Wet & Dry Animal Kibble

Increasing Efficiency & Decreasing Human Error

Animal kibble moisture measurement is desirable at numerous stages during the manufacturing process. With varying moisture content in raw materials, on-line NIR measurement is a key tool in ensuring optimum efficiency and quality control. The ability to measure moisture and make process adjustments during the production cycle is key.

Usually animal kibble moisture content is expressed as a percentage: dry kibble tends to have a moisture content of between 6 and 12%, semi-moist foods between 15-30% and wet foods around 75%. Moisture content plays a major role in the percentages of other ingredients in the animal feed including the amounts of protein, carbohydrate and fats. A guaranteed analysis of pet foods reveals the total percentage from protein, fat, fiber and moisture; if we remove the moisture element, the percentage of the other substrates will increase dramatically – which is what pet owners seek in wet and dry kibble.

Above all, tracking the moisture levels in raw materials, managing the mixing/blending process not only guarantees the final product with constant high quality results, but enables a considerable cost savings to be accomplished in the production process. The user will know the levels of moisture in the raw material and will be able to accurately calculate the amount of moisture that needs to be added to the mix to achieve the correct consistency of the end product.

Optimize Your Production Quality Today

#Animal Kibble Moisture

Installing of our on-line sensors prevents bad product due to undesirable moisture levels. Now you can fine tune your setup to make sure you are putting out a higher quality and more consistent product and ultimately improve your bottom line. Save money, time and prevent negative results due to inconsistencies and human error.


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


MoistTech sensors withstand the test of time and are low to zero maintenance


Rely on MoistTech’s NIR moisture sensors to never drift or need re-calibration


A moisture measurement system is essential for the production process and in some cases will pay for itself in less than 30 days


For animal kibble moisture monitoring, the MoistTech Online sensors can be installed into any hopper, silo, material line, belt or screw conveyor and the moisture results are displayed on a color touch screen or output on any of our many signal options.

What is the Solution to Animal Kibble Moisture?

MoistTech’s Online IR3000 Sensor was developed for instant, non-contact analysis in the harshest environments. Insensitive to material variations such as particle size, material height & color, the IR-3000 provides continuous, reliable readings without drift or frequent re-calibration. Using this device, operating personnel can make immediate process adjustments based on real-time measurements. The net result is improved quality and reduced production costs by savings in energy and loss reduction.


Locate the point in the production process in which measuring moisture will be the most crucial and beneficial. Identify how you will use the moisture measurement data for improvements and if it will tie into your PLC.

Remember this could involve more than one installation point!


A closed loop process is achieved by incorporating a moisture measurement system into the manufacturing process. Developing a proactive solution to moisture control will avoid costly downfalls. 


MoistTech’s experts will assess your specific application with lab tests, calibrations and accuracy results to ensure our equipment will peform for you. All of our sensors are pre-calibrated prior to being shipped to create a plug-and-play operation for the end-user.


We offer service and support throughout the world for our animal kibble moisture measurement sensors and would be happy to connect you with a rep in your area. Contact us today for more information!

Understand the Process

Using the IR-3000 drastically cuts production costs. It is energy efficient, low maintenance, and decreases startup and down times. Over dried product causes waste; so does product that is too moist. With the IR-3000, these problems will no longer be an issue.

With the IR-3000, you’ll save money throughout the entire production process, while making the best quality product at the same time. With MoistTech, you don’t need to compromise.