KilnScout-Europe: Wireless Kiln Moisture Meter System
KilnScout-Europe is a wireless in-kiln moisture meter system, developed for European market, to maximize output for continuous and batch lumber dry kilns. The system continuously monitors wood moisture and kiln temperature. Each sensor measures 1 cubic meter, without damaging the lumber, and provides an accurate representation of product moisture content during drying.
The innovative KilnScout-Europe is a wireless in-kiln moisture meter system, developed for European market, to maximize output for continuous and batch lumber dry kilns. Using capacitive measurement technology, KilnScout-Europe allows your operation to control the drying process from direct moisture content input. This eliminates the costly feedback loop from the planer mill and unreliable time-based drying schedules. The result is improved grade recovery, increased throughput and a significant impact on your bottom line.
Optimize lumber quality and throughput
Monitors direct wood moisture content to accurately reach an MC target. Less risk for over-drying defects. Production results show 5%-10% increased throughput. These factors together with less energy consumption impact your bottom line.
Large sample size per sensor
Each sensor covers ∼1 meter³ of wood. Suitable for batch and continuous kilns.
Accuracy within 1%
The accuracy in terms of standard deviation is typically better than 1% per unit. No need to enter the kiln to monitor sample boards.
Full PLC integration and push-mail
Easily integrated with common PLC systems, and sends customized email or text alerts to forklifts and kiln operators on moisture, temperature and shutdown info.
- PC-based software
- Advanced monitoring and reporting tools
- SQL database stores results
Reporting and feedback
Monitor, print and save current and historic data in various formats.
Key KilnScout-Europe Specifications
- Operating Temperature: -40°C to +125°C
- Measurement update: Every 5 minutes
- Replaceable lithium batteries: 6-month life
- Dimensions: 180 mm (L) x 80 mm (W) x 42 mm (D)
- Plate Size: Package width x ∼300 mm
- Plate distance: ∼1 meter
- EU Radio Frequency
- Scalable system