equipment in head to head moisture testing evaluations. The IR3000/828
Tobacco Moisture Sensor has proven to be the
most accurate over all tobacco process moisture ranges. Having the correct moisture levels in
Tobacco has become a critical component during the various stages of production. Processors are constantly adjusting moisture
and heat during the conditioning process to maintain the quality of their
IR 3000/828 Tobacco
Moisture Sensor that is ideally suited to measure the moisture levels in leaf processing, expanded, cut and reconstituted tobacco.
recommend installing the 828 sensor
in several locations throughout process beginning with feed forward control, post dryer, cutting, conditioning
and prior to primary processing. The sensor should be mounted several inches above the conveyor so
that it can continuously monitor the process and can control the moisture
content either manually or automatically.
other moisture sensors on the market, dust and steam do not effect on MoistTech’s 828 readings. However, if the sensor has to be installed close to
the dryer outlet where it will be susceptible to extreme heat conditions, it may be necessary to cool the sensor with either air or water. The
sensor(s) can be located throughout the process and can be directly connected to the users PLC or any laptop. Ethernet 4-20
ma are included as well as our high–tech Windows operating software. DPM–Digital Panel Meter and a Color Touch Screen Operator Interface
are also available as read–out options. Sensor calibrations, measurement wavelengths, algorithms and sensor optical requirements are pre–set at the factory. Typical accuracy is about ±0.1% low moisture applications and ±0.25% on high moisture applications. Complete measurement ranges are 0-65% moisture.