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Proven process flow moisture measurement

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Principle of operation

The MoistScan® MA-700 In-Pipe Microwave Moisture analyser provides precise, continuous measurement of moisture in many materials and slurries as it is transported in process pipes.

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MoistScan MA 700

The MA-700 provides continuous real time data on total moisture in the product. It is custom designed to meet industry specifications. These include:

  • IP66-NEMA4 rating for dust and moisture ingress
  • Food Grade, CIP (clean-in-place) compliant
  • Intrinsically safe for hazardous area ratings

Popular applications for the MA-700 are:

  • Online moisture analysis of processed cheese
  • Real time moisture determination of Butter
  • Continuous sensing of moisture in creamed cheese
  • Online moisture calculation of Condensed milk
  • Online measurement of moisture in grain-based snack foods
  • Online moisture percentage in food grains
  • Continuous moisture detection in feed grains

The control enclosure is mounted in close proximity of the sensors or it may be installed in the control or electrical switch room.

The user-friendly interface puts the power of easy set up and maintenance in the hands of the operator, designed with simple-to-use menus. The MA-700 also features built in data storage and communication capabilities of the enable technical support via remote access for diagnostic purposes and periodic calibration verification. In addition, sending and receiving plant data has never been easier with a host of industry standard protocols to choose from.

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Key Feature #1

Superior Precision and Accuracy; measurement of 100% of the material passing through the measurement zone.

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Key Feature #2

Industry 4.0 IoT Remote Access for periodic calibration checks and servicing.
Personnel don’t need to access the plant improving safety and productivity.

MoistScan MA500 Key Feature #4 Seamless control system

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Key Feature #3

Seamless control system integration with a wide range of optional serial communication protocols to choose from.

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Key Feature #4

The custom designed mounting arrangement allows easy installation to the existing chute or vessel.

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MoistScan MA500 Key Feature #6 Analyser

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Key Feature #5

The analyser interface consists of a built-in industrial colour touch screen with user-friendly intuitive menus requiring very little training to operate and powerful diagnostics.

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Application Examples

Instrument:MA-700 In-Pipe Analyser
Material: Corn/Rice Mix
Installation: Conveyor at the outlet of a fluid bed drier
Moisture: less than 1%
Purpose: Maintain consistent moisture at the outlet of the fluid bed drier & reduce gas consumption of the drier.

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Application Examples

Instrument: MA-700 In Pipe Analyser (trial only)
Material: Butter
Installation: In Pipe immediately exiting a butter churn
Moisture: 16%
Purpose: Control water addition to butter churn. The output from the MoistScan is linked to a water pump inverter which automatically adjusts the water pump when the moisture falls above or below set tolerance levels

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Application Examples

Instrument:MA-700 In-Pipe Analyser
Material: Butter
Installation: Exit to butter churn
Moisture: 14 – 17%
Purpose: Reduce reliance on laboratory sampling and to automate butter churn

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MoistScan Series

MoistScan MA500 Advanced Moisture measurement
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Advanced moisture measurement solution for any bulk material transported on conveyors

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Innovative moisture measurement on disc or belt filters, screw filters or chutes.

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Accurate in-pipe moisture measurement for various slurries or processed foods