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Woodworking and the Importance of Moisture Content

Posted by Kett Marketing on Tue, Jul 31, 2018

If you are serious about woodworking, you know the importance of properly-dried wood. In order to be usable for a construction project, wood must be kiln or air-dried to a moisture level of 19%. But wood that is intended for indoor use— that is, wood intended to be used for woodworking— must have a moisture content level that is less than half that amount, at only 9%.

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Topics: Moisture Meter

There’s Safety in Friction: Surprising Uses For Friction Analysis

Posted by Kett Marketing on Tue, Jul 24, 2018

A tribometer may seem like an incredibly clinical tool; you might assume that a device designed to measure friction has little to do with the “real world.” In fact, tribometers aid in the development of many everyday items, ranging from eye drops to cars to stairs and ramps, making our world a safer place with each use.

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Topics: Friction Tester

How Can I Ensure I am Getting an Accurate Reading from My Moisture Meter

Posted by Kett Marketing on Tue, Jul 17, 2018

A moisture meter is only as good as its readings. If your readings are inaccurate, it can create poor final results, and lots of headaches for you. So how can you be sure that you’ve taken an accurate reading? What can you do to safeguard yourself from an incorrect reading, and the challenges that follow?

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Topics: Moisture Meter

When Is It Time to Buy a New Moisture Meter

Posted by Kett Marketing on Tue, Jul 10, 2018

If you’ve purchased a Kett moisture meter, you know they are built to last - in fact, there are some of our meters out in the field today that are fully operational and running smoothly after several decades of use, a fact of which we are incredibly proud.

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Topics: Moisture Meter

Why Our Riceter Still Has a Huge Impact on the World Today

Posted by Kett Marketing on Tue, Jul 3, 2018

When Kett developed the Riceter over 70 years ago, it was created for farmers in the fields and rice paddies of Japan, empowering them with a portable device that could ensure the quality of their crops. It revolutionized the way moisture could be measured in rice and grains, providing a more predictable, stable way to successfully harvest rice and other grain crops.

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Topics: Riceter

How Moisture Meters Can Provide Better, More Consistent Baking at Each Step of the Process

Posted by Kett Marketing on Tue, Jun 26, 2018

Great bakers know the importance of correct moisture content in each individual ingredient as well as how the moisture in a dough can alter the baking time, texture, and overall success of the baked good. With incorrect measurements, you can end up with a poor final result, leaving your customers wanting a better product, whether it be brownies, muffins, or bagels.

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Topics: Moisture Meter

What’s So Exciting about Near Infrared (NIR) Moisture Meters

Posted by Kett Marketing on Tue, Jun 19, 2018

Call us biased, but we think there’s something undeniably thrilling about our near infrared (NIR) moisture meters. Don’t believe us? The game-changing capabilities of our NIR meters will have an impact on your company that will have you feeling just as enthusiastic as our team here at Kett does about them.

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Topics: Moisture Meter

[VIDEO] Kett H37 3D Portable Friction Tester

Posted by Kett Marketing on Thu, Jun 14, 2018

Last time we talked about tribometers and how they're used to keep machinery and your employees safe. Below is a video demonstration some of the features of our H37 3D Portable Friction Tester.

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Topics: Friction Tester

The Importance of Your Tribometer: How to Keep Your Machinery (and Employees) Safe

Posted by Kett Marketing on Thu, May 24, 2018

Products and machines can wear, and then eventually wear out. Heavily used objects, like a safety strap, or the traction on a workboot can lose their friction, and eventually become slick or breaking. Additionally, the parts on a machine can wear as a result of too much friction, and the machinery can become dangerous. For these examples and many others, tribometers (friction meters) are an important way to maintain the proper amount of friction while still monitoring the amount of wear something has encountered.

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Topics: Friction Tester

Harmful Mistakes You Might Be Making with Your Moisture Meter

Posted by Kett Marketing on Tue, May 8, 2018

Using a moisture meter removes so much guesswork and approximation from daily tasks. With accurate readings and reliable tools like the ones we offer, it’s easy to have more uniform results in everything from grain storage to papermaking to woodworking, and even food packaging and beauty products manufacturing.

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Topics: Moisture Meter

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