Expanded Tobacco Moisture

Expert Moisture Control

Expanded tobacco reduces the weight of cigarettes by increasing the fill value and burn rate of tobacco, while preserving the same great taste. It is much dryer than regular tobacco, which is why it is lighter. Moisture is what makes tobacco heavy. Undoubtedly the expanded tobacco moisture content becomes a pivotal aspect in processing.

When producing expanded tobacco, however, it’s important for the end product to not be too dry, as overly dry tobacco burns too quickly and has little flavor.

MoistTech expanded tobacco moisture sensors measure the moisture in any variety of tobacco to within tenths of a percent, allowing you to accurately regulate the moisture levels in your product to achieve the highest possible quality. Our sensors measure sugar, nicotine, flavor, and temperature levels as well.

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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

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Expertly Engineered

MoistTech sensors are expertly engineered to improve product quality and optimize the tobacco production process.  With instant non-contact measuring capabilities, MoistTech products are the best on the market.

Dryer Control

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.

What is the 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.

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.

Contacting Us

Ask us how we can instantly improve the production process with proper moisture measurement and control today! We have representatives in every country to help expedite your questions and needs. Fill out our contact form here