Infrared residual moisture measurement

Plastics can absorb varying amounts of moisture during storage. Depending on the plastic used, the degree of moisture must be measured before production and reduced by drying if necessary.

If a sample is heated by means of infrared radiation when measuring residual moisture, this is referred to as infrared residual moisture measurement.
The measuring principle is as follows:
A sample is heated by infrared rays. This evaporates the moisture from the plastic. By checking the weight with a precision scale built into the measuring device, the difference in weight before and after drying is determined.
This result corresponds to the moisture content in %.

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