Powdered Milk Moisture

Dairy Powder Moisture Control

Achieving precise quality control in powdered milk production entails the measurement and control of moisture content. Maintaining low moisture levels is essential for controlling chemical reactions in skim milk powder stored at room temperature while preserving its nutritive value for extended periods. How do you currently measure dairy powder moisture? MoistTech offers a state-of-the-art solution through near-infrared technology.

Because milk powders are obtained by removing water from milk, it is essential to measure the moisture content of the powders coming out of the dryer. Additional parameters can also be measured for full assessment of quality and to ensure a proper shelf life.

  • Baby Formula
  • Milk Powder
  • MPC and WPC Powders
  • Coffee Creamer

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In dairy powders, the typical moisture content ranges from 3% to 4%, with spray drying being the primary method for achieving the desired moisture levels. Spray drying involves atomizing the feed, facilitating spray-air contact, drying, and separating the dried product from the drying air. MoistTech’s moisture analyzers are not affected by changes in material height or color and can ignore gaps in the product line.

Dairy powder has the propensity to absorb moisture from the surrounding environment under ambient conditions, underscoring the importance of monitoring and measuring moisture content. In dairy powder applications, moisture is typically measured after the spray drying process or just prior to packaging.


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!


The IR-3000 series of sensors includes a food-grade version with a stainless steel enclosure approved for washdowns, ensuring sanitary conditions. These online sensors provide accurate and repeatable data within seconds and can be mounted 4-12 inches from the product or in a pipeline with a flange window. They offer various options for local display or closed-loop control, eliminating the need for time-consuming offline tests prone to human error.


We offer global service and support for our moisture measurement sensors and can connect you with a representative in your area. Contact us today for comprehensive information on enhancing your moisture control processes.

Understanding the Process:

Immediate ROI is realized with the installation of a moisture measurement system, as plant controllers can instantly observe reduced waste, energy consumption, and an overall increase in product quality.