Moisture Measurement & Control From Lab to Line

Near-Infrared Moisture Measurement Technology

World Leader in Moisture Measurement & Control

MoistTech Corp.® represents the diamond standard in robust, reliable, and dependable near-infrared (NIR) moisture measurement and control technology. Manufacturing a range of on-line sensors & at-line instruments for moisture measurement and real-time process control for numerous applications, the technology also has the ability to monitor fat, oil and protein content along with coat weight, sheet and film thickness and other elements that absorb NIR.

Insensitive to material variations such as particle size, material height & color, MoistTech developed the IR-3000 series of online sensors for instant, non-contact measurement of many products and raw materials in the harshest manufacturing environments. Continually monitoring and controlling moisture levels allows operating personnel to confidently make immediate process adjustments based on real-time measurements.

The sensors require a one-time calibration and are manufactured with a non-drift optical design to provide continuous, reliable readings with zero maintenance. Production efficiency improvements due to accurate real-time measurements provide both energy savings and potential increased productivity with lower material losses. Our moisture detectors use state-of-the-art components allowing installation in the most extreme locations.

Installation locations include:

  • Belt, Screw, Drag & Enclosed Conveyors
  • Chutes, Cyclones & Bins
  • Before / After Dryer
  • Webs
  • Pipeline or Pneumatic Conveying

As a result of MoistTech’s advanced digital processing, only the 3000 series provides true data regardless of gaps and interruptions of product flow on the belt or screw conveyors. In addition to the MoistTech management software, we offer several read-out options to display and / or adjust the measurement outputs. MoistTech has designed a suite of high-tech Windows™ programs to provide user-friendly interfaces for configuration, data logging and monitoring of diagnostics.

MoistTech has installations in almost every type of application including harsh applications and environments where other gauges could easily break down.

The MoistTech sensor currently operates in thousands of applications worldwide and we are confident our technology will help you provide a better-quality product, increased production, and add money to your bottom line.

Key Benefits to Moisture Control:

  • Insensitive to Material Variations
  • One-Time Calibration & Zero Drift Over Time
  • Maintenance Free
  • Product Quality Monitoring
  • Process Optimization
  • Fuel Consumption Savings
  • Water Savings
  • Dust Prevention
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Featured Moisture Sensor Applications

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Mineral & Bulk Materials

Testing moisture content throughout the manufacturing process provides manufacturers cost savings in energy and fuel costs, as well as having less product waste. With continuous NIR online moisture testing, manufacturers can monitor moisture levels which they in-turn, can precisely control their dryers to optimize the production process with minimum energy requirements.

 

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Human/Snack Foods

Manufactures strive to have the best finished product.  The amount of water a product has affects the taste, appearance, consistency, stability as well as the shelf life. Testing the moisture levels of the final product ensures manufactures that they have the highest quality product and consistency.

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Animal Foods

Monitoring the moisture in the raw materials, controlling the mixing/blending process and moisture of the feed not only ensures the final product with consistent quality, but will enable substantial savings to be achieved in the production process.

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Converting

MoistTech’s state-of-the-art sensor is ideally suited to measure the moisture levels as well as water and solvent based coatings and coat weight during the paper/converting process, improving manufactures product quality and increased productivity within substantial cost savings.

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Wood Products

MoistTech offers the most advanced wood moisture sensors for the non-contact measurement of moisture in forest products such as fiber, sawdust, hog fuel, wood flakes, and wood particles allowing wood product manufacturers to adjust moisture levels on real time information lowering raw material and fuel costs, higher yields, and more uniform products.

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Textile/Nonwoven

Moisture content varies widely in raw materials, and at different points in the production process, so non-contact moisture measurement is essential for achieving an outstanding final product. By ensuring that textiles are neither too wet nor too dry at key points in the production process, you’ll get a final product with consistent quality as well as a cost savings from reduced waste and downtime.

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BioEnergy

What’s worse than a wasted effort? Economical losses and decreased productivity. Excess moisture in products such as hog fuel, waste fiber, wood chips, pellets, saw dust, shavings, and forest waste can ruin products. MoistTech’s on-line and at-line monitoring solutions can provide the most efficient way to measure moisture content.

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Tobacco

Dryer control is the most sensitive area of the tobacco process. Thousands of kilos per hour are processed where volume, temperature and input moisture vary. The MoistTech model 828 tobacco moisture sensor provides the user with the ability to monitor and control this process to within tenths of a percent.

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MoistTech Ranks #1 Among Customers:

MoistTech Corp. is a global leader for Moisture Measurement Sensors and equipment supply for the just about every big and small industry. At MoistTech, customer service and product performance are at the heart of our corporate culture. We are proud of our commitment to providing optimal customer solutions for a variety of industries.

"The addition of the MoistTech IR3000s have provided me with the ability to control our process by instantly increasing or decreasing the material flow into the dryer. This variation of our material flow is based on the moisture content and belt scales to provide a dry weight. Prior to the MoistTech technology proved to be a guessing game and time consuming OWL laboratory tests post dryer"

“Based on your [customer service] interactions with me over the demo period, the products ease of use and user manual clarity, self-repair capability and matching competing warranties … in the end you were not the cheapest but the other factors listed ruled the day”

"The system is working very well with an efficiency improvement of 400-600 % improvement in moisture control. We are also looking at promoting this to a best practice suitable for our other plants and shingle lines."

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