In-line Moisture Meter for Grains – UmiGrain

In-line Moisture Meter for Grains

WHAT IS THE ONLINE MOISTURE METER FOR UMIGRAIN GRAINS?

The in-line moisture meter for grains, UmiGrain, is the Marrari solution for the continuous measurement of moisture content in grains before, during and after the drying process. It uses robust sensors that analyze the dielectric strength of the medium that is correlated with the moisture content of the product. Simple, robust and complete. Its technology provides the moisture content of the whole grain, not just its surface.

WHY USE UMIGRAIN ON MY PRODUCTION LINE?

The reasons for the use of humidity sensors with high performance and reliability are many: to guarantee the quality of the grain (avoid cracks in the surface of the grains that allows the development of fungi that declassify the same for certain applications), avoid mass loss and consequent damage, avoid the loss of stored grains due to excess moisture (development of fungi and bacteria), avoid penalties in the marketing for excess moisture.

When used in seed drying lines these reasons are even more important.

HOW DOES UMIGRAIN WORK?

When the entire product passes the measurement area, it enters an electric field created by the sensor. The moisture present in the grains – internal and surface moisture – causes a disturbance in the field.

This disturbance is analyzed in real time by the sensor processor that correlates it with the moisture content of the material. In this way, hundreds of analyzes are made in fractions of a second, guaranteeing the accuracy and reliability of the results.

HOW DO UMIGRAIN SO ACCURATE?

Measurement accuracy is obtained by observing several factors: measurement principle, sensor stability, analysis speed, number of readings, statistical calculation algorithms, precise calibration curves and software resources for continuous calibration improvement – Tracker software.

See, number of samples for humidity control:

• Normal process 02 readings per hour (0.5kg / h)
• UMIGRAIN: 18,000 readings per hour (180kg / h)

This means that UmiGrain analyzes an amount of grain that is 360 times greater than conventional analysis! In addition, the analysis made by UMIGRAIN is continuous and not punctual.

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!

Contact us to find out more!

WHAT ARE SOME OF THE GAINS OBTAINED WITH THE UMIGRAIN GRAIN MOISTURE METER?

• Avoid loss of mass due to excessive drying. The reduction of 1% of humidity beyond the desired value means the loss of 1000kg of product per 100 t. Easy to calculate DAILY loss for a 100t / h dryer operating 24h: 24,000 kg or 400 bags of product! Considering the current market value of soybeans: 400 x R $ 160.00 = R $ 64,000.00 every 24 hours.

• Avoid product losses caused by fungi and bacteria that develop when the moisture content is high. This loss is difficult to calculate because it can represent part of a silo or the entire silo.

• Avoid discounts applied in the marketing of the product when the moisture content is above the standard. This discount varies from buyer to buyer. An example: for every 1% of excess moisture the buyer applies a 2% discount on the product. Thus, a grain delivered with 4% moisture above the standard will suffer a discount of 8%.

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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MAIN APPLICATIONS

The main application of UMIGRAIN is in the monitoring of cereal drying where moisture sensors are installed at the inlet and outlet of the dryer.

UMIGRAIN GENERAL FEATURES

  • Measurement range: 3% to 30% bu
  • Application temperature: Sensors: up to 80ºC; Transmitter: up to 50ºC
  • Interfaces: 3-20mA, Modbus, Ehternet
  • Accuracy: better than 3% of the full scale used (varies with material)

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