Sensors Use Electromagnetic Fields To Characterize Non-Conductive Materials

by Mat Dirjish

Developer of RF-based electronics, WORK Microwave recognizes the critical importance of accurately detecting moisture, residual moisture, and mass or density in various non-conductive materials. This is essential in pharmaceutical, food, packaging, and petrochemical industries to ensure product quality and safety while reducing waste and costs. At ACHEMA 2022, WORK Microwave will demonstrate how its sensors use electromagnetic fields to characterize bulk solids, powders, and other non-conductive chemicals.

WORK Microwave’s WORKsens FT-96 Sensor high-speed, vibration-insensitive weight checker for compact capsules.

First up is the WORKsens FT-96 pharmaceuticals weight checker, optimized for weight characterization of capsules and tablets in continuous production systems. The sensor head attaches to a data-acquisition platform that constantly monitors the resonator head for changes in product properties. As a result, the sensor detects if tablets are intact or exhibit defects, with the option to reject under- or overfilled capsules or cracked tablets.

High-speed capsule and tablet weight measurement on the fly.

Also debuting at ACHEMA 2022, the CR Series in-line bulk moisture measurement sensor measures moisture on the surface of and in the volume of a product under test. It instantly measures moisture, allowing direct production-process feedback while requiring direct contact with the material under test. Direct contact boosts measurement accuracy in a variety of non-conductive materials.

WORK Microwave’s WORKsens CR Series Sensor directly processes feedback through reliable contact measurements.

Additionally, the CR-10HP sensor measures moisture, gas, and solid content in high-pressure fluids. It measures water content in rough chemical synthesis processes in high-pressure environments up to 1,000 bars. The CR-10HP boasts high accuracy, speed, and repeatability, while being insensitive to most non-conductive additives. Accuracy is the result of the exact characterization of a resonator and the load change induced by the material’s water content.

For  greater illuminations and revelations, peruse the FT sensors page. Also take a look at the CR sensors page.

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