The online moisture measurement for Wood products

The NIR3000W Moisture sensor is a real time solution for determining the moisture value in the forest industry.
An excess of moisture can have a large impact on final product quality and production. With the NIR3000W moisture sensor, wood product manufacturers can adjust moisture levels on real time information.

This allows the operating personnel to make immediate adjustmens based on real- time measurements.

The NIR3000W is the answer to controlling the moisture in your product.


The NIR3000W Moisture sensor works with near infrared for instant , continuous & non-contact measurements. This result in high perfomance, stability and reliability. For material variations such as particle size, material height is the sensor insentive. The sensor is maintenance free and drift free due the optical design.
With thousands of measurements per second, The NIR3000W online moisture sensor allows users to optimize their on-line process and improve product quality, providing both energy savings and potential increased productivity with lower material losses.

The design of the NIR3000W allowing installation in the most extreme and harsh locations.

NIR3000 Management Software

Every sensor will be provided with the user friendly NIR3000- windows software.
The software is used to perform the best calibration and configuration. The software can be easy installed on every PC. With this software you can set-up 50 different product codes, define gauge and measurement parameters, data logging and monitoring of diagnostics.
A major advantage is that we save the configuration on the sensor and on the pc. No chance that the configurations will be lost.

NIR3000 Locations of installations

The NIR3000W moisture sensor has many areas of installation places.
The sensor can be installed on belt conveyors, screw and drag conveyors, down chutes, storage bins .
Typically for wood appliccations we install above conveyors , in bucket elevators or measure the flow of the sawdust trought a window.

NIR3000 Communications

Communication to the sensor can be via laptop or computer, PC based touch screen operator interface, plant wide network by RS232/422/485 and ethernet TCP/IP. The sensor includes standard 3 x analog outputs 4-20mA isolated, self-powered.
New protocols are continually being developed to keep up with the ever changing process environment in which they operate.

How does NIR Work ?

The measurements are made by mounting a near infrared (NIR) sensor over the measured material and shining a light onto the product.The non-contact sensor measures the moisture level by comparing energy at different NIR wavelengths.

All molecular bonds absorb specific wavelengths
of light. Hydrogen bonds including O-H (water);
C-H (hydrocarbon) and N-H (ammonia) all absorb
strongly in the NIR spectral region. The amount of NIR
energy reflected at a given wavelength is inversely
proportional to the quantity of absorbing molecules
in a product.
The NIR technique is a non-destructive, noncontacting
measurement. MoistTech’s sensor utilizes
multiple wavelengths of NIR light, projected onto the
product at a very high repetition rate. The reflected
light is then measured using a digitally enhanced
detection system and thousands of data points are
sampled every second.

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