Controlling Quality Through Moisture
Fertilizer manufacturing requires the operator to maintain the correct moisture levels throughout the process, to ensure a quality final product.
An ideal moisture management system should be able to perform accurately to detect the moisture levels in the raw materials and final product, be easily maintained, built to withstand harsh application environments and abrasive materials. Eliminate wasted product, downtime, out of spec material and increased purchase pricing due to excess water weight.
MoistTech is recognized as the leader in moisture management systems utilizing near-infrared technology to provide the most accurate, repeatable results in the industry.
Immediate ROI is achieved with proper moisture measurement and control as the overall efficiency of the plant increases with the seen savings. Multiple units can be placed throughout the process to ensure total product control and accuracy. Increasing the product quality and maintaining huge cost savings.
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
By mounting the MoistTech fertilizer moisture sensor several inches above the conveyor, after the dryer, so it can continuously monitor the process and can control the moisture content either manually or automatically in the fertilizer.
Although dust from the product is not normally a problem, in extreme dusty environments we recommend the installation of an air purge system to prevent the accumulation of material on the sensor’s window. In addition, if the fertilizer moisture sensor has to be installed close to the dryer outlet where it will be susceptible to extreme heat conditions, it will be necessary to cool the sensor with either air or water.
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.
We’ve combined our decades of experience and knowledge with feedback from our industry partners to create a moisture sensor capable of taking instant, non-contact measurements of moisture, temperature, and other vital levels with the utmost accuracy. When it comes to moisture sensors, the IR-3000 is the most advanced system available.
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
Fertilizer manufacturing requires the operator to maintain the correct moisture levels throughout the process, to ensure a quality final product. Eliminate wasted product, downtime, out of spec material and increased purchasing price due to excess water weight.
MoistTech provides a plug and play operation that monitors moisture content anywhere in the manufacturing line to provide instant and accurate information to line personnel. This can eliminate wasted product, downtime and timely lab tests.