Brick Clay Moisture
Importance of Moisture Control
Traditionally, when manufacturing brick clay, moisture has been controlled and monitored manually, but a MoistTech sensor will allow for a much more accurate reading and, as a result, a brick clay product of a much higher quality. A correct mix consistency is absolutely necessary and much easier to achieve with a sensor. If the exact moisture level is known, the drying time for a mix can be easily calculated, reducing wasted time, resources, and rejected mixes.
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
You will always be aware of the moisture levels in brick clay with our IR-3000 sensor. Mounted above the line, it sends readings to a computer that can sound an alarm or make automatic adjustments when necessary. The IR-3000 can also measure temperature, chemical composition, coating thickness, and other important variables with high accuracy.
Typical moisture accuracy is about ± 0.05%, with coating accuracy varying from 0.1 to 0.01 micron, depending on the coating type. A typical analog range is 0-10% moisture. The outputs can be adjusted to optimize recording requirements or PLC.
Before it’s shipped, the sensor is preset, so it requires no calibration maintenance. Unlike other sensors, the IR-3000 is able to take both bulk measurements and measurements of small gaps in material.
What is the Solution?
With over 40 years of experience, MoistTech can help you control brick clay moisture. As a world leader in NIR moisture measurement technology, our sensors will give you the most accurate and repeatable measurements during your production and quality control process.
Thanks to input from our industry partners, we have been able to develop the premier NIR moisture sensor, capable of giving you instant and continuous measurements.
Contact us today for more information about moisture measurement or to request a quote.
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
The moisture content of the brick mixture is crucial to produce a quality end product with consistent results in every batch. The correct water to aggregate ratio allows for dense compaction of the clay and the brick will release easily from the mold. Too little moisture allows the brick to crumble; too much moisture causes instability.