Process Sensors Corporation



Asphalt used for road surfacing, parking lots etc., is manufactured in a two-stage process where crushed stone and sometimes crushed, recycled glass is mixed with tar and other binders. First, the crushed material is dried and preheated in a continuous, rotary, horizontal furnace. It is then conveyed to a mixer where the binders are added, and the mix is further heated. The source of heat in both cases is a single, gas or oil-fired burner. When the temperature is correct, the mix is dumped into a truck and taken to the laying sight.

Thermocouples are used to measure and control the temperature in the dryer and mixer but are relativly insensitive to rapid temperature changes and require frequent replacement. IR Thermometers are more responsive to process temperature changes, and do not need to be in contact with the abrasive material

With worldwide sales and support offices, PSC assists on projects from initial scope and estimation of potential ROI to installation and integration of your system with responsive support after the sale. To learn more about the ways PSC can help you meet your quality and waste reduction goals, click on your application below.

Featured Applications

Laying down roads

IR Pyrometer suggestions for asphalt laying applications and projects. An educational explanation as to how IR sensing matters in asphalt quality and road creation.

Dryer Aggregate

An explanation to how infrared sensing matters in dryer aggregate quality and product selections best fit for such projects.