MoistTech Corp provides the ultimate solution to moisture control

MoistTech Corp, a Sarasota, FL-based company, has operated with the support of business for over 40 years, manufacturing the world’s most accurate near-infrared (NIR) industrial moisture measurement gauges. It has installed over 50,000 gauges to date.

The state-of-the-art technology has the ability to combine multiple constituents to adjust to specific needs including the measurement of moisture, fat/oil, coating thickness, hot melts and glues, allowing operating personnel to make immediate adjustments based on real-time measurements. Surpassing the competition, MoistTech utilizes top-of-the-line technology advancements to create a gauge that can be used in harsh applications and environments where other gauges easily break down. 

Moisture measurement and control is a critical parameter of many manufacturing processes as it readily affects the outcome of a finished product and enables reduction in cost, energy, wasted materials, water usage, dust and more. MoistTech’s IR3000 gauge allows instant, non-contact, continuous measurement throughout the production process to ensure a quality finished product. Installed in countless applications, the IR3000 is insensitive to material variations such as particle size, material height and color, providing continuous, reliable readings with zero maintenance and a one-time calibration with a non-drift optical design. Measuring moisture throughout the manufacturing process prevents out-of-specification products and allows the process to be optimized to maximize its potential. 

The MoistTech NIR technology outshines the competition with a ratio-based measurement with prime beam. This eliminates sensitivity to distance, improves stability and accuracy, and provides a no-drift design. This unique design allows for extremely accurate measurements with far more sensitivity than that of any competing gauge, providing the ability to measure very difficult applications where others cannot. 

The common issues with moisture measurement and control occur with blending raw materials, during the combustion process, and entering and exiting the dryer. The plant manager’s ability to control the line immediately with adjustments is a huge improvement over old methods of time-consuming weighing and drying, which waste valuable time. Quality control is vital on the manufacturing line and the ability to alter certain specifications results in better-quality products. Most accuracies with the IR3000 can be expected to be +/-0.1% depending on the application, and can be programmed to read many different materials for ease of use. 

“The addition of the MoistTech IR3000s has provided me with the ability to control our process by instantly increasing or decreasing the material flow into the dryer. This variation of our material flow is based on the moisture content and belt scales to provide a dry weight. Prior to the MoistTech technology, this proved to be a guessing game and involved time-consuming OWL laboratory tests post-dryer,” said a MoistTech customer in 2017. 

Ideal for chain and screw conveyors, this non-contact ‘online’ moisture sensor makes hundreds of real-time-accurate measurements per second, providing a maintenance-free alternative to moisture measurement and control, freeing customers from the old technology and offering an enhanced system to accurately monitor products.

MoistTech Corp will exhibit at Ceramics Expo 2018 on Booth 331.