Gypsum Board Moisture

Superior Moisture Control

Gypsum board may start out wet, but it’s important for it to end up dry. Gypsum board moisture content will affect the drying time and final outcome of the product. High humidity can impact gypsum board causing it to warp. This causes an issue with wasted materials and higher energy costs due to longer drying times in the drying chamber.

MoistTech’s IR-3000 moisture sensor can stop moisture problems before they happen. With continuous and reliable readings, your team can make immediate adjustments as necessary when alerts are received.

Obtain Instant Moisture Data

Unlike Other Technology

Our moisture sensor will only need to be calibrated one time. This happens in the factory before it is sent to you. Once it arrives on-site, you can simply install the sensor above your conveyor belt. After it is installed, you will begin to receive real-time, immediate alerts. This will allow you to take action before moisture becomes an issue. Additional benefits include:

  • Reduction of waste
  • Improved production time
  • Improved quality
  • Reduced energy costs
  • Reduced environmental impact
  • Reduced re-work
  • Real-time measurements


    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

    Dryer Control

    Efficiency is a top-of-the-line priority for manufacturers and the dryer can drain a lot of that. Measuring the moisture before and after the dryer allows the user to optimize the dryer settings to save time and money. A proper moisture control system will pay for itself with the energy savings from the dryer in less than 30 days. Efficiently controlling the dryer within the facility can drastically change productivity levels.

    What Is the Solution?

    MoistTech has studied moisture and its applications in manufacturing for over 40 years. That’s why we’re confident our moisture analyzers are a step above the rest. We’re constantly working to develop the latest, most advanced moisture testing technology — which is how the IR-3000 came about.

    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

    To monitor and measure gypsum moisture in the industrial environment, MoistTech developed, with the input of our mineral industry partners, the IR-3000 near infrared (NIR) online moisture transmitter. Capable of capturing thousands of measurements per second, the IR-3000 allows you to not only monitor the moisture content of gypsum, but also control it, by adjusting the production process, in real-time. The IR-3000’s sensor provides instant, non-contact measurements of nearly any product or raw material. It is unsurpassed in the industry for quality, performance, and reliability.