Tobacco Threshing Moisture

What is Threshing & Why Measure Moisture?

One of the main methods of processing tobacco today is threshing. Tobacco threshing moisture content is easily and accurately read with MoistTech’s 828 model sensor. Threshing involves conditioning tobacco with heat and moisture so that it becomes pliable enough to enter the threshers.

If the correct amount of moisture is not maintained, the midribs of the tobacco leaf will not be removed properly. When too many stems are present in a cigarette, they may pierce the cigarette tubes, resulting in losses.

From the start of the threshing process to packaging the final product, moisture is key to producing quality tobacco.

MoistTech tobacco threshing moisture sensors measure moisture levels to within tenths of a percent. Our instruments help you monitor moisture and other levels to help you create the highest quality tobacco products possible. With our instant non-contact measuring capabilities, MoistTech sensors are the ideal choice for your tobacco processing needs.

Measure Moisture in Real Time


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

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.

Contact Us

Our sales and engineering team would be happy to assist you to incorporate a moisture measurement control system into your production process. Contact us for more information

Check out our other tobacco moisture applications to learn more

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Understand the Process

MoistTech sensors are expertly engineered to drastically improve product tobacco 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.