Salt Moisture

Are You Using Proper Moisture Control?

Moisture levels in salt during processing are critical as the material can quickly have too little or too much, instantly effecting the outcome. MoistTech has utilized Near-Infrared technology for over 40 years to accurately measure and maintain salt moisture content.

MoistTech’s IR-3000 salt moisture sensor utilizes the principle of near infrared reflection (NIR) to provide the most accurate and repeatable results. Connected directly to your PLC, the moisture measurements can be instantly displayed to allow for adjustments anywhere in the process to eliminate waste.

Optimize Quality Control Now!


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

Experience Matters

MoistTech is very experienced with the requirements in the production of salt. Our sensor calibrations, measurement wavelengths, algorithms and sensor optical requirements are pre-set at the factory. Typical accuracy is about ±0.005% moisture. Typical analog range is 0-2% moisture. The outputs can be adjusted to optimize PLC or recording requirements.

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MoistTech has the Solution!

MoistTech has studied moisture and its applications in manufacturing for over 40 years. That’s why we’re confident our moisture analyzers are a step above the rest. We’re constantly working to develop the latest, most advanced moisture testing technology—which is how the IR-3000 came about.


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

Salt processing is extremely sensitive to moisture content. Regulating the moisture content during the drying process optimizes production for best quality and savings in energy. With NIR moisture measurement salt manufacturers can meet their process control needs while increasing their profitability, reduce waste, conserve energy and shelf-life expectancy. MoistTech offers both online for the continuous readings of NIR moisture measurement and laboratory NIR moisture sensors for spot tests near lines or in your quality control labs. Offering a wide variety of instruments including sanitary food grade models that employ a food grade polymeric lens or sapphire window. The IR3000 has higher accuracy than any other systems and conveyor product gaps have no effect on the accuracy of the measurement readings.