emco Elektronische Mess- und Steuerungstechnik GmbH Robert Beltz Mommsenstrasse 2 04329 Leipzig Deutschland +49 341 27146-0

emco AP 500-M6 Moisture meter for recycling paper

The emco AP 500-M6 moisture meter is a digital hand-held measuring device for the quick and mobile moisture determination without sampling to detect moisture accumulation in stacks and bales of recovered paper. The meter determines the absolute moisture content of waste paper by simply pressing it on. This moisture content makes it possible to calculate the exact water content of the waste paper delivery. At the same time, complaints about moist bales not only prevents costs but also unpleasant consequences such as rot or generation of heat.


  • Incoming goods inspection
  • Quality control
  • Detection of moisture accumulation in stacks and waste paper bales


  • Lightweight, durable and mobile
  • Simple application: moisture detection and data transfer within seconds
  • Quick and easy operation due to integrated handle button
  • Non-destructive measurement up to 300 mm (effective)
  • Characteristic curves for different materials and compressed densities
  • Digital index in “%” water content (weight per cent)
  • Temperature value to every moisture value
  • Data log function: automatic redcording and storage with date and time as well as entering of supplier data and charge number
  • Data output of the last measuring series or all measuring values through USB-interface to PC or printer
  • Performance data analysis via evaluation software in EXCEL, database and statistic function


Brochure emco AP 500-M6

Technical data

Measuring range 1 - 50 % moisture (kind dependend)
Measuring depth 300 mm effective, 500 mm maximal
Operating temperature 0 °C - 50 °C
Storage temperature -20 °C - 80 °C
Temperature compensation automatic
Resolution 0.5 % moisture, 0.5 °C temperature
Languages menu DE, EN, FR, IT, ES, RU, PT, CZ, PL
Power supply Li-Ion accumulator approx. 2000 mAh
Current consumption 30 mA
Measured data storage approx. 10000 measurements
IP-code IP 54
Dimension (LxWxH) 620 mm x 100 mm x 150 mm
Weight 1050 g
Scope of supply device in case with test plate and certificate, USB data interface with LogMemorizer software incl. USB cable and charger adaptor