Bark Moisture

Bark moisture levels play an important part in the manufacturing process of the final wood product. Too much moisture can hinder manufacturing and adversely affect energy costs. MoistTech’s IR-3000 moisture sensor can alert you to high levels of moisture before it becomes an issue.

Real-Time Moisture Control

The MoistTech IR-3000’s non-drift optical design permits non-contact continuous process monitoring and control, so that process variation can be detected and adjusted in real time. Typical moisture accuracy is about ± 0.05%, with coating accuracy varying from 0.1 to 0.01 micron, depending on the coating type. Typical analog range is 0-10% moisture. The outputs can be adjusted to optimize PLC or recording requirements.


This real-time, immediate information on the assembly line allows your production team to take quick action. Workers can compensate for moisture levels when it matters the most which in turn will reduce waste of valuable raw materials and decrease production costs.

Additional Advantages of monitoring bark moisture

With over forty years’ experience, we’re confident that our IR-3000 moisture sensor will get the job done. The sensor can be mounted above the conveyor belt. It isn’t necessary for it to actually touch your products.


Our sensors require a one-time calibration. Once calibrated, you’ll find that they are maintenance free which will allow your workers to concentrate on producing your products.  In addition, the sensors can work on essentially any application and are currently in service at thousands of companies around the world.


Wood products are especially sensitive to moisture issues, and bark moisture is no exception. That’s why it is of utmost importance to have in place sensors to detect moisture and provide immediate readings to allow real-time compensation. 

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MoistTech can assist you with all of your moisture sensor needs. Contact us today to discover how we can improve your manufacturing process.

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