Implementing Proper Moisture Measurement
Warp moisture can be a constant challenge in a manufacturing environment where the temperature and humidity vary. This is especially true for the corrugating industry where the top and bottom liner board moisture levels must be equal after bonding to avoid warp. Moisture levels can change with glue penetration or glue curing – both of which are affected by temperature.
MoistTech engineers have developed a line of NIR moisture sensors that can be used online or offline to be sure that the moisture level is not out of bounds. An online sensor can transmit digital or analog signals to your computer from the manufacturing line in real time using either an RS232 or Ethernet connection. There the software can make alarms or adjustments that help keep your line moving to create a product that can pass QA. An offline sensor comes with a base and stand that is perfect for your lab, field work, or QA testing. With fast, accurate readings your staff can pinpoint problems quickly.
Monitoring the amount of glue used can save a lot of scrap made from warping if the glue is set up improperly. Catch excess glue with a MoistTech moisture sensor that measure the amount of glue used to assure that the application is uniform and proper for the current temperature and humidity. Adjustments can be flagged and quickly made to keep your line moving and avoiding waste. Our sensors mount above the line, before and after dryers or sprayers, and in other non-contact locations to give you accurate measurements every time. Stop glue problems immediately because the MoistTech sensors are programmed to ignore gaps in the glue, color, and imperfections in the glue. They ignore conveyor belts and foreign objects.
Unsurpassed in performance, our sensors can accurately measure moisture within tenths of a percent of most applications
MoistTech sensors withstand the test of time and are low to zero maintenance
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
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.
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!
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.
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.
Understand the Process
Moisture control on the production line creates large savings in a little amount of time. Measuring moisture during the production process vs. batch testing after, will create higher yield for the end product usage. Immediate ROI is seen with the installation of a moisture measurement system as the plant controllers can instantaneously notice the reduced waste, energy usage & overall increase in product quality.