Mobile moisture meter supporting DIN EN ISO 15512:2019 „Plastics – Determination of water content“


The AQUATRAC-V moisture meter for the plastics processing industry has been continuously developed for 30 years. It has a robust and compact design and can be easily transported due to its well-known mobility.

As an absolute measuring instrument, it does not require any calibration work for different substances. It can be used independently of a PC or other peripherals.

  • Resolution – 0,01mg / 1ppm / 0,0001% H2O
  • Portable and robust – Transportable and suitable for both laboratory and shop floor use
  • Reliable and reproducible – Recognised measurement method around the world for over 30 years
  • Easy handling and menu navigation – Selectable step-by-step guide through the measurement process
  • Standalone – Device can be used without additional peripherals

AQUATRAC-V Fields of application

  • All thermoplastics, thermosets and elastomers in powder or pellet form
  • Incoming goods inspection
  • Monitoring and optimisation of the granulate drying process
  • Measurement of the granulate at the machine/machine hopper
  • Measurement on the finished part, e.g. after conditioning or final inspection
  • Quality control in the laboratory and in production
  • And much more…

AQUATRAC-V What´s new?

  • User database – Comfortable control of access rights
  • Improved material database – Create and manage processing limits and recommended sample quantities
  • High-resolution touch display – Clearly arranged and comfortable to use
  • Managed network access – Cross-platform and secure access to measurement results, including PDF and CSV export
  • Wide range of accessories – Optional: 3-colour signal lights, label printer and precision scales

Measuring method – Calcium hydride method

The measuring method used is the recognized calcium hydride method that has been in use at Brabender Messtechnik for more than 30 years. Since 30.04.2019 the measuring method of the AQUATRAC-V is described as Method E – Determination of water content by the calcium hydride method, in DIN EN ISO 15512:2019 “Plastics – Determination of water content”. More information about this measuring method can be found here.


AQUATRAC-V Specifications

Measurement principle / test methods: Chemical reaction with calcium hydride according to DIN EN ISO 15512:2019
Sample weight / sample volume From 0,1 g / max. 130 cm3
Resolution 0,01 mg / 1 ppm / 0,0001 % H2O
Precision better than ± 1,4 % of measuring range end value
Measuring range 0,0001 – 60 % H2O (relative) / 0,01 – 60 mg H2O (absolute)
Measuring temperatures 60 °C – 200 °C in 1 °C steps
Measuring time Approx. 10 – 60 min. depending on material
Display %, ppm, mg
Interfaces 3 × USB 2.0, 1 × Ethernet
Power supply 100, 115, 230 V / 50/60 Hz / 450 W, version-dependent
Operating temperature 10 – 45 °C
Air humidity 5 – 95 %, non-condensing
Protection class IP20
Dimensions (W x H x D) / Weight 510 × 325 × 230 mm / 14,2 kg