Test Equipment and Measurement Instrument Blog

How to Check Your Moisture Meter’s Calibration

Posted by Kett Marketing on Tue, Nov 3, 2020

What would you do with a compass that didn’t point toward true north? Or a watch that never told the correct time? Or a car speedometer that told you that you were driving faster or slower than you actually were?

No matter how high caliber your moisture meter (or composition meter) is, an instrument is only as strong as its calibrations. There’s a lot riding on getting a correct reading: Concrete foundations can crumble, stored grain harvests can spoil, pharmaceuticals can degrade or become toxic.

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Topics: Moisture Meter, Composition Analyzer

What’s So Smart About a Smart Online Process Analyzer?

Posted by Kett Marketing on Wed, Oct 28, 2020

We live in a world where we are increasingly surrounded by "smart" technology. From smartwatches and other wearable devices to virtual assistants and even smart lawnmowers, and ceiling fans, smart technology is all around us.

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Topics: Moisture Meter

Harvest Tips for Late-Maturing Crops

Posted by Kett Marketing on Tue, Oct 20, 2020

As evening frost begins to gather on our grass at home, we pull our fall sweaters out of storage and temperatures start to dip at night, it’s time to start thinking about those crops that are still waiting in the field for harvest.

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Topics: Moisture Meter, Riceter, Harvest Determiner

Better Than the Farmer’s Almanac: The Harvest Determiner

Posted by Kett Marketing on Thu, Oct 1, 2020

The Old Farmer’s Almanac was first published in 1792. It was created by Benjamin Franklin to predict things like the times for the rising and setting of the sun, as well as the patterns of the tides, and overall weather predictions. And, as the name suggests, the Almanac served as a helpful guide, providing dates for farmers to know when to plow up the strawberry bed, or when to plant rutabagas. 

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Topics: Harvest Determiner

What’s in Your Lab? Helpful Tools to Create a Successful Polymer

Posted by Kett Marketing on Thu, Sep 17, 2020

As of 2018, the global production of polymers reached 360 million metric tons. And by the year 2050, it’s estimated that the production of polymers will triple, accounting for one-fifth of total global oil consumption.

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Topics: Laboratory Mixers and Mixing Systems

Comparing Moisture Balances: Which One Is Right for You?

Posted by Kett Marketing on Wed, Sep 9, 2020

Moisture balances can be incredibly useful instruments—in labs, research facilities, the pharmaceutical industry, the paper industry, with food, plastics, chemicals— and beyond.

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Topics: Moisture Balance

Why a Concrete Moisture Meter Is Even More Important During the Summer

Posted by Kett Marketing on Tue, Sep 1, 2020

Summer seems like the perfect time to get all kinds of construction projects done. The weather is warm, the sun is out and days are longer, allowing you more time to accomplish your tasks.

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Topics: Moisture Meter

Laboratory Mixers: Making Paper, Polymers, And Chemical Reactions Happen

Posted by Kett Marketing on Wed, Jul 22, 2020

A good laboratory mixer can make all the difference in your finished product, whether that be paper, polymer, chemicals, food or other substances. 

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Topics: Laboratory Mixers and Mixing Systems

Why You Need A Whiteness Meter

Posted by Kett Marketing on Tue, Jul 14, 2020

Since over half of the population relies on rice as a dietary staple, and one-fifth of the world’s population—over one billion people—depends on rice cultivation for their very livelihood, the quality and success of rice crops are vital to both the global food supply and the global economy. 

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Topics: Whiteness Meter

Checking It Twice: Polymer Stress Monitors

Posted by Kett Marketing on Tue, Jun 2, 2020

The plastics industry is one of the largest in the United States—it’s the third-largest manufacturing industry in the country, employing nearly 1 million people and grossing $380 billion annually. 

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Topics: polymer stress monitor