AquaSense 2280D, the best way to measure moisture content of aggregates; the only one with a 10 year guarantee

Imagine reliable concrete production with consistent quality.  AquaSense 2280D, the accurate, rugged and reliable, microwave moisture sensor, can do it.



  • AquaSense 2280D is made in North America, with 10 year guarantee, next day service and phone support.
  • The AquaSense 2280D microwave moisture probe measures sand moisture and the moisture content of aggregates.  It is reliable and stands up to the rough environment of concrete, asphalt and frac sand plants as well as many other applications.
  • When you use AquaSense 2280D microwave moisture sensor in concrete production batch control, it gives you consistent yield.  In addition, consistent colour/texture, workability, strength and durability.
  • Spoiled batches are eliminated because empty bin detection holds the reading if the material level falls below the sensor. More details on AquaSense

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AquaSense moisture measuring device for concrete measures the moisture of sand and fine aggregates

Features & Benefits
  • Bin Empty plus two programmable digital alarm outputs warn of moisture outside limits.
  • Due to the stainless steel body and thick ceramic faceplate, wear is negligible.  Consequently we can guarantee it for 10 years.
  • Because it averages over the whole batch, it is consistently more accurate than oven dry tests.
  • Easy one hole installation; no welding necessary.
  • Call us about a trial in your plant.

Calibration of AquaSense industrial moisture sensor for concrete plants

  • Calibration of the AquaSense 2280D online moisture sensor is fast and easy due to its Windows Graphic User Interface (GUI).
  • You can re-use or discard older calibration values. Dynamic Calibration makes past readings as relevant as your latest values.
  • Internal storage of all calibration results makes each sensor independent of a particular computer.
  • Since the complete manual is stored in the software app, it available at the click of a button.
  • Industry standard digital and analog interface.  As a result, it’s compatible with all control systems.

Setup of AquaSense sensor for measurement of aggregate moisture content

Chris, the sensors are working great; we periodically do moisture tests to compare and the results are within 0.2% thus far.  Stan Dean,  General Manager, Milepost Manufacturing, Alberta, Canada, May 2018.

AquaSense aggregate moisture content sensor in a precast concrete plant

Customers & Applications
  • Twin Valleys Precast, near Edmonton Alberta, use two AquaSense 2280D microwave moisture measuring devices in their sand bins.  Installed in 2014, they continuously measure moisture content of aggregates to correct the dry material weights for batching on a daily basis.  They produce concrete for prestressed oil pump bases and wall panels.
  • Sintra, near Montreal, have used several Scale-Tron microwave industrial moisture sensors for many years to measure the moisture of the aggregates used in asphalt.  They adjust the dryer to optimize efficiency.
  • Greg Roache of Gainey’s Precast, near New Orleans, installed an AquaSense 2280D moisture measuring device with his BatchTron control system in 2016 and it is in daily use.

AquaSense moisture content sensor being installed in a frac sand plant. Aquasense can measure powder moisture too

  • Smart Sand, of Tomah WI have been using several AquaSense 2280D  online sand moisture sensors since summer 2017 to measure the moisture of quarried fracking sand before it runs through the dryer.  The sensor modulates the burner to dry the sand while minimizing the use of energy.
  • PLB International, near Montreal, has used Scale-Tron microwave moisture content sensors for many years in the manufacture of dog food.
  • AquaSense 2280D measures the moisture content of aggregate and sand.  In addition, mineral ores, coal, clays, starch, animal feed, sludge and many other powdered and granular materials.  It can measure the moisture content of coal too. Contact us about your application.
  • If you need a non-contact online moisture sensor, we also carry the Polarmoist sensor, a near-infrared sensor that can measure surface moisture on many products as they fall or on a moving belt, as well as the Sono-Vario sensor, giving up to 0.1% accuracy and capable of measuring up to 1-1/4″ (32mm) stone.
Best service in the business” says Greg Roache of Gainey’s Concrete Products. May 2017
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