Food & Bulk Processing

MM710e Food Gauge

Accurate, Continuous On-Line Measurement of Moisture, Fat/Oil, Protein and Degree of Bake

Food processors across the globe rely on the MM710e Food Gauge for precise, real-time measurements of key product parameters to drive quality and production goals.

  • Versatile  measures a wide range of foods...from snack foods...to cheese and dairy powders...to coffee and tea...and more
  • Enhance Product Quality and Consistency – continuous, highly accurate measurements allow for better process control and product quality optimization 
  • Save Energy and Improve Yield – precise moisture measurement and dryer control provides energy savings and reduces out-of-spec materials
  • Integrate Easily into Closed-Loop Control Systems – flexible process connectivity and intuitive operator and supervisory interfaces
  • Realize Fast Payback – substantial cost savings and ROI achieved within months

Contact us today to learn how our MM710e food gauge can give you the competitive advantage.

The MM710e uses precision NIR (near infrared) technology to make a continuous non-contacting measurement of the moisture content.

Measurement Principle

The MM710e works on the principle that constituents such as moisture (water) within a food product discretely absorb certain wavelengths of infrared light. By emitting light at these wavelengths onto the product and then capturing and measuring the reflected unabsorbed light on a light-sensitive detector, the MM710e computes the level of the moisture within the product.

Using high-speed signal processing, the patented 710e “light engine” delivers the highest resolution on-line NIR measurements available today and is unaffected by changes in process conditions such as particle size variation, product height variation, product temperature variation, ambient lighting and relative humidity changes.

Place in the Process

The MM710e is typically located over a conveyor belt at a key point in the process: just after a drying process for example, where the product can be measured to give meaningful feedback for process and quality control.

The MM710e can be incorporated conveniently into closed-loop control systems, using its digital or analog connectivity options, while data can be displayed locally for operators using the 710e Operator Workstation or HMI.

The MM710e is used in conjunction with one or more 710e Peripheral Devices to facilitate data display, networking and process connectivity. Gauges and devices are Ethernet enabled and connect to each other via standard Cat5E cable and all run on 24V DC power.