Reconstituted Tobacco Moisture

What Is The Best Way To Measure Reconstituted Tobacco Moisture?

Reconstituted tobacco moisture affects product quality in several aspects. Incorporating a proper moisture measurement sensor can help eliminate common issues and obtain higher efficiency, less waste and downtime, better product quality, and increased productivity. But what is the best way to achieve all this? MoistTech’s 828 model sensor can provide exactly that!

 Reconstituted tobacco quality is affected by moisture and creates common issues

  • Increases product weight
  • High moisture content decreases tobacco burn time and must be correctly balanced for taste and economy – this also creates an inefficient drying process, wasting energy
  • Cutting and other post-processing tasks are affected and must be correctly balanced for processing speed and economy

Optimize Your Production Quality


Install a proven sensor that can accurately detect moisture levels in all kinds of tobacco applications


Rest assured the equipment from MoistTech will withstand the test of time and outperform all its competitors


Rely on MoistTech’s NIR moisture sensors to never drift or need re-calibration – decreasing the maintenance costs


A moisture measurement system is essential for the production process and in some cases will pay for itself in less than 30 days

By implementing MoistTech’s Model 828 tobacco moisture gauge, tobacco processors enjoy the ability to measure accurately reconstituted tobacco moisture in real-time. Built to perform in the extremely harsh conditions of a tobacco processing facility, the 828 allows operators to adjust controls on the line, reducing, if not eliminating, out-of-range moisture content in the final product of the entire batch of product.

Where in the Process Can Reconstituted Tobacco Moisture be Measured?

The Model 828 gauge can be installed at nearly any stage of production, including the conditioning cylinders (before or after drying), cutters, toasters, or directly on the reconstituted lines’ belt conveyors, screw and drag conveyors, down chutes, or storage bins. Installing the gauge within the reconstituted tobacco’s lines ensures that the moisture is accurately measured and controlled in this part of the process.

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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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Contact us with your questions about measuring reconstituted tobacco moisture

Understand the Process

MoistTech’s moisture-sensing instruments have become the industry standard for moisture measurement for the following reasons:

  • To provide instant, accurate, non-contact measurement of reconstituted tobacco moisture
  • The ability to also detect measurements of nicotine, sugars, flavors, and temperature
  • Sensor measurements are not affected by particle size or material height and color
  • All sensors are factory pre-calibrated and require minimal maintenance once installed
  • Precision filters and algorithms were incorporated into the Model 828 specifically to optimize its performance in a tobacco processor’s demanding and harsh conditions