Biscuit Moisture & Oil

Quality Matters

MoistTech’s near-infrared (NIR) moisture system detects both the moisture & oil content in food production, including biscuits. Controlling the amount of moisture and/or oil in biscuits is an important consideration for process operators. Too little or too much moisture or oil directly impacts the production, quality and taste of the food. 

NIR technology is a non-contact solution to provide accurate moisture and oil content readings. Insensitive to material variations such as particle size, material height & color, the sensors provide continuous, reliable readings with zero drift and minimal to no maintenance. A one-time calibration with a non-drift optical design, allows operating personnel to make immediate line ajustments based on real-time measurements. 

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Food manufacturers stive to have the best finished products. During the baking process it is important to know the moisture and oil content before and after the fryer/oven as they not only directly affect the quality and consistency but also can save energy costs on the drying process by optimizing the oven. Taste, appearance, shelf life and stability are all affected by moisture and oil levels. Implementing an easy-to-use system such as MoistTech’s, allows the end user full control over the production process. Excessive water must be evaporated in the oven to a specified moisture range, which results in longer bake times. 

Testing moisture during production allow manufacturers to achieve the highest quality product.  


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

What is the Solution?

Installing a moisture measurement and control system prevents bad product due to undesirable moisture levels. Fine tuning the setup and process of the manufacturing line allows for instant improvements both in the product and in the efficiency in which it is produced. 

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. The IR-3000 stands above the competition with its immediate, non-contact measuring capabilities.


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

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