Test Equipment and Measurement Instrument Blog

The Importance of Controlling Moisture in Today’s “Better-For-You” Low-Fat and Low-Sugar Products

Posted by John Bogart on Fri, Apr 24, 2015

The consumer push for healthier versions of our favorite foods today is forcing manufacturers to replace ingredients like fat – without compromising the flavor or texture we love. Often, though, replacements negatively affect taste and texture due in part to the way these replacements interact with, and affect moisture in the product. One way to help ensure that “better-for-you” foods provide the experience consumers are looking for is to measure and optimize moisture content.

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Topics: Moisture Analyzer, Moisture Balance, Moisture Measurement, NIR Moisture Analyzer

Check Out These Friction, Coating and Moisture Analyzers Demos At Pack Expo

Posted by John Bogart on Tue, Oct 21, 2014

Coming up in just a few weeks, I will be heading off PACK EXPO International 2014 in Chicago where I will be showcasing some of Kett’s cutting edge test instrumentation relevant to the packaging world.

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Topics: Moisture Meter, Friction Analyzer, Coating Thickness Gauge, Moisture Analyzer, PackExpo, Friction Tester

How To Accurately Measure Moisture, And Avoid Curling In Packaging

Posted by John Bogart on Wed, Oct 1, 2014

Curling in packaging can be a big problem.  The question of how to prevent curling in package labels is difficult but there are several options if you are facing this issue.

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Topics: Moisture Analyzer, Moisture Measurement, Curling

How Do I Calculate The ROI When Purchasing A Moisture Meter?

Posted by John Bogart on Fri, Sep 5, 2014

Getting budget approval to invest in an accurate and reliable moisture meter can be a challenge unless you’re able to clearly demonstrate the ROI to your CFO.  Please note that when I say ‘moisture meter’ I could also be saying fat/oil meter, protein meter, sugar meter or any other meter that provides organic composition measurement.  The same analysis applies.

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Topics: Moisture Analyzer, Composition Analyzer, Moisture Meter ROI

Get The Right Measurement Instrument To Improve Your Profits At IFT 2014

Posted by John Bogart on Wed, Jun 18, 2014

I’m looking forward to meeting with QA, QC, product development and R&D specialists from some of the world’s most profitable organizations at IFT2014 later this month. As they get ready to learn about the latest in product, ingredient and technology improvements, and how these latest developments will impact their business, I’m getting prepared to wow them with how our innovations in measurement instrumentation will help them realize their quality, product introductions, and profit goals.

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Topics: Grain Moisture Meter, Rice Flour Moisture Meter, Moisture Analyzer, Moisture Balance, Moisture Measurement, Single Grain Moisture Tester, NIR Moisture Analyzer, Rice Moisture Meter

4 Key Highlights From Analytica By An NIR Analyzer Specialist

Posted by John Bogart on Wed, Apr 9, 2014


I’ve just returned from an incredible experience meeting hundreds of scientists and industrial professionals at Analytica, the International Trade Fair for Laboratory Technology, Analysis and Biotechnology in Munich, Germany. It’s never simple to compete against 1,100 exhibitors. However, it’s a little easier when you are in the country of the Hoffbrauhaus… I always underestimate how much scientists love their beer!

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Topics: Moisture Analyzer, NIR Analyzer, NIR Moisture Analyzer, Analytica

Pittcon Day 1: Helping Scientists Get Lab Quality Analysis From The Process Line

Posted by John Bogart on Mon, Mar 3, 2014

It’s the first day of Pittcon 2014 and it’s buzzing with scientists, all seeking to find out how the latest instrument advances will help them achieve lab quality results efficiently and simply. We’ve enjoyed speaking to individuals involved in applications as diverse as analytical chemistry, food analysis and safety, drug discovery, water and wastewater analysis, life sciences and other emerging markets looking for new analytics techniques.

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Topics: Moisture Analyzer, Pittcon 2014, Moisture Balance

Find Out What Instrument Is Taking The Gold At Pittcon, The Sochi Of Test Equipment

Posted by John Bogart on Wed, Feb 26, 2014

The Sochi Olympics has been a time of intense controversy, competition and celebration. It’s never anything less than inspirational to see athletes perform at the height of their abilities, as they seek to gain that slight edge that makes all the difference. The sense of achievement you can see from the gold medalists comes only from years of grit and sheer determination. There is no room for error. Each participant has had to build on the success of the past, while innovating new moves to appease some of the planet’s harshest critics. Truly, we can all learn something from these professional’s dedication to their craft. There is a great story to be told behind each gold, silver and bronze medal that the television audiences don’t often get a chance to witness.

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Topics: Moisture Meter, Moisture Analyzer, Pittcon 2014, Moisture Balance, Moisture Measurement, Measurement Instrument, Test Equipment, NIR Moisture Analyzer

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