Hemp Seed Moisture

Industrial Moisture Control

Hemp seed moisture content, commonly expressed as a percentage on wet weight basis, is the most vital parameter which influences seed quality and storage life. The moisture content is also closely associated with several aspects of physiological seed quality such as seed maturity, optimum harvest time, mechanical damage, economics of artificial seed drying, seed longevity and seed & pathogen infestation.

Small changes in seed moisture content have large effects on the storage life of the seeds. Therefore, it is vital to know and monitor the moisture content to make reasonably accurate predictions of the storage life of each accession.

Optimize Quality Control

Years of Expertise & Experience

MoistTech is a highly skilled leader in the measurement of moisture during seed processing. Our sensor calibrations, measurement wavelengths, algorithms and sensor optical requirements are pre-set at the factory to the particular needs of each customer and process. Typical accuracy is ±0.1% moisture in the 0-15% range. Typical analog range is 0-50% moisture, and the outputs can be adjusted to optimize PLC or recording requirements.

MoistTechs IR3000 sensor is an ideal solution to measure moisture in hemp and hemp seed applications


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

Uses & Implementations

Industrial Hemp primary fibers can be used for textiles, cordage, and fine paper products. The wood-like core fibers are used for animal bedding, garden mulch, fuel, and an assortment of building materials. Moisture content is monitored and controlled throughout the entire process from Harvesting, Grain Processing, Fiber Processing, Packing and Making. During every stage of the production process, moisture content is measured and monitored.

During fiber processing, the core fiber is saved and usually used to make paper, horse bedding, or construction materials. Moisture content is a key factor to this process and most hemp producers recycle the core fiber by removing dust, then baling and packaging. At the correct moisture percentage, the dust can be pressed into pellets and used, or sold, as a fuel source.

Near-Infrared is the Solution

MoistTech has studied moisture and its applications in manufacturing for over 40 years. That’s why we’re confident our moisture analyzers are a step above the rest. We’re constantly working to develop the latest, most advanced moisture testing technology—which is how the IR-3000 came about.

We’ve combined our decades of experience and knowledge with feedback from our industry partners to create a moisture sensor capable of taking instant, non-contact measurements of moisture, temperature, and other vital levels with the utmost accuracy. When it comes to moisture sensors, the IR-3000 is the most advanced system available.


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

Moisture content in most products can have an undesired effect on the quality of the final product. Controlling and adjusting the moisture content throughout the process can eliminate numerous common issues. Real time process control, developed for instant, non-contact moisture measurement for all types of applications. Engineered to allow users to optimize their process and dramatically improve product quality. Ask how MoistTech can benefit your line today: or 941-727-1800/+44 1138680413