Modern product manufacturing and industrial filtering applications rely on the quality of acetate tow. Because of its hydrophobic properties, it is essential to control acetate tow moisture to ensure that the final filter product will readily absorb moisture during its use without sacrificing the required uniform pressure drop. MoistTech’s  IR-3000 moisture sensor  allows producers to monitor acetate tow moisture throughout production, thereby ensuring competitiveness within the industry by:

  • Improving productivity
  • Ensuring product quality
  • Minimizing waste
  • Eliminating rework
  • Streamlining production processes

MoistTech Knows Moisture

MoistTech is the world’s leader for providing online moisture measurement instrumentation.  With more than 40 years of moisture technology experience, MoistTech has established the most extensive user base in the moisture management industry.

Understanding the acetate tow production process—unwinding and shredding cellulose fiber, acetylation, hydrolysis to the secondary acetate, flaking, and final conversion to fiber—and how the moisture of the final tow is affected at each point in the process has allowed MoistTech to develop a superior moisture sensor for the acetate tow producer.

MoistTech’s IR-3000 Allow Producers to Control Moisture

The IR-3000 moisture measurement system is MoistTech’s near infrared (NIR) online moisture sensor for the instant, non-contact measurement of moisture in acetate tow. Unsurpassed in performance, stability, reliability, and maintainability, the IR-3000 allows producers to completely control moisture in their products.

The IR-3000 moisture measurement system can be installed to capture thousands of moisture measurements per second along belt, screw, and drag conveyors, in down chutes, inside storage bins, and in fluid-bed dryers. This versatility allows producers to control moisture at nearly every point in the acetate tow production cycle.

MoistTech’s IR-3000 Is Built to Outperform the Competition

First, the IR-3000 was designed and built to require nearly no maintenance or calibration. Sensor calibrations, measurement wavelengths, algorithms, and sensor optical requirements measuring acetate tow moisture have been pre-set at the factory.

Second, the IR-3000 was designed and built to perform in the harshest industrial environments. It is impervious to:

  • Acetate tow fiber size
  • Tow fiber color
  • Tow temperature
  • Ambient temperature or humidity
  • Foreign and inert objects within the sample
  • Fiber dust
  • Gaps in product flow

Finally, because the IR-3000 improves productivity, ensures product quality, minimizes waste, eliminates rework, and has the potential to streamline the production process, it can save your production facility time and money.

Contact MoistTech for Acetate Tow Moisture Control

Contact us to learn more about the IR-3000 NIR online moisture detector and software system. We would welcome the opportunity to show you how it will allow you to manage acetate tow moisture in your production environment, saving time and money and improving product quality.