Moisture Content in Citrus Pellets

Having the correct moisture levels in Citrus Pellets has become a critical component during the various stages of the pellet product. Pellet mixtures can easily become either too wet or dry wasting manufacturer’s time and money as well as impacting the quality of the finished product. With the help of industry partners and 30 years of knowledge and experience, MoistTech has developed the IR 3000 Moisture Sensor that is ideally suited to measure the moisture levels in the pelletizing process.


By mounting the sensor several inches above the conveyor, at an angle to stop reflected light, after the mixer and extruder will allow the user to continuously monitor the process and can control the moisture content either manually or automatically in the process. The unique feature of the IR 3000 is that can monitor the process even with small gaps in product flow without impacting the accuracy.


MoistTech is very experienced with the moisture sensing requirements in pellets applications. Our sensor calibrations, measurement wavelengths, algorithms and sensor optical requirements are pre-set at the factory. Typical accuracy is about ±0.01% moisture. The outputs can be adjusted to optimize PLC or recording requirements. For addition information or to discuss your application, please contact our headquarters.

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