The importance of moisture measurement is well-known; it’s a step in the manufacturing process that helps ensure product quality and performance, and can help reduce costs of shipping and handling. We’ve recently talked a lot about the different methods of measuring, most recently when used for wood products. In this post we’ll continue using wood products as our example to talk about the two most common secondary types of wood moisture meters: pin-style and pinless, and the best practices that help optimize the usefulness of these meters.
The most effective way to ensure the long-term performance of hygroscopic materials like wood (organic materials that naturally contain water) is to carefully measure and adjust moisture content to achieve an equilibrium moisture content (or EMC) before using the material in production.
Whether you’re the packaging company, manufacturer or distributor coating thickness is key to ensuring product quality, reliability and profit margins.
Are you a distributor or sales agent of laboratory instrumentation or process instrumentation such as: color, pressure or flow meters, and you are looking for new products to expand your range?
While IFT14 represents a great opportunity for us to showcase how Kett test and measurement equipment can enhance food quality, extend shelf life and improve profits at the largest annual food science forum and expo in the world – for me a highlight of the show is always the delicious food.
There are various technologies, methods and instruments to consider when you’re looking to invest in the right test instrument for your needs. The various options can equally be confusing as you weigh up the variables: purchase, cost of labour, skills required, quality of results, mobility, running costs etc.
We live in an era where anything, and everything, we need to know is at our fingertips. All we need is access to the internet – the information highway. This is both good and bad for companies. The advantage is that it is now easier for organizations to have a direct connection with the people using their product or service. They can publish information they know their customers are looking for, making it easier for their customers and advocates to stay up-to-date with new products, industry trends, and company news. Customers can now feel more connected to, and possibly more loyal, towards companies and brands. The challenge with all this information is how to stand out, how to be relevant, and how to engage your customers with the right information.