Rugged NIR Tester
The devices produced by Process Sensors Ltd use the near infrared (NIR) technology to measure moisture without product contact, contamination, destruction and work in real time. The integrated 5,7” display allows easy and intuitive operation. Besides chemical, pharmaceutical and food there are also applications in cement industries to use our sensors. Many clients profit on the benefit that we measure moisture without being in contact with the product for examples when they are handling very abrasive products, which use to wear other sensors or when food is produced, what is not allowed to come in contact with the sensors.
The Innovative New NOVA Series:
The MCT466 QuikCheck can be configured to measure up to 3 components in a sample. The component of interest most of the time is moisture. Once a sample is place onto the MCT466 QuikCheck, it is automatically rotated, and the results are displayed within 10 seconds. Simple to operate, the MCT466 QuikCheck produces accurate and repeatable results.
Proven, Reliable Performance:
The MCT466 QuikCheck is a reliable and sturdy at-line, NIR Tester for use in harsh manufacturing environments. The MCT466 QuikCheck is routinely used to measure moisture in samples taken from the production line. However, other measurements can be made, including oils, protein, film thickness, coating weights, nicotine and sugars.
The Near Infrared (NIR) Operating Principle:
Shining light at specific NIR wavelengths causes common molecular bonds to vibrate and absorb energy. By comparing the absorbed energy at “measured” wavelengths to non-absorbing “reference” wavelengths, the MCT466 QuikCheck can accurately and repeatably measure moisture, oils, fats and other parameters based on the samples’ chemical composition.
The O-H bond of water (H-O-H) vibrates at 1.94m and 1.43m. The H-C bond of organic hydrocarbons and oil vibrates at 2.34m and 1.72m. The appropriate overtone wavelengths are selected based on concentration levels of the component to be measured.
MCT466 QuikCheck Features:
• Bright Touch Screen LCD
• Programmable Turntable automatically rotates
• Rugged Polycarbonate Construction
• Calibration Software included
• Diagnostics available through LCD
• USB for data download to memory stick
• Serial output for printer or bar code reader
• 200 on-board product codes
Simple, Easy, Reproducable Results:
• Fill sample dish to constant volume
• Place dish onto MCT466 QuikCheck
• Dish automatically rotates
• Wait 10 seconds
• Read percentage H20
Many products require no sample preparation. Sampling error is reduced because of the rotating dish that permits the MCT466 QuikCheck optics to “see” multiple surfaces and average hundreds of measurement readings. However, some products can be relatively thick, with moisture trapped inside. In these cases, it is wise to break up the sample so that the internal moisture is exposed to the surface.
• Breakfast Cereals
• Soy & Corn Meal
• Cookies & Crackers
• Milk Powders
Pet Foods & Animal Feed
• Particle Board
• Oriented Strand Board
• Medium Density Fiberboard
• Stems (Ground)
• Whole Leaf (Ground)
• Coat Weight
• Adhesive Thickness
• PVB Film Thickness
• Potato Chips
• Corn Chips
• Pretzels (Ground)
• Pork Rinds (Ground)
• PVC Powders
• Ceramic Powder