Vinyl Coating & Moisture

Why Measure Moisture?

In the Vinyl Coating industry, controlling product flow, thickness and moisture levels are critical to the manufacturing process. Monitoring the coating levels in the real-time environment will improve quality while reducing waste and cutting energy costs for drying. With the help of industry partners and 40 years of knowledge and experience, MoistTech has developed the IR3000 Moisture Sensor for taking at line measurements. This first ever “Smart” sensor is unsurpassed in performance and reliability, and provides the ability to control the process to an accuracy of +/- .01%.

The sensor can be mounted several inches above the conveyor anywhere after the vinyl coater. Measurement wavelengths, algorithms, and calibration parameters are pre-set before installation making the sensor a “plug and play” device. Additionally, the IR3000 offers unlimited networking capability and a number of Digital I/O’s allowing maximum flexibility when integrating the sensor with the process. A unique feature of the IR3000 is that it is able to monitor the process even with gaps in product flow without impacting accuracy.

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PERFORMANCE

Unsurpassed in performance, our sensors can accurately measure  moisture within tenths of a percent of most applications

STABILITY

MoistTech sensors withstand the test of time and are low to zero maintenance

RELIABILITY

Rely on MoistTech’s NIR moisture sensors to never drift or need re-calibration

COST OF OWNERSHIP

A moisture measurement system is essential for the production process and in some cases will pay for itself in less than 30 days

Increasing Profits

If the sensor is installed in a location where the ambient air temperature is extremely hot, it is fitted with a built in Vortex Air Cooling System to optimize performance and extend the life of the instrument. Each sensor is equipped with and air-diffuser nozzle to ensure steam, smoke and other debris doesn’t cake on the optical window.

Efficiency is a top of the line priority for manufacturers and the dryer can drain a lot of that. Measuring the moisture before and after the dryer allows the user to optimize the dryer settings to save time and money. A proper moisture control system will pay for itself with the energy savings from the dryer in less than 30 days. Efficiently controlling the dryer within the facility can drastically change the productivity levels.

What is the Solution?

MoistTech has studied moisture and its applications in manufacturing for over 40 years. That’s why we’re confident our moisture analyzers are a step above the rest. We’re constantly working to develop the latest, most advanced moisture testing technology—which is how the IR-3000 came about.

Assess

Locate the point in the production process in which measuring moisture will be the most crucial and beneficial. Identify how you will use the moisture measurement data for improvements and if it will tie into your PLC.

Remember this could involve more than one installation point!

Develop

A closed loop process is achieved by incorporating a moisture measurement system into the manufacturing process. Developing a proactive solution to moisture control will avoid costly downfalls. 

Support

MoistTech’s experts will assess your specific application with lab tests, calibrations and accuracy results to ensure our equipment will peform for you. All of our sensors are pre-calibrated prior to being shipped to create a plug-and-play operation for the end-user.

Contact

We offer service and support throughout the world for our moisture measurement sensors and would be happy to connect you with a rep in your area. Contact us today for more information!

Understand the Process

When it comes to investing in moisture control technology, contact MoistTech Corporation. Our NIR devices provide instant efficiency to any plant, and increased safety.

With our advanced moisture sensor technology installed, your factory will be able to reap the benefits immediately. Thanks to an impressive increase in product quality, you’ll maintain a satisfied customer base. You’ll also notice your production lines are more efficient and experiencing less downtime, leading to a more optimized process. Expect to see reduced waste and energy costs, too.