Food & Bulk Processing

CM710e Industrial Gauge

Continuous, On-Line Moisture Measurement for Mineral and Bulk Materials

The CM710e industrial moisture gauge provides real-time, on-line moisture measurement to optimize the processing and quality of powders, coarse or fine particles, concentrates, slurries, pastes, flakes, granules and similar products.

  • Enhance Product Quality and Consistency  continuous, highly accurate measurements allow for better process control and product quality optimization 
  • Save Energy and Improve Yield  precise moisture measurement and dryer control provides energy savings and reduces out-of-spec materials
  • Environmentally Robust  performs reliably under any ambient lighting, relative humidity and temperature conditions
  • Integrate Easily into Closed-Loop Control Systems  flexible process connectivity and intuitive operator and supervisory interfaces
  • Realize Fast Payback  substantial cost savings and ROI achieved within months

Contact us today to learn how our CM710e industrial moisture gauge can give you the competitive advantage.

The CM710e uses precision NIR (near infrared) technology to make a continuous non-contacting measurement of the moisture content. While accurate to laboratory standards, the CM710e is nevertheless robust enough to survive in an industrial processing environment, and there are a number of options and accessories available to give added protection in the process environment.

Measurement Principle

The CM710e works on the principle that moisture (water) discretely absorbs certain wavelengths of infrared light. By emitting light at these wavelengths onto the product and then capturing and measuring the reflected unabsorbed light on a light-sensitive detector, the CM710e computes the level of the moisture within the product.

Using high-speed signal processing, the patented 710e “light engine” delivers the highest resolution on-line NIR measurements available today and is unaffected by changes in process conditions such as particle size variation, product height variation, product temperature variation, ambient lighting and relative humidity changes.

Place in the Process

The CM710e is typically located over a conveyor belt at a key point in the process: just after a drying process for example, where the product can be measured to give meaningful feedback for process and quality control.

The CM710e can be incorporated conveniently into closed-loop control systems, using its digital or analog connectivity options, while data can be displayed locally for operators using the 710e Operator Workstation or HMI.

The CM710e is used in conjunction with one or more 710e Peripheral Devices to facilitate data display, networking and process connectivity. Gauges and devices are Ethernet enabled and connect to each other via standard Cat5E cable and all run on 24V DC power.