Sawdust Moisture

Why Measure Moisture Content?

Measuring product moisture in the production of saw dust plays an important overall role in the process. Too high or too low saw dust moisture can affect overall quality, which can sometimes stop the process or result in low-quality production and distribution.

On-going and accurate sawdust moisture measuring allows for quick correction if there are problems, and helps ensure high-quality production throughout the process. We have used sapphire optics to develop sample systems and optical windows, providing real-time process measurement. At MoistTech, we are dedicated to helping our customers produce the highest quality sawdust with our state-of-the-art sensor systems.

Discover Precise Measurement Now

 Before receiving your MoistTech sensor, we pre-set the calibrations for the sensor that provide the customer with the ability to simply install and begin immediately measuring moisture content. Typical accuracy is about ±0.1% moisture. The typical analog range is zero to twenty percent moisture. The outputs can be adjusted to optimize PLC or recording requirements.


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


MoistTech sensors withstand the test of time, requiring minimal to no 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

MoistTech’s Solution

Installation is simple and easy mounting the sensor within four to eight inches from the product allows constant process tracking as well as the ability to make manual or automatic adjustments throughout the process. Brackets provided with the sensor allow easy installation from either the top or the back of the unit, whichever is more convenient.

The advanced design of the IR-3000 allows immediate and precise readings of the moisture levels despite small product gaps in the process. We also use sapphire optics to develop sample systems and optical windows which provide real-time process measurement.

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!


Incorporating a moisture measurement system into the manufacturing process establishes a closed-loop approach. Proactively addressing moisture control through accurate measurement helps avert costly setbacks and ensures consistent product quality.


MoistTech’s team of experts stands ready to assess your unique application requirements. Through comprehensive lab tests, calibrations, and accuracy assessments, we ensure that our equipment will perform optimally for your needs. Each sensor undergoes pre-calibration before shipment, creating a seamless plug-and-play operation for end-users.


We offer service and support worldwide 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

Wood fiber moisture can affect many aspects of wood or wood-based products. Those involved in the manufacturing of wood fiber products need to have accurate readings on moisture content to deliver top-quality products to their customers.

Reliable and real-time moisture sensors for this process can improve quality control as well as increase production. Energy is not wasted by over-drying wood fiber, and the rejected material is significantly reduced.