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Food Moisture Meter

Keep Up With Increased Food Demand Without the Waste

Manufacturing increases to meet the ever-increasing food demand must come from improvements in productivity and use of available resources especially given the future decrease in available land and water resources.

The challenge then is to produce more with less. Sustainable food systems will have to make efficient use of available land and water and reduce the use of fossil fuels which contribute to green house gas emissions. This will require more spending on research and development to find better ways to deal with water scarcity and climate change. Alongside this, the industry will face other demands like cutting costs, bringing products to market quickly, increasing competitiveness, meeting regulatory requirements, and more. You’ll be tasked with determining the best methods to store, package, preserve, and distribute products.

Once a new product is ready for market, it would then need to be produced in large quantities to meet supermarket and distributor demands. These large increases in production can be a complex process that involves many factors: Ingredient sourcing and quality control among them. The production process is a complicated affair but can be made easier via the proper instrumentation and product support from equipment suppliers.

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Once a new product is ready for market, it would then need to be produced in large quantities to meet supermarket and distributor demands. These large increases in production can be a complex process that involves many factors: Ingredient sourcing and quality control among them. The production process is a complicated affair but can be made easier via the proper instrumentation and product support from equipment suppliers.

Moisture Analysis That Does More

Getting ahead of the game is critical to continued success even in an ever-changing climate. That’s where we come in.

Since agricultural food products span the gamut from dehydrated or dried foods to wet or canned foods to raw products, the moisture levels vary from essentially 0% to over 90%. While on line moisture meters are not typically used for product over about 75% moisture content, they are however quite useful for all other moisture levels. Since the moisture level often contributes to product taste, texture, color, density, particle size, mold or fungi growth, meeting regulatory requirements, packaging considerations, and many others, real time moisture measurement is essential. Finna Sensors on-line, non-contact OMNIR near infrared sensor allows real time measurement of this critical variable to include output signals useful for dryer temperature control or product flow rate changes. Out of spec problems such as those mentioned above can thus be mitigated or alleviated all together with proper moisture monitoring and control.

Finna Sensors has long been a partner for food manufacturing process producers. Our high-quality infrared (NIR) and radio frequency (RF) moisture analyzers have helped agriculture and food processing producers for over 70 years. Whether you’re confirming incoming moisture in raw material and packaging materials, testing before and after the manufacturing process in centrifuges, over conveying systems (belt, screw, pneumatic, vibratory, etc.) or measuring moisture in other parts of the plant, NIR and RF moisture analyzers help make the process simpler.

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