AquaSense is suitable for many different applications for moisture measurement, from aggregate moisture to powdered and granular products.

AquaSense Applications and Examples

Although Aquasense is new, it’s predecessor, RadarTron, has been successfully used to measure aggregate moisture and sand in concrete and asphalt plants, coal, ironstone and similar minerals, foundry sand, clay, lime and bentonite, powdered and crystalline chemicals, food and animal food products such as powdered starch, corn in grain dryers, dog and cattle food, and many other products.  Call us to find out if your product has been tested.  If it hasn’t, you can send us a pail for a full test.  Talk to us about arrangements for a demo or trial in your plant.

Customers and Applications

Twin Valleys Precast, near Edmonton Alberta, use two AquaSense sensors in their sand bins . . . Read more

Installed in 2014, they continuously correct the dry material weights for batching on a daily basis, producing concrete for prestressed oil pump bases and wall panels.

Sintra, near Montreal, have used several Scale-Tron aggregate moisture sensors for many years in asphalt production, adjusting the dryer to optimize efficiency.

Greg Roache of Gainey’s Precast, near New Orleans, installed AquaSense with his BatchTron control system in 2016 and it is in daily use.

Picture shows installation at Twin Valleys precast

Smart Sand, of Tomah WI have been using several AquaSense since summer 2017 . . . Read more
to measure the moisture of quarried fracking sand before it runs through the dryer.  The sensor modulates the burner to dry the sand while minimizing the use of energy.

PLB International, near Montreal, has used Scale-Tron moisture sensors for many years in the manufacture of dog food.

AquaSense measures the moisture of sand, mineral ores, coal, clays, starch, animal feed, sludge and many other materials.  Contact us about your application.

Picture shows installation at Smart Sand.  Many accessories are available for mounting and connection.

Connection to Controller

Several AquaSense probes can be easily connected to a computer or PLC . . . Read more

The standard analog output can be fed into the analog input of most batching controllers and PLCs.  An RS232 port allows connection one at a time for setup or calibration.  The serial RS485 connection allows several sensors to be connected by a single cable. This connection is industry-standard and compatible with almost all batching controllers, PLCs and computers.  Alternatively, the AquaSense sensor handles Modbus commands for use in Scada systems.