Increasing production efficiency with proper moisture control provides multiple benefits to the user: energy & fuel savings from proper dryer control, lower material losses, total monitoring of manufacturing process and overall plant effectiveness.
With experience in over 5,000 applications globally and thousands of equipment installs, MoistTech represents the diamond standard in reliable and dependable Near-Infrared moisture technology.
The 3000-IP67 online sensor:
- stands up to wash-downs, dusty/dirty environments
- is protected by effects of immersion
- built with rugged stainless steel enclosure
- can withstand aggressive process applications
- holds up extreme temperatures: included with the 3000-IP67 sensor is an integrated air vortex or liquid cooling system that is rated from 0°C to 93°C (200°F)
- insulation wraps & explosion proof enclosures are also available
Providing a reliable and continuous moisture content reading of the material gives the user full control over the manufacturing process to make necessary adjustments. With a one-time calibration done proior to shipping, MoistTech’s sensors are unaffected by material changes such as size, height and color. Enjoy a maintenance free, drift free optical design that accurately provides instant, repeatable results.
State-of-the-art components allow the user to easily install the sensor in extreme operating conditions, without effecting the reading capabilities. With MoistTech’s advanced digital processing, the IR3000-iP67 provides true, exact data regardless of gaps and interruptions of product flow on the belt or screw conveyors.
The sensors can be installed using the bracket on the back of the sensor 4” – 16” (inches) from the product. The MoistTech sensor has many options for installation including:
- Belt, Screw, Drag & Enclosed Conveyors
- Chutes, Cyclones & Bins
- Dryer In/Out
- Pipeline or Pneumatic Conveying using our Flange window or Sampler options
Near Infrared (NIR) Technology
All molecular bonds absorb specific wavelengths of light. Hydrogen bonds including O-H (water); C-H (hydrocarbon) and N-H (ammonia) all absorb strongly in the NIR spectral region. The amount of NIR energy reflected at a given wavelength is inversely proportional to the quantity of absorbing molecules in a product.
The NIR technique is a non-destructive, non-contacting measurement. MoistTech’s sensor utilizes multiple wavelengths of NIR light, projected onto the product at a very high repetition rate. The reflected light is then measured using a digitally enhanced detection system and thousands of data points are sampled every second.
MoistTech developed a collection of sophisticated Windows™ programs to supply straightforward user interfaces for setup, data logging, as well as tracking of diagnostics. With this you can perform calibrations, define gauge and measurement parameters, and set-up and configure up to 50 different product codes. The MoistTech Software package is easy to use and compatible with any PC platform.
How Does Moisture Effect Production?
Product Quality Monitoring
Increase the consistency of product quality with constant moisture monitoring
Full plant efficiency control to allow for 100% monitoring of the production process
Reduce the energy usage of the drying process by controlling moisture content, resulting in a reduction in energy consumption
Reduce your water usage by continuously monitoring moisture content
Help reduce the risk of explosions due to dust