Mini-Distillation Analyzer offers fully automatic operation.

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Offering alternative to classical D86 testing in labs with limited space, portable MINIDIS ADXpert performs true atmospheric distillation with samples as small as 6 mL and produces results within ASTM D86 r/R requirements. Functionality allows for precise testing of various gasoline, jet fuel, and diesel products; biofuels; solvents; aromatics; organic liquids; chemical; and contaminated or blended samples. Automatic rinsing, sample introduction, and cleaning programs are standard.

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New Benchmark for Automatic D86 Distillation

Vienna, Austria. GRABNER INSTRUMENTS introduces the new MINIDIS ADXpert, an automatic, portable and fast mini-distillation analyzer. Reliable and highly precise results make the MINIDIS ADXpert a smart alternative to classical D86 testing. MINIDIS ADXpert has a resolution about twice as good as D86 distillation units, yielding results that are well within ASTM D86 r/R requirements.

The MINIDIS ADXpert development team focused on several specific design goals: Automation, miniaturization and ease of use. The result is a breakthrough in terms of both design and performance. The fully automatic MINIDIS ADXpert allows for precise testing of various gasoline, jet fuel and diesel products (groups 0-4), biofuels, solvents, aromatics, organic liquids, chemical and contaminated or blended samples. Like the D86 method the ADXpert performs a true atmospheric distillation but on a much smaller scale. Thus it requires as little as 6 mL of sample and is much faster. The analyzer incorporates automatic rinsing, sample introduction and fully automatic cleaning programs, which guarantee highest sample throughput and productivity.

The compact and portable unit is ideal for labs with little or limited space. With its rugged housing, the small sample volume and the sealed metal distillation cycle, the MINIDIS ADXpert eliminates the need for a fire protection system. Its durable metal sample cups reduce consumable costs by replacing more costly glass flasks.

Additional information on the new MINIDIS ADXpert is available via web and email: or

Press contact: Hannes Pichler,, Tel: 0043 / 1 / 282 16 27 - 13

GRABNER INSTRUMENTS, a member of AMETEK Inc., is known as one of the most innovative companies world wide developing and manufacturing automatic petroleum testing equipment. Grabner Instruments' success is based on the development of highly innovative, fully automated, portable, rugged and fast & easy to operate fuel and oil analyzers for the highly accurate quality control in the laboratory as well as for fast on-site tests in mobile laboratories.

AMETEK, Inc. T(NYSE:AME) is a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electric motors with an annual turnover of approximately 2.1 billion US$. AMETEK's corporate growth plan is based on four key strategies: Operative excellence, strategic acquisitions and alliances, geographic and market expansion as well as new products. AMETEK's common stock is a component of the S&P MidCap 400 Index and the Russell 1000 Index.

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