Moisture Sensor for Grain, Animal Feed, Nuts and Organic Materials
The Hydro-Probe XT has been designed to measure moisture in grain, animal feed, nuts and other organic and agricultural materials. It has integral signal processing which provides a linear output (both digital and analogue) and it can easily be connected to any control system.
Designed for use in processing plants which use bins (silos), chutes and conveyor or feed belts, the sensor is positioned into the flow of material and measurements are taken 25 times per second as the material passes over or around the sensing face. This means the sensor rapidly detects changes in moisture levels enabling real time adjustments to the moisture content of the material to be made during processing if required. This ensures the manufacturer can continually produce a consistent, quality product and reduce costs by limiting the amount of wasted or spoilt materials.
The Hydro-Probe XT incorporates the unique Hydronix digital measurement technique for extreme precision and also provides a choice of measurement modes allowing the user to select the most appropriate mode based on the material being measured. The sensor is also equipped with on-board functionality such as configurable digital inputs and outputs, signal smoothing, batch averaging and high and low moisture alarms. This versatile moisture sensor may be used as a stand-alone unit with a display such as the Hydro-View, or easily integrated with a third party automation system using the analogue and digital communications.
Hydro-Probe XT Sensor installed in a silo
Measuring moisture in grain on a Chain Conveyor