Moist Tech manufactures the IR-3000 Infrared Gauge for the continuous, on-line determination of moisture, water and hydrocarbon based coatings, film thickness and coatweight, for paper, corrugated medium, non wovens, films and foils. Utilizing the latest technology, the IR-3000 provides the most accurate and reliable performance of any gauge on the market at the lowest cost. Standard outputs include 4-20 MADC, RS 232/485, and Ethernet TCPIP, Profibus and DeviceNet outputs are also available.
In the corrugating industry, controlling product moisture levels is absolutely critical to the manufacturing process. Moisture content has a drastic effect on quality and can lead to problems with warping, glue adhesion, and printability. Measuring the moisture at linear, medium, and face locations will yield significant improvements to the finished product. This first ever “Smart” sensor is unsurpassed in performance and reliability, and provides the ability to control the process with an accuracy of +/- .01% moisture.
Paper moisture measurements are critical throughout most stages of the paper making and converting process as manufacturers are constantly adjusting moisture to maintain the quality of their product. Additionally, online measurements of coating thickness are very important on webs during the manufacturing process allowing users to eliminate waste, reduce energy usage and produce quality products within specification 100% of the time.
Measuring coat weights is also important factor during paper converting for the precise control of films, water based adhesives, resins and hot melt glue applications. Polyethylene, polypropylene and other coatings such as PVC can also be measured and controlled to a high degree of accuracy. The IR3000 helps control the re-moisturizing process, monitor any additions of adhesive coatings and detect coating defects.