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PSC Seeks to Expand Representation in South and Central America

Process Sensors is seeking to expand representation and service of our product line in some parts of Central and South America.  Our areas of interest are outlined below.  Process Sensors offers a complete line of Near IR and RF gauges for industrial manufacturers who need to measure moisture, oil/fat, additives, Cross Direction Web Profiles and other systems.  Systems are for process, at-line and lab applications.

Costa Rica y Nicaragua:  We are interested in representation, preferably with an office in centrally located San Jose, Costa Rica.

Panama:  We seek representation with a company that has demonstrated success in process industries.

Ecuador:  We seek representation with an industrial manufacturer’s rep, preferably based in Quito.

Venezuela:  We seek representation for applications that have sufficient Return on Investment to attract consideration for both domestic and multi-national companies seeking to grow market share.

 

Please contact us at info@processsensors.com

Gracias!

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Happy Friday!

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Happy St. Patty’s Day!

St. Patty Leprechaun kid 031716St. Patty’s Day is celebrated on March 17th to honor his death in 461 A.D.   Allegedly he was born in 385 A.D. to Roman parents in Wales and kidnapped at the age of 16 to be sold into slavery in Ireland.  There, while working as a shepherd he had a religious experience and began preaching. 

33.7 Million Americans of Irish Descent, about 7 times more than the population of the Republic of Ireland (4.6 Million)

First St. Patty’s Day Parade was not held in Ireland.  It was held in Boston in 1737 and NY began the tradition in 1762.  The parades were held to demonstrate the growing social and political power of the often oppressed Irish immigrants

Guinness sells 5.7 Million pints per day on average.  Sales jump to over 11 Million pints on St. Patty’s Day

First US President to attend a St. Patty’s Day Parade was Harry Truman in 1948

Largest St. Patty’s Day Parade is in New York City drawing over 1 Million people.   In Chicago, Illinois they dye the river with 40 tons of Kelly Green eco-friendly vegetable dye.  The tradition started in 1962.  The color lasts for between 5 and 8 hours.  Catfish must love it!  Among the largest celebrations are Boston MA (since 1901) and …… Savannah, Georgia!

Shortest St. Patrick’s Day parade is in Hot Springs, Arkansas at 98 feet

The original color associated with St. Patty’s Day was blue, it later became green associated with the green springs in Ireland and allegedly a freedom movement.  You will often see blue as an alternate color to green among revelers

The Shamrock is associated with St. Patrick as he used it as a metaphor for the Holy Trinity when he introduced Christianity to the Pagan Celts

While legend has it that St. Patrick drove the snakes from Ireland, there are actually no snakes native to Ireland.  It was too cold in the Ice Age for snakes to survive and the surrounding ocean prevented any snakes from reaching Ireland

The traditional Irish meal of Corned Beef and Cabbage has nothing to do with corn.  The “corn” refers to the large salt crystals used to cure the beef

“Erin go Bragh” roughly translates to “Ireland Forever”

 

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Process Sensors Corporation Service Contracts

Service Contracts Protect Your Capital Investment.  Two visits per year to certify correct operation and calibration, provide training for new operators, optimize any communications and answer questions.  The Service Contract includes a discount on any replacement parts out of warranty. 

 

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The services provided include:

Preventative Maintenance:

  • A complete diagnostic check of voltages, internal temperature, detector signal, gain, optical filters measurements and optical balancing. All necessary adjustments will be performed. Should any replacement parts be required, they will be supplied during the visit at a 15% discount.
  • Minimum of two Service and Maintenance visits per year. 
  • Remote Diagnostics via Internet as needed.  

 

Calibration:

  • All MCT Gauge calibrations will be confirmed using the customer’s current lab methods.  An adjustment to the calibration or full calibration of each MCT Gauge will be performed as required.

 

PLC and Computer Program Check:

  • For MCT Gauges and Frames connected to a PLC or PC, the diagnostics and communications will be checked to ensure that the MCT Gauges and Frames are performing and communicating properly.

 

Training:

  • Operator, Maintenance and Quality Assurance Technician training can be provided during the service visit. The training would be for the operation, calibration, maintenance and repair of the MCT Gauges. The training may cover:
  • Near-Infrared Theory
  • MCT Gauge Operation
  • Changing Product Codes
  • Confirming Calibrations
  • Performing Off-set adjustments to the Calibration
  • Performing a Full Calibration
  • Preventive Maintenance and adjustments
  • Repair and replacement of parts

Additional Training can also be provided to meet specific requirements of your facility. 

Let’s Discuss Today!

So, You’ve Decided that a Photometer will Meet Your NIR Application Needs

Why Choose Process Sensors?

 

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Superior Technology & Support After Sale At A Reasonable Price

 

  • Accurate & Reliable
  • Easy to Operate &  Easy to Calibrate
  • Dual Core Architecture:  One core dedicated to NIR signal acquisition and the other programmed to manage computations and communications options
  • Built in cooling panel and air purge assembly
  • Adjustable filter wheel speed
  • Embedded bootloader for firmware upgrades
  • Viewer Suite Software:  Allows remote viewing  and editing of all MCT Transmitter functions
  • Communication Options:  Ethernet, Ethernet IP, OPC, Modbus TCP, Devicenet, Profibus etc.
  • Support After Sale:  Two Year Extended Warranty on Parts and Labor
  • Remote Trouble Shooting & Diagnostics

Free Sample Analysis, Feasibility Studies & On-Site Demo

Call Us Today to Discuss Your Application!

Photometer or Spectrophotometer for Your Application?

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Best NIR Product Differentiation is Based On Application, Price, and

Ease of Use Considerations

 

Photometers are both well suited and established for the measurement of moisture, oil/fat and other easy to identify applications.  Photometers typically use targeted measure wavelengths where the parameter absorbs such as 1.94 microns for water and 1.72 microns for oil.  The Photometer then compares the response with non-absorbing wavelengths.  Sugar sprays can be measured based on the water carrier and flavorings based on the oil.  Photometers are typically the best choice for these types of applications.

Spectrophotometers measure the full spectrum and then use slices of that spectrum, not the whole spectrum, to generate factors via chemometrics or mathematical modeling such as PCR, PLS, Neural Networks and other treatments.  When the parameters being measured have overlapping absorption bonds such as different types of alcohols or saturated and unsaturated fats, they can discriminate between the constituents.    Also, for more difficult applications such as protein, salt, sugar, ash etc. spectrophotometers have advantages over photometers.

Calibrations for Photometers typically need 3 to 7 samples throughout the range of interest.  Calibrations for Spectrophotometers typically need 10 to 15 samples per modeling factor and can require as many as 200 or more samples to calibrate.

Photometers are significantly less expensive, easier to calibrate and easier for unskilled workers to operate.  If a Photometer meets your measurement needs, it’s a better choice for on-line, at-line and lab measurements.

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PSC for Your Process, At-Line & Laboratory Near IR Measurement Needs

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Corporate Partnerships

OEM and Re-Seller Opportunities

Strong Support After Sale

 

Moisture               Oil/Fat                Product Temperature

 

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Biscuit Moisture Case Study

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Application Driver:  Biscuit moisture impacts taste, quality and shelf life.  Biscuit moisture that is too low causes the biscuit to crumble.  Biscuit moisture that is too high adversely impacts biscuit texture, taste and shelf life.

Project Justification:  Laboratory moisture testing consists of taking biscuit samples from left, right and center of dryer exit prior to the cooler and packaging operation.  It has been determined that the left and right side are consistent with each other and the center is usually 0.2 to 0.4% dryer than the edges.  Additionally, the packaged biscuit moisture varied with ambient temperature and humidity while the biscuit travelled from dryer exit through cooler and onto packaging operation.

Installation of a NIR Moisture Transmitter at cooler exit and prior to packaging allows the operator to see the actual moisture of biscuits being packaged and make required adjustments or feed the signal into a PLC to control the moisture.  This improves quality control, reduces start up time waiting for lab values and reduces waste.  The large 5.7” Operator Interface displays moisture percent in green for good product, yellow for alert and red for alarm.  Additionally a stack light flashes when biscuit moisture is out of spec and annunciates if in alarm condition to draw operator’s attention to process.

 

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Corrugating Industry Moisture Control

Especially in Food Industry Packaging Applications with Custom Coatings!

The Corrugation Process requires the single face and double facer to match moistures to minimize warpage.  Historically when corrugated board warped, small companies would just have employees flip it over until humidity leveled it out.  Not scientific but functional and at the time economically effective to create good board if time and order delivery allowed.  The increasing demand for corrugated packaging is driving efficiencies.

Times have changed with industry consolidation, importance of short delivery times and need for high quality flat board for folding operations.

Process SensorsMCT460 is a stand-alone Near Infrared Moisture and/or Coating Analyzer.  The Guardian Cross Direction Web Profile System supplies alarms, archiving and much more.  The screen display easily shows the web profile in bright green, yellow and red for in-spec, alert and alarm conditions.

Process Sensors can supply solutions for warpage and coating measurements.  Water based wax coatings can be measured on the wet end at the moisture peak of 1.94µ or on the dry end at the 2.34µ hydrocarbon peak.  Ethernet outputs, Kepware OPC, Modbus TCP allow easy communication for moisture control systems.  Steam Re-Moisturizers, Liquid Application Systems and Sprayers can benefit from moisture and coating measurements to optimize process control.

Additionally, our Process Sensors IR Division can supply all of your Product Temperature and Thermal Imaging needs.  PSC IR excels at understanding and meeting your immediate need through an international network of specialists.

SenWare can supply all your On-Line, Lab and Portable Color Measurement Needs.  Their specialty is in determining if you need full tri-color stimuli that they offer in all formats such as L*a*b*; L,a,b;  RGB etc.  or a simpler version for your needs.  Contact SenWare to discuss your color measurement needs.

We work with leading Re-Moisturizer, Coating and Dryer Suppliers.  Please contact us at:  508.473-9901 to discuss your needs!

 

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Food, Bricks, Print Portable SenWare Color Analyzer!

Food, Bricks, Print and More … Portable Color Meter at a Reasonable Price!  2016 New SenWare Product Introduction!

 

SenWare UK has announced the 2016 NEW Product Introduction of their CR100 Portable Color/Colour Hand Held Color Measurement Gauge!  This unit is ideal for food, biscuits/crackers/bread/rolls and more when process measurement is not applicable or maybe not affordable initially.

SenWare also has a complete line of process, at-line and laboratory color analyzers for every Solid Color and Liquid Color need.  The uniqueness and specialty of SenWare is recognizing that some applications only need a single or dual and do not necessarily need tri-color measurement and providing the correct solution at an economical price.

 

Please contact SenWare to discuss your Portable, At-Line, Lab or Process Color Applications.

 

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