Almond Moisture

Superior Moisture Control

Processing and controlling almond moisture is critical to product quality; yearly the world produces 3 million tonnes of almonds to be eaten whole or processed into other foods. Depending how the almonds will be consumed determines the importance of the moisture content and is desirable at numerous stages during the manufacturing process.

MoistTech utilizes near-infrared technology allowing for a non-contact solution. Insensitive to material variations such as particle size, material height & color, our moisture sensors provide continuous, reliable readings with zero maintenance. There is a one-time calibration with a non-drift optical design allowing operational personnel to confidently make immediate process adjustments based on real-time measurements.

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PERFORMANCE

Unsurpassed in performance, our sensors can accurately measure  moisture within tenths of a percent of most applications

STABILITY

MoistTech sensors withstand the test of time and are low to zero maintenance

RELIABILITY

Rely on MoistTech’s NIR moisture sensors to never drift or need re-calibration

COST OF OWNERSHIP

A moisture measurement system is essential for the production process and in some cases will pay for itself in less than 30 days

Production Efficiency

The high degree of quality control needed to ensure nuts are suitable for human consumption includes many factors, including maintaining proper moisture levels. Natural processed almonds come into the processing plant with existing moisture approximately around 3-4%. Pasteurization and blanching can change the moisture levels so ensuring it throughout various steps of the process is essential.

Optimal Installation

The MoistTech Online sensors can be installed into any hopper, silo, material line, belt or screw conveyor and the moisture results are displayed on a color touch screen or output on any of our many signal options.

The installation of our On-line Sensors prevents bad product due to undesirable moisture levels. Now you can fine tune your setup to make sure you are putting out a higher quality and more consistent product and ultimately improve your bottom line. Save money, time and prevent negative results due to inconsistencies and human error.

Efficiency is a top of the line priority for manufacturers and the dryer can drain a lot of that. Measuring the moisture before and after the dryer allows the user to optimize the dryer settings to save time and money. A proper moisture control system will pay for itself with the energy savings from the dryer in less than 30 days. Efficiently controlling the dryer within the facility can drastically change the productivity levels.

What is the Solution?

The moisture content is critical to ensure that packaged or stored almonds do not deteriorate and that processed almonds have a minimum breakage or waste ensuring the final products are of best quality.

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.

Assess

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!

Develop

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. 

Support

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

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

MoistTech offers a food grade moisture detection sensor that can be used in numerous processes to measure and control the moisture content throughout the process, allowing for quality and consistency. The high degree of quality control needed to ensure nuts are suitable for human consumption includes multiple factors including moisture content. The moisture content is critical to ensure that packaged or stored almonds do not deteriorate and that processed almonds have a minimum breakage or waste ensuring the final products quality.