Hydronix, a leader in microwave moisture measurement, introduces three digital microwave moisture sensors.
The Hydro-Mix XT-EX and the Hydro-Mix HT-EX are suitable for installation in explosive atmospheres, specifically for dust environments, both certified for use in ATEX, IECEx, and NEC/CSA Hazardous Locations (Dust).
The Hydro-Mix XT-FS has been designed to measure moisture where there is a food safe requirement.
The Hydro-Mix XT-EX is suitable for Zone 20 process environments and Zone 21 external to process in temperatures up to 60ºC.
The Hydro-Mix HT-EX is suitable for Zone 20 process environments and is specifically engineered for high temperature applications reaching up to 120ºC.
The Hydro-Mix XT-FS is compliant with the requirements of EN 1935/2004.
“Hydronix has dedicated time and resources in developing the new EX and Food Safe sensors,” said Jason Laffan, managing director. “The EX sensors have passed a rigorous testing and audit process as mandated by American, European, and UK regulations and directives. The food safe sensor complies with the European directive for materials and articles that come into contact with food. We are delighted to announce their official release, allowing us to extend into new markets. It marks a milestone for Hydronix and enables our customers to benefit from the Hydronix measurement technology throughout their entire process.
“As customers experience the benefit of our precision measurement equipment, we are seeing an increased awareness of the advantages of measuring in a greater number of locations or processes throughout the plant. The increased use of sensors across the depth and breadth of plant operations allows the reduction of statistical variance and improved end-to-end control of the process. This reduces waste and maximizes yield and pleasingly simultaneously increases quality whilst reducing energy consumption.”
Both the Hydro-Mix XT-EX and the Hydro-Mix HT-EX have been designed to measure moisture in flowing bulk solids, such as animal feed, grain, rice, and pulses, processed in a dusty environment. The Hydro-Mix XT-FS has been designed to measure moisture in materials fit for human consumption. The sensors precisely measure the moisture content of material passing over the ceramic faceplate. The sensors are fitted flush with the internal wall of the process and can be installed in ducting, screw conveyors, or mixers and are easily mounted.
All three sensors improve on the standard Hydro-Mix HT and Hydro-Mix XT range of sensors, offering increased flexibility and installation options. The sensor output has a linear relationship with the moisture level in the material. The sensors have on-board signal processing, smoothing, and averaging which can be configured remotely. Industry standard interfaces are built-in allowing direct connection with a control system, enabling straight-forward configuration, calibration, and diagnostics.
Hydronix Ltd, Surrey, England +44 (0) 1483 468900 www.hydronix.com