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5 Top Test and Measurement Instrumentation Industry Resources

Posted by John Bogart on Wed, May 28, 2014


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. 

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Topics: Moisture Measurement, Measurement Instrument, Measurement Instrumentation

5 Ways NIR Technology Help Save Money And Improve Profits

Posted by John Bogart on Tue, May 20, 2014

When deciding on the best moisture measurement technology for your business, it’s important not to make a decision purely based on the purchase price of the instrument. Weighing up the benefits and how these can impact both efficiencies and profits is key to a long-term successful acquisition.

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Topics: Moisture Meter, Moisture Measurement, Moisture Meter ebook, NIR Moisture Analyzer, Moisture Measurement Methods

How To Maintain Optimal Moisture Level For Grain Quality In Warmer Weather

Posted by John Bogart on Mon, May 12, 2014

With the weather now warming up as we get closer to Summer – it’s important to regularly check your grain quality. Any small change in moisture can be costly.

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Topics: Moisture Meter, Grain Moisture Meter, Rice Quality, Grain Moisture Tester, Rice Flour Moisture Meter, Moisture Measurement, Single Grain Moisture Tester, Riceter, Rice Moisture Meter

How To Choose The Right Moisture Measurement Method For Your Needs

Posted by John Bogart on Thu, May 8, 2014

Using the wrong moisture measurement method could be costing you a lot more than you think. Identifying which method is right for you starts with understanding the benefits of each of the methods and their limitations.

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Topics: Moisture Meter, Moisture Measurement, Moisture Meter ebook, Moisture Measurement Methods

Do You Measure Moisture Or Composition At Your Lab? Jaw Dropping Lessons Learned At Pittcon

Posted by Elizabeth Becker on Mon, Mar 17, 2014

As the voice of Kett on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook, I am familiar with our products, but have had little opportunity to interact with our customers. So, John Bogart, Kett’s CEO, invited me to find out more at my first tradeshow. I had no idea what to expect as I boarded the plane heading from Denver to Chicago to join John Bogart, our Japanese colleagues and several thousand analytical chemists at Pittcon14.

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Topics: Pittcon 2014, Moisture Measurement, NIR Analyzer, NIR Moisture Analyzer, Composition Measurement

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

4 Reasons Farmers Should Be Using Kett’s Riceter Portable Moisture Meter For This Season’s Harvest

Posted by John Bogart on Fri, Sep 6, 2013

The amount of moisture in a product can affect various quality components, as well as transactions based on weight. When dealing in bulk shipments, even the smallest errors can add up to large profit losses over time.

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Topics: Moisture Meter, Moisture Measurement, Riceter, NIR Moisture Analyzer, Rice Moisture Meter

Learn How A Small Investment In A Moisture Meter Can Mean Big Profits Starting Day One

Posted by John Bogart on Wed, Aug 7, 2013

As you seek to optimize production, there are obvious operational costs where efficiency must be assessed. However, evaluating rising labor, fuel, freight and materials costs is likely to reveal resources that have already been stretched to the max through unrelenting improvements to efficiency. Additionally, the value of purchasing a new instrument, particularly when the models in use are operating properly, may be overlooked by you and your team.

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

NIR Moisture Meters: Desktop v’s Handheld - Which One Is Right For You?

Posted by John Bogart on Wed, Jul 17, 2013

Last week we discussed some of the highlights of our handheld NIR moisture meter, the KJT130. It’s portability makes it a favorite among field specialists and manufacturers who need instant results in the midst of their processing lines. However, for those in a laboratory setting seeking high level quality assurance/quality control measurements we’d like to introduce the KJT230 Advanced Desktop Moisture Analyzer, it’s the high caliber, one touch instrument from our NIR moisture meter family.

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Topics: Moisture Meter, Moisture Measurement

KJT130 Moisture Meter: 10 Benefits of Taking the Lab to the Sample

Posted by John Bogart on Wed, Jul 10, 2013

R&D, quality control and quality analysis department laboratories are rife with a variety of spectrometers. These test instruments improve the bottom line of manufacturing companies, ensuring products meet standard market parameters with minimal waste. While a variety of instruments utilize infrared spectroscopy, near- infrared (NIR) spectroscopy is specifically useful in analyzing bulk materials, often with no sample preparation.

NIR test equipment has evolved over the past decade to be used in a wide variety of analysis applications. Currently, these spectrometers are employed across nearly all manufacturing lines, measuring everything from pharmaceuticals to food and beverages, and spanning the chemical, beauty, packaging, coating, medical supply and agricultural industries. Just one spectrometer can be used to confirm the state and quality of bulk materials or raw ingredients, assess intermediate products in a processing line and confirm that final goods are ready to meet consumers’ expectations.

Traditionally, samples are brought to the lab, where these high-tech machines stand ready. However, walking a sample from the field, stockroom or factory line is time-consuming, prohibited to a limited size and shape of the sample, and introduces unwanted variables. In response to these limitations, we’ve designed portable spectrometers, like the KJT130 moisture meter, to meet the real needs of QA, QC and R&D specialists.

Here’s why we believe operations or development teams would be hard pressed to find a better investment.

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Topics: Moisture Meter, Moisture Measurement, Measurement Instrument, NIR Analyzer, Test Equipment, NIR Moisture Analyzer

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