Sheetrock Moisture

Quality, Efficiency & Profits

Drywall, commonly sold under the brand-name Sheetrock, replaced plaster in most commercial construction in the early 1900’s. Modern drywall is adaptable to maximize fire-retardant strength, reduce mold, and control moisture in the house. However, that process cannot start without first controlling the moisture through the entire manufacturing process from delivery of raw materials to delivery to the construction site or home supply store. Monitor sheetrock moisture levels throughout the production process with MoistTech’s IR3000.

Sheetrock is formed by compressing gypsum between thick sheets of paper. Gypsum, mined throughout the world, contains water in its crystalline form. The two molecules of water per complete compound of gypsum gives drywall its fire retardant properties: as a wall burns, the gypsum releases its moisture thus helping to contain the fire. 10 square feet of gypsum board contain over 2 quarts of water.

Paper, the other major component in sheetrock moisture consistency, is also key in creating, transporting and installing drywall. MoistTech has over 40 years of experience helping the paper and gypsum industries maximize the quality of their products and minimize the waste and lost materials. Combining the experience learned in both these two fields makes MoistTech the perfect company with the perfect tool to create a quality supply chain for Sheetrock.

Compare Current Method for 30 Days!


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

Why Moisture Control?

The IR-3000 near infrared (NIR) on-line moisture analyzer is designed to withstand and measure moisture content in the most extreme environments, even the kettle or flash calciners needed to manufacture sheetrock. You can avoid over drying the product as the sensor provides non-contact measurement allowing moisture to be controlled in real time. By using the IR-3000 to optimize process control, you can expect improved product quality, increased productivity, and decreased production costs.

    • Non-contact, instant measurement
    • Advanced digital filtering for noise-free signal
    • Low energy use
    • Networking and wireless capability
    • Surface mount technology
    • It is unaffected by gaps in production flow
    • Simple calibration procedure
    • Built to endure the toughest industrial environments
    • Digital diagnostics monitor all critical components
    • No routine re-calibration or maintenance needed
    • 50 products codes

MoistTech’s Solution

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 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.


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, 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.