Benchtop Moisture Analyzer - MCT 466 QuikCheck

NIR Tester for at Line Use

Proven, Reliable Performance
The MCT466 QuikCheck is a reliable and sturdy at-line, NIR Tester for use in harsh manufacturing environments. The MCT466 QuikCheck is routinely used to measure moisture in samples taken from the production line. However, other measurements can be made, including oils, protein, film thickness, coating weights, nicotine and sugars.

  • Bright Touch Screen LCD
  • Programmable Turntable automatically rotates
  • Rugged Polycarbonate Construction
  • Calibration Software included
  • Diagnostics available through LCD
  • USB for data download to memory stick
  • Serial output for printer or bar code reader
  • 200 on-board product codes
Benchtop Moisture Analyzer - MCT 466 QuikCheck

Benchtop Moisture Analyzer - MCT 466 QuikCheck

Product Information

Simple, Easy, Reproducible Results

  • Fill sample dish to constant volume
  • Place dish onto MCT466 QuikCheck
  • Dish automatically rotates
  • Wait 10 seconds
  • Read percentage H20

Sample Preparation

Many products require no sample preparation. Sampling error is reduced because of the rotating dish that permits the MCT466 QuikCheck optics to “see” multiple surfaces and average hundreds of measurement readings. However, some products can be relatively thick, with moisture trapped inside. In these cases, it is wise to break up the sample so that the internal moisture is exposed to the surface.

Applications Include

Food Products

  • Coffee
  • Breakfast Cereals
  • Soy & Corn Meal
  • Cookies & Crackers
  • Milk Powders

Pet Foods & Animal Feed

Wood Products

  • Particle Board
  • Oriented Strand Board
  • Medium Density Fiberboard
  • Sawdust

Tobacco Products

  • Cut
  • Chewing
  • Stems (Ground)
  • Whole Leaf (Ground)


  • Coat Weight
  • Adhesive Thickness
  • PVB Film Thickness

Snack Foods

  • Potato Chips
  • Corn Chips
  • Tortillas
  • Popcorn
  • Pretzels (Ground)
  • Pork Rinds (Ground)


  • PVC Powders
  • Ceramic Powder
  • Fertilizer
  • Detergents
  • Ores

Operating Principle

The Near Infrared (NIR) Operating Principle
Shining light at specific NIR wavelengths causes common molecular bonds to vibrate and absorb energy. By comparing the absorbed energy at “measured” wavelengths to non-absorbing “reference” wavelengths, the MCT466 QuikCheck can accurately and repeatably measure moisture, oils, fats and other parameters based on the samples’ chemical composition.

The O-H bond of water (H-O-H) vibrates at 1.94m and 1.43m. The H-C bond of organic hydrocarbons and oil vibrates at 2.34m and 1.72m. The appropriate overtone wavelengths are selected based on concentration levels of the component to be measured.