Tobacco Leaf Processing

Primary Processing departments are tasked with delivering a consistent tobacco blend to the secondary department. To achieve this, these three parameters must be controlled:

  • Moisture content
  • Fill value
  • Particle size

Tobacco leaf moisture is the most controllable, and Primary Departments need final blend moisture content of +/-0.5% within target.

With the need to measure moisture on the process line, any instrument must be able to withstand the environmental changes in the process without degrading its moisture value. The TM710e from NDC Infrared Engineering has been developed to achieve optimum measurement accuracy without showing sensitivity to:

  • Ambient lighting
  • Tobacco pass height
  • Ambient temperature and humidity
  • Blend variation

Moreover, the TM710e is engineered for an industry-best long-term stability, making it the most reliable gauge available for tobacco leaf process control.

The TM710e is available in two configurations:

Both configurations are also available with an integrated or remote tobacco temperature measurement sensor.

InfraLab At-Line Tobacco Analyzer

And where there is need to measure samples taken from the process, the InfraLab Tobacco Analyzer provides rapid sample analysis with minimal preparation, and is also available in moisture and multi-component configurations.

For more information about tobacco leaf moisture and component measurement please download the tobacco brochure.


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