Powdered Drink Moisture

Revolutionize Your Process

Incorporating moisture control in the production of powdered drinks is a vital quality control step. Maintaining low moisture content allows for optimal packaging, extending shelf life and preserving product quality. With the right low moisture content, powdered drinks can maintain their nutritive value even after years of room-temperature storage. This is especially critical for drinks like protein shakes, dietary beverages, and flavored drink mixes.

Optimal Moisture Levels:

The typical target moisture content for powdered drinks falls within the range of 0.30% to 4.0%. Spray drying is the primary method used to achieve the desired moisture content in the industry. It involves atomizing the feed, facilitating spray-air contact, drying, and separating the dried product from the drying air.

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Our sensors offer unmatched performance, accurately measuring moisture within tenths of a percent for most applications.


MoistTech sensors are built to withstand the test of time and require minimal to zero maintenance.


Rely on MoistTech’s IR moisture sensors, as they do not drift and do not require frequent recalibration.


A moisture measurement system is essential for the production process and can often pay for itself in less than 30 days.

Why Moisture Control Matters:

Many powdered drinks have the ability to absorb moisture from the environment under ambient conditions. MoistTech Online NIR sensors are utilized by quality control personnel to continuously measure and monitor moisture content after the spray drying process and/or just before packaging. The MoistTech 3000 Series sensors come in various enclosures, with the 3000F Food Grade being the most common choice for the food industry.

The MoistTech 3000 Series sensors provide fast, accurate, and repeatable measurements that can be mounted online for instant measurement outputs. This eliminates the need for time-consuming offline tests prone to human error.

MoistTech – The Solution:

With the collaboration of industry partners and 40 years of expertise, MoistTech has developed the IR 3000 Moisture Sensor, ideally suited for measuring moisture levels in the powdered drink production process. Our sensor enhances product quality and reduces energy costs.

Optimizing Moisture Measurement:


 Identify critical points in your production process where moisture measurement is crucial and determine how this data will drive improvements, possibly integrating with your PLC system. Multiple installation points may be necessary.


Achieve a closed-loop process by incorporating a moisture measurement system, proactively addressing moisture control to prevent costly issues.


MoistTech’s experts will assess your specific application through lab tests, calibrations, and accuracy evaluations, ensuring our equipment performs optimally. Our sensors are pre-calibrated for a plug-and-play operation.


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:

Quality and consistency are paramount in maintaining a manufacturing line. Continuous monitoring of moisture content proactively avoids potential issues caused by moisture levels that fall out of tolerance. With the IR-3000, you’ll save money throughout the entire production process while producing the highest quality product. With MoistTech, there’s no need to compromise.

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