Trash Moisture

Monitor Moisture During the Process

Trash can be utilized as a good source of bioenergy, but it can be composed of up to 95% moisture. To prevent spoilage, this must be reduced to 10-15% for organic materials included in the trash.

Some cities are converting the municipal waste into ethanol. Biofuels have increased interest and popularity because of the rising oil prices and the uncertainty of the energy supply. Constant monitoring during production with thousands of measurements per second can optimize the on-line process and will dramatically:

  • Improve product quality
  • Provide energy savings
  • Increase productivity
  • Decrease production costs

Get Accurate Results Now

The IR-3000 stands apart because its software can handle small gaps in materials, unlike the competition. It can also ignore inert material, foreign objects, and belt or screw conveyors to make this the most accurate true moisture reading available.

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


Our equipment never comes into contact with the product, allowing for less waste

zero drift

Our sensors are guaranteed not to drift over time – which saves time and money

closed loop

Create a closed-loop process by tying a moisture sensor into your PLC. Full control over the line!

no recalibrations

We’ve mastered the art of moisture sensors – your unit will never need to be recalibrated for the same product twice!

What is the Solution?



This sensor is the state-of-the-art IR-3000 near infrared (NIR) that allows installation in the most extreme locations. It mounts above the conveyor belt to send continuous moisture levels to the network. The IR-3000 is highly accurate, dependable, rugged and durable. It is preset at the factory and requires no further maintenance calibrations.


To learn how the IR-3000 can work in your application contact us, our skilled staff would love to talk with you!  Request a quote today and see how reasonable it is to install our sensors in your production line to increase your plant efficiency and reduce energy costs.

Understand the Process

Moisture is important in any manufacturing process, but when it comes to hog fuel, waste fiber, wood chips, pellets, saw dust, shavings, and forest waste, excess moisture can ruin products. And what’s worse than a wasted effort? Economical losses and decreased productivity. But with today’s new technology, moisture levels are easy to control. Here at MoistTech, we’ve created the IR 3000 moisture sensor, which is a non-contact form of monitoring moisture.