Over the weekend we received an email from ‘Franny5Franny’ who asked the following question:
“Hi. You guys always talk about the eXact Micro 7+ meter and I just wanted to know if you know if the 8 version has been released yet. My friend works in a wastewater treatment plant and he said he talked to Industrial Test Systems at a tradeshow and the lady told him they were working on the 8 version over the summer. So do you know? Thanks.”
Thanks for writing in, Franny. We, too, had heard that the makers of the eXact Micro 7+ Photometer planned to release a new meter soon… but until you asked we had not really looked into the matter all that much.
Since you asked, though, we did some digging and discovered that Industrial Test Systems, a Rock Hill, SC based manufacturer of water testing products, has actually released a new meter called the eXact Micro 8 Advanced Photometer which performs direct read testing for 7 different water parameters (Cyanide, Total Iron, Ferrous Iron, Ammonia, Phosphates, BT-pH, Sulfide).
The meter also has the ability to test for 11 other water quality parameters: Total Alkalinity, Biguanide, Calcium (as CaCO2), Chloride, Cyanuric Acid, Magnesium, CG-pH, Potassium, Protein (as BSA), Sulfate (as SO4), and Turbidity.
Are other eXact Meters still available?
Yes. Industrial Test Systems appears to have committed itself to the eXact 7+ / eXact 8 chassis and reagentstrip reagent delivery technology which uses smaller sample sizes and smaller amounts of chemicals per test. Smaller sample sizes and fewer reagents per test both mean less chemical waste generated during mandatory and precautionary testing.