Wood Waste Moisture

Accuracy with Moisture Control

Construction and demolition work, lumbering, and furniture industries all contribute to the increasing potential of wood waste to be utilized as a production resource. Uncontaminated wood waste (those scraps not mixed with other materials or coatings) from framing operations during construction is used as a valuable feedstock for the engineered woods industry (laminated woods, plywood, composite panels).

Wood waste and forestry byproducts encompass a range of materials such as wood chips, bark, sawdust, timber slash, and mill scrap. Within the realm of bio-based industries, there are various waste materials that hold promise for biomass production. These include pulp sludge, fruit pits, alcohol fermentation stillage, and other organic waste materials.

Moisture in wood waste is critical to the success or failure of the end product. As an example, for wood waste destined to become fuel, pellets must be produced with a moisture content of less than 10% to allow maximum burn at the highest combustion efficiency.

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Our equipment never comes into contact with the product, allowing for less waste

zero drift

Our sensors are guaranteed not to drift over time – which saves time and money

closed loop

Create a closed-loop process by tying a moisture sensor into your PLC. Full control over the line!

no recalibrations

We’ve mastered the art of moisture sensors – your unit will never need to be recalibrated for the same product twice!

Immediate ROI

Production line downtime and product inconsistency reduce both the efficiency and the profit margins of any company. In the competitive market space of wood waste management, every process requires consistent and accurate information to produce a quality product. Customers expect and demand a quality product from a dependable manufacturer.

Eliminating the time and errors in other measurement systems allows for the production process to flow smoothly while maintaining a superior quality standard. Instant, accurate measurement feedback from Moist-Tech’s IR-3000 frees production resources from the labor and time intensive activities of collection, drying and measuring samples from the production lines. Higher outputs are achieved, and resultant profits are realized.


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!


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!