Dryer Master

Moisture Monitor Pro

 

Dryer Master's Moisture Moisture Pro (MMP) has been specifically designed to give the process operator an easy to use method to monitor the moisture of the product they are working with. The MMP can be used with one or two real time moisture sensors.

 

 

The Components
  • A Dryer Master stainless steel fin type moisture sensor is used to measure the product moisture and temperture in real time. The sensors are the same as those used in Dryer Master's grain drying control system.
  • The display unit is the information provider.  Real time product moisture and product temperature information, as well as alarms and moisture trends (graphs), can be shown.  Product selection, sensor calibration, alarms and system setup are all functions accomplished through menus accessed via the color touch screen keypad.
  • Two versions (bypass or inline) of the optional Dryer Master rotary feed chutes are available to simplify sensor installation. The chutes provide a compacted metered flow past the sensor and are particularly useful if sampling product exiting a dryer.
  • An optional illuminated calibration push button can be used to standardize and simplify moisture sensor calibration.  

 


How it works

Product moisture and product temperature are measured by the Dryer Master moisture sensor(s). The signals are relayed to the MMP panel where they are converted to moisture and temperature readings for display on the screen. Calibrating the sensor to your manual bench top tester is easy to do.

 

The Moisture Monitor Pro comes with a built-in web server allowing process data to be forwarded to a smartphone via a network connection. The smartphone display shows process information as well as process history, alarms and graphs. 

 

Data is stored on a micro-sd card inside the enclosure. For easy data access there is a USB port on the bottom of the enclosure. Using a USB stick the operator can download historical process data (in .csv format) for later insertion into a spreadsheet program. 

 

Outputs are provided for activating a remote alarm or triggering a process event such as a shutdown or product diversion, when off spec product is detected. Additional signal outputs for transmitting the moisture(s) and product temperature(s) to other automation equipment are also available.

 


 

The Results

For users without a PLC who would like to have access to real time moisture and temperature readings from their process, the MMP provides a cost-effective solution. The record keeping and remote access capabilities are an added bonus.