Increased Efficiency and Consistency with Moisture Control

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Moisture measurement and control analyzers can be found in thousands of applications all over the world as they save manufacturers a large amount of time and money by quickly detecting variables in the manufacturing process and allowing corrections to be made in real time. Near-infrared (NIR) technology for instant on-line, off-line and laboratory moisture instrumentation is unsurpassed in performance and accuracy over competing technologies.

NIR spectroscopy and imaging are fast and nondestructive analytical techniques that provide chemical and physical information of virtually any matrix. Near-infrared can tell us things about a product in a similar way to visible light. When light hits a product, it will interact in various ways; transmitted light will pass through the product while backscattered light will reflect from the product and light will also be absorbed by the product, which is key in NIR analysis.

MoistTech sensors and gauges are designed to allow users to optimize their process and dramatically improve product quality. The flagship IR3000 series moisture sensors and software can be configured and calibrated for numerous components in virtually any application. Insensitive to material variations such as particle size, material height and color, MoistTech moisture sensors provide continuous, reliable readings. The one-time calibration, maintenance free, non-drift optical design allows operating personnel to confidently make immediate process adjustments based on real-time measurements.

Immediate Process Improvements.
Moisture measurement is critical in all aspects of the materials process; thus, manufacturing companies are constantly adjusting moisture to maintain the quality of their product. Advances in real-time sensing, data collection, and data analysis & interpretation helps to determine the characteristics of the materials prior to processing, providing process efficiency and optimization. Regular measurements of moisture remain a necessity for control of drying, thereby reducing treatment costs. Additionally, small variations and excess moisture in mixes can result in clumping affecting quality and consistencies in mineral and other similar materials; too dry of a product can result in excess dust. Measuring moisture in applications prior to crushing can control particle size and provide dust suppression. During the drying stage, in-process measurements ensure optimization and elimination of over drying, which can lead to product that is out of specification, degradation, and an excess of dust.

Non-contact online sensors with hundreds of measurements per second provides instant, accurate data in real time to ensure accuracy and repeatability.
•Low cost
•Highest Accuracy
•Newest Technology & Most Advanced Software
MoistTech software is included with all sensors with unlimited licensing
•Very Low to Zero Maintenance
•Immediate Adjustments
Allows immediate production line adjustments to improve product
quality and consistency
•Product Quality Monitoring
Allows 100% monitoring of your production process to reduce product
that is “out of specification:
•Fuel Consumption Savings
Reduce your energy usage as the drying process can be controlled
resulting in a reduction in energy usage
•Water Savings
Reduce your water usage by continuously monitoring moisture content
Guaranteed Performance.

Measuring and controlling moisture can reduce transportation costs due to shipping excess water. Additionally, moisture control stops products from freezing during shipping and transportation.
Testing moisture content throughout the process also provides mineral manufacturers cost savings in energy & fuel costs, as well as having less product waste. With continuous NIR online moisture testing, manufacturers can monitor moisture levels which they in-turn, can precisely control their dryers to optimize the production process with minimum energy requirements.

MoistTech’s NIR moisture sensors are easy to set-up and use which will provide instant and precise measurements due to no constituent losses in handling. We recommend installing sensor(s) in several locations though out the process. A sensor should be installed over the conveyor before the final crusher to enable elimination of impurities, as well as at the exit of the final crusher or dryer, to prevent over drying and dust. The sensor should be installed several inches above the conveyor belt or screw conveyor so that it can continuously monitor the process and can control the moisture content either manually or automatically in the finished product.

The company have their head office based in Sarasota, FL, which covers North & South America, and other locations across Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Europe. Learn more about how the IR-3000’s moisture technology can simplify your process: +1 941-727-1800 /

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MoistTech Corp.

MoistTech Corp. is the original manufacturer of Near-Infrared (NIR) technology in the Industrial Moisture industry, manufacturing a range of on-line sensors & at-line instruments for moisture measurement and real-time moisture... Read more