Indianapolis Hosts the 2018 Corrugated Week

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The Corrugated Industry Prepares for MoistTech

Corrugated Week is your gateway to industry trends, innovations, new products and services and so much more that is exciting and different in the corrugated packaging industry. This comprehensive event, which is co-produced by TAPPI and AICC, will assemble the largest gathering of decision makers in the corrugated industry in 2018, and is only held once every four years.

 

In the corrugating industry, controlling product moisture levels is critical to the manufacturing process. Moisture content has a drastic effect on quality and can lead to problems with warping, glue adhesion, and printability. Measuring the moisture at linear, medium, and face locations will yield significant improvements to the finished product. With the help of industry partners and 40 years of knowledge and experience, MoistTech has developed the IR3000 Moisture Analyzer for corrugated board. This first ever “Smart” sensor is unsurpassed in performance and reliability, and provides the ability to control the process with an accuracy of +/-0 .1% moisture. 

In board plants, the sensor is often installed in extreme heat locations typically near a pre-heater. In these situations, the gauge is fitted with a built-in Vortex Air Cooling System to optimize performance and extend the life of the instrument. Furthermore, the environment in board plants can be very moist so IR3000 comes standard with an air-diffuser nozzle which prevents condensation from collecting on the sensor’s optical window.

The sensor(s) can be located throughout the process and can be directly connected to the users PLC or any laptop. Ethernet 4-20 ma are included as well as our high-tech Windows operating software. DPM- Digital Panel Meter and a Color Touch Screen Operator Interface are available as read-out options

Moisture in corrugated board is a well- documented and well understood application. Measurement wavelengths, algorithms, and calibration parameters are pre-set before installation making the sensor a “plug and play” device. Mounted on a traversing frame, the IR3000 can scan across the paper web to obtain cross-web moisture profiles which allows detection of wet and dry streaks in the material. The sensor can also be installed for single point measurement beneficial for analyzing moisture levels near the edges.

For more information on our sensors or to discuss the specifics of your application, please contact us

Videos

MoistTech’s YouTube channel is full of videos of our sensors in action – check them out here

 

Canadian Wood Pellet Association Comes to Vancouver, 2018!

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MoistTech Packs for Vancouver this Fall!

Vancouver, BC is arguably one of the most beautiful places in North America – and MoistTech will be there this September! The Wood Pellet Association of Canada is hosting the 2018 AGM & Conference September 18 & 19, 2018.

The Wood Pellet Association of Canada Conference and AGM is Canada’s largest gathering of the Canadian wood pellet industry. The WPAC Conference and AGM is your opportunity to learn about the most important issues from industry experts around the globe.  

Each year, the event attracts hundreds of wood pellet, biomass and bioenergy professionals from across the country, as well the U.S., Europe and Asia, to discuss the issues that are having an impact on the industry here in Canada.

Moisture in Wood Pellets

Manufacturing wood pellets requires the refining, drying and blending of wood waste prior to entering the pellet press. By integrating MoistTech’s IR3000 into the process, users can monitor 100% of their product quality, instantly and consistently. Measuring moisture throughout the wood pelletizing process will produce pellets at a specific moisture percentage preventing the out of specification when the product is too wet or too dry. Additionally, pro-active adjustments can be made to the process, to optimize pellet manufacturing.

All purchasing of wood fuel should be based by weight. In this practice the moisture content is critical to knowing how much you are paying for your energy. The higher the moisture content of incoming fuel results in overpaying for wood fuel. Due to this very importance MoistTech has many installations located at truck dumps, incoming fuel conveyors and reclaiming systems.

Unlike other instrumentation of this type, some of the unique features of the IR3000 is that it can monitor the product even with small gaps in product flow and is unaffected by ambient light without impacting the accuracy. The IR3000 is also ideal for installations on chain conveyors and screw conveyors.

For more information on our technology or to discuss your specific application, please contact us 

Videos

MoistTech’s YouTube channel is full of videos of our sensors in action – check them out here

 

MoistTech Debuts at RWM in Birmingham in 2018

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MoistTech Corp. Officially Introduces Sensor to Waste

For the first time, MoistTech Corp. will debut its state-of-the-art Near-Infrared (NIR) technology at the RWM Exhibition in Birmingham this September. Energy from Waste is a solution capable of diverting materials that can’t be recycled away from landfill, as well as one that offers practical ideas to help meet modern-resource needs. RWM is the leading recycling and water & energy waste management event in the UK – showcasing the latest innovations shaping the sustainability sector to the industry’s most influential names and organisations. 

The IR-3000 series sensor has an ideal use for the waste-to-energy industry providing real time results and allowing for immediate line adjustments. In waste-to-energy facilities, controlling the ash residue is a critical concern of plant operators. After combustion, the ash residue that is left, is sprayed with water to reduce dust and odors which is then transported to landfills/moonfuls. However, too much or too little moisture can create several problems for waste-to-energy plants. By integrating MoistTech’s IR3000 online NIR Moisture Sensor into the process, processors can monitor and control 100% of the ash.

Continuous Improvement with MoistTech

Managing the ash residue is important step for many reasons at incineration facilities around the world. From minimizing the possibility of ash dust inhalation and ingestion of employees, to preventing ash being absorbed into the environment, as well as, to lowering transportation costs due to weight. With MoistTech’s NIR Moisture sensor operators will be able to instantly and continuously measure ash moisture and control these problems.

Preventing airborne dust and controlling weight of the ash, MoistTech recommends installing a sensor after combustion and moisture spray. From past installations and depending on the matrix of the ash, the optimum moisture range is 15-18% with a target of 15% for control of dust and weight of the ash. The moisture content lowest point is 12-14% before the ash becomes airborne and above 25% moisture the ash turns into mud that contains surface moisture (liquid) making it very heavy and expensive to haul away.

Typical accuracy is about ±0.2% for ash moisture applications with a moisture range of 0-30% moisture. The sensor should be installed several inches above the conveyor belt. Once installed operators can continuously monitor the process and control the moisture content either manually or automatically. For monitoring and control, the sensor(s) can be directly connected to the users PLC or any laptop. Ethernet 4-20 ma are included as well as our high-tech Windows operating software. DPM-Digital Panel Meter and a Color Touch Screen Operator Interface are also available as read-out options.

For more information on our IR-3000 sensor or to discuss your specific application, please contact us

Videos

MoistTech’s YouTube channel is full of videos of our sensors in action – check them out here

International Converting Exposition 2018: South East Asia

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ICE Asia 2018 Takes Place This Fall

Join MoistTech Corp. in Bangkok Thailand September 5-7 2018 for ICE – the International Converting Exposition. ICE South East Asia is the only dedicated events for the conversion of flexible, web-based materials, such as paper, film, foil and nonwovens in this region. ICE South East Asia presents a platform for manufacturers and suppliers to improve their networks, expand their operations and be ready to meet the current and future expectations of their customers in the region. In additional, ICE South East Asia will also provide the opportunity for professionals in the field to meet, discuss, learn and networking in an environment that has not been available at this scale before in the region. Educational session, seminars, conference, and workshops are also planned to take place during the 3 days of the exhibition.

Moisture Control in the Converting Industry

MoistTech manufactures on-line and off-line measurements sensors for moisture, coat weight and coating thickness. The MoistTech IR3000, line of Infrared sensors is your solution to measure coat weight or moisture directly and many types of coatings of finished products.

In the corrugating industry, controlling product moisture levels is critical to the manufacturing process. Moisture content has a drastic effect on quality and can lead to problems with warping, glue adhesion, and printability. Measuring the moisture at linear, medium, and face locations will yield significant improvements to the finished product. This first ever “Smart” sensor is unsurpassed in performance and reliability, and provides the ability to control the process with an accuracy of +/- .01% moisture.

Our range of sensors and gauges can measure moisture content and thickness coatings in almost any type of application including harsh applications and environments where other gauges could easily break down. MoistTech sensors currently operate in over tens of thousands of applications worldwide and we are confident our technology will help you provide a better-quality product, increased production and add money to your bottom line. With over 40 years of moisture analyzer and transmitter experience we understand the savings and potential increase with improved productivity.

For more information on our technology or to discuss your specific application, contact us

Videos

MoistTech’s YouTube channel is full of videos of our sensors in action – check them out here

2018 Pellet Fuels Institute Annual Conference

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MoistTech Heads to Myrtle Beach for 2018 PFI Annual Conference

Pellet FuelsJoin us this summer in Myrtle Beach SC for PFI 2018! The Pellet Fuels Institute Annual Conference highlights the various applications of densified biomass, as well as trends and best practices within the densified biomass industry. It attracts a broad range of individuals from the public and private sectors, academia, and local, state and national governments from North America and beyond. The conference features two days of educational sessions as well as industry exhibits and extensive networking opportunities.

The Pellet Fuels Institute is a North American trade association promoting energy independence through the efficient use of clean, renewable, densified biomass fuel. PFI is comprised of nearly 100 member companies including fuel manufacturers and equipment suppliers, as well as organizations representing non-profit, university and government sectors.

Moisture Measurement Improves the Final Product

Moisture measurement and control is a crucial aspect of the wood pellet manufacturing process. MoistTech’s new IR3000 Moisture Sensor allows you to do instant, non-contact, continuous moisture measurement.

Manufacturing wood pellets requires the refining, drying and blending of wood waste prior to entering the pellet press. By integrating MoistTech’s IR3000 into the process, users can monitor 100% of their product quality, instantly and consistently. Measuring moisture throughout the wood pelletizing process will produce pellets at a specific moisture percentage preventing the out of specification when the product is too wet or too dry. Additionally, pro-active adjustments can be made to the process, to optimize pellet manufacturing.

All purchasing of wood fuel should be based by weight. In this practice the moisture content is critical to knowing how much you are paying for your energy. The higher the moisture content of incoming fuel results in overpaying for wood fuel. Due to this very importance MoistTech has many installations located at truck dumps, incoming fuel conveyors and reclaiming systems.

Unlike other instrumentation of this type, some of the unique features of the IR3000 is that it can monitor the product even with small gaps in product flow and is unaffected by ambient light without impacting the accuracy. The IR3000 is also ideal for installations on chain conveyors and screw conveyors.

Videos

Our YouTube channel is a great place to find videos of our sensor installations and applications – check them out here!

Contact us for more information on your application specifics today!

Pellet Fuels 

The Latest In Packaging & Processing With Expo Pack Mexico

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Expo Pack Mexico and MoistTech Corp.

Expo Pack Mexico features the packaging, packaging and processing professionals who assist collaborate in a wide variety of industries, which include food, beverages, pharmaceuticals, personal care and many more.

More than 23,000 professional visitors from Mexico, including groups of buyers from Puebla, Querétaro, Guanajuato, Morelos and Estado de México. While international assistance includes buyers from Guatemala, Costa Rica, Colombia, among others.

Join MoistTech Corp at Expo Pack Mexico June 5-8, 2018 – we will have LIVE DEMONSTRATIONS in BOOTH 3416 throughout the show. 

What’s Worse Than Wasted Effort? Economical Losses and Decreased Productivity

In the corrugating industry, controlling product moisture levels is critical to the manufacturing process. Moisture content has a drastic effect on quality and can lead to problems with warping, glue adhesion, and printability. Measuring the moisture at linear, medium, and face locations will yield significant improvements to the finished product. With the help of industry partners and 40 years of knowledge and experience, MoistTech has developed the IR3000 Moisture Analyzer for corrugated board. This first ever “Smart” sensor is unsurpassed in performance and reliability, and provides the ability to control the process with an accuracy of +/-0 .1% moisture.

In board plants, the sensor is often installed in extreme heat locations typically near a pre-heater. In these situations, the gauge is fitted with a built-in Vortex Air Cooling System to optimize performance and extend the life of the instrument. Furthermore, the environment in board plants can be very moist so IR3000 comes standard with an air-diffuser nozzle which prevents condensation from collecting on the sensor’s optical window.

Wax coating is often applied to the corrugated product. Having the correct amount of wax or the presence of wax is critical during the manufacturing process. With the help of industry partners and 40 years of knowledge, MoistTech has developed the IR 3000 Moisture Sensor which is ideally suited to measure the amount of wax coating that is being applied to the corrugated product. Thus, corrugators improve their product quality, reduce their wax consumption and improve their cost savings.

Contact us to discuss the specifications of your application today!

Videos

Our YouTube channel is a great place to find videos of our sensor installations and applications – check them out here!

MoistTech Will Debut at NPE 2018 – The Plastics Show

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MoistTech Will Debut at NPE 2018 – The Plastics Show – This May!

If your business is associated with plastics in any way, this is your “must-attend” event. As the world’s leading plastics trade show and conference, NPE assembles the full array of products, tools, equipment and resources in one efficient venue, providing total coverage of the innovative solutions and emerging technologies that are shaping the future of plastics. Join us at The Plastics Show May 7-11 in Orlando FL – BOOTH W9226.

NPE has been a plastics leader for more than 70 years, unequaled in its ability to bring the entire industry together. Participants include buying teams from over 100 countries and more than 20,000 companies, comprising the entire global plastics supply chain and the full range of end-user markets.

MoistTech Corp. adds a twist to NPE this year by introducing our flagship IR3000 sensor to the Plastics Industry. Moisture measurement and control is an important aspect of the plastic industry for various applications.  

Moisture Control Aspect of Plastics:

The MoistTech 3000 Series On-line Sensors accurately displays the moisture content of resin/plastic pellets, flake or regrind, in % (percent) or PPM (parts per million). Our Online sensors can be installed into any hopper, silo, material line, belt or screw conveyor and the moisture results are displayed on a color touch screen or output on any of our many signal options.

The installation of our On-line sensors prevent bad product due to undesirable resin moisture levels. Whether it was simple regrind material that was under dried, or worse, unusable molds and lost material due to brittle nylons, discoloration, splaying, bubbling, or streaking from over drying; all these are a thing of the past when you integrate MoistTech into your process.

Now you can fine tune your setup to make sure you are putting out a higher quality and more consistent product and ultimately improve your bottom line. Save money, time and prevent negative results due to inconsistencies and human error. Offline Moisture Analyzers utilize a sample size that is too small to be a true representation and is ineffective at preventing bad product because the product has already been produced by the time the test is done.

Videos

Our YouTube channel is a great place to find videos of our sensor installations and applications – check them out here!

MoistTech Joins Ceramics Expo 2018 in Cleveland OH

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Ceramics Expo 2018 Features MoistTech Corp. 

Ceramics Expo brings together manufacturers and engineers from across the medical, automotive, electronics, aerospace, defense and energy sectors to source new materials and technologies. Join MoistTech at the Ceramics Expo and network with like-mided professionals and discuss the challenges and opportunities in the ceramic industry. 

MoistTech will be on hand in BOOTH 331 to discuss your moisture measurement and control options in the ceramics application industry. Be sure to come by and see the LIVE DEMONSTRATIONS throughout the show featuring our flagship IR3000 gauge. 

How Often Does Moisture Effect Your Ceramic Products?

Ceramics Expo

Moisture content is a critical parameter for ceramic manufacturing and processing. It is vital to the correct operation of the dryer to within 0.1% content.

Whether you are producing raw material or processing that raw material into ceramic products, moisture is key to achieving the best quality end product.

Ceramic products have many advantages over products constructed from other materials. Ceramic properties include wear resistance, high strength, long life, heat resistance, porosity, and non-toxicity. However—none of these qualities can be achieved without the proper manufacturing process and the constant supervision and regulation of moisture content.

Unlike other instrumentation of this type, some of the unique features of the IR3000 is that it is able to monitor the product even with small gaps in product flow and is unaffected by ambient light without impacting the accuracy. The IR3000 is also ideal for installations on chain conveyors and screw conveyors.

The sensor(s) can be located throughout the process and can be directly connected to the users PLC or any laptop. Ethernet 4-20 ma are included as well as our high-tech Windows operating software.

Ideally a moisture control system should be able to accurately detect moisture in raw materials, preferably at different stages of the manufacturing process, be easy to maintain and tough enough to withstand the harsh, abrasive nature of the raw materials and the mixer environment

Contact us for more information on the Ceramics Application or another application you are working with, we are happy to help!

Videos

Our YouTube channel is a great place to find videos of our sensor installations and applications – check them out here!

 

North America’s Biggest Processing Event: iPBS 2018

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MoistTech Features Flagship IR3000 at iPBS 2018

iPBS 2018

International Powder & Bulk Solids Conference & Exhibition — iPBS 2018— is the leading event for professionals in powder and bulk solids technology in the Western Hemisphere. Since 1976, The Powder Show has brought the world’s processing and bulk material handling community together to share ideas, deepen industry knowledge and explore the equipment and technologies that drive the industry. This April, The Powder Show will once again connect over 3,500 industry professionals and more than 350 leading suppliers for three days of unmatched industry immersion and innovative equipment. 

Join MoistTech Corp. for iPBS 2018 in BOOTH 2707 for live demonstrations of our Near-Infrared Technology and how we can help you improve your manufacturing process. What’s worse than a wasted effort? Economical losses and decreased productivity. Ensure you have a proper Moisture Measurement and Control system in place with MoistTech!

Proper Measurement and Control

The IR3000 operates reliably and where other sensors cannot. Whether you work with fine gain to large aggregates in very dry or saturated conditions, the IR3000 is easy to integrate into process lines, conveyors, bins and/or silos.

The intelligent pre-processing of the measurement values (300+ per second) allows for smooth average values, adjustable filters, and up to 50 standard calibration curves, stored in the sensor. Three self-powered analog outputs 4-20mA, allow for the easy connection to control system and a very advanced PC software is included at no charge with connections via Ethernet or RS232/485.

The IR-3000 takes instant, non-contact measurements of moisture in % dry and % wet measurements, and regulates moisture content either automatically or manually to suit your needs. It’s also capable of measuring temperature and other important constituents.

In some cases, measuring and controlling moisture can reduce transportation costs due to shipping excess water. Additionally, moisture control stops products from freezing during shipping and transportation.Testing moisture content throughout the process also provides mineral manufacturers cost savings in energy & fuel costs, as well as having less product waste. With continuous NIR online moisture testing, manufacturers can monitor moisture levels which they in-turn, can precisely control their dryers to optimize the production process with minimum energy requirements.

Contact us today to discuss the specifics of your application.

Videos

Our YouTube channel is a great place to find videos of our sensor installations and applications – check them out here!

MoistTech Debuts at 50th Waste Expo 2018

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Waste Expo 2018 – Las Vegas

For the first time, MoistTech Corp. will attend the 2018 Waste Expo in Las Vegas, NV representing the Moisture Measurement and Control arm for Waste-to-Energy Recycling. In recent applications, MoistTech Corp. has proven success in Waste-To-Energy and Renewable Energy applications. See our application video here.

Come and tackle all of your waste & recycling challenges at the industry’s most valuable event! Waste Expo promises to deliver in technology and innovation with its 50th Anniversary show. From across the street and around the globe, you’ll meet waste and recycling peers, experts and top solution providers. Learn and share best practices, and walk away with meaningful new contacts. There’s no other event that brings the industry together! MoistTech Corp. invites you to attend Waste Expo 2018 with our FREE PASSES – we will be hosting live demonstrations of our sensor in BOOTH 247 throughout the show. Be sure to stop by and see us in action!

If you would like free passes to the show, send us an inquiry and reference “Free Waste Expo Tickets!”

Are You Controlling the Moisture in Your Waste Application?

In waste-to-energy facilities, controlling the ash residue is a critical concern of plant operators. After combustion, the ash residue that is left, is sprayed with water to reduce dust and odors which is then transported to landfills/moonfuls. However, too much or too little moisture can create several problems for waste-to-energy plants. By integrating MoistTech’s IR3000 online NIR Moisture Sensor into the process, processors can monitor and control 100% of the ash. Waste Expo

Managing the ash residue is important step for many reasons at incineration facilities around the world. From minimizing the possibility of ash dust inhalation and ingestion of employees, to preventing ash being absorbed into the environment, as well as, to lowering transportation costs due to weight. With MoistTech’s NIR Moisture sensor operators will be able to instantly and continuously measure ash moisture and control these problems.

Preventing airborne dust and controlling weight of the ash, MoistTech recommends installing a sensor after combustion and moisture spray. From past installations and depending on the matrix of the ash, the optimum moisture range is 15-18% with a target of 15% for control of dust and weight of the ash. The moisture content lowest point is 12-14% before the ash becomes airborne and above 25% moisture the ash turns into mud that contains surface moisture (liquid) making it very heavy and expensive to haul away.

See you in Las Vegas!

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