Using near-infrared (NIR) technology that allows for a non-contact solution to provide accurate moisture readings in cotton, MoistTech helps you avoid wasting product, inefficiency, inconsistencies in your product, environmental costs, and quality control. Our IR-3000 series of sensors are specifically designed to be unaffected by ambient light or material variations to provide continuous, repeatable, accurate readings to improve the manufacturing line and production of cotton. Keep reading to learn more about the importance of monitoring moisture levels in cotton and the benefits of our moisture sensors.

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Importance of Moisture Measurement

With cotton harvesting methods and machinery, there is a risk of excess moisture and foreign material being mixed with your crop. This can be a problem as it needs to be cleaned and dried thoroughly before use. Wet cotton or cotton containing green plant material will heat during storage and quickly deteriorate. Cotton damaged in this manner produces low grades and poor-quality seed.

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Installation & Application

Our online moisture sensors can be installed into any hopper, silo, material line, belt, or screw conveyor and the output moisture results are displayed on an external display or PC. Installing a moisture measurement and control system prevents compromised product due to undesirable moisture levels. Fine-tuning the setup and process of a manufacturing line can lead to quick results in product quality and production efficiency. 

Immediate Benefits

An ideal moisture control system accurately detects the moisture levels at different stages of the process, is easily maintained, and has the ability to withstand even the harshest of manufacturing conditions. Some of the immediate benefits include: 

  • Improved Product Quality
  • Lower Waste & Energy Costs
  • Process Optimization
  • Increased Plant Efficiency
  • Dryer Control
  • Reduced Downtime
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Reliability & Consistency

MoistTech utilizes near-infrared (NIR) technology that allows for a non-contact solution to provide accurate moisture content readings. Insensitive to material variations such as particle size, material height, and color, the sensors provide a continuous, reliable reading with zero drift and no maintenance. There is a one-time calibration with a non-drift optical design allowing operational personnel to make immediate line adjustments based on real-time measurements.

The production of cotton fibers, yarns, and textiles involves complex multi-step processes. Within many of these processes, it is vital to specifically manage the moisture levels. The MoistTech line of IR-3000 moisture sensors provides instant, reliable, consistent moisture readings that increase efficiency and improve the overall operation of your manufacturing. Contact us today to learn more!