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Snack Moisture and Oil Measurement

Many snack foods including crackers and chips are sprayed with oil and flavorings in the production process. It is crucial to control the moisture in the snacks, and the amount of oil added to ensure the best consistency and flavor of the product. Moisture can be measured in critical places along the production line to allow for changes in dryer times and keep product consistency a priority. Sensors can also measure oil coatings after sprayers to ensure the amount of oil or flavorings that are being used.

Our sensors are key in the production of:

  • Potato Chips Oil
  • Crackers Sprayed with Oil & Flavorings
  • Extruded Snacks
  • Corn Chips Oil
  • Popcorn Sprayed with Oil & Flavorings
  • Popcorn
  • Pretzels

Get State-of-the-Art Control of Your Snacks

MoistTech has more than 40 years as the industry leader in moisture control. We offer the new IR-3000 NIR non-contact sensor to help you control snack moisture and oil measurement.

The IR-3000 offers you these advantages:

  • One-time calibration at the factory
  • No maintenance required
  • Can be installed anywhere on the line –even at an angle
  • Is made for harsh environments near ovens and sprayers
  • RS232 and Ethernet compatible for real-time control
  • Thousands of measurements per second
  • Typical accuracy is about ±0.01% moisture

Measure the Benefits of Snack Moisture and Oil Measurement

The IR-3000 is coated in food grade Teflon with a polymeric viewing window enabling you to control your snack foods without food contamination. Control and measurement allow the company to:

  • Improve product quality
  • Lower energy costs
  • Reduce waste
  • Reduce downtime
  • Reduce start-up times
  • Provide 100% product inspection

Get More Information

Contact us to find the answers to your questions about snack moisture and oil measurement. Request a quote today to see what it will cost to update your assembly line and how much savings you can expect from better moisture control.