Potato Flake Moisture
Potato flakes can easily become either too wet or dry wasting manufacturer’s time and money as well as impacting the quality of the end product so having the correct potato flake moisture level has become a critical component during the various stages of production.
With the help of industry partners and more than 40 years of in-depth knowledge and experience, MoistTech has developed the IR-3000 potato flake moisture sensor that is ideally suited to measure the moisture levels in potato flake.
The sensor is coated in a food grade material with a polymer optical window allowing manufacturers to improve product quality and monitor moisture continuously.
The IR-3000 potato flake moisture sensor should be installed at the exit of the ovens should be mounted several inches above the conveyor so that it can continuously monitor the process and can control the potato flake moisture content either manually or automatically in the finished product
If the IR-3000 Potato Flake Moisture Sensor has to be installed close to the oven outlet where it will be susceptible to extreme heat conditions, it is necessary to cool the sensor with either air or water. Furthermore, if the sensor is located near an oil spray, it is necessary to clean the sensor’s optical window during regular routine cleaning.
Benefits of Potato Flake Moisture Detection
- Improved Product Quality
- Lower Energy Costs
- Reduced Start-up Times
- Less Waste
- 100% Product Inspection
- Less Downtime
- Significant Resin Cost Savings
MoistTech is very experienced with the potato flake moisture requirements in the production of potato flakes. Our sensor calibrations, measurement wavelengths, algorithms and sensor optical requirements are pre-set at the factory. Typical accuracy is about ±0.2% moisture. Typical analog range is 5-15% moisture. The outputs can be adjusted to optimize PLC or recording requirements.
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