Having the correct sand moisture levels in processing mixtures has become a critical component during the various stages of production, such as with glass manufacturing.

The sand mixtures can easily become either too wet or dry wasting manufacturer’s time and money as well as impacting the quality of the end product.

With the help of industry partners and over 40 years of knowledge and experience, your MoistTech team has developed the IR-3000 Sand Moisture Sensor that is ideally suited to measure the sand moisture levels in any manufacturing process.

Installation

The IR-3000 sand moisture sensor should be mounted several inches above the conveyor, before and after the dryer. This will allow the user to continuously monitor the process and can control the glass moisture content either manually or automatically in the manufacturing process.

Environment

If the IR-3000 has to be installed close to the dryer outlet where it will be susceptible to extreme heat conditions, it is necessary to cool the sensor with either air or water.

Benefits of Sand Moisture Detection

  • Improved Product Quality
  • Lower Energy Costs
  • Reduced Start-up Times
  • Less Waste
  • 100% Product Inspection
  • Less Downtime

Your MoistTech team is very experienced with the sand moisture requirements in most production processes. Our sensor calibrations, measurement wavelengths, algorithms and sensor optical requirements are pre-set at the factory. Typical accuracy is about ±0.1% moisture. Typical analog range is 1-10% moisture. The outputs can be adjusted to optimize PLC or recording requirements.

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