Foundry Sand Moisture

How Are You Measuring Moisture?

Everyone has their favorite techniques. You may use green sand or resin, wet or dry method—but whatever you do—you know moisture is an indispensable part of sand casting.

Maintaining the proper moisture levels when producing sand molds guarantees bonding takes place between materials to create the right cohesiveness, permeability, refractoriness, surface finish, flowability, and chemical inertness. Without achieving these properties, the quality of castings becomes compromised.

Optimize Your Production Quality Today!

This makes an accurate foundry sand moisture analyzer an indispensable tool in the production of sand molds. But with so many moisture sensors on the market, how do you choose the best?

We understand your desire to cut production costs without compromising product quality. That’s why we designed the CCS3000 to be energy efficient and low maintenance. Accurate moisture testing and regulation using the CCS3000 means your foundry sand molds will be the best quality, while also reducing start-up and downtime and decreasing product waste.


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.

Decades of Experience

For over 40 years, MoistTech has studied moisture and its application in a wide variety of manufacturing processes, including foundry sand casting. We’re constantly working to develop the latest moisture testing technology with the most advanced capabilities and features.

Our dedication to providing companies with the best moisture sensors has led us to develop the MoistTech CCS3000—a foundry sand moisture gauge vital to creating the best quality products.

The IR-3000 takes instant, non-contact measurements of moisture in % wet and % dry, allowing you to regulate moisture either automatically or manually. But that’s not all it does. The CCS3000 takes highly accurate measurements of temperature, water-based coatings, and other levels important to foundry sand.


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

Benefits to utilizing the MoistTech 3000 series sensor include a Plug and Play design, Durable enclosure (NEMA4 IP65 or Stainless Steel IP67) for harsh process environments, Lower Operating Costs, More Efficiency and Consistent Drying. Installation of the sensor is easy and can be in numerous locations depending on your need: Primary Screen, Sump Pump, Dewatering Screen, Dryer Infeed, Dryer Dump, Belt Filter, Press, Discarded Solids, Screw, Belt, and Pipeline.