Why Control Neoprene Moisture?
Neoprene has become an extremely important and popular polymer-based textile used in everything from wetsuits and athletic clothing to industrial gaskets and musical instrument components. Its thermal insulating and moisture wicking properties, accomplished by foaming its native rubber-like material with nitrogen gas, make it an extremely versatile product. As with any textile manufacturing process, controlling neoprene moisture during production is critical to the product’s final quality.
Controlling moisture during any textile production process is critical. By accurately and reliably measuring moisture, producers are able to achieve and maintain ideal textile quality and consistency. Because moisture content varies widely in raw materials and at different points in the production process, a moisture measurement system that can collect data at any point of the process is essential. Also essential is a system that achieves reliable and accurate non-contact moisture measurements.
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
Diamond Standard Moisture Sensors
MoistTech has been in the moisture measurement business for more than 40 years. We have established the most extensive user base in the moisture management industry. How did we become the world leader in moisture measurement instrumentation? Our goal was to create not just another moisture measurement system but to determine how existing systems failed and address those shortcomings. With the incorporation of customer feedback, field data, and new technology, MoistTech has been able to create a superior moisture measurement system design.
There are other moisture measurement systems out there. Why choose MoistTech’s IR-3000? It’s simple. The IR-3000 is the most accurate, most reliable, and most technologically advanced system available.
In terms of accuracy, the IR-3000 captures thousands of measurements per second. Those measurements are unaffected by temperature, color, gaps in materials, dust, and other environmental conditions
What is the Solution?
Reliability – the IR-3000 is pre-calibrated to measure neoprene moisture at the factory. It does not need re-calibration or other tedious maintenance once installed.
Technological Advancement – the IR-3000 communicates via laptop computer, PC-based touch screen operator interface, or plant-wide network through RS232/422/485 and Ethernet TCP/IP. MoistTech continually develops new protocols to keep pace with environmental conditions and technological advancements. Current I/O includes 3 x analog outputs 4-20mA isolated, self-powered.
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
Using the IR-3000 drastically cuts production costs. It is energy efficient, low maintenance, and decreases startup and down times. Over dried product causes waste; so does product that is too moist. With the IR-3000, these problems will no longer be an issue.
Using the IR-3000, you’ll save money throughout the entire production process, while making the best quality product at the same time. With MoistTech, you don’t need to compromise.