Hard Pet Food Moisture

Maintaining Quality

Hard pet foods, including top-selling products like dry dog food, contain animal, plant proteins, fat, fiber sources, grains, and more. Maintaining the proper hard pet food moisture levels throughout the production process minimizes waste and maximizes product quality. A product that is too moist can result in unwanted bacteria growth; a product that’s too dry creates a loss of nutrients. This could also have an adverse effect on the health of your pet. Your pet may not eat due to the hard pet food/ dry pet food having unideal levels of moisture.

Calculate Potential ROI

These scenarios result in a sub-par product and potential losses for the manufacturer. Ensuring the optimal moisture content in pet food during production ensures the safety of pets. The drier the food, the better it is for pets. 

Moisture meters play a vital role in ensuring the moisture content of hard pet food is within the optimal levels. Advanced near-infrared moisture control devices from MoistTech provide accurate and reliable measurements, allowing pet food manufacturers to closely monitor and control the moisture content during the production process. Maintaining the proper moisture content is essential for the quality, texture, and shelf life of hard pet food. By investing in MoistTech’s moisture meters, pet food manufacturers can achieve consistent and high-quality products that meet the nutritional needs of pets while maximizing shelf life and reducing the risk of spoilage. This ensures that pet owners can provide their beloved companions with safe and nutritious hard pet food. Contact us today. 


Unsurpassed in performance, our moisture meters can accurately measure moisture levels within tenths of a percent of most applications. 


Our sensors withstand the test of time, and are built with superior technology that ensures accuracy and longevity.


With MoistTech’s NIR technology, you’re guaranteed an accurate and reliable moisture meter. These sensors never drift or need re-calibration. 


For businesses that rely on efficient production, having a reliable and accurate moisture meter is essential. Not only does it help ensure the quality of the end product, but it can also pay for itself in less than 30 days.

Why is Moisture Content Important in Hard Pet Food?

MoistTech moisture sensors are designed to deliver accurate readings of the exact amount of moisture in hard pet food. MoistTech’s sensors consist of sensors that use NIR (near infrared) and RF (radio frequency) technologies. Being reliable and accurate, our moisture meters enable manufacturers to control moisture levels in the production process. With accurate readings, you can remove excess moisture to reduce the chances of bacteria developing in the hard pet food. 

Our on-line meters can also be used to monitor protein and fat levels contained in the food. This allows for the creation of healthy and high-quality food products for your pet so that your pet gets to eat food with low hard pet food moisture levels and great nutritional value.


Efficiency is a top-of-the-line priority for manufacturers, and the dryer can drain a lot of efficiency. Measuring the moisture before and after the dryer allows the user to optimize the dryer settings to save time and money. Efficiently controlling the dryer within the facility can drastically change productivity levels.

Our Moisture Meters Present the Solution You Need

MoistTech has studied moisture and its applications in manufacturing for over 40 years. That’s why we’re confident our moisture analyzers are a step above the rest. We’re constantly working to develop the latest, most advanced moisture testing technology—which is how the IR-3000 came about.

We’ve combined our decades of experience and knowledge with feedback from our industry partners to create a moisture meter capable of taking instant, non-contact measurements of moisture, temperature, and other vital levels within hard pet food with the utmost accuracy. When it comes to moisture sensors, the IR-3000 is the most advanced system available. Learn more


In order to identify where measuring the moisture of our product is most essential, we have to determine the exact point in the production process where it would be beneficial. Remember this could involve more than one installation point!


For successful and efficient manufacturing processes, a closed-loop process should be implemented. This is achieved by incorporating a moisture meter into the process, allowing for proactive solutions that will prevent costly downfalls. By monitoring moisture levels, errors and inefficiencies can be avoided, ensuring a smooth and successful manufacturing process.


We understand that accuracy and reliability are key when it comes to moisture measurement. That’s why our moisture meters are pre-calibrated to ensure a plug-and-play operation for the end user. Our experts will even assess your specific application with lab tests, calibrations, and accuracy results to guarantee that our equipment will perform to your expectations.


MoistTech offers service and support worldwide for our moisture measurement sensors. We’d be delighted to connect you with a representative in your area – just contact us today for more information

Understand the Process

The on-line moisture control system from MoistTech is fast and easy to install on your product lines. Once the sensor is in place, you can use an external display or PC to display real-time moisture levels. Because our NIR technology can store up to 50 calibration readings in a single sensor, it can conveniently be used on many types of applications.