MCT460 Online Smart NIR Sensor Series

Product Overview

Continuous Real-Time Measurement & Control

The Process Sensors MCT460 Series of On-Line Smart NIR Sensors continuously monitor moisture, oil, and other parameters of the materials on a food or industrial process line. With the MCT460 Series, manufacturing operators can monitor raw ingredients and in-line processes, allowing them to maintain consistent product quality, increase yield, and minimize waste.


  • Simple to operate, integrate and standardize across multiple lines and locations
  • Rugged enclosure withstands harsh conditions
  • A proprietary temperature-controlled detector ensures measurement stability
  • Fully modular with all components easily replaceable in the field
  • Easy to troubleshoot with advanced on-board diagnostics


  • Improve process control and final quality using accurate measurements of moisture, oil, and other parameters
  • Make quick decisions and adjustments to the production line using the analysis data
  • Save costs and reduce waste, which improves your company’s bottom line


Consistent Product Quality, Increased Yield, and Reduced Waste

Applications for On-Line NIR Sensing

The applications of the MCT460 Series range from snack food production to tortillas and cereals, to tobacco, wood, and biofuels. The sensors are capable of a closed-loop control of fryers, ovens, belt speed, paper re-moisturizers, and other processes where moisture variation is controlled. The MCT460 Series can also be easily integrated into existing control systems with industry-standard IO protocols, adding data to maximize process efficiency.


  • Biofuels
  • Ceramic powders
  • Crumb rubber
  • Detergents
  • Extruded plastics
  • Fertilizers
  • Hot melts adhesives
  • Ore
  • Paper
  • Pressure sensitive adhesives
  • PVB films
  • Soaps
  • Textiles
  • Tobacco
  • Wood


  • Breakfast cereals
  • Cookies
  • Corn chips
  • Crackers
  • Doughs
  • Extruded snacks
  • Milk powders
  • Popcorn
  • Pork rinds
  • Potato chips
  • Pretzels
  • Tortilla chips