DSE Moisture Measurement Equipment and solutions for cranes

- DSE4130 - the most accurate Moisture Meter on the market


New powerful generation of Moisture Meters for crane use!

The DSE4130 microwave-based moisture measuring equipment offers unique possibilities in determining the moisture value in all baled biomasses, e.g., straw, hay, corn stover, and others fed into power plants by cranes. DSE4130 is the new powerful generation of moisture meters for cranes, which, as standard, measures up to 35% moisture. It is interface-compatible with the DSE4100 system.

The principle of the microwave-based Moisture Meter

The principle of the Moisture Meter is to place a transmitter and a receiver on each side of the bale of biomass. The transmitter transmits the Microwaves through the material, and the receiver measures the signal's strength. The moisture value is then calculated based on the energy loss of the microwave signal.

Features of the DSE4130 Series

  • High accuracy 
  • High measuring range (measures up to 40% moisture through two Hesston bales with the 4140 model)
  • Designed for 24/7 operations in an industrial environment
  • Based on Microwave Technology
  • Industrial RS485 Communication
  • Low RF Radiation
  • 2.4 GHz publically available
  • Measuring frequency to be installed is publically available - and requires no special permission from the authorities

DSE4130 Measuring Range of Moisture

Software options

The five bale classes can be defined by different widths or densities, which DSE can configure on request. The bale type is selected for the measurements from the crane control.

With this option, the system can calculate the moisture value based on information from the crane about the weight, length, and type of bales and, based on this information, make a dynamic density compensation.

To define the bale density, the crane must deliver information about:

  • The average weight of the bales in the yoke
  • The bale type
  • The length of the bales. If not available from the crane, then a standard size can be defined for each bale type, e.g., 245 cm

For more information about DSE4130 - please download the Datasheet.

For more information about DSE4100 VD software - please download the Datasheet