laboratory near-infrared


irma 858

Diamond standard equipment, service & support

In addition to the array of on-line moisture control analyzers, MoistTech manufactures laboratory units to test the moisture content in multiple differtent applications. The IRMA 858 NIR moisture analyzer is MoistTech’s fast at-line/laboratory moisture testing sensor that utilizes small sample jars for sample testing. The 858 incorporates MoistTech’s well-proven IR-3000 moisture sensor optics and electronics providing superb accuracy, resolution and the shortest test time of any similar technology gauge.

Perfectly suitable for labs and research facilities, the IRMA 858 moisture gauge is the very first sensor where samples are measured using NIR lighting starting from the bottom of the quartz based container and penetrating the entire sample. Measuring samples that are in completely sealed containers helps to eliminates any constituent losses that are caused by handling, in order to provide the most accurate and true moisture reading.

Quickly displaying results in as little as 3 seconds, the 858 can With results that are obtained in less than 1 second you will considerably enhance the quality of the product which can provide both energy savings and potentially increase the productivity by lowering material losses. Like the on-line versions, the 858 also requires just a one time calibration, is maintenance free, and has a drift free optical design that makes it extremely user friendly. Instant process adjustments can be made to the manufacturing line based on real time data achieved.

Incorporated with a large color touch-screen PC with a detailed operator screen, the IRMA 858 provides the time and date of sample, process location of sample and operator name. Calibration software is also built-in with regression analysis and storage of calibration data which can hold up to 50 separate calibration codes.

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sensor features

MoistTech has the global reputation for their remarkably precise NIR sensors and software for moisture testing, measurement and control.

You will find links to typical moisture sensor applications where MoistTech’s products are ideally suited for accurate and precise moisture testing, measurement and control. In addition, thousands of infrared moisture analyzers are installed on MoistTech applications, not only for the measurement of moisture, but also for other applications, such as measuring and controlling: coating thickness, resin content, oil, protein, fat, nicotine, sugar, seasonings, plastic film thickness and many other constituents.

Users can enjoy many features of MoisTech’s IR-3000 sensor that can immediately benefit the production line. Easy to use and incorporate into many existing systems, we are proud to offer the following features with our IR-3000 series sensors:


16 bit resolution for unsurpassed accuracy & response


built in touch panel PC with windows CE


pre-programmed measurement algorithms & calibrations


customized NIR filter selections for your application


windows operating software for management & control


ethernet connectivity (2 x RJ45)


3 usb connections for mouse/keyboard interfacing


2 year warranty parts & labor



instant measurements

advanced digital filtering for noise free signal

very low energy use

networking & wireless capability

simple calibration procedure - no recalibrations needed

digital diagnostics monitor all critical components

store up to 50 product codes

online options

food products

Our IR-3000F food product sensor can measure moisture, oil, fat/protein and more to meet all production needs.

coke/coal/sinter products

Specifically designed for the dark mineral industry, the CCS-3000 series can measure moisture in dark materials.

IP-67 rated sensor

Ideal for harsh conditions, the IP-67 rated sensor can withstand  wash-downs, and aggressive process applications.