Tobacco Processing

TM710e Tobacco Gauge

High-Performance, Multi-Component Tobacco Measurements

The TM710e multi-component on-line  gauge provides highly accurate, simultaneous, real-time measurements of moisture, nicotine and sugars.

  • Highly Reliable Measurements – reliable readings over a batch, reducing errors from small non-representative grab samples
  • Applications Versatility – whole leaf or strips in GLT, whole leaf or strips in the Primary process, redried cut lamina, final tobacco blend, cut rolled stem, water treated stem, expanded tobacco
  • Environmentally Robust  performs reliably under any ambient lighting, relative humidity and temperature conditions
  • 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 TM710e multi-component tobacco gauge can give you the competitive advantage.

Flexible Connectivity

The TM710e's Ethernet communications structure features Automatic Device Discovery providing maximum flexibility of installation with the minimum of hardware and cabling, from a standalone gauge to a multi-gauge networked system. TM710e runs on 24V DC for maximun safety and Fieldbus Connectivity is available in all protocols including:

  • Profibus
  • ProfiNet
  • DeviceNet
  • Modbus
  • Ethernet IP

To ensure access to data wherever it is needed, TM710e is be combined with the Series 710e Interfaces and Devices. Also Ethernet enabled, the devices include:

  • HMI - for supervisory interfacing with up to 16 TM710e gauges
  • Operator Workstation - for local display and operator level interaction with a single gauge
  • User Port (for analog process connectivity)
  • Switched Hub (for convenient networking).

Temperature Measurement

In addition to moisture, the TM710e can also be configured to measure product temperature. The temperature sensor can be supplied either integrated into the housing of the TM710e, to measure at a location adjacent to the measurement area for moisture, or can be supplied with a 10 or 20m to enable remote location while sharing the power and ethernet connections of the gauge.