Small sample size / LCD / Automatic temperature compensation / Manual measured value correction possible
The grain moisture meter is a compact moisture analyzer for up to 15 different cereals. This grain moisture meter is an important tool in mills, granaries or in processing industries of cereals and legumes. The cereal moisture meter helps to protect against storage, processing or buying and selling the bulk material before spoiling, due to high humidity.
The garden moisture meter requires only a very small sample volume to measure the moisture content. Within a short time, the grain moisture is shown on the display. The operation of the grain moisture meter is done via the 4 buttons. The test device is operated with a 9V block battery. Due to its compact dimensions, the grain moisture meter can be used very easily for whole grain.
A very compact grain moisture meter from PCE Instruments is a perfect auxiliary tool for monitoring and analyzing moisture content level in various crops (up to 15 different types, including rice, seeds, barley, cacao). As it comes from the name of the moisture meter, it finds its main application in the agricultural and farming industries. Moisture content is one of those parameters that plays a crucial role in determining the quality of any type of grain. To know the value of the moisture which is contained in a certain material (grain, in particular) is important before the grain will be harvested, stored and processed. It is impossible to determine the exact value just after visual inspection and for the technological process, a very accurate and precise information is required. The grain moisture meter helps to determine the moisture content very quickly and there is no need to provide big amounts of the grain to obtain the result. Just a small portion will do as a sample for measuring. The moisture meter may be powered by the battery and that is why there is a possibility for a mobile application. The grain moisture analyzer can be applied anytime and anywhere for measuring the moisture level.
When it goes about material of organic origin, it is necessary to take into consideration how much they are dependent of the environmental parameters (temperature, humidity). Wrong storage conditions may cause the development and growth of harmful bacteria, trigger rotting processes and spoilage, mold formation. All these factors lead to the loss of the crop and big financial failures. To prevent this from happening, the regular and accurate measurements are required. Just in a very short time, grain moisture meter is capable of providing its operator with the necessary information, which is presented on the screen of the device. Operation of the device is easy, and there are just 4 buttons, by pressing which the user can receive the information about the moisture content in any particular grain sample.
Each operator who deals with the grain knows, that the permissible limits for moisture content should not be exceeded, otherwise it is impossible to send the whole crop to the storage facility and forward it further for processing.
A certain amount of moisture is always present in the grain, and depending on the weather conditions, its readiness for harvesting, the process of harvesting, type of the crop, this value may vary from one crop to another. Application of the grain moisture meter, capable of measuring moisture amount in different crops is very advantageous here, since it is just necessary to switch to the required mode.
Preferable the grain should be at the “dry grain” stage. The values provided by the moisture meter can be taken as an indication that some particular batch of grain is or is not ready for storage in the grain elevator. To ensure that no mistake happens the grain goes through the drying processes in the specially designed facilities. Knowing the moisture content value helps significantly to adjust the temperatures and time of the drying, which makes the whole process much more effective.
The grain must not be too dry after the drying process, but also, it must be ensured that all the water molecules have been removed.
With the help of the grain moisture meter it is possible to avoid the risks of reaching the so-called critical value of the humidity in the grain. That is exactly the stage when the grain or any other crop may start “living”, for example, the sprouts may appear and numerous microorganisms develop with an extreme acceleration, and as a result, the temperature rise inside the grain batch happens. It will be fair to mention, that there are many ways of moisture determination in the grain and other crops, but application of the portable and easy-to-operate moisture detecting device has become so popular due to its simplicity, accuracy and possibility to carry out the measurements anytime, when it is necessary.
Since the grain moisture meter may be applied in the field and thus be affected by a number of external factors (environmental conditions, measurements on various materials, contaminants, dust etc.), a very important task is to ensure that the moisture meter provides reliable and repeatable device under any conditions. PCE instruments carries out the calibration of the device in compliance with the ISO directives related grain moisture meters performance. Regular calibration is required to exclude the occurrence of deviations and fluctuations in the measurements. Comparison with the results obtained after the measurements with the re fence devices is an indication whether the grain moisture meter required repair, adjustment or not. Together with the device the customer obtains the official calibration certificate (the service is optional, calibration on demand).
The demand for moisture level detection in the cereals has led to the development of a quite big variety of moisture meters for this purpose. If you have got questions concerning the grain moisture meter, its functionality and applications, you are welcome to contact our technicians, that are happy to provide a professional device and answer all possible questions concerning measuring instruments from PCE Instruments.
|Wheat||9 ... 38%||0.1%||± 0.5%|
|Corn||9 ... 39%||0.1%||± 0.5%|
|Japonica rice||8.5 ... 40%||0.1%||± 0.5%|
|Indian rice||8.9 ... 30.4%||0.1%||± 0.5%|
|Soybeans||8.9 ... 33.4%||0.1%||± 0.5%|
|Rice||10.4 ... 26.4%||0.1%||± 0.5%|
|Sorghum||8 ... 35%||0.1%||± 0.5%|
|Rapeseed||6.4 ... 25.4%||0.1%||± 0.5%|
|Millet||9.4 ... 28.4%||0.1%||± 0.5%|
|Peanuts||5.4 ... 18.9%||0.1%||± 0.5%|
|Barley||9.4 ... 26.4%||0.1%||± 0.5%|
|Sunflower seeds||7.9 ... 24.4%||0.1%||± 0.5%|
|Coffee beans||10 ... 30%||0.1%||± 0.5%|
|Cocoa beans||4.5 ... 17%||0.1%||± 0.5%|
||6 ... 18%||0.1%||± 0.5%|
|Adjustment range||± 9.9%|
|Sample size||About 65 ml|
|Operating temperature range||0 ... 40°C / 32 ... 104°F|
|Power supply||9V block battery|
|Automatic shutdown||After 3 minutes|