Forest Waste Moisture

Benefits of Moisture Control

Excess moisture in forest waste products can quickly ruin or lower the quality of the product, causing slow-downs in production and costing money in energy or wasted product. Continual and accurate forest waste moisture detection is paramount in processing. Saving money is faster and easier when problems are identified and addressed early on.

At MoistTech Corp, we are happy that our customers using our sensor system when processing forest waste can deliver a higher-quality product more consistently to their customers. Our sensors provide great benefits to our customers in the business of processing forest waste, including:

  • Significant Resin Cost Savings
  • Reduced Start-up Times
  • Lowered Energy Costs
  • Less Product Waste
  • Less Downtime
  • Improved Quality of Product
  • 100% Product Inspection

Control Moisture Levels Properly

Install our forest waste moisture sensor with sturdy support about eight inches over the conveyor belt or product. Our sensor is unique because it can deliver continual, accurate readings even with small gaps in product flow on the belt.

Monitor the process either manually or automatically. Both ways still ensure accurate readings. We also provide a viewing area for real-time process measurement using sapphire optics to develop sample systems and optical windows. View more details about this process in our section on sampling technology.

Our sensor functions well in environments that produce dust. If your environment, however, produces an extremely dusty workspace, you should consider installing an Air Purge System to keep your sensor running as accurately as possible.

We also recommend monitoring your sensor for overheating if it needs to be installed close to a high-heat area, like a dryer outlet. Cool air or water is helpful to keep the sensor cool and functioning properly.


    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

    What is the Solution?

    At MoistTech Corp, we understand the requirements to successfully produce biomass from forest waste. Our sensor calibrations, measurement wavelengths, algorithms, and sensor optical requirements are pre-set at the factory. Typical accuracy is about ±0.1% moisture. The typical analog range is 0-10% moisture. The outputs can be adjusted to optimize PLC or recording requirements.

    Check out our other wood moisture applications to learn more.

    In addition to our cutting-edge moisture control technology, MoistTech Corp is committed to ensuring ease of installation and optimal performance for our customers. Our expert team recommends installing our forest waste moisture sensor with sturdy support approximately eight inches above the conveyor belt or product for accurate readings, even with intermittent product flow.

    For enhanced monitoring, both manual and automatic processes guarantee precise readings. Explore our dedicated viewing area, utilizing sapphire optics for real-time process measurement. In dusty workspaces, consider our Air Purge System to maintain sensor accuracy.

    At MoistTech Corp, we provide comprehensive solutions for forest waste moisture management, addressing resin costs, startup times, energy efficiency, and overall product quality. Trust MoistTech Corp for unparalleled accuracy and reliability in moisture control.


    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.


    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

    Using the IR-3000 drastically cuts production costs. It is energy efficient, low maintenance, and decreases startup and down times. Over dried product causes waste; so does product that is too moist. With the IR-3000, these problems will no longer be an issue.

    Using the IR-3000, you’ll save money throughout the entire production process, while making the best quality product at the same time. With MoistTech, you don’t need to compromise.