Nylon 66 Moisture
Why Use Moisture Control?
The great interest recently in the plastic industry has spurred more demands in thermoplastics to replace certain metals in manufacturing automotive parts, power tools, and lawn and garden tools. This drives a movement to develop materials and products with higher performance, less weight, better cost savings, and better resistance to fatigue. Nylon 66 moisture or polyamide moisture becomes a crucial point to monitor during production. Moisture measurement and control can create a proactive initiatve to catch quality issues before they occur.
Nylon 66 Attributes
Nylon has that high performance and easy processing. Nylon 66 adds cost savings. However, it absorbs moisture from the surrounding environment, creating a constant challenge for engineers. This moisture affects the polymer properties making it harder to process. The intensification in moisture may cause deep changes in the material’s behavior since it reduces strength, stiffness, and frequency.
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
The Proof is in the Efficiency
With careful controls, the moisture absorbed by nylon can be reversed with drying in an oven. MoistTech has used our more than 30 years of experience in moisture measurement to create a line of NIR sensors that can measure and control the amount of moisture in nylon during processing. For real-time product control, our sensors:
- Are unsurpassed in performance
- Provide stable, reliable, constant measurements
- Are cost effective non-contact measuring devices
- Mount above the assembly line, before and after dryers, and anywhere moisture measurements are needed
- Ignore conveyor belts, small gaps in product, color changes, and the height of the product
- Send digital or analog signals
- Use RS232 or Ethernet communications to reach your computer
- Are easily maintained since no calibrations are required
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
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.