Cut Tobacco Moisture

Is It Possible to Control Cut Tobacco Moisture During Production?

Regardless of whether cut tobacco is long or short, cut tobacco moisture must be strictly controlled for quality. Too much moisture will adversely affect product weight and burn time.

It is possible to control cut tobacco moisture right on the production line. To do so, production operators must have access to accurate moisture measurements, in real-time. With the information, adjustments to tobacco processing can be made at any point of the process to ensure that cut tobacco moisture is consistent throughout batches of a finished product. MoistTech’s Model 828 tobacco moisture gauge is the instrumentation of choice for tobacco processors. It has industry-proven, unmatched performance for tobacco moisture measurement and control within all levels of the tobacco industry. 

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Unsurpassed in performance, our sensors can accurately measure tobacco moisture within tenths of a percent


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

Why Choose MoistTech?

MoistTech has more than 40 years of experience providing moisture-sensing equipment to a variety of industries. The IR-3000 and Model 828 instrumentation boast these features:

  • Large, intense, quartz halogen light source
  • Extremely efficient optical system
  • High speed motor capable of capturing thousands of measurements per second
  • Rugged industrial design
  • Factory calibrated
  • Maintenance free
  • Sensor measurements are unaffected by particle size, material height, material color, product temperature, ambient temperature, environmental dust, and other environmental factors common in industrial environments

Installation & Dryer Control

MoistTech’s Model 828 gauge can be installed at nearly any stage of tobacco product production. Common installation locations include at conditioning cylinders, near cutters, in toasters, directly on conveyors, in down chutes, or in storage bins. Installing the gauge on the production line provides the real-time information your operators require to adjust the process to ensure moisture is properly managed.

Dryer control is the most sensitive area of the tobacco process. Thousands of kilos per hour are processed where volume, temperature and input moisture vary. The MoistTech model 828 tobacco moisture sensor provides the user with the ability to monitor and control this process to within tenths of a percent.

The MoistTech Solution

Installation of the Model 828 provides manufactures exceptionally accurate and precise tobacco moisture measurement and control protocols. It is able to accurately measure to within 0.1% on many applications – resulting in improved product quality and significant cost savings.


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.

Contacting Us

Feel free to contact us for a demonstration of the Model 828 tobacco moisture gauge. If you’re ready to improve your tobacco quality by controlling cut tobacco moisture, request a quote. MoistTech’s IR-3000 NIR moisture sensor with Model 828 tobacco moisture gauge will change the way you measure cut tobacco moisture.

Understand the Process

MoistTech sensors are expertly engineered to drastically improve product quality and optimize the production process.  With our instant non-contact measuring abilities, MoistTech products are the answer to controlling moisture in your product. With our instant non-contact measuring abilities, MoistTech products are the answer to controlling moisture in your product.