This apparatus is intended to be used for measuring Bulk Density and Moisture content of raw materials. The results are directly visible on an Operator Panel. When combined with the unit Potting Reference it is also possible the measure the compressibility of the materials.
Measuring the moisture content in peat, substrates or potting soil isn’t at easy as it looks like. Normally an operator collects samples during the production and the moisture content will be measured in a laboratory with a drying stove. But wouldn’t it be easier if you could measure directly during the production, because nowadays it is possible to determine the moisture content continuously.
We developed two kinds of moisture sensors, the Moisturemeter IMT and the Moisturemeter IMP.
The Moisturemeter IMT is an extension on the Densimeter. Together known as a Moisturemeter I.
The Moisturemeter IMT is a double wall cylinder with a probe in between that covers 90% of the surface. With this method, the Moisturemeter IMT measures the moisture content of almost the whole amount of product that is present in the cylinder.
The Moisturemeter I can be used for products within a fraction range of 0 – 55mm.
The Moisturemeter IMP is a flat sensor for using in a conveyor belt. The sensor will be built in the conveyor underneath the belt. The sensor is characterized by a large surface area. A surface of 0.5 m2 or more is not uncommon. The advantage of such surface is that the inhomogeneous in the product has no influence anymore on the measuring.
Why waste a lot of time in manually measuring the Bulk Density when it can be done automatically?
The INADCO Densimeter measures the Bulk Density of your peat, potting soil and substrates inline and online in compliance with the EN12580 Standard. This device is since the year 2000 in use in many factories and it is proven that it’s a reliable, steady and accurate piece of machinery.
The sampler on the Densimeter takes every 5 seconds a sample out of a vertical product stream and put this into the 20L cylinder. The sampling is repeated until the cylinder is completely filled up. Because the cylinder is mounted on a weighing cell the actual weight is known so you don’t need to put the filled cylinder onto a weighing scale.
After the sampling is paused and the measuring and calculating is finished the bottom of the cylinder will go open and the collected sample drops out of the cylinder back into the product stream. This in just a few seconds. After the cylinder is emptied the sample taking will restart.
The total time for filling up the Densimeter, doing the calculation and emptying the cylinder is about 1 minute.
Possible options to extend the Densimeter:
· Communication on MPI, Profibus or Profinet
· Moisture measurement
· Potting Reference
Do you know the solution to increase the quality of your substrate or potting soil during production and at lower cost? Answer: Start measuring during the production of the substrate and potting soil.
INADCO Moisture Measurement is a Dutch high technology company, founded in 1996 and is totally committed to the development, production and sales of measuring equipment for the inline and online measurement of physical properties of bulk media.
These are some items on which INADCO has been developing solution devices since 2000. Nowadays INADCO is market leader in Europe with the Bulk Densimeter (a device for measuring the Bulk Density of Growing Media according to the European standard EN12580) and their Moisture meters (several devices for measuring the moisture content during the production of the substrate and potting soil).
With the product range of Bulk Densimeters, Moisture Meters, Volume meters and other special developed equipment INADCO is offering the industry tools for producing better substrate and potting soil in the professional and consumer market.
Interrested? Have a look on our website for more information about the solutions we have build over the years. www.inadco.nl
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