Cotton Moisture


The production of cotton fibers, yarn, and textiles involves complex multi-step processes. Within many of these processes, including slashing, bleaching, and the finishing operations of cleaning, mercerizing, dyeing, and treating, it is vital to specifically manage the moisture levels. Failing to do so can result in wasted product and raw material, re-work, decreased productivity, and higher production costs.

The IR-3000 is ideally suited to measure moisture levels in the harsh environments found in cotton fiber, yarn, and textile production. Utilizing moisture control to optimize process control improves your product quality, increases productivity, and decreases production costs.


There are many key processes in cotton manufacturing where you will find the cotton moisture sensor to be essential. Usage opportunities increase when you consider the capability of the IR-3000 to measure water and solvent based coating thickness and monitor temperature. For installation parameters specific to your applications, please contact our headquarters. Our sensor calibrations, measurement wavelengths, algorithms, and sensor optical requirements are pre-set at the factory. Once installed, you can continuously monitor the process and control moisture content in real time.

Benefical Outcome

The MoistTech IR-3000’s non-drift optical design permits non-contact continuous process monitoring and control so that process variation can be detected and adjusted in real time. Typical moisture accuracy is about ± 0.02%. Typical analog range is 0-10% moisture. The outputs can be adjusted to optimize PLC or recording requirements.