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2 MCT360-T Tobacco Moisture Sensor

3 World’s Leading Supplier of Tobacco Moisture Analyzers Process Sensors founded in Over 400 man years experience in tobacco moisture measurement. Process Sensors founded in Over 400 man years experience in tobacco moisture measurement. World Headquarters in Milford, Ma USA. World Headquarters in Milford, Ma USA. Sales and Service Offices in China, Malaysia, North America, UK, and Poland. Sales and Service Offices in China, Malaysia, North America, UK, and Poland. Distributors Worldwide.  Distributors Worldwide.

4 Worldwide Sales & Service WORLD HEADQUARTERS Process Sensors Corp. 113 Cedar Street Milford, MA USA Tel: Fax: EUROPE Process Sensors Europe Unit 4, Adelaide House Corbygate Business Park Corby, Northants NN17 5JG United Kingdom Tel: (44) Fax: (44) ASIA Process Sensors Asia 40 Jalan RK 3/30 Rasah Kemayan Seremban Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia Tel: Fax: EASTERN EUROPE Process Sensors Polska Biuro Informacyjne Techniki Pomiarowej Warszawa ul. Znanieckiego 16/23 Poland Tel:(48) Fax:(48) et.pl et.pl

5 Strong, Stable, Diversified, Privately Held Company

6 Reasons for Moisture Measurement in Tobacco Quality Control Quality Control Final product moisture Final product moisture Improved Processing Improved Processing Dry for storage (no rot) Dry for storage (no rot) Wet for handling/cutting (won’t crumble) Wet for handling/cutting (won’t crumble) Flavoring Control Flavoring Control Flavors are based on %dry weight. Flavors are based on %dry weight. Use %moisture to correct weigh belt. Use %moisture to correct weigh belt.

7 Tobacco Moisture Is Critical In All Phases Of Processing Moisture impacts smoking quality, flavor, burn, fill, waste, and machine operation from green leaf threshing to primary processing. Moisture impacts smoking quality, flavor, burn, fill, waste, and machine operation from green leaf threshing to primary processing. Each operation such as drying, re-moisturizing, rolling, cutting, and conditioning have an optimum moisture level to maximize efficiency. Each operation such as drying, re-moisturizing, rolling, cutting, and conditioning have an optimum moisture level to maximize efficiency.

8 Tobacco Products Whole Leaf Stems Reconstituted Chewing Tobacco Lamina Strips Cut Tobacco Expanded Blended Tobacco Pipe Tobacco Cigar Filler Cigar Wrapper Roll Your Own Tobacco

9 External (Product) Beam Internal Reference (Prime) Beam Halogen Lamp Sample Filter Wheel Up to 6 Filters Detector MCT360-T No Drift Operating Principle

10 MT 360-T Tobacco Moisture Transmitter Surface mount board Rear connectors – digital, analog and etherrnet MCT 360-T gauge and touch screen OI

11 Near Infrared Absorption Curve

12 Tobacco Blends Different blends need different calibrations Different blends need different calibrations Why ? Casings/Humectants/Volatiles Casings/Humectants/Volatiles Look like water in an oven moisture test Look like water in an oven moisture test Different Tobacco Types Different Tobacco Types Different NIR reflectance Different NIR reflectance Affects every NIR instrument on the market Affects every NIR instrument on the market

13 Different Tobacco Types

14 MCT360-T Provides Digital Display, Analog Outputs, and Digital Interface

15 Conditioning Cylinders Conditioning Cylinders Silos Silos Steam and Re-moisturising Cylinders Steam and Re-moisturising Cylinders After Blending After Blending After Cutting After Cutting Final Cut Filler Final Cut Filler Conditioning Dryer Storage Silo Steam Cylinder Leaf Tobacco Conditioning Dryer Storage Silo Flavor Cylinder Storage Silo Steam Cylinder Remoisten Expansion Chamber Cutters Flavor Cylinder Final Cut Blended Filler To Cigarette Makers Burley Tobacco Reconstituted Tobacco Expanded Tobacco Blending Tobacco In Tobacco Moisture Measurement Locations

16 MCT360-T Before Dryer MCT360-T After Cooler MCT360-T On Conveyor

17 Tobacco Installation: Steam Cylinder Control SENSOR Steam and Water Controller Feed forward Control Feedback Control Bad! too close to cylinder Bad! poor mixing

18 The Intelligent Gauge Concept The Intelligent Gauge Concept   Gauge carries out all signal processing   Calibrated measurements derived in gauge head   There is no need for control units   The gauge is a network device   It can communicate with other devices for data display   Inbuilt features, PID Controller, Product Temperature, Humidity Compensation   Single PCB Design

19 MCT360-T Sensor Performance Accuracy Accuracy Depends on lab, sampling, tobacco type Depends on lab, sampling, tobacco type Strip, Stem & Whole Leaf Tobacco: +/- 0.3% Strip, Stem & Whole Leaf Tobacco: +/- 0.3% Cut Tobacco: +/- 0.1% Cut Tobacco: +/- 0.1% Reconstituted & Expanded Tobacco: +/- 0.1% Reconstituted & Expanded Tobacco: +/- 0.1% Lamp Life years. Lamp Life years. Stability Stability Excellent: +/- 0.1%/yr Excellent: +/- 0.1%/yr Height Sensitivity Height Sensitivity cm (6-16”) Excellent cm (6-16”) Excellent

20 Excellence in Measurement   Backscatter, Single or Multi-Component intelligent NIR gauge   Unrivalled measurement accuracy, stability and capability   high speed measurement offering enhanced accuracy   up to 3 component analysis   Optional IR Product Temperature Measurement   Pre-calibrated measurements   Easy to use, Multi-lingual Operator Interface   Active diagnostics   No Routine Maintenance   Networkable gauge using “AnyBus” communication standards with connectivity to the process. ProfiBus, DeviceNet, Ethernet Etc...

21 Easier Customer Operation Multiple Languages including Chinese Selectable by Operator Multiple Languages including Chinese Selectable by Operator All sensors have the same span All sensors have the same span Same sensor Same sensor Detectors have same output characteristics Detectors have same output characteristics Same algorithm, filters, settings Same algorithm, filters, settings Same application, product Same application, product Zero is fine-tuned at target to account for local laboratory methods Zero is fine-tuned at target to account for local laboratory methods

22 MCT600-Bench Top Moisture Analyser The MCT-600 is a bench top, multiple constituent tester. Samples are placed in the sample dish, rotated automatically and tested within 10 seconds. Reducing sugars and nicotine measurements available on select ground samples.  Rotating Sample Tray  Non Contact Testing  Pre-Calibrated  Multiple Measurements  Multi Language Display  No Sample Preparation

23 Indonesia PT Gelora Djaja PT Gandum PT Stefenia Ultra Tobacco PT Martindo Inti Tobacco PT Roberta Tobacco Ind. Indonesia PT Gelora Djaja PT Gandum PT Stefenia Ultra Tobacco PT Martindo Inti Tobacco PT Roberta Tobacco Ind. PT Sampoerna PT Sampoerna PT Indonesia Tri Sembilan PT Indonesia Tri Sembilan PT Norojono Vietnam Dong Nai Tobacco Co. Thanh Hoa Tobacco Factory Bangladesh Abu Khair Tobacco Co. Ltd Nasir Tobacco Industry PT Norojono Vietnam Dong Nai Tobacco Co. Thanh Hoa Tobacco Factory Bangladesh Abu Khair Tobacco Co. Ltd Nasir Tobacco Industry Among Our Family Of Customers Philippines Fortune Tobacco Philippines Thailand Thai Tobacco Monopoly (TTM) Thailand South Korea KGT Taiwan Taiwan Tobacco (TTM) Feng Yuan Tobacco Australia Philip Morris Vietnam Vietnam Tobacco Corporation Vietnam Bangladesh Dhaka Tobacco Industries Bangladesh International Tobacco (Azizuddin Industries Ltd.) Bangladesh South Africa United Africa Tobacco East London Cut Rag Processors USA Lorrillard Philip Morris USA RJReynolds Alliance One Rothman's Universal Leaf UAE Vision Tobacco

24 Russia Russia Imperial Tobacco Imperial Tobacco Japan Tobacco Japan Tobacco Poland Poland Imperial Tobacco Imperial Tobacco Ukraine Ukraine Imperial Tobacco Imperial Tobacco Japan Tobacco Japan Tobacco Kyrgystan Kyrgystan Imperial Tobacco Imperial Tobacco Serbia Serbia Japan Tobacco Japan Tobacco Republic of Moldova Republic of Moldova Tutin Tutin CTC CTC Among Our Family Of Customers Netherlands Imperial Tobacco Heupink + Bloemen Germany Von Eicken DHT France Imperial Tobacco Senegal Imperial Tobacco Ivory Coast SITAB Ivory Coast UCAPT,France-Tabac SWM/LTR Sitab Switzerland Japan Tobacco Turkey European Tobacco Turkey Japan Tobacco European Tobacco Turkey 8 Japan Tobacco (15) Spain Certesa 1 Greece VIT (OEM) - Various leaf processors Italy (many of these are historical and you may not want to use them) Comas (OEM) Garbuio Man.Tabacchi (8), now BAT if still in existance TAC (was OEM)6 RJ Reynolds14 Philip Morris8 British American Capital10 Spain Certesa Greece VIT (OEM) Italy Comas (OEM) Garbuio Man.Tabacchi BAT TAC RJ Reynolds Philip Morris British American Capital Belgium Tobacco Nollet. Imperial Tobacco Tabaksfabiek Stubbe Gryson Flandria Neos Vandemarlier

25 PSC Viewer Software PSC Viewer Software   Operates On All PSC Equipment   Calibrate PSC NIR Gauges   Trend On-Line Information   View Gauge Diagnostics   Set Up Sensor Parameters   Store Product Codes   Gauge Networking

26 PSC Viewer Menus PSC Viewer Menus   Set-Up - Allows changes to:- Product Code, Zero, Span, Analogue Range   On-Line - Provides historical trending, data logging and alarms   Products - Product code naming   Calibration - Regression of data and calibration of gauges, upload files   Diagnostics - System analysis   Engineering - Password protected

27 Service and Support   Full Time Field Service Employees   24 Hour Response Time   Application Analysis provided at no charge   Pre - Calibration Service   Customer training   Service Contracts

28 How to Grab Samples Just downstream Just downstream In line In line From the surface From the surface Many small samples Many small samples “USE IN BUILT SAMPLING FACILITY” “USE IN BUILT SAMPLING FACILITY” SENSOR Flow Direction Grab from Here 13.

29 Stability Check Procedure Preparation Preparation 1) Read stability check(s) while the sensor is calibrated. 1) Read stability check(s) while the sensor is calibrated. 2) Record the reference reading. 2) Record the reference reading. Test Test 1) Make sure the calibration is the same. 1) Make sure the calibration is the same. 2) Read the stability check(s). 2) Read the stability check(s). 3) Compare to the reference readings. 3) Compare to the reference readings. 4) A significant difference means a problem. 4) A significant difference means a problem.

30 Calibration Check Standards Use to verify instrument stability. Use to verify instrument stability. How Many ? How Many ? 1 check: Good 1 check: Good 2 checks: Better (Span and Zero) 2 checks: Better (Span and Zero) Locating Pins Passive Reflector Rare Earth Glass Clear Glass Cover PSC Stability Check

31 Why PSC ?   True stand alone transmitter   Support network with knowledge   Fast, accurate, reliable measurement   Ease of maintenance   User friendly operation   Cost effective solution   Customer care We want to continue to earn your confidence and your business. Please contact us with any questions.

32 Process Sensors Corp. 113 Cedar St. Milford, Ma USA www.processsensors.com

33 Thank you for your consideration. We will make every effort for project success with strong support after sale.


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