The Microsphere is used for the fast and accurate water content measurement of bulk materials for industry. The instrument measures moisture and temperature of minerals and building materials at depths up to six feet (nearly 2 metres) – simply by insertion. The digital readings are shown instantly. It has a built-in computer which gives it the flexibility to handle a wide range of materials and water contents.
The key to the Microspear is the streamlined sensor known for its shape as the warhead. This robust and accurate sensor can penetrate many feet into large loads, which is particularly important as water usually settles in the most inaccessible lower parts of the bulk. The reading is made instantaneously, allowing large quantities of material to be rapidly tested. An ‘Averager’ facility provides a single reading for the whole of the bulk.