Wood fiber moisture can affect many aspects about the wood or wood-based products. It is important for those involved in the manufacturing of wood fiber products to have accurate readings on moisture content in order to deliver top-quality products to their customers.

Reliable and real-time moisture sensors for this process can improve quality control as well as increase production. Energy is not wasted by over-drying wood fiber, and rejected material is significantly reduced.

At MoistTech, our goal is to assist those who are involved in processing and manufacturing wood fiber to get accurate readings on the moisture in their product, so that only the highest quality is delivered to their customers.

Installation

The best way to continually analyze wood fiber moisture is to install the sensor several inches above the belt. Whether you choose to manually or automatically monitor your product, our sensor allows continuous monitoring to ensure best quality throughout the process.

Our unique wood fiber moisture product also allows continual and accurate monitoring, even with small gaps in flow on the belt. Our sapphire optics system allows real-time process measurement, which you can read more about in our sampling technology section.

Environment

Our sensor does well in dusty environments, but if your environment produces an extreme amount of dust, we recommend also installing an Air Purge System to keep your sensor working at optimal levels. If the sensor is installed near the dryer outlet, you may also need to involve a cooling element like air or water to avoid overheating.

Benefits

  • 100% Product Inspection
  • Improved Product Quality
  • Less Downtime
  • Less Waste
  • Lower Energy Costs
  • Reduced Start-up Times
  • Significant Resin Cost Savings

The MoistTech staff is experienced with wood fiber moisture sensing requirements in the manufacturing process. We pre-set sensor calibrations, measurement wavelengths, algorithms and sensor optical requirements at our factory. Typical accuracy is about ±0.1% moisture. Typical analog range is 0-20% moisture. The outputs can be adjusted to optimize PLC or recording requirements.

Check out our other wood moisture applications to learn more.