Hydro-Mix XT

Moisture sensor: Flush mount for mixers & screw conveyors

Measurement:

  • Moisture
  • Ambient temperature

Typical Materials:

  • Animal feed
  • Grain
  • Biomass
  • Organic material
  • Agricultural material

Unique Key Features:

  • Compact with a stainless steel body and a ceramic faceplate.
  • Choice of measurement modes for optimum sensor performance.
  • Fitted flush in the floor of mixers, ducting or conveyors.

Ducting System

  • Install into a larger duct or chute to create a consistent material flow for measurement.

Screw Conveyor

  • Position on the upstroke of the blade at 30° from vertical.

Single / Twin Shaft Mixer

  • Position on the end wall of the mixer, 30° from vertical.
  • 5010 HMXT Fixing Plate Kit (Fixing Plate, Bolts and O-Ring), required
  • 5125 Hydro-Skid Belt Flow Extension Plate
  • DSV02 HMXT Ducting System – Vertical
  • DSA02 HMXT Ducting System – Angled
  • HSXT01 Hydro-Skid fixed plate for mounting HMXT on flowing material on a belt conveyor
  • 5015 HMXT Fixing Plate
  • 5020 HMXT O-Ring
  • 5025 HMXT Fixing Plate Bolts
  • 5030 HMXT Blanking Plug – used to create a seal if HMXT is removed
Digital Technology
Digital technology provides precise, linear moisture measurement.
Advanced Digital Signal Processing
The sensor response may be adjusted remotely using the Hydro-Com software to minimise the effects of noise of the measured signal. Advanced Digital Signal Processing provides a clear signal with a rapid response.
Measurement Modes
Choice of measurement modes for optimising sensor performance in a variety of applications and material types (except Hydro-Probe).
Fully Temperature Compensated Measurement
The sensor internally adjusts for mechanical changes due to temperature fluctuations
Easy to Interface
Two analogue outputs and digital RS485 communications and configurable digital inputs / output make the sensor simple to integrate into a control system. Includes Modbus.
Fast Measurement
Measuring at 25 times per second, the sensor continuously detects changes in the moisture of the materials throughout processing.
Temperature Measurement
Temperature output is available to provide a readout of material temperature.
Accuracy of Measurement
All measurements can be calibrated to an accuracy of 0.2% for aggregates (0.1% in the mixer) and 0.5% for other materials.
Sensor Configuration
Sensors can be remotely configured using Hydro-Com diagnostic software or Hydro-View/Hydro-Hub. All readings and sensor parameters are available including the type of output and filtering characteristics.
Calibration
The sensor may be internally calibrated using Hydro-Com software, or the linear output may be calibrated within the control system or remotely by using the Hydronix Hydro-View/Hydro-Hub interfaces.
Simple Power Requirements
The sensor may be powered from a 15-30V dc supply. Multiple sensors may be driven from a single power source.
Modbus to control system
Input / Output connections
Recommended field cabling:
  • Six pairs twisted (12 cores total) screened (shielded) cable with 22 AWG, 0.35mm2 conductors
  • Screen (shield): Braid with 65% minimum coverage plus aluminium/polyester foil
  • Recommended cable types: Belden 8306, Alpha 6373
  • Maximum cable run: 100m, separate to any heavy equipment power cables

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