Precise, repeatable results powered by a 100 microgram resolution balance.


Made in the USA with an all-steel enclosure, the MAX 4000XL was designed for heavy duty use.


Exclusive rapid-cooling system improves throughput by 25% over other rapid loss on drying instruments.


The MAX 4000XL is robust enough to excel in a wide range of applications, from foods to plastic to paper.

World-class support

Should you encounter a challenging application, our team of moisture analysis experts is here to help, free of charge.


Moisture | Solids Range: 0.005 to 100%
Moisture Resolution: 0.001% (Default) or programmable from 0.0 to 0.00000
Repeatability: 0.002% standard deviation depending on test program
Balance Resolution: 0.0001 g
Temperature Range: 25°C to 275°C controlled to ±1°C, nickel chromium heating element
Sample Size: 100 mg to 40 g (0.2 ± 0.1 g – 39.9 ± 0.1 g)
Ending Criteria: Prediction, Rate, Time, Time or Rate, Temp → Predict, Temp → Rate, Temp → Time or Rate
Rate can be set as low as 0.0010% per minute
Test Parameter Memory: Storage of up to 250 Programs (246 User, 4 Factory)
1000 Test Results with last 100 test graphs
Statistical Analysis: Mean, Standard Deviation, Relative Standard Deviation
Results Display: Moisture, Solids, Dry Weight, Purity
Linked Test Program: Programmable temperatures for free & bound moisture
Balance Calibration: Menu driven calibration and verification in the field
Programmable calibration reminder
Heater Calibration: Menu driven
NIST traceable using Temperature Calibration Kit
Self Diagnostics: Built in hardware and software diagnostics
Access Code: Master Code, Calibration Code
Power Requirements: 100-120 VAC, 50/60 Hz @ 8 A, 0.2 A heat off
220-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz @ 4 A, 0.1 A heat off
Dimensions: 9.5″ H x 11.5″ W x 19.5″ D
Weight: 32 lbs (14.5 kg)
Warranty: Two years, factory parts and labor (one year international)


  • 600-0137 Sample Basket Assembly
  • 990-0046 Nitrogen Purge Kit
  • 990-0093 Carrying Case
  • Y990-0251 Inverter, DC/AC 1200W Kit
  • 990-0231 Bar Code Reader, USB
  • Y990-0156 Temperature Calibration Kit, 110V
  • Y990-0212 Printer Kit
  • Y990-0214 Nitrogen Control Module Kit
  • Y990-0228 IQ/OQ/PQ Validation Package
  • Y990-0232 Web Server
  • Y990-0249 Technology Transfer Kit (Binder & CD)


  • 600-0152 Pan Support Assembly
  • 690-0003 Weight, 3 Gram
  • 690-0004 Weight, 5 Gram
  • 690-0007 Weight, 20 Gram


D6980-12: Standard Test Method for Determination of Moisture in Plastics by Loss in Weight (MAX® 4000XL and MAX® 5000XL)
D7232-06: Standard Test Method for Rapid Determination of the Nonvolatile Content of Coatings by Loss in Weight (MAX® 4000XL and MAX® 5000XL)


  • Temperature Calibration Interface (TCI) Module (optional)
  • 21 CFR Part 11 Compliant (Optional)
  • Accuracy, Durability, Reliability, Consistency and Speed
  • Fan-Assisted Cool-Down Provides 25% Faster Throughput
  • Four Decimal Place Balance
  • Menu Driven User Programmable Interface Through Keypad | Color LCD Display
  • Nitrogen Purge Capabilities (Kit Optional)
  • Parameter Expert (Develop parameters to match reference method)
  • Pass/Fail Criteria
  • Programmable Temperature Ramp Control
  • Ethernet and Serial Ports, USB
  • Web Server (Optional)