Happy Holidays and Seasons Greetings from Process Sensors Corp.

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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!

 

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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

 

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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.

Let Us All Recall What We Are Thankful For – Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Halloween from Process Sensors!

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Dancing Away! Beyond the Grave!

 

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Going Batty?

 

Congratulations Boston Red Sox on Winning the World Series!

Congratulations to the Boston Red Sox & David Ortiz on their World Series Victory and History!

 

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Red Sox Fans Celebrate World Series Victory with Big Papi!

 

Big Papi!

MVP David Ortiz – Big Papi!

 

 

 

Congratulations to the St. Louis Cardinals Game 2 World Series

Congratulations to the Cardinals on their 4 -2 Game two victory over the Boston Red Sox that ties the World Series at one game to one!

 

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Congratulations to Red Sox Nation Game 1 World Series!

World Series Game 1 Red Sox vs. St. Louis Cardinals

8-1 Boston

Game 2 Tonight

 

Pack Expo Las Vegas is a Winner!

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Bellagio Fountain Show Las Vegas

Process Sensors Corp. (PSC) specializes in NIR transmitters for the measurement of moisture, coat weight, and film thickness in the packaging industry and moisture, oil, flavorings and degree of bake in the food industry. The MCT NIR transmitters are also used in mining, powder, and chemical industries.  Pack Expo offered an opportunity to exhibit our products!

The MCT360 NIR Transmitter is routinely used at the inlet and exit of dryers, re-moisturizers, flavoring drums and other unit operations.  The Guardian Cross Direction Web Profile System incorporates the MCT360 with an automatic scanning frame and encoder to supply a zoned web profile for monitoring or control of paper, film, foil or metal webs.  The MCT330 is a stainless steel NIR gauge for high temperature, wash down or hazardous environments.  The MCT660 Bench Top Analyzer is designed for at-line or laboratory measurement to speed grab sample analysis.  Process Sensors also introduced the top of the line MCT460 series of NIR transmitters.

PSC also manufactures the RFM1000 for process moisture measurement in thicker packaging materials and whole nuts and beans and the RFM1000 BT for at-line and lab Radio Frequency measurements.  PSC IR Division markets a wide variety of Thermal Imaging and Temperature measurement systems for process and hand held applications.

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Mandalay

 

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Pack Expo Booth Set-Up

 

 

Happy Labor Day to All!

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Pack Expo Las Vegas Booth # S-7818

The Premier Packaging and Processing Trade Event

PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2013
September 23 – 25, 2013
9:00 am – 4:00 pm daily
Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada USA

Register Now

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Be sure to visit Process Sensors Corporation at PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2013 (Booth S-7818), September 23-25 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. We will have our application experts and top executives on hand to answer your questions. Process Sensors will be showing our Guardian Cross Direction Web Profile System, our NEW MCT460 NIR Transmitter and our MCT660 Bench Top Analyzer for on-line, at-line and laboratory measurements. Please call and schedule an appointment to meet at our booth or just stop on by to visit with us! What happens in Vegas could help your bottom line and improve product quality.

Event Overview

The Latest Advances in Packaging and Processing

The PACK EXPO show floor showcases state-of-the-art materials, machinery and methods for packaging and processing from 1,600 exhibiting companies.

  • Integrated systems for increasing line productivity, versatility and efficiency
  • Revolutionary product launches promising new heights in safety, security, automation and cost-savings
  • Breakthrough technologies that allow for next-generation product development
  • Onsite demonstrations that let you assess the compatibility, adaptability and ease of operation

 

Pack Expo

Packaging Machinery