Moisture sensors are utilized for measurements of moisture in all kinds of applications which is a critical concern during the production process. MoistTech’s near-infrared (NIR) moisture sensor allows manufacturers the ability to adjust moisture levels on real-time information lowering raw material and fuel costs, higher yields, and more uniform products. NIR moisture measurement is a non-contact measurement that offers clear advantages over the traditional methods, most important being ease-of-use, elimination of hazardous chemicals, and increased efficiency of product testing. With NIR analysis, all manual steps of collecting, drying and accurately weighing samples are eliminated.
Continuous monitoring of moisture content provides proactive avoidance of potential issues caused by out of tolerance moisture levels, contact us now to request a free quote.
How/Why controlling Moisture Matters
When moisture levels fluctuate, it can cause significant changes to the quality of many ceramic and powdered applications. These inconsistencies mean that your final product will have varying quality depending on when in production they were created. Near-infrared technology is the best solution to accurately measure the moisture levels of multiple applications, offering a solution that meets all quality control factors. Accurately detecting moisture levels frequently throughout the process allows for line adjustments as needed that improve the overall functionality and efficiency of the facility.
A moisture measurement system is designed to provide accurate moisture measurements as often as needed to improve the manufacturing line and product. Inconsistencies can lead to wasted product and downtime in the manufacturing process. Implementing a moisture control sensor instantly reduces waste and energy costs as well as improves the efficiency of the line. Optimizing and fine tuning the production process can allow for a multitude of benefits
Where Moisture Should Be Measured
Moisture measurement and control is one of the biggest challenges plant operators are tasked with during production and also while in storage. Moisture control in plant design is a crucial implementation in proactive avoidance of quality control issues. Moisture sensors are recommended to be installed in several locations throughout the process to achieve ultimate efficiency including incoming material lines, before and after the dryer, and before any finishing belts. Dryer efficiency is critical in controlling energy costs and product quality; installing a sensor prior to the dryer will monitor levels going into the dryer to provide better control over the dryer’s efficiency. Moisture sensing after the dryer and prior to finishing will result in significant cost savings.
Streamlining Processing Sees Immediate Benefits
Maximizing automation and increasing reliability through reducing costs is a major significance for operating personnel and easily achieved through moisture monitoring. Moisture ranges outside of tolerance can unravel important facets of the production process and even create wear and tear on other equipment that wouldn’t be seen with proper moisture levels. Each phase of the manufacturing process runs more efficiently with accurate moisture content and provides increasing profits.
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