Sand Moisture

Proactively Avoid Quality Issues

Sand processing can have its difficulties when it comes to moisture control as too much can cause clumping and inconsistencies while too little can create excess dust and out of spec product, all of which puts a strain on cost, energy and wasted product.

MoistTech manufactures a state-of-the-art moisture analyzing system that can be mounted directly onto the line to provide a continuous reading of the moisture levels in the entire product. The sensors can be mounted throughout the process to control the moisture at any point, allowing the user full control over the final product quality.

MoistTech’s technology can rapidly control the drying system resulting in quality spec sand without wasting time, energy, and money. Our quality sensors are designed for the harshest of installations; a simple Plug-and-Play operation by mounting 4”-12” above the moving product, we can measure with a repeatability of 0.1% moisture or better.

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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

Save Time, Money & Energy

Dryers are much more efficient when the input moisture content is consistent. The moisture content of the sand entering the dryer varies constantly. Typical sand stockpiles can vary from 2%-8% moisture. This variation in the stockpile sand results in heating inadequacies wasting energy, money and out of spec sand.

Our sensor calibrations, measurement wavelengths, algorithms and sensor optical requirements are pre-set at the factory. Typical accuracy is about ±0.1% moisture. Typical analog range is 1-10% moisture. The outputs can be adjusted to optimize PLC or recording requirements.

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What 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.

The IR-3000 sand moisture sensor should be mounted several inches above the conveyor, before and after the dryer. This will allow the user to continuously monitor the process and can control the glass moisture content either manually or automatically in the manufacturing process.

If the IR-3000 has to be installed close to the dryer outlet where it will be susceptible to extreme heat conditions, it is necessary to cool the sensor with either air or water.


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

The IP67 model moisture sensor is ideally used to withstand wash-downs, dusty/dirty conditions, protected by effects of immersion, built with rugged stainless steel, can withstand aggressive process applications, holds up to extreme temperatures and more. State of the art components allow the user to easily install the sensor in extreme operating conditions, without effecting the reading capabilities.

MoistTech’s advanced digital processing provides true, exact data regardless of gaps and interruptions of product flow on the belt or screw conveyor. Proper moisture measurement and control can mean the difference on the manufacturing line.