Potato Chip Oil

Food Grade Monitoring & Control

MoistTech has extensive knowledge and installations in the food industry, including many in various chips. Developing one of our most accurate moisture sensors, the IR3000-F, is an ideally suited management system to measure the moisture content in the potatoes before frying or to monitor potato chip oil levels during the manufacturing process.

The sensor is coated in a food grade teflon with a polymeric viewing window enabling manufacturers to improve product quality without any contamination. This state-of-the-art analyzer can also measure temperature, oil, fat, sugar, seasonings, protein, and more, giving the user full process control.

Measure Today with Unparalleled Precision


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


Food manufacturing facilities allow for multiple points of installation for moisture measurement. Installing the sensor before the fryer allows for adjustments to be made based on the level of moisture in the potatoes.

The sensor should be installed several inches above the belt or screw conveyor so that the user can continuously monitor the process and control the moisture and oil content either manually or automatically in the finished product. If the potato chips have gone through an oil spray, it is important to install the sensor at an angle to cut down any reflection from the oil coating. If the sensor is located near an oil spray, it is necessary to clean the sensor’s optical window during regular routine cleaning.

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 0-10% moisture. The outputs can be adjusted to optimize PLC or recording requirements.

Take a look at our other food moisture sensor applications.


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

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.