Process Sensors Corporation

MCT460 On-line NIR Smart Sensor

Produce more. Run smarter.

Reliable in-process monitoring of multiple constituents for improved process control, increased yield and maximum production efficiency



Rapid, continuous product analysis is critical in all manufacturing processes. To maintain consistent product quality, increase yield, maximize efficiency and minimize waste, the On-Line Near Infrared (NIR) Smart Sensor from Process Sensors Corporation (PSC) measures moisture and additional constituents for quick return on investment. Proven to perform in harsh conditions, the MCT460 On-line Smart Sensor is built to last, simple to install and virtually maintenance free for years of reliable, consistent results.

The MCT460 On-Line NIR Smart Sensor is used in diverse industries and applications, including


  • Moisture & Coatweights
  • Re-moisturizing
  • Hot Melts
  • Extruded Plastics
  • Pressure Sensitive Adhesives
  • PVB Films

Chemicals & Minerals

  • Crumb Rubber
  • PVC Powders
  • Ceramics
  • Fertilizers
  • Plastic Chips
  • Detergents
  • Soaps 
  • Ore

Other Applications

  • Tobacco
  • Wood Products
  • Textiles
  • Biofuels

PSC Smart Sensor advantage

MCT460 on-line NIR moisture sensor

The MCT460 On-Line NIR Smart Sensor comes in multiple configuration options for seamless integration into existing systems. It is easily connected to closed loop control systems or local alarms and eliminates the need for time-consuming and disruptive lab testing. A proprietary temperature-controlled detector enhances stability in arduous environments.

With a standard two year comprehensive warranty and a rugged custom-built cast aluminum enclosure, the MCT460 provides years of reliable performance in even the harshest environments. Simultaneous multi-constituent measurement can be made for the following parameters:

  • Moisture
  • Oils / Fats
  • Resin
  • Protein
  • Alcohol
  • Product
  • Temperature
  • More

MCT460 sensor benefits

The MCT460 Smart Sensor is designed to provide consistent, reliable performance for quick return on investment. Benefits of all on-line PSC NIR Smart Sensors include:in process NIR moisture sensor

  • High accuracy and repeatability
  • Unaffected by relative humidity, changes in product temperature, ambient light and high ambient temperature 
  • Non-contact, continuous on-line measurement
  • Easy calibration, operation & standardization

Simple accessibility & serviceability

The MCT460 On-line NIR Smart Sensor is fully modular with all components easily replaceable in the field within minutes. It is easy to troubleshoot with advanced onboard diagnostics.

Process Sensors' deep industry knowledge and commitment to our customers' long-term success ensures you receive the best product for your specific application and full support when you need it during and after installation.




Product Distance
8-18 inches (200-450mm)
Calibration Codes
Measured NIR Constituents
1, 2 or 3 simultaneously
Moisture Range
Min. 0.1%, Max. 95%
Coatings Range
Min. 0.1 GSM, Max. 200 GSM
Fats/Oils Range
Min. 0.1%, Max. 50%
+/- 0.2%

Accuracy (subject to application and product type)

+/- 0.1%
+/- 0.1 GSM
+/- 0.2%

General Specifications

19 lbs. (8.6kg)
IP67, Cast Aluminum
Ambient Temperature
0-50 °C (32-120˚F) with water or air cooling up to 80°C (160°F)
Optional Operator Interface
5.7 inch Color Touchscreen LCD, 13 User Selectable languages
Optional Bus Interfaces
ProfiNet, ProfiBus, Ethernet IP, Modbus TCP, DeviceNet


Our experienced team is eager to answer your application questions and demonstrate how our technology can solve the challenges you face every day. Request a demo today.

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