Millions of tons of highly valued tobacco are grown globally each year and processed in automated facilities to produce tobacco products like cigarettes, cigars, pipe tobacco and chewing tobacco. As the tobacco passes through green leaf and primary processing it goes through many different procedures that ultimately gives the tobacco its final taste and burn characteristics. Each procedure, whether it’s drying, re-moisturizing, rolling, cutting or conditioning, requires specific moisture levels in the tobacco to optimize efficiency of the automated process. This optimization will reduce waste and save money, and help to produce a uniform quality product consistently from batch to batch.
Near Infrared Moisture Sensors (NIR) give a non-contact moisture measurement that gives the processing facilities the ability to control each stage of the process to achieve the maximum efficiency. The moisture analyzers are easy to install, calibrate and maintain, and when in closed-loop control each stage of the process can produce optimal moisture levels in the tobacco.
Process Sensors Corporation (PSC) offers on-line and lab/at-line moisture sensors to give the processor the quick moisture analysis that is required for a quality product. PSC has worldwide sales and support offices to assist on projects from initial scope and estimation of potential ROI to installation and integration of your system with responsive support after the sale. To learn more about the ways PSC can help you meet your quality and waste reduction goals, click on your application below.