperature-sensing probe accurate to 0.5ºC, and within a matter of seconds, the tester will display the percentage of moisture (ranges from 5% – 40%, depending upon the commodity) in the sample. The temperature is also accessible through additional screen selections.
• Full-featured backlit graphic LCD display
• Built-in temperature probe
• Single button operation
• Connects to optional printer or PC
• Universal power supply and optional 12V battery adaptor
• Internal calibrations available for over 200 commodities
• Single or average measurements for improved accuracy
• English or Spanish display • Available with Canadian grain charts
Actual dims. – 10”L X9.9”W X 11”H, Ship dims. 18”L X 15”W X 11”H. Net wt. 11 lbs, Ship wt. 16 lbs
The AM 5200-CA
The AM 5200-CA is a next-generation moisture meter based on the Unified Grain Moisture Algorithm (UGMA) and 150 MHz technology. This new instrument can analyze grains, oilseeds, pulses, beans, lentils, seeds and more for moisture, test weight/Hectolite weight, and temperature in just 10 seconds. It also provides significant gains in accuracy across a wide range of moisture values and grain temperatures, a single calibration for grains and oilseeds, and updated connectivity features.
The Model 919™ features rugged die-cast aluminum housing for maximum durability. The state-of-the-art technology features electronics with solid state transistors instead of vacuum tube technology, so no tubes to burn out. The moisture content can be obtained from a sample in less than one minute. The test cell and body are calibrated as a Unit and errors in calibration may occur if the cell is interchanged with another tester. All new Model 919™ Testers have the easy to read, time tested analog meter movement with orange needle. Extremely portable, it includes a 9 Volt DC Plug, allowing the unit to be transported and used under any field conditions. (9 DC volt battery is not included). Accuracy is within 0.1% when properly calibrated