Linen Moisture

Near-Infrared Moisture Control

The growing popularity of linen textiles—everything from garments to towels to upholstery—has increased competition within the linen production industry. MoistTech’s IR-3000 moisture sensor enables manufacturers to track the linen moisture content throughout production process, allowing line personnel to ensure competitiveness within the market.

MoistTech has been involved in the textile industry for numerous years and fully understands the linen production process—retting, dressing, breaking, scutching, and hackling—and how quickly the moisture content of the flax fibers can be affected at each point in the process. We offer performance guarantees on our equipment and can provide on-site support if needed.

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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

Moisture Control with MoistTech

The IR-3000 near infrared (NIR) online moisture detector and software system was designed and built to measure linen moisture levels at any point along the production process. Because it provides non-contact measurement, moisture can be controlled, in real time, during production from fiber to final fabric. By using the IR-3000 to optimize process control, you will improve product quality, increase productivity, and decrease production costs.

The IR-3000’s sensor calibrations, measurement wavelengths, algorithms, and sensor optical requirements to measure linen moisture are pre-set at the factory. No further on-site or routine re-calibration is necessary, making accuracy in the field nearly effortless. Communication with the sensor head is managed through isolated, self-powered 3 x analog outputs at 4–20mA for connection to a laptop, a PC-based touch screen interface, a plant wide network via RS232/422/485, or an Ethernet TCP/IP connection.

Is MoistTech the Solution?

The IR-3000 was designed and built to provide long-term, reliable performance in even the harshest industrial environment. It will outperform the competition because the IR-3000 is rugged, durable, stable, and practically maintenance free. It is unaffected by making it the most reliable instrument in the linen production industry.

  • Particle size
  • Particle color
  • Product temperature
  • Ambient temperature
  • Environmental humidity
  • Foreign or inert objects
  • Dust
  • Gaps in product flow


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.