Measuring Moisture in Nonwovens
Nonwovens moisture controlis critical to production quality, but this doesnt mean you have to sacrifice production efficiency. There are ways to be certain of moisture content without any extra hassle to yourself or team.
Nonwovens product quality is tightly linked to the moisture control during the production process. MoistTech, a world leader in moisture measurement and control, understands the production process and the nonwovens moisture control needed to make a quality product and offers process improvements.
The IR-3000 can be used to measure moisture levels or coating thicknesses in many applications. Typical moisture accuracy is about ± 0.05%, with coating accuracy varying from 0.1 to 0.01 micron. Typical analog range is 0-10% moisture. The outputs can be adjusted to optimize PLC or recording requirements. The IR-3000 simplifies your company’s production process and your operators’ duties, creating a better work environment for your company.
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 love the advantages that we have built into our new sensor:
- Extreme Accuracy –typical moisture accuracy is about ±0.05%
- Speed –thousands of readings per second
- Versatile Communications –interfaces with Ethernet and RS232 to send readings to your controlling computer for real-time control
- Easy-to-use software—Windows friendly
- No maintenance – unit is calibrated at the factory before shipment, and further calibrations are unnecessary
- Built rugged — can withstand rugged environments –temperature and humidity are not issues
- Operator or computer alarms and adjustments can be made on the fly
- Non-destructive, non-contact testing
No matter the stage of production, the IR-3000 measures moisture with MoistTech’s Near Infrared (NIR) technology. Engineers created algorithms, wavelengths, and sensor optical requirements to take thousands of detailed, accurate measurements per second. You can pre-set the measurement rate to match your production rate. Because there are no routine re-calibrations, this technology is low maintenance.
Installation is easy – the sensor can be mounted just a few inches above the nonwovens, and the technology will begin to work. Ethernet connections provide pathways for general information to reach the online database. Other services include operator interface and digital displays. Readings are consistent and reliable, providing an invaluable resource for your company. Alarms can trigger when readings are out of range allowing quick adjustments to be made.
Is MoistTech 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
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.