With the help of industry partners and 40 years of knowledge, MoistTech offers the most advanced wood moisture sensors for the non-contact measurement of moisture in forest products such as fiber, sawdust, hog fuel, wood flakes, and wood particles.
NIR (Near Infrared) moisture measurement is a non-contact measurement that offers clear advantages over the traditional methods, the most important being ease-of-use, the 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. Real-time data is fed directly to the mills distributed control system for process control.
Wood Product Dryer Measurement
Additionally reducing “dusting” that occurs when heat is too high and moisture is too low resulting in product loss. Additionally, measurement of material at the exit ensures that material going to the blender if at the optimum moisture content for resin addition as well as optimizes moisture prior to the palletizer (10-20%). Moisture measurement at the exit of the dryer can save significant amount of fuel while more importantly prevent fires or explosion risk. Trend analysis that is incorporated into each sensor can be used to give operator knowledge of problems before they happen.
Wood Moisture Installation Calibration
The IR-3000 stores calibrations that can be transferred to other instruments on similar process applications. Each wood moisture sensor is identical, which then allows calibration settings to be used on all instruments on the same application ranges. Standard power requirements and all outputs are incorporated. The sensor provides extensive data through Ethernet connection or if required has several 4-20 ma outputs together ever other common output. Operator interface and digital displays can also be provided. For additional information or to discuss your application, please contact MoistTech.
Wood Product Blending
Blown boards can be eliminated and precise moisture / resin control will ensure excellent board properties. Trend analysis that is incorporated into the software in each sensor will allow the operator to prevent problems before they cause production interruptions
Raw Material & Hog Fuel
An excess of moisture will affect resin coatings causing de-laminating and blown boards. Incoming raw material can be monitored to within 0.5% which allows the dryer personnel to prevent major process changes resulting in interruptions. Dryer in feed can be controlled thus allowing the output to maintain precise moisture levels to within 0.1% accuracy. On hog fuel applications the material can be blended for a more efficient combustion and significant fuel cost.
Benefits of Wood Moisture Analysis
Reduced Energy Usage
High Quality Product Through Instant Accurate Moisture Control
Reduction in Fire and Explosion Risk
Plant Production Efficiency Monitoring
Prevention of Board Press Explosions
Blending Monitoring for Control of Moisture & Resin
Highest Performance Operation
Wood Product Veneer
MoistTech online and at line moisture instrumentation for the wood products, such as: