Moisture control in grains such as rice are crucial to the final product quality. Moisture content (mc) is the weight of water contained in paddy or rice, expressed in percent. Moisture measurement is desirable at numerous stages during the manufacturing process, on-line NIR (near-infrared) measurement is a key tool in ensuring optimum efficiency and quality control. The ability to measure moisture and make process adjustments during the production cycle is key. Inaccurate moisture levels in rice production can lead to extra drying costs and harvesting loss, spoilage of grain in storage, extra drying costs and loss of quality, lower head rice when milled, and weight loss in grain is it is sold too dry.
The MoistTech Online sensors can be installed into any hopper, silo, material line, belt or screw conveyor and the moisture results are displayed on a color touch screen or output on any of our many signal options. The IR3000 is MoistTech’s Online Sensor that was developed for instant, non-contact analysis in the harshest environments. Insensitive to material variations such as particle size, material height & color, the IR-3000 provides continuous, reliable readings without drift or frequent re-calibration. Using this device, operating personnel can make immediate process adjustments based on real-time measurements. The net result is improved quality and reduced production costs by savings in energy and loss reduction.
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