Lamina Strips Moisture

Control Lamina Strip Moisture

The best way to control moisture during the processing of lamina strips is by testing 100% of the product on the line. To do so requires a non-contact instrument capable of taking and reporting thousands of accurate measurements per second in real-time. Known throughout the industry for its accuracy and durability, MoistTech’s Model 828 tobacco moisture gauge meets these rigorous requirements. By installing the Model 828 on your processing line, lamina strips moisture can be controlled throughout the process, ensuring consistency, improving quality, and guaranteeing the highest price for the final product. Contact us with any questions about the Model 828’s capabilities for measuring lamina strips moisture.

Both the quality and quantity of a finished tobacco product are entirely dependent on lamina strips moisture. Lamina strips must be dry but not so dry that they are flavorless. They must be dry but not so dry that their lack of weight adversely affects the finished product weight. They must be consistently dry so that their quality and quantity meet a processor’s economic expectations. Is it possible to control lamina strips moisture during processing?

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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

Installing an 828 Model Sensor

The sensors in MoistTech’s Model 828 tobacco moisture gauge can be installed:

  • On conditioning cylinders before or after drying
  • At cutters
  • In toasters
  • Along belt, screw, and drag conveyors
  • In down chutes
  • In storage bins

Installing the Model 828 gauge’s sensors within the lamina line ensures that lamina strips moisture is accurately measured and controlled throughout the process. Contact us for more information about where the Model 828’s sensors can be installed for real-time moisture measurements.

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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.

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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.

Contact Us to Increase Production

One of our MoistTech professionals would be pleased to demonstrate how the Model 828 tobacco moisture gauge could improve your lamina strips product quality. Alternatively, if you’re ready to implement MoistTech tobacco moisture-sensing instrumentation into your process, request a quote.