MCT360 NIR Measures Moisture Through Window

Process Sensors Near IR Transmitters can view product through windows to provide measurement of moisture and additives.  The MCT360 can measure important process parameters through polymeric food grade windows, quartz, sapphire and other suitable materials.  The MCT360 NIR Transmitter supplies large digital display, trending, analog and digital outputs.  Please contact us to discuss your application for scanning product through a window at 508.473-9901.

 

Near IR measures moisture through quartz  window.

MCT360 Near IR Transmitter Scanning Through Quartz Window

Thermal Imaging Camera Series – New Surveyor Brochure

PSC IR Division has released the new Surveyor Series of Themal Imaging Cameras Brochure for your review.

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Thermal imaging camera

New Surveyor Thermal Imaging Camera Brochure

MCT360 Hot Melt Thickness Transmitter Provides Valuable Tool for Process Control

Hot Melt Measurements are typically measured with Near Infrared (NIR) transmitters that provide a digital display in engineering units (GSM, mils, microns, lbs./ream or other), analog outputs and a digital interface.  The NIR non-contacting Hot Melt measurement is extremely accurate and stable with no regulatory requirements.  The measurement can be fixed point or scan across the web to provide a cross direction web profile.

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Click Here to View the Guardian Cross Direction Web Profile System

Paraffin Wax is largely accepted as the first hot melt coating application. Polymer and copolymer resins brought a host of formulations for improved performance properties that continue to expand the horizons of Hot Melt applications.  Roll Coaters, Die Coaters, extruders, and doctor blade configurations are among the methods of applying hot melt adhesive. Roll coaters offer more flexibility than die application methods as they change over more quickly and allow for stripe coating. Die Coaters offer more precision across the web, especially in the 15 to 20 GSM. Hot melt applications of 100 GSM are very common and the range can go from 0-400 GSM.

Melt coating dies vary from 100mm to 3m, depending on the application. The greater the number of dies, the greater the control across the substrate web to achieve set point. When dies malfunction or get contaminated, they need to be detected, maintained or replaced.

The Guardian CD Web Profile System provides a Cross Direction web profile on a 19” flat panel LCD in an economical and attractive enclosure. The Guardian is fully automated with recipes for web width, scan speed, zone average, and data logging digital outputs. This is a complete system to provide the highest value performance to cost ratio. The system can supply CD Web Profiles and MD Trends for hot melt thickness, moisture and temperature. Multiple measurements can be mounted on a single screen.

Please call us at 508.473-9901 to discuss your application!

NIR Absorption Bands

NIR Groups Easily Measured

 

 

 

 

 

PSC IR Temperature for Process Conveyor Materials

Process Sensors IR Thermal Imaging and Temperature Division has released a new application sheet for conveyor applications.

IR Temperature Measurement on Conveyor Belt

Monitoring Hot Materials Temperature on Conveyor Belt

Ethanol Fuel

Ethanol Workshop Highlights MCT360 WP Moisture Transmitter

Fuel Ethanol Workshop Showcases MCT360 WP Moisture Transmitter

As the national trade association for the U.S. fuel ethanol industry, the Renewable Fuels Association has been the “Voice of the Ethanol Industry” since 1981. RFA promotes policies, regulations, research and development initiatives, and market development that will lead to the increased production and consumption of ethanol fuel.

The Fuel Ethanol Workshop allowed many plant managers and engineers to view Process Sensors Corp.  MCT360  moisture and additive measurement system.  Please contact us at 508.473-9901 to discuss your measurement needs.

MCT360 measures moisture and additives

Fuel Ethanol Workshop Highlights MCT360 Moisture Transmitter

IFT July 13-16 McCormick Chicago – PSC Booth 2188

International Food Technology Show

IFT

Each year, tens of thousands of food professionals from around the world come to the IFT Food Expo.

Why?

At the IFT Food Expo, you’ll find the industry’s largest collection of food ingredients, equipment, processing, and packaging suppliers, all under one roof. It’s the only place where the latest global food trends–and the products designed to meet them–are on display.

For professionals involved in food science and technology, the IFT Food Expo is the single most important tradeshow of the year. That’s why two out of every three people who attend the Food Expo are repeat attendees. They know from personal experience that it’s THE best place to see, touch, taste, and experience the newest products, the latest trends, the hottest tools, and most cutting-edge techniques…and meet face-to-face with the companies that provide them.

Process Sensors will be exhibiting at the IFT July 13 – 16 at the McCormick in Chicago, Booth # 2188. We will be showing our process MCT330 and MCT360 for moisture, oil and flavorings and our laboratory MCT660.

Process Sensors IR Division Releases New Application Notes and Free Temperature Converter

Process Sensors IR Division has released two new application notes for Fire Prevention with Hot Spot Surveillance and 24/7 Fixed Position of Electrical Connections.  PSC IR also offers a free temperature converter for Fahrenheit, Celsius and Kelvin.  Click Here to use the free PSC IR Temperature Converter.

Hot Spot Detection with IR

Hot Spot Surveillance – Fire Prevention

 

Detect Temperature Overload for Automatic Shutdown with IR Temperature

Electrical Connection Monitoring with Fixed Position IR Temperature

 

MCT360 Moisture Gauge Measures Biomass to Reduce Energy Costs

Moisture Gauge to Measure Biomass

MCT360 NIR Gauge Measures Biomass Moisture

The wood and biomass fuel pellet market has exploded over the last few years and the MCT360WP Moisture Gauge helps optimize the process.  The high cost and large variance in fossil fuel prices due to political upheaval coupled with their impact on the environment has driven the development and refining of the fuel pellet manufacturing market.  Fuel pellets are easy to handle and burn much more efficiently than wood logs due to their lower moisture content.  The pellets also produce more heat and less ash (1-2%) and smoke than wood logs.  Wood pellets have a calorific value of approximately 17.5 MJ/kg  vs. 10.9 MJ/kg for non-pelleted, non-dried wood and reduce the overall carbon footprint of energy by 75% or more when compared to coal.  Wood and Biomass fuel pellets can also be manufactured from waste wood, trees, straw and other renewable resources.

Many larger mills receive tree logs from local forests of uniform quality to keep transportation costs low.  The log moisture ranges from 25-55%.  They also receive waste wood and sawdust from sawmills, OSB plants and wood scrap from other sources.  Saw dust and shavings can have moisture as low as 5-12%.  These materials are delivered by truck or rail car and stacked in large separate mounds outside the mill.  Moisture impacts pellet quality, energy consumption and transportation costs.  The proper blending of these varying moisture materials is critical to efficiently produce high quality product.  The MCT360 moisture gauge supplies a large digital display, analog and digital outputs for control.

The wood pellet manufacturing process includes size reduction, drying, mixing/conditioning, pellet manufacture, and removing fines prior to packaging.

MCT360 Moisture Gauge at dryer inlet and exit allows feed forward control scheme

MCT360 Moisture Gauge Optimizes Wood Pellet Process

 

Fuel Ethanol and Workshop Expo In St. Louis June 10-13 Features MCT360 Moisture and Oil Analyzer

MCT360 Meausures Moisture and Oil in Distiller's Grain

Ethanol Plant Distiller’s Grain

Ethanol plants process corn and other agricultural products to produce ethanol and use the distiller’s grain by product to generate high performance feed supplement.  The process includes an evaporator and usually two rotary dryers.  The use of two rotary dryers in series allows for a portion of the dryer exit distiller’s grain to be recycled prior to the next unit operation according to the control scheme.  It also allows for the addition of Condensed Distiller’s Solubles (CDS) to the product mix.  The Fuel Ethanol & Workshop Expo features the MCT360 Moisture Transmitter  (Booth #335)  June 10-13 St. Louis, Mo.  The MCT360 measures moisture and oil in distiller’s grain.

Moisture and product temperature at the raw material inlet (60-65% moisture, 35-40% solids), dryer 1 exit (25-35% moisture, 65-75% solids) and dryer 2 exit (10-13% moisture, 87-90% solids) offer the best data to optimize process control.  Near Infrared (NIR) moisture transmitters and Infrared (IR) Temperature thermometers and sensors allow these parameters to be measured, input into a PLC for control and archived for batch results.  Please contact us to discuss your application at 508.473-9901.

MCT360 Measures Moisture and Oil in Distiller's Grain

MCT360 Measures Moisture and Oil in Distiller’s Grain Ethanol Process

 

Ethanol Plant

MCT360 Measures Moisture and Oil in Distiller’s Grain for Better Dryer Control

PSTC Tape Summit in New Orleans a Great Success!

PSTC New Orleans

New Orleans Mississippi River

PSTC Summit offered an excellent opportunity to discuss new technologies, formulations and applications in the Pressure Sensitive Adhesive Tape Market.  Process Sensors MCT360 NIR moisture and coat weight transmitter was on display and the Guardian Cross Direction Web Profile System generated much excitement for its performance to cost ratio in the marketplace.

New Orleans’ French Quarter has expanded and cleaned up quite a bit.  Wouldn’t be surprised to find a Disney store on Bourbon Street in a couple of years.  Great music and fun happy people stroll up and down the street!  Greetings from PSTC!

 

 

French Quarter

Bourbon Street

 

 

PSC at PSTC

PSTC Tape Summit