Zinc Oxide Moisture

Properly Controlling Profits

Zinc oxide has been in use for centuries. During its longstanding usefulness in pharmaceutical, dental, ceramic, glass, pigment, food, cement, and other industrial applications, zinc oxide moisture has required attention to control product quality. Even the smallest variation in moisture can affect clumping and product consistency. While zinc oxide, itself, is nearly insoluble in water, a too-dry production environment can be overly dusty. A too-humid process can affect shipping and handling costs and procedures. Controlling zinc oxide moisture is necessary in an efficient, quality-driven production environment.

Side by Side Comparison


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

Proper Installation

Install the IR-3000’s moisture sensor above belt conveyors, on screw and drag conveyors, along down chutes, in storage bins, or at fluid-bed dryers. Communication with the sensor head is managed through isolated, self-powered 3 x analog outputs at 4–20mA for connection to a laptop, PC-based touch screen operator interface, plant wide network via RS232/422/485, or Ethernet TCP/IP. Because the IR-3000’s sensor calibrations, measurement wavelengths, algorithms, and sensor optical requirements are pre-set at the factory, no on-site or routine re-calibration is necessary. Quite simply, installing the IR-3000 in your production environment couldn’t be easier – see the ideal locations

Despite its simplicity of installation, the IR-3000 is no lightweight in an industrial environment. Built to outperform the competition, the IR-3000 is rugged, durable, stable, and practically maintenance free. On the production line, it is unaffected by particle size or color, product or ambient temperature, environmental humidity, foreign or inert objects, dust, or gaps in the product flow. The IR-3000 provides continuous, reliable readings, allowing your personnel to confidently make immediate process adjustments to zinc oxide moisture in your production environment based on real-time measurements.

What is the Solution?

MoistTech has been providing moisture application solutions to the mineral industry for more than 40 years. By collaborating with our industry partners, MoistTech developed the IR-3000 near infrared (NIR) online moisture sensor and software system for testing mineral moisture. Field data across thousands of installations has demonstrated the IR-3000’s +/–0.1% accuracy in measuring moisture. Developed to provide non-contact, instant and continuous moisture measurements, the IR-3000 captures thousands of moisture measurements per second, allowing manufacturers to monitor moisture levels, to precisely control dryers, and to optimize production processes.


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.


Contact MoistTech about how the IR-3000 NIR online moisture detector and software system can help you manage the zinc oxide moisture in your production environment to save time and money and improve product quality.

Understand the Process

MoistTech’s sensors allow you to get an in depth look at your product quality and allows you to cut down on costs, human error, down time and more. Measuring the moisture content within your product can create instant benefits and add quality to your product line!