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Eriez Moisture Monitor Prevents Excessive Water Content, Improves Metals Recovery and Reduces Costs

Wednesday, Jul 15, 2015

Eriez® introduces the cutting-edge Moisture Monitor. This non-contact electronic scanning device, part of the company's new SMART (System Monitoring and Reporting Technology) product line, helps to prevent excessive water content in recycling processes to increase metals recovery and decrease costs.

Eriez' Moisture Monitor measures the water content of material passing through its inspection field.  When installed on a conveyor, it reports the moisture content of the material on the belt as a percentage that can be read locally or remotely via the Eriez Metal Loss Monitor (MLM) web portal.

Mike Shattuck, Eriez Market Manager-Metals Recycling, explains, "This capability is particularly beneficial to the recycling industry as it enable users to better optimize the amount of water injected into the mill to prevent fires and control airborne dust generation." He continues, "The mill operator is able to assure sufficient water injection while preventing excessive water content which would interfere with separation, increase metals losses and increase costs due to the added water weight of reject material sent to the landfill."

The Moisture Monitor is an incredibly easy to operate, hands-off gauge. Upon installation, simply adjust to zero and put the gauge to work. There is no routine maintenance or re-calibration. Calibration check standards are available for confirmation of long term gauge stability.

To learn more about the Eriez Moisture Monitor, call toll-free (888) 300-ERIEZ (3743) and ask to speak with a recycling industry specialist. To view product information online, visit

Eriez is recognized as world authority in separation technologies. The company's magnetic lift and separation, metal detection, fluid filtration, flotation, materials feeding, screening, conveying and controlling equipment have application in the process, metalworking, packaging, plastics, rubber, recycling, food, mining, aggregate and textile industries. Eriez manufactures and markets these products through 12 international facilities located on six continents.  For more information, call toll-free (888) 300-ERIEZ (3743) within the U.S. and Canada. For online users, visit or send email to Eriez World Headquarters is located at 2200 Asbury Road, Erie, PA 16506

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