In-Line Moisture Meter for Sugarcane – UmiCana

In-Line Moisture Meter for Sugarcane - UmiCana

a in-line moisture meter for sugar-cane biomass to generate energy, sucrose and other applications

What is the online moisture meter for Umicana cane?

The in-line moisture meter for sugarcane, Umicana, is the Marrari solution for measuring the moisture in line for sugarcane, sugarcane bagasse and its derivatives that pass on a treadmill or production line in real time. It has a sensor with active capacitive principle, i.e. the measurement is more accurate and faster than by resistance.

Why use Umicana on my production line?

Why the measurement of the moisture of your material/product is essential to maintain the quality of it. For example: if the cane or its bagasse being transported via conveyor to the boiler for power generation is very humid, the boiler will have to evaporate the water before burning the chip and generate energy.

In this case above, the moisture meter in line, can determine the PCU (useful calorific power), if it is requested that this function comes included, ie: it shows in real time how much your boiler will produce energy with the material being transported!

How does Umicana work?

It works via capacitativity, i.e. it is installed a sensor on the treadmill and while the material is loaded by it, it passes over the sensor and is read the moisture of the product second to second. So having a real moisture measurement.

How accurate is the Umicana?

It uses a calibration method for recipes. In short: You use the Tracker (equipment that goes along with the Umicana) that collects samples during the day and compares them with the laboratory.

If you have divergences, you can go to the included Tracker software and update the values to match the lab test, thus ensuring your accuracy.

If I want to buy the meter with a recipe ready for my product?

Just send a sample of your product to us at Marrari. More specifically Umilab, where we will create a specific recipe for you according to the lab!

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And why use the Marrari equipment?

Because our equipment is optimized for your company! We create ways to improve the performance of production processes without excessive loss using methods such as OEE and Industry 4.0. Thus creating a more efficient, productive and modern production environment!

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Sugar cane bagasse at the milling stage: in the sugarcane milling process, it is very important to know the moisture content at the exit of the mill for two main reasons: to maximize the extraction of sucrose and to prevent the bagasse that follows for burning in the boiler is of inadequate moisture content. In the first situation the operator uses the information to evaluate the performance of the mill and in the latter the boiler operator can act preventively to avoid smothering of the fire and explosions inside the furnace.


  • Measurement range: 3 to 150% bs or 3 to 60% bu
  • Application temperature: Sensors: up to 80ºC; Transmitter: up to 50ºC
  • Interfaces: analog signal, MODBUS, PROFIBUS, ETHERNET communication
  • Accuracy: better than 3% of the full scale used (varies with material)

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