Novasina – Water Activity

  • AUSTRALIA

    Benoit Fissot, General Manager, Technology, Australia & New Zealand

    DKSH Australia Pty Ltd
    1 Beyer Road
    3195 Braeside VIC
    Australia

    1800 010 114 (hotline)

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  • CAMBODIA

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    DKSH (Cambodia) Ltd
    Corner Preah Monivong Boulevard and Street 484
    Phnom Penh
    Cambodia

    +855 87 887 883

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  • CHINA

    Cathleen Lin, General Manager

    DKSH (China) Co., Ltd.
    Unit 2208, Innov Tower, Block A, 1801 Hongmei Road
    200233 Shanghai
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    +86 21 5383 8811

    + 86 21 3367 8466

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  • INDONESIA

    Noor Emma Sophianie, General Manager

    PT DKSH Indonesia
    12930 Jakarta Selatan
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  • JAPAN

    DKSH Japan K.K. Technology

    DKSH Japan K.K.
    3-4-19 Mita, Minato-ku
    108-8360 Tokyo
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  • KOREA

    Jeonghak Lee, Director

    DKSH Korea Ltd.
    3rd Floor, Zen Building, 152 Dogok-ro, Gangnam-gu
    06261 Seoul
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    +82 2 2192 9723

    +82 2 2192 9595

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  • LAOS

    Julien Moret, General Manager, Laos, Myanmar & Cambodia

    DKSH Laos Company Ltd.
    3rd Floor, Vientiane Center Office Building Khouvieng Road, Sisattanak District
    Vientiane Capital
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    +856 21 221 023

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  • MYANMAR

    Dr. Paing Soe Aung, Assistant General Manager

    DKSH (Myanmar) Ltd.
    Thitsar Road, Yankin Township
    Yangon
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    +951 8565270

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  • NEW ZEALAND

    Benoit Fissot, General Manager, Technology, Australia & New Zealand

    DKSH New Zealand Limited
    33 Westpoint Drive
    0618 Hobsonville, Auckland
    New Zealand

    +0800 951 010

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  • PHILIPPINES

    Camilo Umlas, General Manager

    DKSH Philippines Inc.
    8th Floor Cyber Sigma, Lawton Ave., McKinley West, Fort Bonifacio
    1634 Taguig City
    Philippines

    +63 2 8548 3200

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  • TAIWAN

    Whitney Lin, Manager

    DKSH Taiwan Ltd.
    10th Floor, No.22, Lane 407, Section 2, Tiding Boulevard, Neihu District
    114-93 Taipei
    Taiwan

    +886 2 8752 7935

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  • DKSH Novasina water activity catalogue


  • Application Overview


  • Application note: Bakery


  • Application note: Meat


  • Application note: Pharma


  • Application note: Pet Food


  • Application note: Cannabis


  • Application note: Shelf Life Simplified


  • Application note: Powder & Spices


  • LabMaster-aw neo: Flexible and reliable AW-meter for batch release
  • LabMaster-aw: Benchtop meter for maximum measurement range
  • LabTouch-aw: Aw meter for quick and easy measurements
  • LabSwift-aw: Portable meter with battery pack for flexible use
  • LabStart-aw: Simple instrument for first step in aw measurement
  • ClimMate Set aw: Portable measuring for bigger sample volumes

Available Models

Technical Specifications

VersionsLabMaster-aw neo with awSens-ENS for standard applications LabMaster-aw neo with awSens-ELS for samples containing ethanol
Power Suply90……260 VAC 50/60 Hz
Display7” capacitive touch screen
CommunicationRS-232 and USB 2.0 for PC / RS-232 for Bixolon printer / SD-Card
HousingHybrid painted steel housing/PUR: / Weight: approx. 10kg / Dimensions (L x W x H)= 423 x 260x 186mm / Height with opened cover : 462mm
Volume measurement chamber12mL
Dimensions Sample CupDiameter 40mm x Height 13mm
Protection ClassIP20
21CFR 11Fully compliant, including 21CFR11 compliant Audit Trail / 21CFR11 compliant User Management / Salt Standard recognition by RFID and automatic verification/calibration / Wireless barcode scanner for batch/lot number input as an option

With full temperature control in the range of 0-60°C, the LabMasteraw neo is your flexible and reliable AW-meter for batch release, but as well as for product development where simulations have to be carried out under various conditions.

Key Features

  • Full temperature-control for highest accuracy
  • Reusable SAL-T calibration standards with RFID tag for seamless identification and automatic verification and calibration
  • Automatic equilibrium detection to ensure best repeatability and comparability of measurement values, including ISO 18787 mode for fully compliance with the respective standard
  • 21CFR11 complaint user management and audit trail, ready for pharma application
  • Complies with all international standards as ISO 18787, AOAC 978.18 B, USP<1112> and new <922>

Technical Specifications

VersionsBASIC, STANDARD and ADVANCED
Power Suply90……260 VAC 50/60 Hz
DisplayLCD, 240 x 480 LED dots with background lighting
CommunicationRS-232 and USB 1.0 for PC/printer / internal bus system for LabPartner-aw
HousingPainted steel housing, weight 10kg / Dimensions (L x W x H)= 268 x 392 x 170mm
Volume measurement chamber15mL
Dimensions Sample CupDiameter 30mm x Height 14mm
Protection ClassIP21
21CFR 11Compliant

With full temperature control in the range of 0-50°C, the LabMaster is your flexible and reliable AW-meter for batch release, but as well as for product development
where simulations have to be carried out under various conditions.

Key Features

  • Full temperature-control for highest accuracy
  • Reusable SAL-T calibration standards
  • Automatic equilibrium detection to ensure best repeatability and comparability of measurement values
  • 21CFR11 complaint user management

Technical Specifications

VersionsLabTouch-aw with CM-2 for standard applications LabTouch-aw with CM-3 for samples containing ethanol
Current Supply5 VDC, +/-6%, max. power consumption 10W
Power Suply90……264 VAC 50/60 Hz
Display4.3″ LC-Display, color
CommunicationUSB and RS-232 for PC communication / SD-card
HousingTwo-part PC/ABS housing, Weight: 2.8kg / Dimensions (L x W x H)= 200 x 285 x 105mm
Volume measurement chamber15mL
Dimensions Sample CupDurchmesser 30mm x Höhe 14mm
Protection ClassIP22
21CFR 11Partially Compliant

aW-meter for all kinds of samples, regardless of being liquid, solid or jelly-like. With its ergonomic design and touch-screen function, water activity measurements are simpler than ever before.

The partial temperature-regulation and the integrated sample surface temperature measurement allow precise and reproducible measurement values. Additionally, different measuring modes are available.

Key Features

  • Quick mode for a measurement in max. 10 minute
  • Partially thermostatic chamber
  • SD-card for a simple data management
  • Reusable SAL-T calibration and verification standards

Technical Specifications

Versionswith and without battery pack
Current Supply5 VDC, +/-6%, max. power consumption 10W
Power Supply / Mains90……264 VAC 50/60 Hz
DisplayLC-display, dimension: 35×69 mm
CommunicationSD/SDHC-card
HousingTwo-part PC/ABS housing, Weight: 1.2kg /Dimensions (L x W x H)= 225 x 140 x 85 mm
Volume measurement chamber15mL
Dimensions Sample CupDiameter 40mm x Height 13mm
Protection ClassIP22
21CFR 11Partially Compliant

Water activity meter with portability needed? Then our LabSwift is the perfect device for you. With a rechargeable battery as an option, this meter can be placed and used anywhere.

It is particularly useful for products in powder form or dried fruits with low to medium aw-values, because this meter does not exhibit a temperature stabilisation in its measuring chamber.

Key Features

  • Optional use of a rechargeable battery for portability
  • SD-card for simple data management
  • Reusable SAL-T verification standards
  • Fast meter for medium aw value range

Technical Specifications

VersionsN/A
Current Supply5 VDC, +/-6%, max. power consumption 10W
Power Supply / Mains90……264 VAC 50/60 Hz
DisplayLC-display, dimension: 35×69 mm
Communicationnone
HousingTwo-part PC/ABS housing, Weight: 1.2kg / Dimensions (L x W x H)= 225 x 140 x 85 mm
Volume measurement chamber15mL
Dimensions Sample CupDiameter 40mm x Height 13mm
Protection ClassIP22
21CFR 11Not Compliant

Do you wish to measure water activity without requiring a lot of resources? Or do you not require a meticulously precise or reproducible aw-value identification for your product? If yes, the LabStart is the ideal water activity meter for you.

This meter is developed for users new to water activity measurements and of course also uses the proven Novasina technology, our resistive-electrolytical sensor.

Key Features

  • Reusable SAL-T verification standards
  • Simple starter-level water activity meter
  • Stable base-plate to prevent tipping
  • User-friendly design

Technical Specifications

VersionsN/A
Current Supply4x 1,5 VDC Alkaline batteries or adapter 5 VDC
Power Supply / Mains90……264 VAC 50/60 Hz
Displaycapacitive TFT display
CommunicationUSB to PC
HousingPlastic Housing, Weight: 0.2kg / Dimensions (L x W x H)= 62 x 170 x 34 mm
Volume measurement chamber480mL
Dimensions Sample CupDiameter 80mm x Height 95mm
Protection ClassIP54

To create a reproducible measurement of a sample, a large sample quantity is sometimes required. Thanks to the spacious sample chamber of the ClimMate Set, it is possible to easily measure large sample quantities or big sample pieces.

However, this chamber does not have temperature control and the meter does not have humidity equilibrium detection. This battery-powered set is ideal for initial measurement value indications and for portable applications.

Key Features

  • Sample container for large samples
  • Portable
  • Reusable SAL-SC justification standards

Water Activity: What Is It About?

Is my food production at risk of mold or listeria growth? Will my soft gelatin capsules dry out and deteriorate while in storage? Can I extend the shelf life of my products with confidence?

Many question pop-up around the stability of food, cosmetics, pharmaceutical products and pet food. More often than not it is the available water (water activity) that is influential.

Success Stories

Successfully Flowing Into New Market Segments

Though Novasina’s product has been widely accepted in the meat processing segment, in Japan it had not made much headway in other business segments. Novasina needed to identify opportunities in other industries to grow its business presence in Japan.

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Application Notes

Key Industries

  • Agriculture
  • Biopharmaceutical and Biotechnology
  • Cosmetics & Personal Care
  • Education & Academics
  • Electronics
  • Food & Beverage
  • Optical
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Semiconductor, Solar & Electronics
  • Service
  • Textile

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