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The First and Best Choice for Near Infrared (NIR) Measurement

The First and Best Choice for Near Infrared (NIR) Measurement
The First and Best Choice for Near Infrared (NIR) Measurement
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Product Code : MCT460
Price And Quantity
  • Minimum Order Quantity
  • 1 Piece
Product Description

Each MCT460 measurement produces analog and digital outputs for control. Bus Interfaces, such as Ethernet, Modbus, Profibus, etc are also available. The MCT460 is made up of 5 basic components: a quartz halogen lamp, a filter wheel motor, multiple NIR interference filters in a rotating filter wheel assembly, a Lead Sulfide detector and a single "smart" circuit board. The MCT460 is fully modular - each of these components can be replaced in the field within minutes.

The Near Infrared (NIR) Operating Principle

Light from the lamp is directed through the rotating, narrow band-pass NIR filters. The filters separate the light into NIR wavelengths, selected specifically by PSC for the measurement and application being performed. The NIR light is then directed onto the product being measured, normally on a conveyor belt or moving web. Subsequently, the light reflected off of the product is captured by a mirror and focused onto a Lead sulfide detector. The detectors microvolt output is then taken by the on-board "smart" circuit board and converted into percent moisture or other engineering units.

Stand Alone Configuration :

  • Connects directly to PLC
  • No Operator Interface required
  • Powered at the MCT460 Transmitter
  • All Analog Outputs, Digital and Bus interfaces directly from the Transmitter
  • 5.7" Operator Interface/Display (optional)

System Configuration :

  • Transmitter connects to Operator Interface
  • Transmitter powered from Operator Interface
  • All Analog Outputs, Digital and
  • Bus interfaces from Operator Interface
  • Large 5.7" high resolution Touchscreen

MCT460 Features & Improvements :

  • New micro controller, high performance, dual core architecture. One core dedicated to NIR signal acquisition, the other programmed to manage computations and communications options
  • Samples entire NIR signal train for increased measurement accuracy
  • Embedded bootloader allows sensor firmware to be upgraded through USB or serial interface
  • Filter wheel speed adjustment through software
  • Temperature controlled PbS detector for enhanced stability
  • Built in cooling panel and Air Purge Assembly
  • Ergonomically sound IP67 cast aluminum enclosure


Measured NIR Constituents:

1, 2 or 3 simultaneously

Moisture Range:

Min. 0.1%, Max. 95%*

Coatings Range:

Min. 0.1gr./m, Max. 200 gr./m


Min. 0.1%, Max. 50%*

Accuracy: (subject to application and product type)

Moisture Range:

+/- 0.1%

Coatings Range:

+/- 0.1 gr./m


+/- 0.2%


+/- 0.2%

Transmitter/Product Distance

8-18 inches (200-450mm)

Calibration Codes:


Response Time:

1-999 seconds. Three modes available Damping, Integration and Gated.


90-260VAC, 50/60 Hz, 40 watts


4-20 mA & 0-10 V (isolated), RS232 & RS485


19 lbs. (8.6kg)/IP67, Cast Aluminum

Ambient Temperature:

0-50 C (32-120F) with water or air cooling up to 80C (160F)

Window Purge:

Airpurge Diffuser

Operator Interface: Wall or Post Mounting


5.7 inch Color Touchscreen LCD


User Selectable


From MCT460 Sensor or Local


10 ft (3 meters) standard


Cast Aluminum

Maintenance :


24 months Parts/ Labor

Routine Cleaning

Non Required

Calibration Verification

Calibration Check Standards


Vortex Air Cooler (Optional)

Trade Information
  • Payment Terms
  • Cash in Advance (CID), Cash Advance (CA)
  • Supply Ability
  • 100 Piece Per Week
  • Delivery Time
  • 3 Days
  • Sample Available
  • Yes
  • Sample Policy
  • Sample costs shipping and taxes has to be paid by the buyer
  • Main Domestic Market
  • All India