At MoistTech Corp. our IR3000 moisture sensor allows you to do instant, non-contact, continuous moisture measurement. We believe our online moisture detection systems are as accurate as possible to provide reliable results. Moisture measurement and control is a crucial aspect of the wood pellet manufacturing process. Discover the effect of NIR moisture control. Get your quote today!

Near-Infrared Technology (NIR)

MoistTech utilizes near-infrared (NIR) technology that allows for a non-contact solution to provide accurate moisture content readings. Insensitive to material variations such as particle size, and material height & color, the sensors provide a continuous, reliable reading with zero drift and no maintenance. There is a one-time calibration with a non-drift optical design that allows operations personnel to make immediate line adjustments based on real-time measurements.

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Manufacturing Process

Manufacturing wood pellets requires refining, drying, and blending wood waste prior to entering the pellet press. Measuring moisture throughout the wood pelletizing process will produce pellets at a specific moisture percentage preventing the out-of-specification when the product is too wet or too dry. 

Proactive adjustments can be made to the process to optimize pellet manufacturing. Over-drying of the product can cause a dusty, ambient environment that can result in fire. On the other hand, product that is too dry will prevent pellets from compacting and not molding together very well. Product too wet, nonetheless, could cause the pelletizer to plug up. This will result in shutting down the line and creating product waste.

On-Line Sensors

The on-line sensors can be installed into any hopper, silo, material line, belt, or screw conveyor and the moisture results are displayed onto an external display or PC. Installing a moisture measurement and control system prevents bad product due to undesirable moisture levels. Fine tuning the setup and process of the manufacturing line allows for instant improvements both in the product and in the efficiency in which it is produced.

An ideal moisture control system accurately detects the moisture levels at different stages of the process, is easily maintained, and has the ability to withstand even the harshest of manufacturing conditions. The IR-3000 series of sensors manufactured by MoistTech are specifically designed to be unaffected by ambient light or material variations to be able to provide continuous, repeatable, accurate readings to improve the manufacturing line and product.

#MoistTech sensor above wood chips
#MoistTech sensor above wood chips

Immediate Benefits

A Moisture measurement and control system includes immediate benefits. Improved product quality, lower waste and energy costs, process optimization, increased plant efficiency, and dryer control reduced downtime are all notable gains.

At MoistTech Corp., we offer a range of on-line sensors for moisture measurement. We strive to provide superior customer solutions for every big and small industry out there. Contact us today to learn more!