Olive Pulp Moisture

Is Moisture Important?

Accurately measuring the olive pulp moisture level in olives is one of the especially crucial measurement for growers, because the olive moisture level, as well as the olive oil content level, of the olives are both used to determine how much growers are paid for their crop.

Furthermore, measuring the amount of oleic acid in the olives determines their quality.

MoistTech’s IR-3000 sensor is ideal to measure olive moisture and oil on-line after the decanter/centrifuge, as it is separated from the fruit solids. With the addition of MoistTech’s sampler system, an olive sample can be measured and returned to the product stream. With the measurement information provided processors can manually or automatically control the speed of the centrifuge and also control the amount of talc needed to be added to the olive paste.

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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

Experienced in Efficiency

The MoistTech team of professionals are very experienced with the olive moisture, oil and oleic acid levels in olives. Our sensor calibrations, measurement wavelengths, algorithms and sensor optical requirements are pre-set at the factory. Typical accuracy is about ±0.2% moisture.

Efficiency is a top of the line priority for manufacturers and the dryer can drain a lot of that. 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 the productivity levels.

MoistTech is the Ultimate Solution

With the help of industry partners and 40 years of knowledge, MoistTech has developed the IR-3000 Moisture Sensors which is ideally suited to measure olive moisture, oil and oleic acid levels in olives.

We’ve combined our decades of experience and knowledge with feedback from our industry partners to create a moisture sensor capable of taking instant, non-contact measurements of moisture, temperature, and other vital levels with the utmost accuracy. When it comes to moisture sensors, the IR-3000 is the most advanced system available.


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’s near-infrared sensors have the ability to store up to 50 different product codes/recipes into the memory to easily switch to a new calibration when your product changes. Forget time consuming trips to the lab waiting for an oven, MoistTech’s online technology mounts directly to the production line and provides instant feedback to the user.