Sugar Moisture

Superior Moisture Control

The correct sugar moisture level is a critical aspect of processing. Sugar can easily become either too wet or too dry, thus wasting the manufacturer’s time and money.

With the help of industry partners and 40 years of knowledge, MoistTech has developed the IR3000-F moisture sensor that is ideally suited to measure both the sugar moisture and polymerization (POL) levels in the different stages of the sugar manufacturing process.

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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

Energy Savings

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 productivity levels.

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

What is the Solution?

MoistTech is very experienced with the requirements in the production of sugar. Our sensor calibrations, measurement wavelengths, algorithms, and sensor optical requirements are pre-set at the factory. Typical accuracy is about ±0.1% moisture. Typical analog range is 0-10% dry to wet sugar moisture and up to as much as 80% bagasse, subject to application. The outputs can be adjusted to optimize PLC or recording requirements.

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


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

Using the IR-3000, you’ll save money throughout the entire production process, making the best quality product at the same time.  With MoistTech, you don’t need to compromise!