Blender Moisture Control

The advancement of blended engineered wood products (EWPs) has grown the industry substantially in the past decade. Using blended EWPs allows lower construction costs. However, to best achieve significant cost-savings, the EWPs must be blended correctly at the right moisture levels to meet the various regulatory requirements. These standards revolve around blending the right materials at the specified moisture level. To monitor your EWP production from start to finish with live feed instant access, use MoistTech’s IR-3000 Moisture sensor.

Monitor with MoistTech’s IR-3000 Moisture Sensor

The IR-3000 near infrared (NIR) online moisture detector and software system was designed to measure the moisture in the most extreme environments. You can avoid over drying because the sensor provides non-contact measurement, allowing moisture to be controlled in real time. By using the IR-3000 to optimize process control, you can expect improved product quality, increased productivity, and decreased production costs.

MoistTech’s Sensor Technical Information

  • Non-contact, instant measurement
  • Advanced digital filtering for noise-free signal
  • Low energy use
  • Networking and wireless capability
  • Surface mount technology
  • It is unaffected by gaps in production flow
  • Simple calibration procedure
  • Built to endure the toughest industrial environments
  • Digital diagnostics monitor all critical components
  • No routine re-calibration or maintenance needed
  • 50 products codes

MoistTech IR-3000 is durable enough for all stages of EWP Blending Operations:

  • Log storage
  • Debarking
  • Cutting
  • Log Heating
  • Strand Cutting
  • Strand Screening
  • Strand Storage
  • Drying
  • Re-screening
  • Blending- including the applications of resins
  • Forming
  • Mat cutting
  • Pressing
  • Cutting/Trimming
  • Sanding

Contact MoistTech for Blender Moisture Control

The professionals at MoistTech look forward to discussing your needs for moisture measurement and control in your lumber drying processes. We would be pleased to demonstrate how the IR-3000 NIR online moisture transmitter can improve product quality and reduce production costs. Contact us today!