Sugar Moisture


The correct sugar moisture level has become a critical component during processing. Sugar can easily become either too wet or dry, thus wasting the manufacturers time and money.

With the help of industry partners and 40 years of knowledge, MoistTech has developed the IR-3000 sugar moisture sensor that is ideally suited to measure both the sugar moisture and polymerization (POL) levels in the different stages of the sugar manufacturing process.



By installing the MoistTech sugar moisture sensor at either the entrance or the exit of the dryer, a manufacturer can continuously monitor the process and can control the moisture content either manually or automatically instantly.


If the sensor is susceptible to extreme heat conditions, it is necessary to cool the sensor with either air or water. Generally, dust from the product is not normally a problem. But, in extreme dusty environments, we recommend the installation of an air purge system to prevent the accumulation of material on the sensors window.

Benefits of Sugar Moisture Control

  • Improved Product Quality
  • Lower Energy Costs
  • Reduced Start-up Times
  • Less Waste
  • 100% Product Inspection
  • Less Downtime

MoistTech is very experienced with the requirements in the production of sugar. 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% dry to wet sugar moisture and up to as much as 80% bagasse, subject to application. The outputs can be adjusted to optimize PLC or recording requirements.

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