Particle Board Moisture

Increasing Profits with MoistTech Corp

Particle Board moisture control in both the infeed and outfeed processes enhances resin addition, reduces energy usage, and ensures high-quality material before blending. Moisture content significantly influences fiber quality, and inaccurate moisture resin addition not only wastes money but can also cause severe process interruptions.

Precise control of raw material fiber improves resin addition and board properties, resulting in significant cost savings. The major benefit is seen on the forming line, preventing downtime due to blown boards, a common issue with high particle board moisture content furnish.

  • Improved Product Quality
  • Lower Energy Costs
  • Reduced Start-up Times
  • Increased Plant Efficiency
  • Less Waste & Downtime
  • 100% Product Inspection
  • Significant Resin Cost Savings

    Control Moisture Levels 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

    Efficient Production

    One unique feature of MoistTech’s IR-3000 Particle Board Moisture Sensor is its ability to monitor the process with small gaps in product flow without compromising accuracy. MoistTech has also developed sample systems and optical windows using sapphire optics, providing a real-time process measurement viewing area. Details can be found in our sampling technology section.

    Efficiency is a top priority for manufacturers, and the dryer can impact that significantly. Measuring moisture before and after the dryer allows users to optimize settings, saving time and money. A proper moisture control system pays for itself with energy savings from the dryer in less than 30 days, drastically changing productivity levels.

    Ideal Sensor Installation

    Mounting the IR-3000 particle board moisture sensor several inches above the conveyor allows continuous process monitoring. Users can control moisture/resin content manually or automatically in the PB process.

    Dust from the product is not typically a problem; however, in extremely dusty environments, we recommend an Air Purge System to prevent material accumulation on the sensor’s window.

    If the IR-3000 Particle Board Moisture Sensor needs installation near a dryer outlet susceptible to extreme heat conditions, cooling with air or water may be necessary.

    Ready to optimize your particle board production for maximum efficiency and profits? Contact MoistTech Corp today to explore how our advanced IR-3000 moisture sensor can revolutionize your moisture control processes. Transform your facility’s productivity with precise moisture management. Your journey to enhanced particle board moisture control starts now.


    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

    Moisture measurement and control within particle board manufacturing is an essential tool throughout the process to ensure optimal efficiency of product and its quality. MoistTech provides a near-infrared moisture measurement system that provides hundreds of readings per second to determine where in the process any adjustments can be made, ensuring the end results is of top quality and consistently the same.