Moisture Control in Clay Brick ProductionThe Hydronix microwave moisture control system can help brick manufacturers get higher quality and more production at a lower cost.
Bricks have been in use for thousands of years and form the basic structures of our civilisation. Originally, the brick making process was manual and involved clay being moulded and then dried in the sun. Today, although this process still exists in some parts of the world, it is now mainly automated, using large machines to mix, cut and mould the clay to shape before firing in kilns.
All raw materials have a different capacity for holding moisture. This can depend on the geographical location of the source material, how it is stored, the humidity in the atmosphere and also the different particle size. Moisture levels can also vary between batches from the same source. Because raw materials are so variable in their moisture content, each batch of bricks will require a different amount of water to be added to the mix to ensure the right consistency at the end of the mixing process.
Why moisture measurement is important
The moisture content of the mix is crucial