Provide 100% Increase in Production Efficiency and Product Inspection

In food processing, excess moisture can ruin products and create excess waste. With continuous online moisture measurement, food production plants will find huge money savings. Moisture measurement is crucial in food processing operations for a multitude of reasons. Moisture Measurement is Crucial in Food Processing Operations & Here's Why: 1

Knowing the moisture content of the materials used throughout the food and baking process has become one of the most critical components in the industry as many raw materials sold today are based upon weight. MoistTech moisture sensors can provide a quick test of the moisture levels of the manufacturer’s raw ingredients, effectively saving purchasing plants a lot of money.

While moisture is our major focus, we also supply analyzers for the continuous online measurement of protein, fat/oil, sugar, seasonings, caffeine and other constituents/elements that absorb the NIR beam.

Realizing that many food processing companies use many primary reference measurements, either in-house or outsourced, MoistTech’s NIR moisture sensors are easy to set-up and use which will provide instant and precise measurements due to no constituent losses in handling. With instant measurements provide manufacturers savings in analysis cost, delivering times and shipping costs

Moisture measurement and control can:
  • Reduce dryer usage and energy costs
  • Proper control of the infeed and dryer exit
  • Better quality of final product
  • Consistency of your final product
  • 100 percent product inspection

It is also important to know the moisture content during the mixing stage in the food manufacturing process as water affects quality and consistency of the end product. Variations and excess moisture in mixes can result in clumping and out of spec recipe formulas. Testing food moisture during this time will allow adjustments to be made throughout the mixing process to manage moisture levels.

Manufactures strive to have the best finished product.  The amount of water a product has affects the taste, appearance, consistency, stability as well as the shelf life. Testing the moisture levels of the final product insures manufactures that they have the highest quality product and consistency.

Whether finished products have too much or too little moisture is a main concern for food manufacturers. Some food items are sold by weight, which reduces costs, can make the item lower in fat/calories and preventing it from being too dry. Adding too much water can affect the crunch by making the item taste stale or even worse contributing to bacteria/mold growth.

food processing operationsSensing moisture content throughout the process also provides food manufacturers cost savings in energy and fuel costs, as well as having less product waste. With continuous NIR online moisture testing, manufacturers can monitor moisture levels which they in-turn, can precisely control ovens, dryers, roasters and fryers to optimize the production process with minimum energy requirements.

MoistTech is very experienced with the requirements in the production of foods and snack foods. Our sensor calibrations, measurement wavelengths, algorithms and sensor optical requirements are pre-set at the factory. Typical accuracy is about ±0.1% moisture. Typical analog range is 0-10% moisture. The outputs can be adjusted to optimize PLC or recording requirements. Moisture Measurement is Crucial in Food Processing Operations & Here's Why: 2

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