Perten Awarded Public Tender by Canadian Grain Commission for Moisture Meters

AM 5200-A Grain Moisture MeterWHAT:          Perten, part of PerkinElmer, Inc., a global leader focused on improving the health and safety of people and the environment, today announced that it has been awarded a public tender from the Canadian Grain Commission for the purchase of Perten AM 5200 grain moisture meters.

WHY:              “Our AM 5200 provides the latest accuracy advancements in grain moisture meter technology,” said Mike Reimer, General Manager for Perten in Canada, part of PerkinElmer.  “Moreover, with our recently opened location in Winnipeg, we are positioned to provide advanced solutions and support to our customers throughout the Canadian marketplace.”

HOW:             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.

MORE:            Perten’s  recently established office in Winnipeg will facilitate close collaboration with Canadian customers, including grain inspectors, traders and brokers, processors, and food manufacturers.  The site will serve as a key venue for providing product demonstrations, training, customer support, and instrument maintenance and service.

Through its recent acquisition of Perten Instruments, PerkinElmer now provides tools for quality control and process monitoring, including cutting edge diode array based technology, near-infrared analyzers, high frequency moisture analyzers, the Rapid ViscoTM Analyser, laboratory mills, single kernel analyzers, Falling Number® systems, and instruments that characterize dough, gluten and starch quality for the grain, flour, food and feed industries. 

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