Textiles & Non-Woven Materials

Measure Moisture & Basis Weight with One Instrument

Accurately Detect Moisture Levels at Every Stage of the Process

MoistTech’s professional staff continues to develop products for the textile & non-woven industries showing our commitment to you and your products.


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


Increasing Manufacturing Efficiency with Moisture Control

If you work in the textile sector, you are aware of the impact that water can have on your production line. Many fabrics can rapidly absorb and release moisture due to their hydroscopic nature. Consequently, the water content of a fabric greatly affects its physical properties, including length, dimension, strength, elasticity, and electrical resistance. Since fibers are chosen based on their moisture-wicking or insulating capabilities, maintaining the appropriate moisture content is crucial in fiber and fabric production. Moisture levels also play a significant role at the dyeing stage, as excessive or insufficient moisture can lead to color discrepancies between fabric batches.

This unwanted variation may result in the need for rework, recycling, or even discarding of products. Similarly, if fabrics requiring additional coatings or sprays for easy cleaning or fire-retardant qualities are not adequately dried after application, the same rework, recycling, or discarding process may be necessary. Traditional laboratory moisture testing methods, which involve using cut samples and a drying oven, are often time-consuming and yield inaccurate results due to the varying atmospheric conditions during each step of the testing process.

Mold can also pose a problem in the textile industry, particularly in the cotton ginning sector, where cotton bales with moisture content exceeding 10% can develop mold inside the plastic covering. This renders the 500-pound bale useless for textile manufacturing. To ensure that cotton batting moving to the hydraulic tramper for baling has moisture levels below 8%, near-infrared (NIR) sensors are employed over the lint slide in the cotton gin. NIR sensors provide efficient, real-time, and non-destructive moisture measurements, allowing for immediate adjustments to minimize or eliminate losses. The data obtained from these sensors can be quickly relayed and utilized to make informed decisions.

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Let’s Improve the Production Process

Are you looking to measure and control the moisture within your process? We have installed thousands of sensors in even the harshest conditions and would strive to earn your business!

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.

Nonwovens & Textile Moisture Applications

Get to know the MoistTech sensor and how quick and easy it is to incorporate into the processing line. Create instant ROI, increase plant efficiency and eliminate downtime and wasted product. Obtain real time moisture measurement data during the production process to proactively avoid issues.

MoistTech’s textile and nonwoven moisture monitors are easy to set-up and use which will provide instant and precise measurements due to no constituent losses in handling. 

Client Testimonials

“By installing the MoistTech IR-3000 Online Moisture sensor over the process, our customer could now monitor the moisture continuously at a +/- 0.1% accuracy which helped tremendously with being able to make any adjustments on the speed or the temperature of their dryers. The sensor was also integrated with their PLC using one of our three 4-20mA outputs.”

Paper/Pulp Industry

“In the past used on-line NIR of another manufacturer but did not work looking into bucket elevator buckets, so it removed. Now there is a better location to install an on-line moisture sensor and the plant prefers MoistTech.”

Food Processing Industry

“The IR3000 sensor combined with the programmable linear slide provides us with real time coat weight readings across every part of the substrate.  Problems are corrected early in the process, resulting in substantial reductions in waste.  Set up times are reduced as much as 50% because lab tests are no longer required to verify coat weights.”

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