Crumb Rubber Moisture

Why Moisture is Essential

Crumb rubber has the potential to enhance the characteristics of asphalt utilized in the construction of highways. Additionally, it finds utility in various other areas such as providing ground cover beneath playground equipment, serving as material for running tracks, and acting as a soil additive in sports and playing fields.

Crumb rubber can easily become either too wet or dry wasting the manufacturer’s time and money as well as impacting the quality of the end product, making moisture measurement and control an important quality control step.

Optimize Your Production Quality

MoistTech is very experienced with the requirements in the production of crumb rubber. Our sensor calibrations, measurement wavelengths, algorithms, and sensor optical requirements are pre-set at the factory. Typical accuracy is about ±0.1% moisture. The typical analog range is 0-5% moisture. The outputs can be adjusted to optimize PLC or recording requirements.


Our equipment never comes into contact with the product, allowing for less waste

zero drift

Our sensors are guaranteed not to drift over time – which saves time and money

closed loop

Create a closed-loop process by tying a moisture sensor into your PLC. Full control over the line!

no recalibrations

We’ve mastered the art of moisture sensors – your unit will never need to be recalibrated for the same product twice!

Installation Success

Install the IR-3000 Crumb Rubber Moisture Sensor several inches above the conveyor, prior to the bailing area. The sensor can continuously monitor the process and can control the crumb rubber moisture content either manually or automatically in the finished product.

If the sensor has to be installed close to dryer outlet where it will be susceptible to extreme heat conditions, it may be necessary to cool the sensor with either air or water. Furthermore, if the rubber is steamy, it may be necessary to install an air purge system to prevent steam from condensing on the sensor’s window.

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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!