Straw Moisture

Is Moisture That Important?

Too much (or too little) moisture can not only ruin straw, it can present serious hazard to any production facility. Whether using it as it to feed livestock or as a bio energy source, moisture control in the production and storing of staw is extremely. Produciton facilities need to ensure that they control the exact amount of moisture both in the straw and in the environment around the straw. Controlling the moisture content accordingly allows for longer / safer storage and for the delivery of a higher quality product. This is where MoistTech On-Line Continuous NIR (Near Infrared) Moisture Sensors can serve a role as your facilities straw moisture sensors.

MoistTech has been producing moisture control products for over 40 years. We’ve used our years of experience and technologicial leadership to develop the MoistTech IR-3000, a non-contact instrument that accurately measures and regulates moisture in various applications, including renewal energy and animal food products. With thousands of measurements per second, MoistTech’s IR-3000 online moisture detector allows users to optimize their on-line process and dramatically improve product quality, providing both energy savings and increased productivity.

Measure Moisture in Real Time


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


Apart delivering an accurate measure of moisture content, MoistTech’s highly accurate and precise moisture sensors also gauge the presence of other constituents in the straw.

In the case of moisture levels being too high or too low one could take action prior to selling it to buyers or feeding it to animals. MoistTech’s moisture sensors enable the user to accurately gauge the amount of moisture in the straw before it can be used.

MoistTech helps production facilities identify the amount of moisture in the industries ranging from renewable energy, to textiles to food and pharmeceuticals.  As the recognized worldwide leader in moisture control technology, we’re helpling production facilities everywhere eliminate producte waste, reduce costs, and increase quality.

The Near-Infrared Solution

Moisture content inconsistencies mean the final product will have varying quality levels depending where in production they were created. Near-infrared technology is the best solution to accurately measure the moisture levels of multiple applications, offering a solution that meets all quality control factors. Accurately detecting moisture levels frequently throughout the process allows for line adjustments as needed that improve the overall functionality and efficiency of the facility.


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 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.

Using 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.