Wool Moisture

Efficient Moisture Control

The production of wool, yarn and textiles involves essential multi-step processes. Within many of these steps, such as carbonizing and other finishing operations, and the drying operations that follow washing, scouring, and stock dying, it is essential to precisely control moisture levels. Failure to do so may result in product and raw material waste, re-work, decreased productivity, and increased production costs. Are you currently measuring wool moisture during the production process? MoistTech has the top of the line solutions!

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

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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


Usage opportunities increase when you consider the capability of the IR-3000 to measure water, solvent based coating thickness and monitor temperature—as required in washing, scouring, and carbonizing. There are many key processes in wool production where you will find the wool moisture sensor to be essential.

MoistTech is highly experienced regarding the requirements in wool and wool textile production and 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.

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 ± 0.05%, with coating accuracy varying from 0.1 to 0.01 micron, depending on the coating type. Typical analog range is 0-10% moisture. The outputs can be adjusted to optimize PLC or recording requirements.

What is the Solution?

MoistTech has studied moisture and its applications in manufacturing for over 40 years. That’s why we’re confident our moisture analyzers are a step above the rest. We’re constantly working to develop the latest, most advanced moisture testing technology—which is how the IR-3000 came about.

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.


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.

Immediate Benefits

  • Increased Productivity
  • Improved Product Quality
  • Minimization of Waste and Re-Work
  • Lower Energy Costs
  • Reduced Environmental Impact
  • Continuous Monitoring with 100% Product Inspection
  • Process Optimization