Bark Moisture

Real Time Moisture Control

Bark moisture levels play an important part in the manufacturing process of the final wood product. Too much moisture can hinder manufacturing and adversely affect energy costs. MoistTech’s IR-3000 moisture sensor can alert you to high levels of moisture before it becomes an issue.

The MoistTech IR-3000’s non-drift optical design permits non-contact continuous process monitoring and control, so that process variation can be detected and adjusted in real-time. Typical moisture accuracy is about ± 0.05%, with coating accuracy varying from 0.1 to 0.01 microns, depending on the coating type. The typical analog range is 0-10% moisture. The outputs can be adjusted to optimize PLC or recording requirements.

This real-time, immediate information on the assembly line allows your production team to take quick action. Workers can compensate for moisture levels when it matters the most which in turn will reduce waste of valuable raw materials and decrease production costs.

Optimize Your Production Quality


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


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

A Multitude of Advantages

Our sensors require a one-time calibration. Once calibrated, you’ll find that they are maintenance-free, allowing your workers to concentrate on producing your products. In addition, the sensors can work on essentially any application and are currently in service at thousands of companies around the world.

Wood products are especially sensitive to moisture issues, and bark moisture is no exception. That’s why it is of utmost importance to have in place sensors to detect moisture and provide immediate readings to allow real-time compensation.

What Is the Solution?

With over 40 years of experience, we’re confident that our IR-3000 moisture sensor will get the job done. The sensor can be mounted above the conveyor belt. It isn’t necessary for it to actually touch your products.

We’ve combined our decades of experience and knowledge with feedback from our industry partners to create a moisture sensor capable of taking instant, non-contact measurements of moisture, temperature, and other vital levels with the utmost accuracy. When it comes to moisture sensors, the IR-3000 is the most advanced system available.


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 perform for you. All of our sensors are pre-calibrated prior to being shipped to create a plug-and-play operation for the end-user.


We offer service and support throughout the world for our moisture measurement sensors and would be happy to connect you with a rep in your area. Contact us today for more information!

Understand the Process

All our sensors are instant with hundreds of points of data measurement per second providing you with real time accurate measurements. MoistTech is a one-time calibration with a no-drift optical design to ensure the accuracy and repeatability needed.

MoistTech Corp has the expertise to assist you in your moisture measurement and control needs, increasing productivity and reducing waste. Customers have reported 400% or more increases in production efficiency and we provide 30-day service guarantees!