Process Sensors Corporation

MCT466-SF Food & Snacks On-line NIR Smart Sensor

Run smarter with increased process insight

Dependable in-process food analysis for precise process control and increased product consistency



Rapid, continuous product analysis is critical in food and snack manufacturing. To maintain consistent product quality, increase yield, maximize efficiency and minimize waste, the premium Food Grade On-line Smart Sensor from Process Sensors Corporation (PSC) measures moisture and other critical food quality parameters for quick return on investment. The MCT466-SF's glass-free, stainless steel construction meet food safety regulations and withstand the most demanding food manufacturing conditions. It is virtually maintenance free and simple to install at fryer and oven outlets to packaging lines for years of reliable and accurate results despite high heat and frequent wash downs.

The MCT46-SF Food & Snacks On-line NIR Smart Sensor is used in many food applications, including

Snack Foods

  • Potato Chips
  • Corn Chips
  • Pretzels
  • Cookies
  • Crackers
  • Milk Powders
  • Popcorn
  • Oil Base Flavorings
  • Pork Rinds

Dry Foods

  • Cereal
  • Coffee
  • Flours
  • Powders
  • Corn Meal
  • Dried Fruits & Vegetables
  • Sausage Casings
  • Breadcrumbs
  • Olives
  • Tortillas

Animal Food Products

  • Fish Meals
  • Bone & Meat Meals
  • Dried Grass, Alfalfa, etc.
  • Hard Pet Food
  • Spent Brewer's Grain
  • Fish Food Pellets
  • Beet Pulp

PSC Smart Sensor advantageMCT466-SF On-line NIR Moisture & Oil Sensor

The MCT466-SF Food & Snacks On-line NIR Smart Sensor is easily integrated into existing systems. It connects 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 316 stainless steel enclosure designed to survive in the harshest environments, the MCT466-SF provides years of reliable performance in even the harshest environments. Simultaneous multi-constituent measurement can be made for the following parameters:

  • Moisture
  • Oils / Fats
  • Protein
  • Product Temperature

MCT466-SF sensor benefits

The MCT466-SF 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

THE MCT466-SF system configuration

  • Smart sensor connects to Operator Interface module with proprietary heat resistant cable
  • Smart sensor powered from Operator Interface Module
  • All analog outputs, digital outputs and bus interfaces on Operator Interface module
  • Bright 5.7 high-resolution touchscreen LCD

Simple accessibility & serviceability

The MCT466-SF Food & Snacks 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
Moisture Range
Min. 0.1%, Max. 90%
Fats/Oils Range
Min. 0.1%, Max. 50%

Accuracy (subject to application and product type)

+/- 0.1%
+/- 0.2%

General Specifications

17 lbs (7.7 Kg)
IP67, Stainless Steel
Operating Temperature
0 - 60°C (32-140˚F); with water or air cooling up to 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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