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MCT460 Online NIR Smart Sensor

Rapid, continuous product analysis is critical in all manufacturing processes. To maintain consistent product quality, increase yield, maximize efficiency and minimize waste, the On-Line Near Infrared (NIR) Smart Sensor from Process Sensors Corporation (PSC) measures moisture and additional constituents for quick return on investment. Proven to perform in harsh conditions, the MCT460 On-line Smart Sensor is built to last, simple to install and virtually maintenance free for years of reliable, consistent results.

The MCT460 On-Line NIR Smart Sensor is used in diverse industries and applications, including


  • Moisture & Coatweights
  • Re-moisturizing
  • Hot Melts
  • Extruded Plastics
  • Pressure Sensitive Adhesives
  • PVB Films
Chemicals & Minerals

  • Crumb Rubber
  • PVC Powders
  • Ceramics
  • Fertilizers
  • Plastic Chips
  • Detergents
  • Soaps
  • Ore
Other Applications

  • Tobacco
  • Wood Products
  • Textiles
  • Biofuels

PSC Smart Sensor advantage

MCT460 on-line NIR moisture sensor

The MCT460 On-Line NIR Smart Sensor comes in multiple configuration options for seamless integration into existing systems. It is easily connected to closed loop control systems or local alarms and eliminates the need for time-consuming and disruptive lab testing. A proprietary temperature-controlled detector enhances stability in arduous environments.

With a standard two year comprehensive warranty and a rugged custom-built cast aluminum enclosure, the MCT460 provides years of reliable performance in even the harshest environments. Simultaneous multi-constituent measurement can be made for the following parameters:

  • Moisture
  • Oils / Fats
  • Resin
  • Protein
  • Coat Weight
  • Alcohol
  • Product Temperature
  • More

MCT460 sensor benefits

The MCT460 Smart Sensor is designed to provide consistent, reliable performance for quick return on investment. Benefits of all on-line PSC NIR Smart Sensors include:in process NIR moisture sensor

  • High accuracy and repeatability
  • Unaffected by relative humidity, changes in product temperature, ambient light and high ambient temperature
  • Non-contact, continuous on-line measurement
  • Easy calibration, operation & standardization

Simple accessibility & serviceability

The MCT460 On-line NIR Smart Sensor is fully modular with all components easily replaceable in the field within minutes. It is easy to troubleshoot with advanced onboard diagnostics.

Process Sensors' deep industry knowledge and commitment to our customers' long-term success ensures you receive the best product for your specific application and full support when you need it during and after installation.


Sensor Enclosure Powder coated cast aluminum
Reading Speed Up to 33 readings/second
High-Speed Gaiting Available? No
Communication Options USB, Ethernet TCP/IP, Ethernet IP, EtherCAT, ProfiNet, ProfiBus, Modbus TCP, DeviceNet, OPC-DDE Server
Product calibrations 100
Measured NIR Constituents 1,2, or 3 Simultaneously
Moisture Accuracy +/- 0.1%
Fats/oil Accuracy +/- 0.2%
Wet Basis Moisture Range Min. 0.1% Max. 90%
Dry Basis Moisture Range Min. 0.1% Max. 400%
Transmitter/Product Distance 200-450mm (8-18”)
Operator Interface 5.7 in. touch screen
Outputs 4-20mA, 0-10V (isolated), RS-232 & RS485
Languages 13 selectable languages
Weight 8.6 kg (19 lbs)
Ambient Temperature 0-50°C (32-120°F) With Water or Air cooling Up To 80°C (160°F)
Power Inputs 110 to 240V standard. 24VDC optional
Cable 10 ft (3 meters) standard
Compliance CE Certified (FCC CFR 47: Part 15: B: 2015, Industry Canada Interference-Causing Equipment Standard ICES-003: 2021)
Warranty Two years parts/labor; 3 years lamp replacement

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