Animal Feed Applications
|| Fish meal
||Fish food pellets
||Sugar beet pulp
|Bone and meat meal
The MCT 360-FG in a food grade electroless nickel enclosure is ideal for on-line measurement of moisture in animal feed. The MCT 360-FG moisture sensor sensor includes an air purge window to ensure that the gauge window and light path is kept free from dust, also a cooling panel which can be utilised together with a vortex cooler if the ambient temperature is typically above 45 degrees Celsius. A sapphire viewing window is available should product need to be viewed within a hopper.
A high temperature MCT 330-HD is an economic on-line solution if high ambient temperatures mean that a vortex cooler would otherwise need to be used on a continuous basis.
An animal feed laboratory tester, the MCT 660 can be installed at-line or in a laboratory. This will measure moisture, fat and protein in feed meal or pellets simultaneously.
A photocell can be attached to the gauge to hold the reading or force it to zero when product is absent. A product and maintenance alarm board can be fitted to provide an output should a reading exceed the set alarm limits or should a fault condition occur. Network options are also available.
Gauge outputs, Operator Interface & Display
Up to 3 x 4-20MA or 0-10V
RS232 or RS485
Optional Operator Interface and display unit
The moisture sensor can be mounted to measure moisture in ground meal, grass, beet pulp or other material pre- or post- dryer or measure moisture in animal feed pellets after the extruder. The moisture gauge can provide a fat and * protein measurement in addition to moisture.
Note that * protein cannot be measured in wet grass or any other product with a high moisture content, also that the protein measurement is not as accurate as moisture and fat measurements owing to its relatively weak absorption.