Moisture measurement sensor and controller

Shown w/ Ultra Desktop Controller

HumiCoreTM MOISTURE

MEASUREMENT SYSTEM

FOR POWDERS AND BULK SOLIDS

Automate drying or moisturizing processes to minimize energy costs and maximize profit
Continuous in-line (on-line) system providing real-time data to eliminate need for frequent laboratory samples
Measures moisture inside the material core... not just the surface to provide precision measurements of typically 0.1% to 0.3% or better depending on material / application
High frequency field technology
Compact design for easy installation and calibration
Installation locations include: conveyor belts, screw conveyors, silos, funnels, etc.
Suitable for most powders and bulk solids

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HUMICORETM MOISTURE MEASUREMENT Sensor

Principle of Operation

Applications

Specifications

Version Selection

Ordering Information

Warranty

 


Support Documents:


View HumiCore Ultra Product Sheet

View HumiCore PRO Product Sheet

View Application Questionnaire


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Principle of Operation

The HumiCore in-line (on-line) moisture measuring system for continuous process monitoring guarantees trouble-free measurement of the internal product moisture of solids and emulsions. The HumiCore moisture sensor circuitry principle is centered around an electrical high frequency field. The HumiCore is based on technology that has been developed and proven by Muetec Instruments over several years.

With no material present, the ambient air is the dielectric component of the electrical high frequecy field. The dielectric constant of air is one. When the process is active, bulk material passing in front of the sensor face displaces the ambient air and becomes the dielectric for the electrical high frequency field. As the dielectric constant increases, it also causes a change in the electrical high frequency field. That change is processed by the electronics, is compensated for temperature, and is sent to the controller or transmitter. Given the sensor output, a control system or the available controller can now quantify and display the moisture content of the material passing by the sensor face. The area of material influence is typically 7.75 inches (200mm) from the sensor surface. Calibration is a short and simple procedure. The HumiCore sensor can provide a high precision measurement (0.1% to 0.3% typical). The in-line measuring system for process monitoring guarantees trouble-free measurement of the internal product moisture of solids and emulsions.

Installation locations include conveyor belts, screw conveyors, silos, funnels, etc.


Installation Examples:


Moisture Measurement on Conveyors and Silos

 

 


Applications

Installation Locations Include (but not limited to):
> Conveyor belts
> Screw conveyors
> Silos
> Funnels

Target Materials Include (but not limited to):
> Feed and grain
> Cereal
> Malt
> Flour
> Sugar
> Spices
> Potato products
> Coal
> Sand
> Aggregates
> Cement
> Wood shavings
> Dried food
> Fertilizer
> Tobacco
> Powder
> Pigments
> Plastic granules


Version Selection

Ultra Series
A complete HumiCore Ultra system consists of the controller and the sensor. The controller provides graphic user interface with softkeys and a clearly arranged display of the measured, alarm and MIN/MAX values, combined with easy editing and parameterization for simple operation. In addition, up to 24 different product parameters can be stored in the controller to accommodate product or process changes.

On-line Moisture Measurement Sensor - Ultra Series

 

PRO Series
A complete HumiCore PRO system consists of the DIN-Rail transmitter and the mass flow measurement sensor. The DIN-Rail transmitter allows for easy integration into an existing control system. Calibration software is provided. In addition, up to 24 different product parameters can be recorded to accommodate product or process changes.

In-line Moisture Measurement Sensor - Pro Series




Ordering Information

ACCESSORIES:
Part #, Description
19-3402, Welding Flange, Direct Sensor Mount
19-3410, Heat Sink, For Cooling, Direct Sensor Mount
19-8001, Heating Ring
R0514-18001, Cable, 4-Wire, Shielded, 18 AWG 1
19-3453, Sled, Plate Over Belt, 2 pt, Light Duty, 400 mm
19-3454, Sled, Plate Over Belt, 4 pt, Light Duty, 400 mm
19-3455, Sled, Ship Adaption Plate Over Belt, Heavy Duty

Note:
1 Cable is not included. Must be ordered separately.

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ACCESSORIES:
Part #, Description
19-3402, Welding Flange, Direct Sensor Mount
19-3410, Heat Sink, For Cooling, Direct Sensor Mount
19-8001, Heating Ring
R0514-18001, Cable, 4-Wire, Shielded, 18 AWG (1)
19-3453, Sled, Plate Over Belt, 2 pt, Light Duty, 400 mm
19-3454, Sled, Plate Over Belt, 4 pt, Light Duty, 400 mm
19-3455, Sled, Ship Adaption Plate Over Belt, Heavy Duty
17-8021, Power Supply, Universal AC to 24VDC (1)

Note:
(1) Cable or power supply are not included. Must be ordered separately.

 

 


Specifications

Process Data
Pressure: Up to 6 bar
Process temperature: +14 to +194F (-10 to +90C)
+284F (140C) with cooling

Sensor Data
Measuring surface: POM or Ceramic
Housing material: 304SS (1.4307)
Protection class: IP67
Sensor dimensions: 4.57" dia. x 2.02"H (116mm dia. x 51.5mm)
Accuracy: 0.1 to 0.3% typical
Power: Via transmitter (PRO) or via controller (Ultra)
Interconnection: 4 wires, shielded, 3280 ft (1000m) max

Controller (for Ultra Series)
Moisture Range: 0.0 - 0.1% min, 0 - 90% max; RH non-condensing
Response time: Approximately 1 second
Averaging time: 0 to 999 seconds
Power supply: 115 VAC / 24V AC/DC or 230 VAC / 24V AC/DC
Outputs: 1/4 VGA-LC Display, relay, analog, RS-485
Controller dimensions: 9.3in x 5.2in x 13in (236 x 132 x 330mm)
Dependent on model selected

Transmitter (for PRO Series)
Construction: Housing for 35mm DIN-Rail (EN 50022)
Input power: 24 V AC/DC (Power supply ordered separately)
Ambient temperature: +14 to +140°F (-10 to +60°C)
Protection class: IP 30
Output signal: 0/4-20 mA (max. 750 Ohm); 0/2-10 Volt
Interfaces: RS-232, RS-485
Transmitter dimensions: 4.53in L x 0.89in W x 3.94in H (115 x 22.5 x 100mm)
Transmitter weight (approx.): 0.33 lbs. (0.15 kg)

 


Warranty

Monitor Technologies LLC warrants each HumiCoreTM System to be free from defects in material and workmanship under normal use and service for two (2) years from the date of purchase. The purchaser must notify Monitor of any defects within the warranty period, return the product intact, and prepay transportation charges. The obligation of Monitor Technologies LLC under this warranty is limited to repair or replacement at its factory. This warranty does not apply to any product which is repaired or altered outside of Monitor Technologies’ factory, or which has been subject to misuse, negligence, accident, incorrect wiring by others, or improper installation. Monitor Technologies LLC reserves the right to change the design and/or specifications without prior notice.

Part Numbers / Product Configurations

Part # > Product Configuration

 

Last Rev.: February 25, 2016