Spice Moisture

Why Implement Moisture Control?

Spices, seasonings and flavorings are added ingredients for taste, aroma and appeal. Requiring careful quality measurements to ensure the consistency, monitoring moisture levels of the incoming ingredients like herbs, seeds and extracts ensure the overall product quality and shelf life. 

Moisture control is a crucial aspect of manufacturing spices as they can easily become either too wet or dry wasting the manufacturer’s time and money. Ideally, a moisture control system should be able to accurately detect moisture in raw materials, preferably at different stages of the manufacturing process, be easy to maintain, and tough enough to withstand the harsh, abrasive nature of the raw materials and the mixer environment.

  • Typical accuracy is about ±0.1% moisture
  • Typical analog range is 0-10% moisture and up to as much as 40%, subject to application
  • The outputs can be adjusted to optimize PLC or recording requirements

Calculate Potential ROI


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

MoistTech Stands Above the Rest

Many unique features make MoistTech’s technology stand above the rest:

  • Ability to monitor product with small gaps in product flow
  • Unaffected by ambient light without impacting the accuracy
  • Insensitive to material variations
  • Provide continuous, reliable readings with zero maintenance
  • One-time calibration
  • Non-drift optical design allows for operational immediate process adjustments based on real-time measurements

By installing the sensor at the exit of the dryer, a manufacturer can continuously monitor the process and can control the moisture content either manually or automatically instantly.

If the sensor is susceptible to extreme heat conditions, it is necessary to cool the sensor with either air or water. Dust from the product is not normally a problem however, in extremely dusty environments, we recommend the installation of an air purge system to prevent the accumulation of material on the sensor’s window.

The Best 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 perform 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 technology allows our products to measure moisture without direct contact with the product, providing accurate results without creating any waste or causing contamination. Since the technology uses a simple light source for measurement, our equipment allows for longer use!