APS 363 Monitoring and Control System
The Advantec MS363 Monitoring and Control System is a compact precision in-line analyzing instrument designed for the production environment. Using NIRT (near infrared transmission) technology, the MS363 offers many advantages over previous methods of monitoring and production processes. By analyzing products from within the process line, any changes in the product can immediately be detected by MS363, alerting the operator within seconds. Using the FDA and 3A Approved Quad Beam Technology the MS363 Sensors Scan the fluid milk at a rate of 24 Scans per second. These scans are averaged and the result is transmitted to the Operator Interface for display. The Operator receives a thorough analysis of the current product and pertinent run averages. Cream Fat and flow is measured by an Endress and Hauser Corllis Density and Flow Meter. The Corllis Flow Meter is proven technology for the measurement of milk cream fat. The Separator Back Pressure Control Valve is an Advantec Precision Stepper Valve. The Advantec will measure and control the cream fat to within +/- 0.01 percent fat. The test accuracy for the MS363 is comparable to more traditional laboratory methods, however the MS363 requires no cleaning, no chemicals to buy and no zeroing.
To increase Operator Productivity, provide a more consistent finished product, expedite product manufacturing and eliminate the need for more storage tanks.
The APS 363 consists of two In-line NIRT Sensors, connecting cables and a color touch screen computer user interface. The NIRT Sensors are available in 2 or 3 inch diameter. The 2" sensor measures a sample 7mm thick and the 3" sensor measures a sample up to 40mm thick. The sensors may be located up to 300 feet from the user interface. The APS 363 is capable of analyzing and reporting multiple components.
1. Analyzing Speed: 4 Scans/sec averaged to give 3600 measurements per hour 2. Measuring Range: 0-50% Fat , 0-60% Solids 3. Repeatability: <1.0% CV for constituent measured 4. Accuracy: Fat <1.5% CV vs. Lab Method, Solids <2.0% CV vs. Oven Method 5. Calibration: Once at Installation and Seasonally 6. Warranty: Parts 12 Months Exchange, Labor 90 Days less travel expenses
1. Input Voltage: 120/230 Volts 2. Mains Frequency: 60/50Hz 3. Power Consumption: 800 KVA
1. Instrument Size: (WxDxH) 30"x12"x36" Stainless Nema 4 Enclosure 2. Available Mounts: Wall or Pedestal
1. Automatic Control Valve using a 1000 position Stepper Motor 2. Vitamin Control System 3. Networking Capabilities 4. Control Room Installation 5. Transition monitoring and control for milk to water and product change over