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MCT469-SF Food Grade IP69 On-line Moisture and Oil Sensor

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Built for difficult processing environments the MCT 330HD NIR Gauge is comprised of a sensor and operator interface combination. Its fundamental function is to provide a reliable and robust measurement in challenging environments.
Part Number: MCT469-SF
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Rapid, continuous product analysis is critical in food and snack manufacturing to maintain consistent product quality, maximize yield and reduce waste. The new MCT469-SF Food Grade IP69 On-line Moisture and Oil Sensor from Process Sensors Corporation (PSC) accurately measures moisture and other critical food quality parameters in even the most demanding food processing applications for quick return on investment. 

The MCT469-SF is virtually maintenance free and simple to install at fryers and oven outlets to packaging lines for years of reliable and accurate results despite high heat and frequent wash downs.

The MCT469-SF Food grade IP69 On-line Moisture and Oil Sensor is used in many food applications, including

Snack Foods

  • Potato Chips
  • Corn Chips
  • Pretzels
  • Cookies
  • Crackers
  • Milk Powders
  • Popcorn
  • Oil Base Flavorings
  • Pork Rinds

Other Foods

  • Cereal
  • Coffee
  • Flours
  • Powders
  • Corn Meal
  • Dried Fruits & Vegetables
  • Sausage Casings
  • Breadcrumbs
  • Olives
  • Tortillas
  • Dough

Animal Food Products

  • Fish Meals
  • Bone & Meat Meals
  • Dried Grass, Alfalfa, etc.
  • Hard Pet Food
  • Spent Brewer's Grain
  • Fish Food Pellets
  • Beet Pulp

Sealed Sanitary Enclosure

The MCT469-SF conforms to IP69-rating* with an enclosure that is completely dust tight and impenetrable by powerful and high temperature sprays at close range, making it ideal for washdown environments. The sealed enclosure gives users the ability to clean the sensor in place, reducing washdown prep time. The easy to use, NEMA 4, touch screen operator interface is also water resistant and can be mounted adjacent to the production line to inform operators of the need for to  process adjustments.

No niches for debris accumulation or microorganism ingress reduces food buildup and enables efficient, thorough cleaning over the life of the sensor. Additional food grade components for ensuring food safety and adherence to industry regulations include: 

  • 316 stainless steel enclosure
  • Sapphire sight window
  • FDA 21CFR177.2600 conforming gaskets

*As per Keystone Compliance, PA Testing; ENVIRONMENTAL TEST REPORT 1712-067NA-1 REV. N/C, TEST STANDARDS: IEC 60529.

PSC Smart Sensor advantage

The Food Grade IP69 On-line Moisture and Oil Sensor is easily integrated into existing systems. It connects to closed loop control systems or local alarms and eliminates the need for time-consuming and disruptive lab testing. A proprietary temperature-controlled detector enhances stability in arduous environments.

With a standard two year comprehensive warranty and a rugged 316 stainless steel enclosure designed to survive in the harshest environments, the MCT469-SF provides years of reliable performance in even the harshest environments. Simultaneous multi-constituent measurement can be made for the following parameters:

  • Moisture
  • Oils / Fats
  • Protein
 

MCT469-SF sensor benefits

The MCT469-SF is designed to provide consistent, reliable performance for quick return on investment. Benefits of all on-line PSC NIR Smart Sensors include:

  • High accuracy and repeatability
  • Unaffected by relative humidity, changes in product temperature, ambient light and high ambient temperature 
  • Non-contact, continuous on-line measurement
  • Easy calibration, operation & standardization

THE MCT469-SF system configuration

  • Smart sensor connects to Operator Interface module with proprietary heat resistant cable
  • Smart sensor powered from Operator Interface Module
  • All analog outputs, digital outputs and bus interfaces on Operator Interface module
  • Bright 5.7 high-resolution NEMA 4 touchscreen operator interface

Simple accessibility & serviceability

The MCT469-SF Food Grade IP69 On-line Moisture and Oil Sensor is fully modular with all components easily replaceable in the field within minutes. It is easy to troubleshoot with advanced onboard diagnostics.

Process Sensors' deep industry knowledge and commitment to our customers' long-term success ensures you receive the best product for your specific application and full support when you need it during and after installation.

Measurement NIR Constituents

Moisture Rnage
Min. 0.1%, Max. 95%
Fats/Oils
Min 0.1%, Max 50%

Accuracy: (subject to application and product type)

Moisture
+/- 0.1%
Fats/Oils
+/- 0.2%
Product Distance
8-18 inches (200-450mm)

Food Grade IP69 On-line Moisture & Oil Sensor MCT469-SF

Near Infrared Measurements – How Do They Work?

Near Infrared (NIR) measurements are based on specific absorption bands in the electromagnetic spectrum between 800 and 2500 nanometers (nm).  This region is just above the visible light region of 400 - 700 nm.  Electromagnetic waves in the region have the best combination of energy, sensitivity and absorbtion to be useful for quantitative measurments of solid materials. 

While full spectrum analyzers may utilize the entire spectrum and multivariate mathematical treatments such as Principal Component Regression (PCR), Partial Least Squares (PLS) or neural networks, photometers use “slices” of the spectrum that correspond to specific molecular overtones and associated vibrational absorptions.

NIR Region of Electromagnetic Spectrum

Photometers utilize narrow band pass interference filters that have a specified band width typically 50 nm wide, though the band width is sometimes application dependent.  The NIR has broad bands as opposed to the sharp peaks in the Infrared region.  Common bonds are O-H (1940 and 1420 nm) in water, C-H (2340 nm) in organics and oils and N-H in proteins.  The NIR sensors are extremely sensitive instruments that are optimized to measure the absorbancies of samples at these specific wavelength regions.  The quantity of the constituent to be measured us proportional to the absorbance level at these specific wavelengths.

NIR Absorbances of Chemical Groups

NIR Photometers

Shining light at these wavelengths causes the corresponding chemical bond to vibrate and absorb energy.  Think of different sections of a stadium crowd called upon to shout and jump when their section is highlighted on the stadium Jumbotron.

NIR Photometer

Rapid, continuous product analysis is critical in food and snack manufacturing to maintain consistent product quality, maximize yield and reduce waste. The new MCT469-SF Food Grade IP69 On-line Moisture and Oil Sensor from Process Sensors Corporation (PSC) accurately measures moisture and other critical food quality parameters in even the most demanding food processing applications for quick return on investment. 

The MCT469-SF is virtually maintenance free and simple to install at fryers and oven outlets to packaging lines for years of reliable and accurate results despite high heat and frequent wash downs.

The MCT469-SF Food grade IP69 On-line Moisture and Oil Sensor is used in many food applications, including

Snack Foods

  • Potato Chips
  • Corn Chips
  • Pretzels
  • Cookies
  • Crackers
  • Milk Powders
  • Popcorn
  • Oil Base Flavorings
  • Pork Rinds

Other Foods

  • Cereal
  • Coffee
  • Flours
  • Powders
  • Corn Meal
  • Dried Fruits & Vegetables
  • Sausage Casings
  • Breadcrumbs
  • Olives
  • Tortillas
  • Dough

Animal Food Products

  • Fish Meals
  • Bone & Meat Meals
  • Dried Grass, Alfalfa, etc.
  • Hard Pet Food
  • Spent Brewer's Grain
  • Fish Food Pellets
  • Beet Pulp

Sealed Sanitary Enclosure

The MCT469-SF conforms to IP69-rating* with an enclosure that is completely dust tight and impenetrable by powerful and high temperature sprays at close range, making it ideal for washdown environments. The sealed enclosure gives users the ability to clean the sensor in place, reducing washdown prep time. The easy to use, NEMA 4, touch screen operator interface is also water resistant and can be mounted adjacent to the production line to inform operators of the need for to  process adjustments.

No niches for debris accumulation or microorganism ingress reduces food buildup and enables efficient, thorough cleaning over the life of the sensor. Additional food grade components for ensuring food safety and adherence to industry regulations include: 

  • 316 stainless steel enclosure
  • Sapphire sight window
  • FDA 21CFR177.2600 conforming gaskets

*As per Keystone Compliance, PA Testing; ENVIRONMENTAL TEST REPORT 1712-067NA-1 REV. N/C, TEST STANDARDS: IEC 60529.

PSC Smart Sensor advantage

The Food Grade IP69 On-line Moisture and Oil Sensor is easily integrated into existing systems. It connects to closed loop control systems or local alarms and eliminates the need for time-consuming and disruptive lab testing. A proprietary temperature-controlled detector enhances stability in arduous environments.

With a standard two year comprehensive warranty and a rugged 316 stainless steel enclosure designed to survive in the harshest environments, the MCT469-SF provides years of reliable performance in even the harshest environments. Simultaneous multi-constituent measurement can be made for the following parameters:

  • Moisture
  • Oils / Fats
  • Protein
 

MCT469-SF sensor benefits

The MCT469-SF is designed to provide consistent, reliable performance for quick return on investment. Benefits of all on-line PSC NIR Smart Sensors include:

  • High accuracy and repeatability
  • Unaffected by relative humidity, changes in product temperature, ambient light and high ambient temperature 
  • Non-contact, continuous on-line measurement
  • Easy calibration, operation & standardization

THE MCT469-SF system configuration

  • Smart sensor connects to Operator Interface module with proprietary heat resistant cable
  • Smart sensor powered from Operator Interface Module
  • All analog outputs, digital outputs and bus interfaces on Operator Interface module
  • Bright 5.7 high-resolution NEMA 4 touchscreen operator interface

Simple accessibility & serviceability

The MCT469-SF Food Grade IP69 On-line Moisture and Oil Sensor is fully modular with all components easily replaceable in the field within minutes. It is easy to troubleshoot with advanced onboard diagnostics.

Process Sensors' deep industry knowledge and commitment to our customers' long-term success ensures you receive the best product for your specific application and full support when you need it during and after installation.