Pharmaceutical Moisture Control

Why Are We Different?

Leader in Moisture Measurement & Control

Over 40 Years of Experience and Top Quality Local Support in Your Area

Zero Drifting or Re-Calibrations

Guaranteed Not to Drift or Need Re-Calibrations Over Time – Forget Any Yearly Maintenance Too!

Cutting Edge Technology

A Non-Contact Option Utilizing Near-Infrared Technology Provides Superior Data Results

Efficiency Improvements

Increase Production Efficiency by 400% or More With a Moisture Measurement & Control System from MoistTech


Software & Communications

MoistTech Does Not Require Any External Hardware and Also Provides Software Free of Charge with Unlimited Licensing Capabilities


Tablet Moisture Control

Immediate Control During Production

Pharmaceutical drug manufacturing requires stringent quality standards from the delivery of raw materials to the final quality check and shipping. Moisture content variables within these stages when manufacturing various pharmaceuticals can cause entire batches of product to fail Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requirements. Pharmaceutical moisture control becomes a crucial step in the production process.

Each of these operations must meet the FDA requirements. This strongly encourages innovation in manufacturing technology, including continuous processing as part of the Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs) to ensure the quality of their products. Pharmaceutical moisture control can be one of the more costly and timely quality measures pharmaceutical manufacturers will undertake.

The IR-3000 near infrared (NIR) online moisture detector and software system was designed to measure the moisture in the most exacting environments under the strictest of regulations. You can meet and exceed FDA regulations for drug moisture control because the sensor provides non-contact measurement, allowing moisture control in real time. With the IR-3000 optimizing process control, you can expect product quality to improve, productivity to increase, and production costs to decrease.

Fortunately, MoistTech’s history of excellence in the manufacturing industry keeps the cGMPs on the cutting edge of quality assurance by making quality part of the in-line process and not a separate procedure. Proper moisture control with MoistTech’s sensors both in-line and in the laboratory can save thousands of dollars by preventing raw material losses, batch losses from failed quality testing, and production time losses. When properly done, pharmaceutical moisture control ensures the final products are the highest possible quality.

MoistTech has lab appropriate sensors as well as the IR-3000 and many work in collaboration with the IR-3000. One such model is the IRMA 858 near infrared (NIR) moisture analyzer. The IRMA 858 is MoistTech’s fast at-line sensor. Ideal for laboratories or near processing lines, the IRMA 858 infrared moisture gauge is the first sensor where samples are measured from the bottom up in sealed, quartz-based containers.

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Benefits of Moisture Analysis

  • Improved Product Quality
  • Lower Energy Costs
  • Reduced Start-up Times
  • Less Waste
  • 100% Product Inspection
  • Less Downtime

Moisture Sensor Specifications

  • Non-contact, instant and continuous measurement
  • Advanced digital filtering for noise-free signal
  • Low energy usage
  • It is unaffected by gaps in production flow
  • Networking and wireless capability
  • Surface mount technology
  • Built to endure the toughest industrial environments
  • Digital diagnostics monitor all critical components
  • 50 products codes
  • No routine re-calibration or maintenance needed

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Let’s Build Something Together

The engineers at MoistTech look forward to discussing your needs for pharmaceutical moisture measurement and control in your production application. We would be pleased to demonstrate how the IR-3000 NIR online moisture transmitter and our line of lab moisture sensors can improve product quality and reduce production costs. Contact us today!

Near-Infrared Moisture Detection is State-of-the-Art

The precision of NIR moisture sensors can help increase the quality of your product resulting in less lost time and money. 

Combining our long experience with improvements suggested by our customers, we’ve designed a better, more precise and more accurate NIR moisture sensor.

More Precision Than Other Technologies

The 3000 Series Near Infrared moisture sensor is designed to not only be more accurate but to be low maintenance as well. An initial calibration is all it takes, and our NIR moisture sensor is ready to go. The IR-3000 uses NIR technology to take precise measurements in percentage wet and percentage dry, allowing you to make real time adjustments either automatically or manually. Our NIR moisture sensor will help you achieve a better, more consistent product.

Instant ROI

The most “bang for the buck” happens when you can control the moisture in the process through an automatic, feed-back-loop control system. A feed-back-loop changes the process based on the in-line measurement. If the collection and analysis of real-time data is the only purpose of the testing, but the analysis of the data has potential to define substantive future process changes, an in-line solution may have a high potential ROI.

Avoid Downtime with Quick Measurements

Enjoy immediate adjustments to your process based on real-time measurements from our online NIR sensors. Avoid costly downtime and excessive scrap by catching any out-of-tolerance readings as quickly as possible. Immediate changes can be made to your production line to stop extra waste and keep the line moving. Connect our sensors directly to your PLC by RS232 or Ethernet for complete software control of your line.

Unbeatable Accuracy & Reliability

Our non-drift optical design gives you repeatable results in the most accurate measurements available. Calibrated from the factory, the sensor requires no further maintenance to maintain their accuracy. Results are unaffected by heat or humidity.