The Moisture Tracker is a hand-held, Near-Infra-Red (NIR) scanning device, which rapidly measures the dry matter and moisture content of animal feeds.
The key innovation of the Moisture Tracker is providing Near-Infra-Red (NIR) scanning technology, which was previously only available using costly semi-portable or stationary apparatus, into an affordable, simple to use, hand-held device.
Provisional Patent application has been filed.
The Moisture Tracker is a system that includes a Moisture Tracker hand-held device and
-Moisture Tracker Software that is used to provide dairy and beef farm managers with nearly instantaneous measurement and recordings of the moisture and dry matter content of animal forage and feeds.
Components of the Moisture Tracker system:
-The Moisture Tracker hand held device which is used to measure the percent of moisture and dry matter in a feed or forage.
-The Moisture Tracker PC Utility software package which is used to setup the Moisture Tracker hand-held device to match the feeds and forages used on any given farm and to collect, view, and store recorded measurements.
-The Moisture Tracker uses a USB Stick to upload the feeds and forages that are to be measured and to download recordings of the measurements that have been made.
The Moisture Tracker system comes with both a 120V wall charger and a 12 volt DC power charger for increased versatility.
A normal battery charge will provide the capacity for 50 to 100 readings or 2-4 hours of continuous use, depending on temperature. Reduced performance is to be expected as temperature decreases.