Linen Moisture

The growing popularity of linen textiles—everything from garments to towels to upholstery—has increased competition within the linen production industry. MoistTech’s IR-3000 moisture sensor allows producers to monitor linen moisture throughout production, thereby ensuring competitiveness within the industry by:

  • Increasing productivity
  • Improving product quality
  • Minimizing waste or rework
  • Lowering energy costs
  • Reducing the harmful environmental effects of production
  • Monitoring moisture with 100% product inspection
  • Optimizing production processes

Work with Someone Who Knows Linen

MoistTech has worked within the textile industry for more than 30 years. Understanding the linen production process—retting, dressing, breaking, scutching, and hackling—and how the moisture of the flax fibers is affected at each point in the process has allowed MoistTech to develop a superior moisture sensor for the linen producer.

MoistTech’s IR-3000

The IR-3000 near infrared (NIR) online moisture detector and software system was designed and built to measure linen moisture levels at any point along the production process. Because it provides non-contact measurement, moisture can be controlled, in real time, during production from fiber to final fabric. By using the IR-3000 to optimize process control, you will improve product quality, increase productivity, and decrease production costs.

Accuracy Matters in Moisture Management

The IR-3000’s sensor calibrations, measurement wavelengths, algorithms, and sensor optical requirements to measure linen moisture are pre-set at the factory. No further on-site or routine re-calibration is necessary, making accuracy in the field nearly effortless. Communication with the sensor head is managed through isolated, self-powered 3 x analog outputs at 4–20mA for connection to a laptop, a PC-based touch screen interface, a plant wide network via RS232/422/485, or an Ethernet TCP/IP connection.

Durability Matters in an Industrial Environment

The IR-3000 was designed and built to provide long-term, reliable performance in even the harshest industrial environment. It will outperform the competition because the IR-3000 is rugged, durable, stable, and practically maintenance free. It is unaffected by

  • Particle size
  • Particle color
  • Product temperature
  • Ambient temperature
  • Environmental humidity
  • Foreign or inert objects
  • Dust
  • Gaps in product flow

making it the most reliable instrument in the linen production industry.

Contact MoistTech for Linen Moisture Control

Contact MoistTech about how the IR-3000 NIR online moisture detector and software system will allow you to manage linen moisture in your production environment, saving time and money and improving product quality.