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QuikCheck At-Line and Lab Moisture Analyzer

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Near Infrared (NIR) bench-top analyzer for periodic spot checking of production samples at line or in the lab.
Part Number: QuickCheck
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Rapid and precise moisture analysis is critical in manufacturing processes to maintain consistent product quality, increase yield, maximize efficiency and minimize waste. The QuikCheck from Process Sensors Corporation (PSC) is a reliable and sturdy at-line, Near Infrared (NIR) bench-top analyzer for periodic spot checking of production samples at line or in the lab. Proven to withstand harsh environments, other critical product quality constituents can be measured based on your application for years of reliable, consistent results.

The QuikCheck At-line Smart NIR Analyzer is used in a variety of industries and applications including:

Food Products Snack Foods Chemicals & Minerals
  • Coffee
  • Breakfast Cereals
  • Soy & Corn Meal
  • Cookies & Crackers
  • Milk Powders
  • Pet Foods & Animal Feed
  • Potato Chips
  • Corn Chips
  • Tortillas
  • Popcorn
  • Pretzels (Ground)
  • Pork Rinds (Ground)
  • PVC Powders
  • Ceramic Powder
  • Fertilizer
  • Detergents
  • Ores
Wood Products Tobacco Products Converting
  • Particle Board
  • Oriented Strand Board (OSB)
  • Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF)
  • Sawdust
  • Cut
  • Chewing
  • Stems (Ground)
  • Whole Leaf (Ground)
  • Coat Weight
  • Adhesive Thickness
  • PVB Film Thickness

Simple, easy, reproducible results in 10 seconds

Operation of the QuikCheck is as simple as filling the dish and placing it on the instrument. The dish rotates automatically, and the results are displayed in less than 10 seconds. The QuikCheck analyzes the entire sample to minimize sampling errors and maximize reproducibility. Easy calibration and no routine service or adjustment requirement maximizes uptime and utility. 

The QuikCheck can be configured to predict up to 3 constituents simultaneously, including:

  • Moisture
  • Oils & Fats
  • Protein
  • Film Thickness & Coatings

MCT466 QuikCheck Benefits

The QuikCheck is optimized for at-line or laboratory use, with a rugged design and a proprietary temperature controlled detector for enhanced stability at high factory temperatures. The QuikCheck is designed to provide years of accurate and reliable data to the most demanding of users. It includes a number of features for easy integration into any analytical situation including:

  • Easy to read 5.7 high-resolution touchscreen
  • Integrated Smart Data Logger
  • Serial output for printer or bar code reader
  • 500 on-board product codes

Simple Accessibility & Serviceability

The MCT460 On-line NIR Smart 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.

QuikCheck

NIR Constiituents
1, 2 or 3 simultaneously
Moisture Range
Min. 0.1%, Max. 95%
Coatings Range
Min. 0.1 g/m, Max. 200 g/m
Fats/Oils
Min. 0.1%, Max. 50%

Accuracy (subject to application and product type)

Moisture
+/- 0.1%
Coatings
+/- 0.1 g/m
Fats/Oils
+/- 0.2%
Repeatability
+/- 0.2%
Calibration Codes
200

General Specifications

Electrical Power
90-260VAC, 50/60 Hz, 40 watts
Weight
20 lbs. (9.07kg)
Construction
Hygienic Polycarbonate
Display
5.7 inch Color Touchscreen LCD
Languages
User Selectable, 13 languages

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 and precise moisture analysis is critical in manufacturing processes to maintain consistent product quality, increase yield, maximize efficiency and minimize waste. The QuikCheck from Process Sensors Corporation (PSC) is a reliable and sturdy at-line, Near Infrared (NIR) bench-top analyzer for periodic spot checking of production samples at line or in the lab. Proven to withstand harsh environments, other critical product quality constituents can be measured based on your application for years of reliable, consistent results.

The QuikCheck At-line Smart NIR Analyzer is used in a variety of industries and applications including:

Food Products Snack Foods Chemicals & Minerals
  • Coffee
  • Breakfast Cereals
  • Soy & Corn Meal
  • Cookies & Crackers
  • Milk Powders
  • Pet Foods & Animal Feed
  • Potato Chips
  • Corn Chips
  • Tortillas
  • Popcorn
  • Pretzels (Ground)
  • Pork Rinds (Ground)
  • PVC Powders
  • Ceramic Powder
  • Fertilizer
  • Detergents
  • Ores
Wood Products Tobacco Products Converting
  • Particle Board
  • Oriented Strand Board (OSB)
  • Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF)
  • Sawdust
  • Cut
  • Chewing
  • Stems (Ground)
  • Whole Leaf (Ground)
  • Coat Weight
  • Adhesive Thickness
  • PVB Film Thickness

Simple, easy, reproducible results in 10 seconds

Operation of the QuikCheck is as simple as filling the dish and placing it on the instrument. The dish rotates automatically, and the results are displayed in less than 10 seconds. The QuikCheck analyzes the entire sample to minimize sampling errors and maximize reproducibility. Easy calibration and no routine service or adjustment requirement maximizes uptime and utility. 

The QuikCheck can be configured to predict up to 3 constituents simultaneously, including:

  • Moisture
  • Oils & Fats
  • Protein
  • Film Thickness & Coatings

MCT466 QuikCheck Benefits

The QuikCheck is optimized for at-line or laboratory use, with a rugged design and a proprietary temperature controlled detector for enhanced stability at high factory temperatures. The QuikCheck is designed to provide years of accurate and reliable data to the most demanding of users. It includes a number of features for easy integration into any analytical situation including:

  • Easy to read 5.7 high-resolution touchscreen
  • Integrated Smart Data Logger
  • Serial output for printer or bar code reader
  • 500 on-board product codes

Simple Accessibility & Serviceability

The MCT460 On-line NIR Smart 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.