IR3000 On-Line Sensor

MoistTech is recognized as the global leader in the moisture measurement and control industry. Utilizing state of the art NIR (Near Infrared) technology allows the user to achieve the highest quality product from accurate, real time data. The IR3000 series are the flagship sensors providing an on-line moisture analysis for instant, non-contact measurement of virtually any product and raw material. Unsurpassed in performance, stability, reliability, maintainability and cost of ownership, the IR-3000 is the answer to controlling moisture in your product and increasing efficiency in your manufacturing line.

The IR-3000 is strategically designed to ignore material height or color changes while providing a continuous, reliable reading that calculates thousands of measurements per second.

There is a one-time calibration done in the factory based off your exact application, a virtually maintenance free setup allows for ease of use and a drift free optical design provides operating personnel with confidence make immediate process adjustments based on real-time measurements.

Real time process control can provide a manufacturer with the ability to make immediate changes without stopping the production line, and provides both energy savings and a potential for increased productivity with lower material losses.

The IR-3000 uses the most advanced components allowing installation in multiple locations locations and is equipped with product loss software capability where small gaps, inert material, foreign objects, belt or screw conveyors are removed from the measurement calculation, thus providing the most accurate true moisture reading.

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IR-3000 Installation Locations

Depending on your application, the IR-3000 can be placed in numerous areas of the process. 

  • Belt Conveyors
  • Screw and Drag Conveyors
  • Down Chutes
  • Storage Bins
  • Fluid-bed Dryers
  • Webs

The addition of the base and stand option provides instant off-line or at-line measurement under on-line operating conditions.

IR-3000 Communications

Communication to the sensor head can be done via:

  • Laptop Computer
  • PC based touch screen operator interface
  • Plant Wide Network by RS232/422/485
  • Ethernet TCP/IP
  • Current I/O includes 3 x analog outputs 4-20mA isolated, self-powered
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IR-3000 Applications

MoistTech has the worldwide reputation for its exceptionally accurate NIR (near infrared) sensors and software for moisture testing, measurement and control. The IR-3000 online moisture detector and software can be configured and calibrated for numerous components in virtually any application to provide the manufacturer with the most accurate and repeatable results.

Thousands of MoistTech analyzers are installed not only for the measurement of moisture, but also for other applications such as measuring and controlling: coating thickness, resin content, oil, protein, fat, nicotine, sugar, seasonings, plastic film thickness and many other constituents.

The online moisture transmitter can be in a stand alone or multi-sensor configuration.

  • Adhesives
  • Animal Food
  • Chemicals
  • Coating & Converting
  • Food
  • Forest Products
  • Hemp/Cannabis
  • Minerals & Bulk Materials
  • Paper
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Plastics
  • Renewable Energy
  • Snack Food
  • Textiles
  • Tobacco
  • and Mor

 

MoistTech Advantages Stand Above The Rest

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Product loss software capability

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Large intense quartz halogen light source

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Optical system that is several times more efficient than competitors

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High speed motor – 100s more measurements per second

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Zero ambient or other light effect

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No effect from dust, temperature or humidity

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Display in % wet or % dry weight

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Rugged industrial design

Key Benefits for Users

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Low Cost - Immediate ROI

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Highest Accuracy

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Newest Technology & Software Updates

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Easy Installation & One-Time Calibration

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Very Low to Zero Maintenance

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Surface Mount Electronics

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Free testing at our in house laboratory at no charge

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Product Quality Monitoring

Allows immediate production line adjustments to improve product quality and consistency

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Process Optimization

Allows 100% monitoring of your production process to reduce product that is “out of specification”

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Fuel Consumption Savings

Reduce your energy usage as the drying/cooking process can be controlled resulting in a reduction in energy consumption

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Dust Prevention

Help reduce the risk of explosions due to dust

MoistTech Sensor Features

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Optical window contamination alarm/ monitor

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Laboratory offers calibrations, accuracy test and state of the art Spectrophotometers.

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Pre-calibrated to your application without calibration drift

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No routine re-calibration needed

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Insensitive to ambient temperatures & light

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Store up to 50 products codes

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Windows operating software for management & control

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3 x 4-20 mA outputs

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0-10V available

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Proven long term stability

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Sapphire, Kel F, Quartz sensor window options

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Optional explosion proof enclosure

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