Chocolate Moisture

Moisture Sensor Capabilities

Roasting, grinding, mixing / refining, conching, tempering—maintaining the correct moisture and temperature levels is critical during the various stages of chocolate processing.  To achieve the desired flavor, color, and flow properties of your chocolate, carefully measuring levels at each stage is a must. Are you currently measuring chocolate moisture? MoistTech has more than one solution for you!

Accurate moisture testing instruments optimize production—helping yield the highest quality products AND save money along the way. But it’s difficult to choose the best moisture analyzer, when so many options are available on the market – MoistTech has the diamond standard in solutions!

Side by Side Comparison

Return on Investment

Other chocolate moisture sensor instruments may yield variable results, but not the IR-3000—it generates consistent, accurate results, even in the harshest environments. At MoistTech, we understand the importance of testing and regulating moisture and other vital levels in chocolate production. We also know how important it is to cut costs without compromising on quality. The IR-3000 is low cost, energy efficient, and reduces start-up and down times. It also eliminates waste due to incorrect chocolate moisture levels.

Check out our other food moisture applications to learn more.


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

Semi-Liquid Product Options

MoistTech’s Food Grade Sanitary Valve Connection allows for the instant measurement of moisture through a
pipeline for applications such as condiments, chocolate, soft cheese, sauces and more. This provides users with a
non-destructive way to have instant moisture measurements directly on the production line without time
consuming traditional laboratory methods. The Food Grade Sanitary Valve Connection is designed to be adapted
to the process pipeline conveyed material, allowing the material to flow directly against the NIR detector without
wasting or contaminating the product.

The sanitary valve connection may be the best soultion for your application depending on the consistency of your product. Learn more here

What is the Solution?

With our 40 years of experience and knowledge—and help from our industry partners—MoistTech has developed the IR-3000, a powerful moisture sensor capable of accurately measuring and regulating moisture levels in numerous applications, including chocolate production. The IR-3000 stands above the competition with its immediate, non-contact measuring capabilities.

In addition to taking accurate measurements of moisture (in % dry and % wet), the IR-3000 can measure temperature, sugar, caffeine, oil/fat, and more.


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

MoistTech has developed online and lab moisture sensors for the analysis of moisture of all types of food products. MoistTech has thousands of installations in a wide variety of food products, from slurries to powders. While moisture is our major focus, we also supply analyzers for the continuous online measurement of protein, fat/oil, sugar, caffeine and other constituents/elements that absorb the NIR beam.