SnaxPo Dallas March 1-4 Booth #1132

Big Things Are Happening Here


Process Sensors Corp. Booth 1132

When SNAXPO, the world’s largest, most comprehensive trade show devoted exclusively to the international snack food industry, convenes in Dallas, TX, you can expect big things to happen. SNAXPO 2014, a full equipment show, will offer exhibitors and attendees an excellent educational forum and many opportunities for networking and conducting business in an open and exciting marketplace.

Process Sensors will be showing their MCT466-SF process NIR transmitter and MCT466 QuikCheck for at-line and laboratory measurements.


New MCT466-QC QuikCheck Rugged At-Line and Lab Analyzer

MCT466-QC QuikCheck Proven, Reliable Performance

The MCT466-QC QuikCheck is a reliable and sturdy at-line, NIR Tester for use in harsh manufacturing environments. The MCT466 QuikCheck is routinely used to measure moisture in samples taken from the production line. However, other measurements can be made, including oils, protein, film thickness, coating weights, nicotine and sugars.

  • Bright Touch Screen LCD
  • Programmable Turntable automatically rotates
  • Rugged Polycarbonate Construction
  • Calibration Software included
  • Diagnostics available through LCD
  • USB for data download to memory stick
  • Serial output for printer or bar code reader

  • 200 on-board product codes



Click on MCT466-QC Cover Above to View Brochure

MCT460-T Tobacco Moisture Analyzer for Process Applications – New Features! View Brochure Now!

Accurate, Reliable and Stable Moisture Measurement for all

Tobacco Processing Applications


The MCT460-T is simple to install and may be used at any stage of tobacco processing, with all types of tobacco applications, including:

• Whole Leaf                                     • Whole Stems                                    • Cut Stems

• Lamina Strips                                • Cut Lamina                                       • Reconstituted

• CRS                                                     • Expanded                                         • Cigar Filler

• Chewing                                            • Finished Cigarette Tobacco      • Pipe Tobacco

• Cased Burley                                   • DIET                                                    • Snuf




Click on Brochure Cover Above to View MCT460-T Brochure

MCT460 Nova Series Near Infrared Transmitter – New Brochure

MCT460 Features & Improvements

• New micro controller, high performance, dual core architecture.

 One core dedicated to NIR signal acquisition, the other programmed

 to manage computations and communications options

• Samples entire NIR signal train for increased measurement accuracy

• Embedded bootloader allows sensor firmware to be upgraded

 through USB or serial interface

• Filter wheel speed adjustment through software

• Temperature controlled PbS detector for enhanced stability

• Built in cooling panel and Air Purge Assembly

• Ergonomically sound IP67 cast aluminum enclosure

New Near IR Transmitter

NEW MCT460 Brochure


Click Here to View New MCT460 Brochure

Made Tough? Built Tough? Salt or Hazardous Environments? MCT460-SS. Performance and Reliability.

The MCT460-SS Nova Series of Near Infrared (NIR) Analyzers offer unparalleled performance/price ratios in all applications.  Hazardous and challenging environments that others stay away from are routine for us.  While some recommend high air purges, we recommend a 3-5 psig across the window in rough situations.  Anything higher causes a turbulent air flow forcing particles onto the measurement lens and blocking signal and impacting signal/noise and accurate readings.  Others sometimes want a high flow, quick demo and exit.  We’re there to make your installation a success.

This Successful Salt Mine Installation Shows It All!

Salt moisture analyzer

MCT460-SS Nova Series Stainless Steel Transmitter in Salt Environment

Charlie Kent Beloved Friend and PSC Co-Worker Passes


Charlie Kent

We are all deeply saddened at the terrible loss of our beloved friend and co-worker Charlie Kent. Charlie passed away at his home on Saturday January 4th, 2014. Charlie worked for PSC for over 13 years. He loved taking Lola (company mascot) for walks, playing his guitar, gaming on his computer and collecting and building military models. Charlie was a very loved family member and an important part of our team here at PSC. We will miss you Charlie.  Attached are the directions to the Funeral home below.

Funeral services will be held on Tues., Jan. 7 at 7:00 pm in Jackman Funeral Home, 7 Mechanic St., Douglas. Calling hours at the funeral home are Tues., Jan. 7 from 4-7 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations in Charlie’s memory may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675 or To leave a condolence message for the family, please visit: - See more at:


Charlie and Sarah Kent

Charlie and Daughter Sarah




Happy Holidays and Seasons Greetings from Process Sensors Corp.

PSC Group Pic Outside

Cold and Snowy at Process Sensors Milford, MA


Process Sensors values you our customers and our team works to meet your needs!  Please contact in this new year to help with your projects.  Season Greetings from Process Sensors!


PSC Group Pic Inside

Process Sensors Wishes All Happy New Year’s!



Near Infrared Measurements – How Do They Work?

Light Spectrum

Light Spectrum

Near Infrared (NIR) measurements are based on specific absorption bands in the electromagnetic spectrum between 800 and 2500 nanometers (nm).   While full spectrum analyzers may utilize the entire spectrum and multivariate mathematical treatments such as Principal Component Regression (PCR), Partial Least Squares (PLS) or neural networks, photometers use “slices” of the spectrum that correspond to specific molecular overtones and associated vibrational absorptions.

Photometers utilize narrow band pass interference filters that have a specified band width typically 50 nm wide, though the band width is sometimes application dependent.  The NIR has broad bands as opposed to the sharp peaks in the Infrared region.  Common bonds are O-H (1940 and 1420 nm) in water, C-H (2340 nm) in organics and oils and N-H in proteins.  The absorbance level at these specific wavelengths is proportional to the quantity of the constituent to be measured.

Shining light at these wavelengths causes the corresponding chemical bond to vibrate and absorb energy.  Think of different sections of a stadium crowd called upon to shout and jump when their section is highlighted on the stadium Jumbotron.

NIR bonds

Absorption Bands In The Near Infrared Region



Photometer Illustration



Photometers compare near infrared energies at measure and reference wavelengths and are typically calibrated with a simple linear regression analysis though non-linear algorithms can be employed for specialized applications or for wide dynamic ranges.  Photometers are easy to install and maintain and they are used in process, at-line and in the laboratory for rapid product analysis.  Typical applications are found in the food, pharmaceutical, tobacco, converting, chemical, mineral and wood processing industries.

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