Tobacco Moisture Applications
Accurately Detect Moisture Levels at Every Stage of the Process
Our long standing relationship with tobacco processors confirms that our knowledge and experience is second to none. MoistTech’s professional staff continues to develop products for the tobacco industry showing our commitment to you and your products.
Why Are We Different?
Leader in Moisture Measurement & Control
Over 40 Years of Experience and Top Quality Local Support in Your Area
Zero Drifting or Re-Calibrations
Guaranteed Not to Drift or Need Re-Calibrations Over Time – Forget Any Yearly Maintenance Too!
Cutting Edge Technology
A Non-Contact Option Utilizing Near-Infrared Technology Provides Superior Data Results
Increase Production Efficiency by 400% or More With a Moisture Measurement & Control System from MoistTech
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Common Tobacco Applications
Manufacturing Improvements with Moisture Control
MoistTech’s 828 model NIR analyzer is used for on-line tobacco moisture analysis at all locations in tobacco leaf and primary processing. The bullets below list the applications for each tobacco moisture measurement. The accuracy that can be achieved depends on the sampling and testing methods. Whole leaf and strip tobacco will have higher sampling errors than cut finished tobacco due to the variability of the material.
The Model 828 tobacco moisture sensor, is considered by many as being the flagship of MoistTech’s IR Series of sensors. It has resulted in unmatched performance for tobacco moisture measurement and control within all levels of the tobacco industry.
Dryer control is the most sensitive area of the tobacco process. Thousands of kilos per hour are processed where volume, temperature and input moisture vary. The MoistTech model 828 tobacco moisture sensor, provides the user with the ability to monitor and control this process to within tenths of a percent.
Installation of the Model 828 provides manufactures exceptionally accurate and precise tobacco moisture measurement and control protocols. It is able to accurately measure to within 0.1% on many applications – resulting in improved product quality and significant cost savings.
Benefits of Tobacco Moisture Analysis
- Redcue Energy Usage
- High Quality Product Through Instant Accurate Moisture Control
- Reduction in Fire and Explosion Risk
- Plant Production Efficiency Monitoring
- Dryer Control
- Blending Monitoring for Control of Moisture & Resin
- Increased Productivity
- Low Cost
- Highest Performance Operation
- Reduce Downtime
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Are you looking to measure and control the moisture within your process? We have installed thousands of sensors in even the harshest conditions and would strive to earn your business!
Near-Infrared Moisture Detection is State-of-the-Art
The precision of NIR moisture sensors can help increase the quality of your product resulting in less lost time and money.
Combining our long experience with improvements suggested by our customers, we’ve designed a better, more precise and more accurate NIR moisture sensor.
More Precision Than Other Technologies
The 3000 Series Near Infrared moisture sensor is designed to not only be more accurate but to be low maintenance as well. An initial calibration is all it takes, and our NIR moisture sensor is ready to go. The IR-3000 uses NIR technology to take precise measurements in percentage wet and percentage dry, allowing you to make real time adjustments either automatically or manually. Our NIR moisture sensor will help you achieve a better, more consistent product.
The most “bang for the buck” happens when you can control the moisture in the process through an automatic, feed-back-loop control system. A feed-back-loop changes the process based on the in-line measurement. If the collection and analysis of real-time data is the only purpose of the testing, but the analysis of the data has potential to define substantive future process changes, an in-line solution may have a high potential ROI.
Avoid Downtime with Quick Measurements
Enjoy immediate adjustments to your process based on real-time measurements from our online NIR sensors. Avoid costly downtime and excessive scrap by catching any out-of-tolerance readings as quickly as possible. Immediate changes can be made to your production line to stop extra waste and keep the line moving. Connect our sensors directly to your PLC by RS232 or Ethernet for complete software control of your line.
Unbeatable Accuracy & Reliability
Our non-drift optical design gives you repeatable results in the most accurate measurements available. Calibrated from the factory, the sensor requires no further maintenance to maintain their accuracy. Results are unaffected by heat or humidity.
Tobacco Leaf Processing
To improve the threshing efficiency and to reduce the quantity of lamina, moisture control is extremely important. High accuracy and fast responses to moisture sensing allows for the manufacturer to conduct 100% inspection while optimizing the process by producing a quality product at reduced cost.
Our on-line tobacco moisture measurement and control sensors also have the ability to measure temperatures and other tobacco components, such as sugar and nicotine if required.
“The system is working very well with an efficiency improvement of 400-600 % improvement in moisture control. We are also looking at promoting this to a best practice suitable for our other plants and shingle lines.”
“The knowledgeable MoistTech Team provides our organization with outstanding support through the development and implementation process. We have worked together on a variety of different projects and applications; their experience has enabled our engineering team to properly evaluate and design systems that meet with our customer’s requirements.”
“For the last few years we have integrated the MoistTech Online Sensor into our customer’s scopes with the goal of a fully optimized closed loop control. When integrated with our stacker reclaimed the results are lower operating costs, safer storage and improved product quality. The instant feedback informs our plant personnel of controlled moisture all throughout the entire process.”