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It’s All About Quality: Single Grain & Seed Moisture Meters

Posted by Kett Marketing on Tue, Apr 2, 2019

Few industries rely on moisture meters quite so much as the grain and seed industries. From their start as seeds to planting to harvest to distributing to consumers, knowing and maintaining moisture is vital at each step of the journey in the life of seed and grain.

Determining the viability of seeds, whether buying or selling, or preparing to plan, you can ensure that your seeds are high in quality and worthy of an investment that will ensure a strong crop yield. The best way to know how viable seeds are? With a single grain moisture meter.

Of course, some choose to send grain and seed samples to seed testing laboratories, but this process is timely and expensive, and puts a major delay in the buying, selling, and planting process. A seed moisture meter is one of the easiest ways to save funds that would have otherwise been used to send seed and grain samples to a lab for testing.

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Topics: Moisture Meter, Moisture Balance

Examining Moisture Meter Methods: Karl Fischer and Near Infrared Technology

Posted by John Bogart on Thu, Mar 28, 2019

In the world of obtaining accurate readings of moisture levels, there are several scientific, reliable ways to gather data. Some, like the Karl Fischer method, have weathered the test of time, with decades of use. Others, like the newer, flashier near infrared moisture meters, have found their place in the industry more recently, because they are so practical, easy, and time-efficient.

So what is the Karl Fischer method, and why should you consider switching to the newer, near infrared technology? Let’s take a look:

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How the Pearlest Grain Polisher Can Give You the Most Accurate Readings

Posted by John Bogart on Tue, Mar 5, 2019

Any season, growing a crop is a major investment, and knowing how to care for that investment, and when to harvest it is key to its overall success. Particularly for rice, wheat, or barley, when a grain is harvested, the hard outer husks must be removed in order for the grain to be usable. It is also important to remove this outer shell on a sample-size level in order to check the overall quality of the grain when harvesting the crop, and again after harvest, during its transporting and storage processes.

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Moisture Meters and Simplifying the Food Processing Industry

Posted by Kett Marketing on Tue, Jan 22, 2019

From farm to supermarket to your table and every step in between, there is a constant battle to store food and maintain the perfect level of moisture to maintain the it’s longevity. Too much moisture, and your food is susceptible to mold growth, spoilage, and staleness. Too little moisture, and a product may dry out and lose its desired flavor or texture.

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Topics: Moisture Meter

How Can a Fire Cause Water Damage, and What Tools Do You Need to Rebuild

Posted by Kett Marketing on Thu, Jan 10, 2019

When the unthinkable happens and you have a fire, there are countless things to do to get your life back to normal. Dealing with insurance, the clean-up, and the restoration that follows a fire aren’t even the full extent of the problems, though. If you’re not careful, the water used to extinguish the fire can do nearly as much damage as the fire.

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Topics: Moisture Meter

Accessorize It: Extending the Life of Your Moisture Meter

Posted by Kett Marketing on Tue, Dec 4, 2018

There’s no doubt about it: investing in a moisture meter can be a big endeavor. Even though it is a worthwhile investment, that is frequently key to a project’s success, it’s still an investment. So how can you protect this investment? And are there other uses or applications for your moisture meter that can expand what you are able to do with it: more “bang for your buck,” so to speak?

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Topics: Moisture Meter

How Using a Handheld Coating Thickness Gauge Can Make All the Difference

Posted by Kett Marketing on Tue, Nov 27, 2018

Whether you’re creating packaging or coated paper or you’re electroplating, it’s vital that your product is made well, and coated correctly. Even in checking pipes, you want to be sure that they are properly coated to avoid disaster down the line. In each of these cases, a handheld coating thickness gauge can ensure that you are producing the highest-quality product with the lowest possible level of errors.

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Topics: Coating Thickness Gauge

Using a Moisture Meter to Prepare for Hurricane Season

Posted by Kett Marketing on Tue, Nov 20, 2018

While hurricane season 2018 is in full swing, it’s time to stop and double check: Are you fully prepared for the next torrent of rain and gale force winds? Are your home and business ready?

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Topics: Moisture Meter

How Moisture Meters Can Help When Buying or Selling Your Home

Posted by Kett Marketing on Wed, Oct 24, 2018

If you’re preparing to make a major move, you know that there is a lot to do to prepare whether you’re buying or selling. Even after an offer has been accepted, a lot rides on a successful home inspection before you meet at closing to sign all the paperwork and hand over the keys.

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Topics: Moisture Meter

Common Misconceptions about Moisture Content in Concrete

Posted by Kett Marketing on Tue, Oct 16, 2018

If you’ve ever worked with concrete in a construction project, you know there are many “half-truths” about successfully working with the material. Concrete can be a bit of an effusive product to use. Everything from temperature to groundwater to air circulating above a concrete slab can affect the moisture content in concrete greatly, and the wrong moisture levels can prove disastrous in something like a newly laid floor.

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Topics: Moisture Meter

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