Moisture Sensor for Mixers and Conveyors
The Hydro-Probe Orbiter is a digital microwave sensor designed specifically to measure moisture and temperature in fast flowing abrasive materials. With a choice of mounting options for static pan, rotating pan and planetary mixers the sensing head moves easily through the mix providing accurate moisture measurement of the material in real time.
Originally supplied to the concrete industry, the Hydro-Probe Orbiter can also be mounted as a static sensor underneath a bin or above a belt conveyor and is therefore easily adaptable for use in other industries such as sand, aggregates, cereal, animal feed and fish meal.
The Hydro-Probe Orbiter consists of 2 parts - the head unit which houses the electronics and connections and the sensing arm with a hard wearing ceramic. Both the sensing arm and the head unit can be easily changed eliminating the need to replace the entire sensor. To extend the life of the Hydro-Probe Orbiter, the sensing arm should always be fitted with an arm guard and protection rings.
Typical installation for a Hydro-Probe Orbiter moisture sensor in a static pan mixer
Hydro-Probe Orbiter installed in a rotating pan mixer (top) and on an aggregate conveyor (bottom)