INDEX & FILTREX17 – Nonwovens Industry Show!

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Join MoistTech at INDA & FILTREX this year!

Held alongside INDEX™17, the world’s leading nonwovens exhibition, the FILTREX™conference and tabletop exhibition will highlight future growth in the filtration area and bring together expert attendees from technical specialists and business management to test and research institutes.

Bringing together key players from every dimension of the innovative world of nonwovens, INDEX is the largest global meeting place for the nonwovens market, its suppliers and customers. The next edition of this event will take place at Palexpo, in the vibrant international city of Geneva from 4th – 7th April 2017.

Taking place only once every three years, this dynamic event brings together over  12,500 trade visitors from over 100 countries to see the products and services displayed by 586 exhibitors (an increase of 10% on the previous edition), from 41 countries, in more than 22,000m2 net of stand space

INDEX is the premier industry platform, where senior industry professionals from around the world come together to seek competitive insights, learn about the latest technologies, and network, for four days of intensive and rewarding business activities.

Four days in which to discover new commercial opportunities, identify new markets and applications and exchange experiences with like-minded professionals, focusing exclusively on the very best that the nonwovens industry and its suppliers have to offer.

ProFood Tech 2017 Conference

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ProFoodTech is a dynamic conference program is designed specifically for food and beverage professionals in operations, plant management, engineering, R&D, quality assurance, supply chain management, sales, marketing and business development. You will:

  • Hear fresh ideas and strategies from respected leaders in the food and beverage industry.
  • Examine consumer trends that are changing the food and beverage landscape.
  • Survey best practices for food safety, business development, resource efficiency and more.

The ProFood Tech conference program is led by the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA), a food industry leader in developing and delivering educational programming. 

In the food and beverage industry, manufacturers have to stay on top of consumer and flavor trends, regulations and best practices for food processing and engineering, and business and workforce development strategies. Tackle it all by attending the ProFood Tech Conference Program!

Stop by the MoistTech booth to see LIVE demonstrations of our IR3000 series sensors!

 

CONEXPO – CON/AGG 2017

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CONEXPO – CON/AGG only takes place every 3 years and is where every major construction industry is represented amongst 2,500+ exhibitors over 2,500,000 square feet and more than 150 education sessions including asphalt, aggregates, concrete, earthmoving, lifting, mining, utilities and more. Join us in Las Vegas March 7-11 to learn about our CCS3000 sensor that can instantly increase your profits and help create a superior product for your customers. On-Line CCS-3000

The next event will be held in 2020- see you there! 

World of Concrete Conference 2017

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The World of Concrete Conference in Las Vegas, NV 1/17-1/20 —World of Concrete is the industry’s only annual international event dedicated to the commercial concrete and masonry construction industries showcasing leading industry suppliers featuring innovative products, construction machinery, construction equipment, safety training courses, new technologies and unlimited networking opportunities to give you new ways to sustain and grow your business. A firm foundation for the entire concrete and masonry industries and the first and most important annual international event of the year. It’s everything you need and nothing you don’t. 

Look for us in 2018 as well!

MoistTech Featured in Latest Edition of Powder & Bulk Solids

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MoistTech was recently featured in the latest edition of Powder & Bulk Solids Magazine, a leading source for the dry processing and bulk handling technology community. Recognized as the voice of the industry, Powder & Bulk Solids provides information on cutting-edge technology, products, equipment, systems, and services. It’s circulation reaches an audience of over 75,000 of the most qualified manufacturers and suppliers in the U.S.A.

MoistTech is recognized as the world’s leader in moisture measurement for online process and laboratory moisture instrumentation using NIR (Near Infrared) technology. Their newest line of moisture sensors feature a variety of advances in both hardware and software, as well as state of the art new optics design.

In particular, the On-Line IR-3000 moisture sensor, is designed for full, real-time process control and developed for instant non-contact measurement of virtually any product and raw material in the harshest manufacturing environments. Applications include measuring and controlling of coating thickness, resin content, oil, protein, fat, nicotine, sugar, seasonings, plastic film thickness and many other constituents.

Check out MoistTech in the Editor’s Spotlight in Powder & Bulk Solids Magazine.

Moisture Measurement Techniques

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Moisture content plays a large role in the quality, shelf life, pricing, weight, and ability to process many products. This is important not only to the buyer and seller, but also to the manufacturers, packagers, and users of the products.

Manufacturers try desperately to keep moisture levels under control. Without adequate moisture measurement techniques, they pay in downtime, product loss, extra energy consumption, additional materials, and non-uniform products. For example, in the production of wood panels, the moisture content is of extreme importance. Chips and fibers that are too wet will reduce panel quality, and slower production speeds will occur. If they are too dry, energy is wasted.

What Industries Are Affected?

Lots of industries are affected by moisture. Among those are:

Who Decides How Much Moisture Is Too Much?

While industry and trade associations determine acceptable moisture content, it can be monitored by government agencies like the FDA.

What Moisture Measurement Techniques Are Available?

Moisture is measured by the manufacturer. Three common methods are used. Each has their strengths and weaknesses.

  1. Thermogravimetric measurement is based on moisture content based on the loss of weight on drying. Halogen heaters, microwaves or infrared (IR) heaters dry the sample. The difference between starting weight and ending weight represents moisture content. Unfortunately, there are many problems. This is time-consuming, and the heat may cause decomposition of the samples. Neither the halogen nor IR distinguishes between water and other constituents of the sample that could also evaporate.
  2. Chemical moisture determination uses a reagent that reacts with water and converts into a non-conductive chemical. This method uses dangerous chemicals and highly skilled personnel to conduct the analysis. Calibration is always required because not all the water in the sample is involved in the reaction.
  3. Spectroscopic measurement methods include microwave, near infrared (NIR) and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR). These methods can be complex, require equipment purchases, and are time-consuming because multiple samples are required for calibration.

In recent years, however, NIR has made huge strides in the industry with MoistTech leading the way with the IR-3000 moisture sensor. It features non-drift NIR technology with thousands of samples per second, and no calibration required. This amazing sensor can be mounted above the conveyor belt, before and after dryers, or hand-held for quality control and lab work. It can connect to a computer network for data analysis or to control the moisture process in real-time.

Where Is the Future of Moisture Measurement Going?

In summary, moisture measurement can be performed in a variety of ways. Some require dangerous chemicals and expensive personnel. Others lack in accuracy. Spectroscopy offers the most accurate methods at the best prices. Advances in NIR methods give great promise for the future. For additional information on these, contact MoistTech customer support.

MoistTech Featured in Latest Edition of Tobacco Asia Magazine

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MoistTech was recently featured in the latest edition of Tobacco Asia Magazine, a leading magazine covering the developments and issues of the entire Asia regional tobacco industry. Written in both English and Chinese, its circulation reaches over 5000 wholesalers, distributors, and retailers in Asia, the Middle East, New Zealand, and Australia.

MoistTech is the world leader in near infrared (NIR) moisture management technology, a major concern for the tobacco industry. The sensors and gauges from MoistTech provide the most accurate and repeatable measurements available. The company has offices around the world to provide excellent customer service and support to its broad and growing customer base.

MoistTech’s IR-3000 NIR transmitter and the Model 828 tobacco moisture sensor are well-known for their rugged design that allows them to function with extreme accuracy in the rugged tobacco factory environment. Typical placement includes before and after dryers, cutters, toasters and reconstituted lines. Using multi-constituent analyzers, moisture, nicotine and sugars can be measured simultaneously.

See what Tobacco Asia Magazine had to say about MoistTech.

 

Pellet Production Process Improvement

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Increasing pellet moisture by 1.0% can save producers thousands of dollars per month. MoistTech model IR3000 has been successfully installed at many of the new pellet producing locations along the Gulf coast.

Moisture measurement improves dryer performance and helps reduce the risk of explosion and fire while over drying is also avoided resulting in significant fuel savings. Continue Reading →

Chemical News Release

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Measuring moisture online and instantly to within 0.01% accuracy can be a challenge for any instrumentation manufacture. However, MoistTech’s NEW model HDX 8500 series NIR sensors now have developed the ability to not only to be able to measure instantly without contact with the product but to levels never before possible in chemical powders. Continue Reading →

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