Clay Moisture


The need for precise clay moisture levels has become a critical component during production. Being such a porous material, clay can easily become either too wet or too dry wasting manufacturers time and money.

With the help of industry partners and 40 years of knowledge, MoistTech has proudly developed the IR-3000 Clay Moisture Sensor which is ideally suited to measure the moisture levels in the clay production process while improving manufactures product quality and lowering their energy costs.


By installing the MoistTech IR-3000 clay moisture sensor in the processing area, a manufacturer can continuously monitor the process and can control the clay moisture content either manually or automatically. To accurately measure the clay moisture levels, the sensor should be installed over the conveyor transporting the clay. The sensor should be mounted several inches above the belt, screw conveyor or any area where the material can be viewed.

In the installations of spray or fluid bed dryer’s, Optical Windows or Sampling Systems can be provided.


It should be noted that dust from the product is not normally a problem. However, in extreme dusty environments we recommend the installation of an air purge system to prevent the accumulation of material on the sensor’s window.

Benefits of Clay Moisture Control

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

MoistTech is very experienced with the requirements in the production of clay. Our clay moisture 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 and up to as much as 40%, subject to application. The outputs can be adjusted to optimize PLC or recording requirements.

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