Oriented Strand Board (OSB) Moisture
Maximum Profits & Efficiency
Moisture control of both infeed and outfeed will result in better resin addition, reduced energy usage and a high quality material prior to blending. Fiber quality can be influenced by moisture content and incorrect moisture resin addition can not only waste money but can cause dramatic process interruptions.
Precise control of raw material fiber will not only improve the resin addition but also provide an extra benefit of high quality board properties. The resin moisture addition will result significant cost savings. The major benefit will be on the forming line when the press will not have any down time due to blown boards, a common result of high oriented strand board moisture content furnish.
MoistTech has developed the IR-3000 OSB moisture sensor that is ideally suited to measure the moisture levels in the OSB process
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
Our sensor calibrations, measurement wavelengths, algorithms and sensor optical requirements are pre-set at the factory. Typical accuracy is about ±0.1% moisture. Typical analog range is 0-20% moisture. The outputs can be adjusted to optimize PLC or recording requirements.
A multitude of benefits can be immediately noticed after implementing a proper moisture measurement and control system.
- Increased Efficiency
- Improved Product Quality
- Lower Energy Costs
- Reduced Start-up Times
- Less Waste & Downtime
- 100% Product Inspection
- Significant Resin Cost Savings
The IR-3000 Oriented Strand Board Moisture Sensor should be mounted several inches above the conveyor will allow the user to continuously monitor the process and can control the moisture / resin content either manually or automatically in the OSB process.
The unique feature of Moisttech’s IR-3000 OSB Moisture Sensor is that is able to monitor the process even with small gaps in product flow without impacting the accuracy.
MoistTech has also developed sample systems and optical windows using sapphire optics which will provide a viewing area for real time process measurement. Details of this can be seen on our section in sampling technology.
If the IR-3000 Oriented Strand Board Moisture Sensor has to be installed close to dryer outlet where it will be susceptible to extreme heat conditions, it may 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
How are you currently monitoring your product? With MoistTech we provide consistent results… On moisture applications involving dried products, accuracy can be expected to be 0.1%. On higher moisture applications, accuracy can be expected to be 0.2 and 0.5%.
Do you know how beneficial moisture control is? Reduce dryer usage and energy costs by knowing the exact temperature the dryer should be for optimal energy usage. Quality products will become consistent with 100% inspection. Purchase costs can be reduced from water weight.