Ceramics Moisture

Proper Moisture Control

Ceramic products have many advantages over products constructed from other materials. Ceramic properties include wear resistance, high strength, long life, heat resistance, porosity, and non-toxicity. However—none of these qualities can be achieved without the proper manufacturing process and the constant supervision and regulation of moisture content.

Whether you are producing raw material or processing that raw material into ceramic products, moisture is key to achieving the best quality end product. Without accurate moisture testing instruments, quality is depleted and waste occurs. But choosing the right ceramics moisture tester is difficult—especially with so many available on the market.

When it comes to performance, the IR-3000 can’t be beat. Energy efficient and low maintenance, the IR-3000 reduces start-up and downtime while ensuring you achieve the best quality end product—meaning you’ll cut production costs and eliminate waste due to incorrect moisture levels.

Optimize Quality Control


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

Dryer Control

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.

What is the Solution?

When searching for the right ceramic moisture analyzer you need to first find a company you can trust. For over 40 years, MoistTech has studied moisture and its relevancy to numerous manufacturing processes, including ceramics. With help from our industry partners, we’ve combined all our experience and knowledge into the ultimate moisture sensor: the IR-3000.

The IR-3000 takes instant, non-contact, highly accurate measurements of moisture levels in % dry and % wet—allowing you to adjust moisture content either automatically or manually. It’s also capable of measuring other vital levels, such as temperature, with precision.


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

The need for precise clay moisture levels has become a critical component during production. Being such a porous material, clay can easily become either too wet or too dry wasting manufacturers time and money.