Food Processing

Immediate Process Control

Ideally with olives, a moisture control system should be able to accurately detect moisture in raw materials inmultiple stages of manufacturing, easy to maintain but able to withstand the abrasive nature of the rawmaterial and mixer environment. MoistTech provides both on-line and laboratory units for proper moisturecontrol.

Measuring the moisture and oil levels in olivesbecomes a critical measurement for growers as thecontent of each actually determines how muchgrowers are paid for their crop. Also measuring theamount of oleic acid in the olives determines theirquality.

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When processing olives, they require milling andgrinding to extract the oil which requires the olives tofirst be ground into a paste. As the paste is created theolives cells break down which releases water and oil.When creating olive oil, the solids are separated fromthe mix. Olive fruit residues and water in unfiltered oilforms a sediment which quickly oxidizes andnegatively impacts the final product.

MoistTech utilizes near-infrared (NIR) technology thatallows for a non-contact solution to provide accuratemoisture content readings. Insensitive to materialvariations such as particle size, material height & color,the sensors provide a continuous, reliable reading withzero drift and no maintenance. There is a one-timecalibration with a non-drift optical design allowingoperational personnel to make immediate lineadjustments based on real-time measurements.


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

Top of the Line Solutions

MoistTech offers multiple sensor options to suit your specific needs including the standard IR-3000 series and food-grade series that is nickel plated to specifically allow for food environments where frequent wash downs occur and can protect from corrosion and abrasion.

The on-line sensors can be installed into any hopper, silo, material line, belt or screw conveyor and the moisture results are displayed onto an external display or PC. Installing a moisture measurement 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 of production.


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. 


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!

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See how our sensors work in action on similar applications.

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.