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HK Instrument Systems sells Process Control Equipment, which have been designed and manufactured, to measure important Process Variables for the Sugar, Dairy, Mining, Paper, and Wastewater Industries as well as many others. The two measurement principles, which are being utilized by our systems are:

MICROWAVES: Our Microwave System makes a measurement based on the principles of Microwave Signal Absorption to measure the % Concentration (% Total Solids, Brix, g/cc) of liquids, and the % Moisture (% H2O) of Bulk Materials, and Slurries.

LIGHT (NIR - OPTICS) Our Near Infrared System makes a measurement based on the principles of NIR Signal Reflectance and NIR Signal Absorption. It has been designed to measure Product Constituents on line and in real time. Some typical constituents of interest, which can be measured by the NIR device, are, Fat, Moisture, Protein, Carbohydrates, Alcohol Content and Ash as well as other important Process Constituents.

The HK Instrument Systemsí Microwave Product Line has been installed in over 1200 sites around the world. Some of the applications that our Products have been used to measure:

The Brix of Sugar Solutions
The % Consistency of Wood Fiber Slurries
The % Moisture and % Total Solids of Cheese and dairy Products
 
The HK Instrument Systemsí Near Infrared Product Line has been designed to measure the constituents of a wide variety of Products. Examples of the types of measurements possible with the Near Infrared Device are:

Fat, Moisture, Protein in Ground Meat and Meat Products
Fat, Moisture, and Protein in Dairy Products like Cheese and Butter

Moisture Content in Glass Fibers on a Belt

Moisture in Grains and Bulk Materials

Moisture in OSB and Fiber Board Production
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