Aggregate Moisture


The IR3000 operates reliably and where other sensors cannot. Whether you work with fine gain to large aggregates in very dry or saturated conditions, the IR3000 is easy to integrate into process lines, conveyors, bins and/or silos.

The IR-3000 takes instant, non-contact measurements of moisture in % dry and % wet measurements, and regulates moisture content either automatically or manually to suit your needs. It’s also capable of measuring temperature and other important constituents. The IR-3000 is your best performing option when it comes to material
moisture analyzers.

The intelligent pre-processing of the measurement values (300+ per second) allows for smooth average values, adjustable filters, and up to 50 standard calibration curves, stored in the sensor. Three self-powered analog outputs 4-20mA, allow for the easy connection to control system and a very advanced PC software is included at no charge with connections via Ethernet or RS232/485.

Moisture measurement is critical in all aspects of the mining process. Thus, mining companies are constantly adjusting moisture to maintain the quality of their product. Advances in real-time sensing, data collection, and data analysis and interpretation helps to determine the characteristics of the materials prior to processing providing process efficiency and optimization. Regular measurements of moisture in minerals remains a necessity for control of drying, thereby reducing treatment costs. Additionally, small variations and excess moisture in mixes can result clumping affecting quality and consistencies. Too dry of a product can result in excess dust. Measuring moisture prior to crushing can control particle size and provide dust suppression. During the drying stage, in-process measurements ensure optimization and elimination of over drying, which can lead to product that is out of specification, degradation, and an excess of dust.

MoistTech’s NIR moisture sensors are easy to set-up and use which will provide instant and precise measurements due to no constituent losses in handling. We recommend installing sensor(s) in several locations though out the process. A sensor should be installed over the conveyor before the final crusher to enable elimination of impurities, as well as at the exit of the final crusher or dryer, to prevent over drying and dust. The sensor should be installed several inches above the conveyor belt or screw conveyor so that it can continuously monitor the process and can control the moisture content either manually or automatically in the finished product.