MM710e

NIR On-Line Food Moisture & Fat Content Gauge

NIR Moisture gauge MM710e

Overview

The MM710e model is designed specifically to meet the needs of the food processing industry for providing dependable and accurate on-line measurement of moisture, oil/fat and surface browness. Using near infrared (NIR) non-contact principle it is suitable for all types of foods and processes including breakfast cereals, biscuits, crackers, crispbreads, grains, flours, nuts, seeds, spices, potato crisps, snack foods, cheese processing, chocolate, coffee and many other food products. Food manufacturers benefit from using the MM710e gauge by optimising their process, monitor product quality and to warn operators if the process is moving out of specification, thereby increasing yield and improving quality. Efficiency improvement can result in substantial cost reductions and investment payback in a matter of months.

Quick Spec

Moisture range Oil content Surface browness Measuring principle
0 – 25% 20 – 45% user selectable near infrared (NIR)

Operating principle

Light at specific wavelengths is absorbed by water and oil in food. By pulsing light at a different known wavelength and comparing the absorption rate to an internal reference it is possible to determine exactly by how much each wavelength is being absorbed. An algorithm converts the infrared signals into an output that is proportional to moisture and fat content by means calibration curve that relates the measurement to the customer’s primary reference method.

Applications

  • Breakfast cereals
  • Cheese processing
  • Chocolate making
  • Coffee processing
  • Confectionery
  • Cookie and biscuit manufacturing
  • Corn wet milling
  • Crackers & crispbreads
  • Dairy powders
  • Grains, flours, nuts & seeds
  • Ingredients & spices
  • Pet food and animal feeds
  • Potato chips & crisps
  • Snack products, baked & fried
  • Starch processing
  • Sugar processing

NDC Technologies experience

NDC Technologies have nearly 40 years experience in applying NIR technology to their in-process measurement systems. This experience is engineered into every gauge model to ensure that the user can easily employ the gauges without specialist knowledge yet will benefit from accurate and dependable measurement from day one.

Stable, dependable measurement

Providing stable measurement is essential in helping our customers improve their process control and maximise efficiency.

Insensitive to ambient humidity and temperature

Designed for purpose and suitable for continuous in-line measurement

Fast measurement rate

Fast measurement rate enables fast process variations to be accurately monitored ensuring the best possible process control.

Network ready

Instaling single or multiple gauges is very simple  with OWS operator level workstation and HMI for supervisory access for upto 16 networked MM710e gauges

Lowest cost of ownership

Long term stability combined with industry best performance, low installation costs and no routine maintenance requirements guarantee the lowest cost of ownership over MM710e’s many years of service.