Bakery Dough Moisture

Maintain Superior Quality

Measuring and maintaining the accurate amount of moisture content in bakery dough is a crucial step in the manufacturing process, as it can have various effects on the final product. Dough moisture is essential as mixtures can easily become either too wet or dry, wasting the manufacturer’s time and money and impacting the quality of the end product. Moisture meters are an essential tool in the dough manufacturing process to ensure the safety and quality of the final product. 

Bakers strive to have the best product. By maintaining the correct moisture level, the quality and consistency of the product are improved, processing difficulties are avoided, waste is decreased, and energy costs can be cut with proper dryer control.

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When you choose MoistTech’s moisture meters, you can rest assured that these advanced near-infrared moisture control devices provide precise and reliable measurements, allowing manufacturers to closely monitor and adjust the moisture content during the dough preparation process. 

 Maintaining the proper moisture content is essential for achieving the desired texture, consistency, and overall quality of baked goods. Too much moisture can result in a dense, heavy dough, while too little moisture can lead to dry and crumbly baked goods. By utilizing MoistTech’s moisture meters, bakers can ensure that the dough has the optimal moisture content, resulting in perfectly baked and delicious products. Investing in MoistTech’s moisture meters allows bakers to consistently produce high-quality bakery dough and deliver outstanding baked goods to their customers. Contact us today! 

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Our sensors offer unsurpassed performance, with measurements that are accurate to within tenths of a percent. Our moisture meters are the ideal solution for any application, and provide reliable readings for all your needs.


MoistTech’s moisture meters are the perfect choice for businesses looking for a reliable and low-maintenance moisture meter.


Unlike other moisture meters, our sensors never drift and never need re-calibration – ensuring you can rely on consistent measurements time after time. 


A moisture meter is an essential tool for any production process. It is designed to measure the amount of moisture content in a material, which can be incredibly important for accurate production results. Not only that, but the cost of a moisture meter will often pay for itself in less than 30 days due to the efficiency and accuracy it adds to the production process.

Installation & Dryer Efficiency

By installing moisture management after the dough mixer or after the dough has formed, manufacturers are able to continuously monitor the moisture content throughout the process and make adjustments as needed. The IR-3000 sensor should be mounted 4-12 inches above the conveyor, at an angle to stop reflected light, after the mixer and extruder will allow the user to continuously monitor the process.

The unique feature of the IR-3000 bakery dough moisture sensor is its ability to monitor the process even with small gaps in product flow, without impacting accuracy.

If the sensor has to be installed close to the mixer and extruder where it will be susceptible to extreme heat conditions, it is necessary to cool the sensor with either air or water.

Efficiency is a top-of-the-line priority for manufacturers and the dryer can have a huge impact on your bottom line. Measuring the moisture before and after the dryer allows the user to optimize the dryer settings to save time and money. A proper moisture control system will pay for itself with the energy savings from the dryer in less than 30 days. Efficiently controlling the dryer within the facility can drastically change productivity levels.

The Best Moisture Meters Available

MoistTech has more than 40 years of experience with moisture sensing requirements in the baking process. Our moisture meter calibrations, measurement wavelengths, algorithms, and sensor optical requirements are pre-set at the factory. Typical accuracy is about ±0.2% moisture and the typical analog range is 0-50% moisture. The outputs can be adjusted to optimize PLC or recording requirements.

We offer a wide variety of instruments including sanitary a food grade models that employ a food-grade polymeric lens or sapphire window which are designed to meet strict hygiene regulations and safety requirements of food manufacturing environments and laboratory units are available for off-line testing capabilities


Identifying where measuring moisture will be the most vital and profitable is an essential step in the production process. This data can be used to identify areas where improvements can be made, as well as tie into a PLC system to help automate the process

Remember this could involve more than one installation point!


Having a moisture meter in the manufacturing process is key to achieving a closed-loop process. By proactively controlling moisture levels, costly downfalls can be avoided


We offer a range of pre-calibrated and ready-to-use moisture meters to ensure that you get the best results. Our experts will assess your application with lab tests, calibrations, and accuracy results to ensure our equipment will perform as expected. 


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

Maintaining the correct moisture content in the dough can improve quality and consistency, as well as prevent processing difficulties, decrease waste, and cutting energy costs during the drying and baking process. Moisture levels in bakery dough can also affect its taste, appearance, stability, and shelf life. Additionally, variation and excess moisture in the dough can result in discoloration in the final product, burning, and out-of-specification of the product. Testing moisture during this time will allow adjustments to be made so that manufacturers have the highest quality.


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!