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Aquantis Moisture-Sense

The Aquantis Moisture-Sense addresses the need for inline bulk moisture analysis for the French Fries industry. The sensor combines ultra-low power microwave technology and artificial intelligence to achieve continuous and accurate moisture/dry matter measurements.

The unique design of the transmitter and receiver ensures consistency and reliability of the results (patent pending). The same technology is compatible with both drying and frying processes with minimal calibration.

The Aquantis Moisture-Sense provides continuous quality control and real-time feedback of the moisture content. The factories can replace the current labor-intensive quality control procedure using operator-independent inline measurements and reallocate the manpower.

Real-time feedback is key to optimizing and automating the drying and frying processes of French Fries. Consequently, the production can get closer to the moisture content targets resulting in increased production efficiencies and lower energy costs.

The estimated profits using the sensor range from EUR 600 000 to 900 000. The Moisture-Sense can be easily integrated with new and existing machinery and connected to a factory network. Via the web interface, you have access to the data everywhere and anytime. The Moisture-Sense drives further digitalization of industrial production of French fries. Industry 4.0 flat out.

The Moisture-Sense professionalizes the industry by making moisture measurements operator-independent. Inline dry matter data makes it possible to see the impact of the different process parameters on the dry matter and make such a self-regulating production model.

The Moisture-Sense is also the driving force towards more sustainable production in the following ways:
  1. Reduced energy consumption: The overall energy costs drop by fine-tuning the drying and frying processes based on the dry matter content.
  2. Increased potato efficiency inside the factory: fewer potatoes are needed for the same amount of product due to less waste.
  3. Positive environmental impact outside the factory: higher potato efficiency leads to the reduction of the number of trucks on the road for transportation, the number of farming grounds, pesticides, irrigation, pollution, etc.
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Here's how to steer your French fries production with Aquantis' Moisture-Sense!

This product was part of the Interpom 2021 Innovation Tour