Guardian SFS
Typical applications include:
Oriented Strand Board • Particle Board
Fiberboard • Wood Based Panelboard
Sawdust • Wood Pellets • Hog Fuels
How does the MCT-360-WP
measure moisture?

Water molecules contain O-H bonds which absorb light energy in a specific region of the NIR spectrum. The more water there is present, the greater the energy that is absorbed.

The MCT360-WP houses a quartz halogen lamp which channels energy through a rotating wheel containing NIR filters, one positioned at a wavelength where water absorbs and others positioned at reference wavelengths where there’s no absorption by water.

Pulses of light illuminate the product and the diffused reflected light is collected by a concave mirror and focused onto a single temperature controlled detector. Detector signals are processed to give a read-out proportional to the concentration of water. Resin measurements are based upon the O-H and C-H bonds.




The First Choice for Near Infrared (NIR) Moisture Measurement in the Wood Products Industry


Enhanced Performance

Robust But Flexible - The MCT360-WP uses a well proven algorithm which works on a wide range of wood varieties and forms. You choose the mode of operation, stand-alone or networked, but you’re never locked in because the network interface module can be fitted retrospectively. Choose measurement output through either a user friendly Operator Interface or PC/PLC Software via RS 232-485 Ethernet, Profibus, Modbus or DeviceNet.

Economical Yet Durable - The MCT360-WP is economical due to its well constructed SMART internal design. It eliminates the need for multiple boards and the accompanying sensor-CPU cabling and conduit without compromising the exterior build quality required for harsh production environments.

Simple and Reliable - The MCT360-WP remains a total hands-off gauge. Upon installation, simply adjust the zero and put the gauge to work! There is no routine maintenance or re-calibration. Calibration check standards are available for confirmation of long term gauge stability.

Put the Gauge to Work

Dryer Input - To adjust feed rate and/or dryer temperature.
Benefits: Operation safety, prevents flash fires. Smooth process operation, no dryer overload. Decreased fuel costs.

Dryer Output - To regulate dryer temperature-manual or closed loop control. To alter the set point in a feed-forward loop. Optimum efficiency is obtained from holding moisture +/-0.2% target prior to storage or resin addition.
Benefits: Cost benefits derived from lower usage of fuel and resin.

Blender Input - To control resin addition. Volume of resin required depends upon dry weight of incoming wood fibers.
Benefits: More efficient use of costly resin. Consistent high board quality.

Blender Output - To monitor resin distribution.
Benefits: Enables quick diagnosis of nozzle and filter blockages. Prevents blown boards, saving on production costs.

Forming Line - A final QC check on the mat means sub-standard mats can be diverted before reaching the press and processing errors can be rectified more quickly.

Advanced Features

Fully committed to technical innovation and product versatility, the improved MCT360-WP continues to offer the industry’s most useful and advanced features:


• True Stand-Alone Robust Transmitter Design
• Single High Quality PbS Detector
• Automatic Temperature Control Circuit
• Highest Quality NIR Interference Filters
• Dual Beam Wavelength Compensation
• 5-Year Lamp Warranty
• 2-Year Component Warranty
• Proven, Long-Life Motor
• Multi-Language Operator Interface (English, Spanish, Chinese, Russian, German, French, Portuguese, Italian, Polish, etc.)


360-WP Transmitter Improvements

• Single board solution
• All surface mount electronics
• Software driven adjustable motor speed
• Supports Profibus, Ethernet, Devicenet, Profinet, Modbus TCP/IP, Modbus RTU, Wireless
• Dual Micro Technology
• Dual Gain Filter Processing
• 4 Measurements, including Product Temperature
• Improved A/D converters…increased signal to noise ratio
• Touch Screen Operator Interface

For full detailed specifications, please download PDF.

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