The Current Generation
The MAX 500 stopped being manufactured in 1998 and the MAX 2000 in 2001, shortly after the introduction of the MAX 2000XL. The Computrac MAX 1000, however, continued to be produced alongside the MAX 2000XL until both were retired in late 2011 after the introduction of the MAX 4000XL and MAX 4000 in January 2009.
The most current model in the Computrac MAX series is the MAX® 4000XL moisture and solids analyzer. It combines the ease of use and durability of its predecessors with an increased level of precision, flexibility and speed that make it ideal for a wide variety of applications.
End of Life/Service Information
The Computrac MAX 2000XL, MAX 2000, MAX 1000, and MAX 500 moisture analyzers are no longer being manufactured and many are unable to be serviced due to low availability of components needed for repair.
If you have an instrument that is still able to be serviced, please click the button below to request a Return Material Authorization (RMA) or contact us via our general contact form.
Instruments included in the end of service notice, effective May 1, 2015:
For more information about the end of service announcement for these instruments and for details on how to verify your revision, please see our blog entitled End of Service Notice.
Instruments included in the end of life notification, effective October 30, 2011:
For more information about this end of life notification, please visit our blog entitled End of Life Notification.
The MAX 2000XL was released in February, 2000. It shared several specifications and characteristics with the MAX 2000, but included a number of additional features to enhance performance and flexibility. One such addition was the ability to perform multistage testing, which was useful for method development and for determining free and bound moisture content in products that contained waters of hydration. The MAX 2000XL was the first of the Computrac MAX line that was capable of being 21 CFR compliant. These and other features of the MAX 2000XL helped expand Computrac’s competitive advantages even further when it came to pharmaceuticals, gypsum, foods, plastics and other materials.
Computrac® MAX® 2000
Like its predecessor, the MAX 2000 utilized computer technology to reduce test times and increase precision over standard vacuum oven or convection oven drying procedures. It also featured a wider sample size range of 150 mg to 40 g and could measure as little as 50 ppm (0.005%) moisture, which gave Computrac® the ability to test a wider range of materials from plastics and foods to pharmaceuticals, pulp and paper, and more.
MAX 1000 & MAX 500
Computrac® MAX® 1000 & MAX® 500
The MAX 1000 and MAX 500 were released in 1995 as entry level alternatives to the MAX 2000. They were durable, easy to use and suitable for use on the production floor or in the laboratory. They were often used in research and development, quality control and industrial process control applications.
MAX 1000 Available Downloads: