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What Are You Using to Measure Moisture in Tobacco?

What are you currently using to measure the moisture in your tobacco line? Tobacco Journal International 2018 1Having the correct moisture levels in Tobacco has become a critical component during the various stages of production. Processors are constantly adjusting moisture and heat during the conditioning process to maintain the quality of their product. With the help of industry partners and 40 years of knowledge and experience, MoistTech has developed the 828 Tobacco Moisture Sensor that is ideally suited to measure the moisture levels in leaf processing, expanded, cut and reconstituted tobacco.

MoistTech’s sensors have outperformed all major suppliers’ equipment in head to head moisture testing evaluations. The 828 Tobacco Moisture Sensor has proven to be the most accurate over all tobacco process moisture ranges.

The 828 is designed for the harshest process environments. Unlike other moisture sensors on the market, dust and steam do not effect on MoistTech’s 828 readings. However, if the sensor must be installed close to the dryer outlet where it will be susceptible to extreme heat conditions, it may be necessary to cool the sensor with either air or water.

Sensor calibrations, measurement wavelengths, algorithms and sensor optical requirements are pre-set at the factory. Typical accuracy is about ±0.1% low moisture applications and ±0.25% on high moisture applications. Complete measurement ranges are 0-65% moisture.

 

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