Hydronix digital moisture sensors have been re-engineered to take advantage of increased microprocessor speeds and memory. In addition, a new version of Hydro-Com sensor calibration and configuration software is also being released. This is based on a client-server framework and supports multi-company, multi-site sensor locations enabling simple implementation of enterprise wide solutions.
The latest version of the successful Hydro-Probe sensor designed for measuring moisture in bins and on conveyors will feature an additional analogue output. This allows the simultaneous output of moisture and temperature. The sensor’s filtering and averaging functions have also been enhanced to give greater flexibility when optimising the sensor’s performance in continuous type applications such as conveyor belts.
The Hydro-Mix sensor, designed for measuring moisture in concrete mixers, screw conveyors and in chutes is now capable of concurrently running all three Hydronix digital measurement modes. When using a suitable batch plant and control system the standard measurement mode already achieves +/- 0.1% moisture. Running all three modes concurrently simplifies the process of selecting the most appropriate mode to use for a given mix design. Automation suppliers should consider the option of including the best possible mode as a parameter in their recipe database to offer truly unrivalled precision.
In addition, all Hydronix sensors can now store all of the individual sample points relating to a calibration directly inside the unit. It is therefore possible to connect any PC to the sensor and to check the validity of the calibration using Hydro-Com software without having to access the original computer used to load the points into the sensor.