Test Equipment and Measurement Instrument Blog

Maintaining Safe Crop Processing and Storage Conditions

Posted by Kett Marketing on Tue, Jul 25, 2023

"Grain bin fires rarely occur, but they can happen when conditions include high humidity and wet grain, and farmers try to rush the dryer. Fires can be caused by poor housekeeping of the bins, failure to clean beneath floors, poorly maintained burners and other equipment, and operating the burners at too high a temperature in an attempt to dry grain faster.” -Herb Wilcutt, Safety Specialist, Mississippi State University Extension Service

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Topics: Moisture Meter

Finding the Right Test Equipment for Medical Hemp Growing and Processing

Posted by Kett Marketing on Tue, Jun 27, 2023

Medical hemp usage is a trend that doesn’t seem to be going away. According to a Gallup poll, 14% of Americans say they use CBD and hemp products, with 40% using it for pain relief, 20% for anxiety, and 11% to aid in sleep.

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Topics: Moisture Meter, Cannabis Industry

The Role Moisture Meters Play in the Cannabis Industry

Posted by Kett Marketing on Thu, Jun 1, 2023

There’s no question that the cannabis industry is booming. A total of 33 states have made marijuana legal for medical purposes, and 20 states have legalized cannabis for recreational use in adults. 

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Topics: Moisture Meter, Cannabis Industry

Industry Applications of Pulp, Paper, and Other Wood Products

Posted by Kett Marketing on Thu, May 25, 2023

Paper and wood products are important parts of our everyday lives. We build our homes with wood, and gather around wooden tables.  We publish novels with paper and we even create lifelong memories at gatherings with easy clean-up, thanks to products like paper plates and napkins. 

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Topics: Moisture Meter, Composition Analyzer

Friction Analysis and Chemistry: A Well-Matched Pair

Posted by Kett Marketing on Tue, Jan 31, 2023

Is friction a factor of physics or chemistry? 

In short? It can be both. 

Scientists, engineers, and science-backed product developers know that the world of physics and chemistry are closely linked. Therefore the discussion of whether friction is more about physics or chemistry is much more nuanced than choosing one or the other—which means the friction and chemistry of a product or substance can influence the other as well.

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Topics: Friction Analyzer

Moisture Meters: An Essential Tool for Installing Wood Flooring

Posted by Kett Marketing on Thu, Nov 10, 2022

Hardwood floors are an enduring, timeless option that many homeowners and business owners choose to create a variety of looks. Depending on the design, finish, and stain, wood floors can be trendy, elegant, chic, or cozy. 

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Topics: Moisture Meter

Why Friction Testers Are Necessary for Metal Forming

Posted by Kett Marketing on Tue, Oct 25, 2022

Whether the common consumer realizes it or not, metal forming is something that impacts almost every part of their life. Of course, manufacturers use metal to build things like planes, trains, and automobiles that we use for travel and transport of goods, but it’s also used in nearly every room at home and at work. 

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Topics: Friction Analyzer

Using a Moisture Meter for Woodworking

Posted by Kett Marketing on Wed, Aug 3, 2022

Woodworking is an art form that calls for “cutting, shaping, and joining wood” to create objects that we interact with every day of our lives. While the basic skills may be easy to learn, it’s a craft that many spend their lives refining. 

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Topics: Moisture Meter

Instant Adhesive Measurement: The Instruments You Need

Posted by Kett Marketing on Tue, Jul 19, 2022

Paint, powder coatings, films, glue and adhesive, tape, and more.

These coatings all rely on a certain level of adhesion to last. Without the proper adhesion, paint chips, blisters, or flakes away, glues and other adhesives fail, and films peel away. 

When it comes to the creation of products that require adhesion, engineers execute a great deal of testing to ensure a quality product. The Kett team is proud to supply these engineers with instant adhesive measurement instruments to test and evaluate adhesion, helping to make goods that last.

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Topics: Adhesive measurement

Our Total Care Solution: What It Means for You

Posted by Kett Marketing on Tue, Jul 5, 2022

Over the years, we’ve had the privilege of working with a broad range of clients, serving industries that range from agriculture to pharmaceuticals, polymers and plastics, and beyond. In that time, we’ve discovered a myriad of ways to ensure that the instruments we provide our customers are not only precise, high-quality, and built to last, but also that they are uniquely suited to their needs. 

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Topics: Moisture Meter, Composition Analyzer

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