Food & Bulk Processing

PrediktIR Moisture Gauge

Basic, On-Line Moisture Measurement of Bulk Materials

PrediktIR gauge meets the demands of bulk material processors looking for basic on-line moisture measurements that are stable and accurate.

  • 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
  • Accurate in Any Environment  get long-term instrument stability and accurate moisture measurement of powders, flakes or granules independent of changes in ambient conditions such as lighting, temperature or humidity
  • Realize Fast Payback  substantial cost savings and ROI achieved within months

Contact us today to learn how our PrediktIR moisture gauge can give you the competitive advantage.

PrediktIR uses precision NIR (near infrared) technology to make a continuous non-contacting measurement of the moisture content. While accurate to laboratory standards, the PrediktIR is nevertheless robust enough to survive in an industrial processing environment, and there are a number of options and accessories available to give added protection in the process environment.

Measurement Principle

The PrediktIR works on the principle that moisture (water) discretely absorbs 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 PrediktIR computes the level of the moisture within the product.

Using high-speed signal processing, the patented NDC “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

PrediktIR 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.

PrediktIR 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 PrediktIR Operator Workstation or HMI.

PrediktIR is used in conjunction with one or more PrediktIR 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.