2024 PetFood Forum

Sarasota, FL – MoistTech Corp., the global leader in moisture measurement and control, announces it will highlight the IR3000-F series moisture sensors featuring cutting-edge NIR (Near Infrared) technology for exceptionally accurate and reliable moisture analysis of virtually any product or raw material at the PetFood Forum to be held April 29-May 1, 2024 in Kansas City, Missouri. Animal kibble relies on consistent moisture control to maintain quality and consistency. Moisture content plays a large role in the percentages of other needed ingredients in the feed, including protein, carbohydrates, and fats to maintain a balanced blend. The instant, continuous moisture measurement significantly enhances quality, productivity, and energy efficiency in the pet food industry.

The MoistTech state-of-the-art near-infrared technology achieves unparalleled accuracy, delivering true, repeatable results year after year with little or no maintenance. Pre-calibrated in the factory with customer samples, the IR3000-F is guaranteed to never drift over time or need recalibration. Other technologies necessitate monthly or yearly calibrations that incur costs and result in downtime. The IR3000 series sensor can measure each kind of kibble and can store up to 50 product calibrations in one sensor with its near-infrared (NIR) moisture measurement and control technology.

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Moreover, the accuracy of the IR3000-F is unaffected by most material variations such as height and color and by ambient temperature and lights, unlike competing technology. To ensure the most accurate moisture reading, MoistTech software automatically compensates for small gaps, inert material. foreign objects, and conveyor surfaces. The IR3000-F utilizes cast aluminum enclosures to effectively disperse heat and ensure more accurate readings, in contrast to competing sensors that use polished steel which holds and creates heat.

The IR3000-F generates an instant return on investment by enhancing product quality and consistency, while simultaneously boosting productivity through decreased downtime and waste. Maintaining proper consistent animal food moisture levels in animal feed is essential for a high-quality final product. When moisture levels aren’t regulated, products are at risk of mold and other threats that may negatively affect the overall quality.

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Real-time, continuous moisture measurement enables operational personnel to make crucial, immediate adjustments to the production process. Furthermore, continuous NIR online moisture testing enables precise control of ovens, dryers, roasters, and fryers to optimize the production process, resulting in substantial energy savings.

The IR3000-F sensor is a complete solution that is easy to install and integrate into existing production lines and does not require the purchase of any additional hardware or software. Its non-contact design minimizes contamination and maintenance, allowing for continuous operation without interfering with manufacturing processes.

A very wide variety of animal food products benefit from IR3000-F technology, including wet and dry animal kibble, fish food pellets, soft pet foods, hard pet foods, grass, and more.

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