Carpet Backing - Moisture Measurement and Control

The Streat Moisture Measurement and Control system has been adapted and proven for Carpet Backing Dryer Applications.

With ever increasing requirements for improved product quality and energy conservation the Streat system is ideally suited to this application and provides:

  • Increased profits
  • Increased productivity
  • Reduced energy consumption
  • Improved and consistent product quality
  • Reduced waste
  • Fewer claims from customers
  • Better deployment of labour to other vital tasks

The Streat Moisture Meter uses a unique adaptation of the conductivity principle and advanced processing techniques to provide immediate, accurate and non-destructive measurement of product moisture content.

Multiple calibrations are available for different product types.

Simple to use Controller with 'recipe' functions for different product types.

System Operation

The Moisture Meter continuously monitors the carpet moisture exiting from the dryer, with the sensing on the underside of the carpet. This is to primarily sense the curing of the latex, rather than the amount of water left in the carpet fibres.

For each class of fibres, the meter will be calibrated in absolute moisture percentage. In addition, for each fibre class, the moisture reading for optimally cured/dried carpet will be recorded, so that a target value for each class can be specified.