TEWS High Performance Solutions

Tobacco & Filter Industry As a Partner.

Your production process combined with our patented solutions. The result: the most accurate data about the residual moisture & density of your products.



faster –in the lab due to readings within milliseconds



control - from the tobacco bale to the finished cigarette



year – in a GLT

Solutions that help companies to achieve their goals faster. 50 years, TEWS moisture & density measurement solutions have been in use worldwide in the tobacco and filter industry. Our high-performance solutions combine surface and core moisture detection as well as density measurement based on a patented TEWS microwave technique.

Solutions that help companies to achieve their goals faster. 50 years of TEWS moisture & density measurement solutions are in use worldwide in the tobacco and filter industry. Our high-performance solutions combine surface and core moisture detection as well as density measurement based on patented TEWS microwave technique.

Measurably better - No matter whether leaf tobacco, GLT, cut tobacco, stems, white filters, filters with aromatic capsules, multi-segment filters, cigarettes or cigars, our high-performance solutions are simple: we provide patented microwave technique tied to passion driven services. Why? The answer is as simple as our solutions: to improve the production process of our clients. Or, in other words: to help our clients to achieve better results.

Our solutions have been developed and designed hand-in-hand with the tobacco industry and, therefore, fulfill all requirements in terms of reliability and precision.
The TEWS method enables tobacco companies to gain high-precision data about the moisture content and density of their products. It’s a one-stop-shop without any sample preparation to optimize the whole production process in terms of cost savings and quality control.

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How Leading Companies Benefit From TEWS.

Tobacco & Filter Industry As a Partner

Water Matters.

Product quality and -efficiency can be significantly optimized by controlling the moisture content in almost all process steps. Managing the moisture of tobacco is a key factor to achieve better results. TEWS patented solutions deliver high precision results. It's what matters when it comes to company goals and how to achieve them faster.


  • Securing High-Speed Production – Modern high-speed cigarette making machines require a constant inflow of homogenously processed tobacco. With up to 40,000 measurements per second we are well ahead of all tobacco- and filter-related production processes.
  • Improving Operating Efficiency – With our measurement results operators can utilize their advanced machines at an optimum and reduce downtimes and waste to a minimum.
  • Maintaining and Improving Product Quality – A precise moisture level is often decisive for the taste. And that, in turn, is decisive for the purchase decision of the end customer.
  • Optimizing Margins – Knowing the precise water content of products being purchased and sold leads to efficient price and cost management.
  • Saving Energy – Precise information about moisture allows optimization of drying processes, prevents your products from over-drying and leads to lower energy costs.
  • Storing Goods safe and efficiently – Precise compliance with the recommended water content prevents your products from mold, deformation or breakage.

It Takes Two.

TEWS patented two-parameter measurement solutions enable tobacco companies to work with high precise data in both ways at the same time. Data that relate to the moisture content of tobacco as well as its density. Knowing the precise weight of tobacco during the high-speed manufacturing process leads to even better results in terms of product quality and -efficiency.


  • Cost Control – Accurate and uniform weight distribution profile of the tobacco in a cigarette is essential for the efficient use of tobacco.
  • Safe Products – Automatic ejection of cigarettes with foreign particles in the tobacco. 
  • Quality – Precise positioning of aromatic capsules and their integrity in filter rods. 
  • Weight Control – Exact and consistent determination of the tobacco weight per cigarette. 

Learn More About Our Patented Solutions.

portable moisture meter
MW 1100
Laboratory Instruments
MW 1150
MW 3012
你在线控制设备够快吗?我们的更快! MW 3012 高性能仪器每秒可完成 40,000 次测量,支持速度最快的生产工艺。
Laboratory Instruments
MW 4300/MW 4310
MW 4260/MW 4270 and MW 4200
Profile Measurement Instruments
MW 4420
Profile Measurement Instruments
MW 4430


Brian Hough
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Jonas Holz
+49 40 555 911-33
Mark Moir