Tablet Moisture

Moisture Control Technology

Drug tablet creation requires stringent quality standards from the delivery of raw materials to the final quality check and shipping. Humidity variables within these stages when manufacturing drug tablets can cause repercussions. Some variables affected by moisture include powder caking, reduced overall drug effectiveness, unwanted electro-static charges, and potential losses of entire batches of product by failing Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requirements. Over-dried powder becomes too fine, and therefore difficult to manipulate through the necessary stages of production making tablet moisture control a crucial step in production.

The FDA strongly encourages drug tablet creators to use Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs) to ensure the quality of their products. Moisture control can be one of the more costly quality measures drug tablet manufacturers will undertake. Fortunately, MoistTech’s history of excellence in the manufacturing industry keeps the cGMPs on the cutting edge of quality assurance while keeping costs low. Proper moisture control with MoistTech’s sensors can save thousands by preventing raw material losses, batch losses from failed quality testing, and production time losses, while ensuring the final tablets are the highest possible quality.

Control Moisture Levels Properly


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

Monitor Tablet Moisture

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 tablet moisture control because the sensor provides non-contact measurement, allowing moisture control in real time. By using the IR-3000 from MoistTech to optimize process control, you can expect better product quality, improved productivity, and diminished production costs.

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.

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.

How We Stand Out

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


  • Improved Product Quality
  • Lower Energy Costs
  • Reduced Start-up Times
  • Less Waste
  • 100% Product Inspection
  • Less Downtime
  • Significant Raw Materials Cost Savings


Lab Options

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 has lab appropriate sensors as well as the IR-3000 and most work in collaboration with the IR-3000. Samples are in a completely sealed chamber, eliminating any constituent losses that are caused by handling and in the environment providing the most accurate, true moisture reading.


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.


The professionals at MoistTech look forward to discussing your needs for moisture measurement and control in your drug tablet 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!

Understand the Process

Using the IR-3000 drastically cuts production costs. It is energy efficient, low maintenance, and decreases startup and down times. Over dried product causes waste; so does product that is too moist. With the IR-3000, these problems will no longer be an issue.

Using the IR-3000, you’ll save money throughout the entire production process, while making the best quality product at the same time. With MoistTech, you don’t need to compromise.