Ferrite Powder Moisture

Is Moisture Content Essential?

Because only barium ferrites are considered stable to moisture, it is critical that ferrite powder moisture be measured, monitored, and controlled in the industrial environment. When the moisture content of the oxide mixture is reduced prior to the powder being pressed into shape, the drying time and energy costs can be optimized.

Metal oxides, metal hydroxides, and various raw materials used in the production of ferrite are blended together, formed into pellets (preliminary granulation), and subsequently oxidized through initial calcination (preliminary sintering) within the temperature range of 800–1000 °C. The resultant preliminarily sintered product is later combined with water and finely ground (slurried).

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After wet grinding, the slurry is dried up in the oven. Granules are meticulously crafted from this exquisite, blended, and desiccated ferrite powder, either manually or through a spray drier. Pressing and sintering are the final steps in the process, in which moisture is an essential factor to track.


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!

Install the Answer

The IR-3000 is pre-calibrated to measure ferrite powder moisture, making installation simple and quick. Install the unit’s sensor above the powder on a conveyor or in a storage container. The sensor is not affected by ambient temperature, product temperature, or ambient light. Configure your installation for continuous automatic readings or manual instantaneous readings with our advanced software.

With rugged and durable components, the IR-3000 is designed to provide accurate and reliable measurements over the lifetime of the unit. Field data collected over our 40 years of experience in the industry allowed us to develop advanced product-loss software capability, ensuring that environmental variations do not affect true moisture readings. Simply stated, the IR-3000 outperforms the competition in any environment.


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 drastically cuts production costs. It is energy efficient, low maintenance, and decreases startup and down times. Over dried product causes waste; so does product that is too moist. With the IR-3000, these problems will no longer be an issue.