KilnScout-Europe In-Kiln Moisture Meter
KilnScout-Europe In-Kiln Moisture Meter

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.

SKU: MCPRO2022 Category: Tag: Industries: .

Product Description

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.

Data Access

  • 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

Additional Information

Process

SCSFP

Pin Feature

Pin

Contact Feature

Contact

Measurement Method

Radio Frequency

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