Test Equipment and Measurement Instrument Blog https://blog.kett.com Providing expert analysis and advice for test equipment and measurement instruments. en-us Thu, 10 Nov 2022 14:33:53 GMT 2022-11-10T14:33:53Z en-us Moisture Meters: An Essential Tool for Installing Wood Flooring https://blog.kett.com/moisture-meters-an-essential-tool-for-installing-wood-flooring <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://blog.kett.com/moisture-meters-an-essential-tool-for-installing-wood-flooring" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://blog.kett.com/hubfs/kwon-junho-lwmPOZ5nUfk-unsplash%20%281%29.jpg" alt="Moisture Meters: An Essential Tool for Installing Wood Flooring" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>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.&nbsp;</p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://blog.kett.com/moisture-meters-an-essential-tool-for-installing-wood-flooring" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://blog.kett.com/hubfs/kwon-junho-lwmPOZ5nUfk-unsplash%20%281%29.jpg" alt="Moisture Meters: An Essential Tool for Installing Wood Flooring" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>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.&nbsp;</p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=173270&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Fblog.kett.com%2Fmoisture-meters-an-essential-tool-for-installing-wood-flooring&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Fblog.kett.com&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> Moisture Meter Thu, 10 Nov 2022 14:33:53 GMT https://blog.kett.com/moisture-meters-an-essential-tool-for-installing-wood-flooring 2022-11-10T14:33:53Z Kett Marketing Why Friction Testers Are Necessary for Metal Forming https://blog.kett.com/why-friction-testers-are-necessary-for-metal-forming <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://blog.kett.com/why-friction-testers-are-necessary-for-metal-forming" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://blog.kett.com/hubfs/h94aia-600x599.jpg" alt="Why Friction Testers Are Necessary for Metal Forming" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>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.&nbsp;</p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://blog.kett.com/why-friction-testers-are-necessary-for-metal-forming" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://blog.kett.com/hubfs/h94aia-600x599.jpg" alt="Why Friction Testers Are Necessary for Metal Forming" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>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.&nbsp;</p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=173270&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Fblog.kett.com%2Fwhy-friction-testers-are-necessary-for-metal-forming&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Fblog.kett.com&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> Friction Analyzer Tue, 25 Oct 2022 13:46:24 GMT https://blog.kett.com/why-friction-testers-are-necessary-for-metal-forming 2022-10-25T13:46:24Z Kett Marketing Using a Moisture Meter for Woodworking https://blog.kett.com/using-a-moisture-meter-for-woodworking <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://blog.kett.com/using-a-moisture-meter-for-woodworking" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://blog.kett.com/hubfs/hm530.jpeg" alt="Using a Moisture Meter for Woodworking" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>Woodworking is an art form that calls for “<a href="https://woodworkingformeremortals.com/what-is-woodworking-a-total-beginners-guide/"><span>cutting, shaping, and joining wood</span></a>” 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.&nbsp;</p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://blog.kett.com/using-a-moisture-meter-for-woodworking" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://blog.kett.com/hubfs/hm530.jpeg" alt="Using a Moisture Meter for Woodworking" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>Woodworking is an art form that calls for “<a href="https://woodworkingformeremortals.com/what-is-woodworking-a-total-beginners-guide/"><span>cutting, shaping, and joining wood</span></a>” 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.&nbsp;</p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=173270&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Fblog.kett.com%2Fusing-a-moisture-meter-for-woodworking&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Fblog.kett.com&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> Moisture Meter Wed, 03 Aug 2022 18:48:56 GMT https://blog.kett.com/using-a-moisture-meter-for-woodworking 2022-08-03T18:48:56Z Kett Marketing Instant Adhesive Measurement: The Instruments You Need https://blog.kett.com/instant-adhesive-measurement-the-instruments-you-need <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://blog.kett.com/instant-adhesive-measurement-the-instruments-you-need" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://blog.kett.com/hubfs/h22.jpg" alt="Instant Adhesive Measurement: The Instruments You Need" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>Paint, powder coatings, films, glue and adhesive, tape, and more.</p> <p>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.&nbsp;</p> <p>When it comes to the creation of products that require <em>adhesion</em>, 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 <em>last.</em></p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://blog.kett.com/instant-adhesive-measurement-the-instruments-you-need" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://blog.kett.com/hubfs/h22.jpg" alt="Instant Adhesive Measurement: The Instruments You Need" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>Paint, powder coatings, films, glue and adhesive, tape, and more.</p> <p>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.&nbsp;</p> <p>When it comes to the creation of products that require <em>adhesion</em>, 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 <em>last.</em></p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=173270&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Fblog.kett.com%2Finstant-adhesive-measurement-the-instruments-you-need&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Fblog.kett.com&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> Adhesive measurement Tue, 19 Jul 2022 14:23:06 GMT https://blog.kett.com/instant-adhesive-measurement-the-instruments-you-need 2022-07-19T14:23:06Z Kett Marketing Our Total Care Solution: What It Means for You https://blog.kett.com/our-total-care-solution-what-it-means-for-you <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://blog.kett.com/our-total-care-solution-what-it-means-for-you" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://blog.kett.com/hubfs/blog-image-uploads/Plastec%202018%201.jpeg" alt="Our Total Care Solution: What It Means for You" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>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.&nbsp;</p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://blog.kett.com/our-total-care-solution-what-it-means-for-you" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://blog.kett.com/hubfs/blog-image-uploads/Plastec%202018%201.jpeg" alt="Our Total Care Solution: What It Means for You" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>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.&nbsp;</p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=173270&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Fblog.kett.com%2Four-total-care-solution-what-it-means-for-you&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Fblog.kett.com&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> Moisture Meter Composition Analyzer Tue, 05 Jul 2022 18:25:33 GMT https://blog.kett.com/our-total-care-solution-what-it-means-for-you 2022-07-05T18:25:33Z Kett Marketing Avoiding Fires When Heating and Drying Crops for Storage https://blog.kett.com/avoiding-fires-when-heating-and-drying-crops-for-storage <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://blog.kett.com/avoiding-fires-when-heating-and-drying-crops-for-storage" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://blog.kett.com/hs-fs/hub/173270/file-550564718.png" alt="Avoiding Fires When Heating and Drying Crops for Storage" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>Last year, <a href="https://www.powderbulksolids.com/industrial-fires-explosions/feed-mill-dust-explosion-caused-overheated-bearing"><span>a feed mill in Weimar, Texas</span></a>, caught fire thanks to one small spark from an overheated bearing in the elevator leg of the mill. This led to a dust explosion and a resulting fireball that echoed through the feed mill with a cannon-line sound and could even be heard several miles away.</p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://blog.kett.com/avoiding-fires-when-heating-and-drying-crops-for-storage" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://blog.kett.com/hs-fs/hub/173270/file-550564718.png" alt="Avoiding Fires When Heating and Drying Crops for Storage" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>Last year, <a href="https://www.powderbulksolids.com/industrial-fires-explosions/feed-mill-dust-explosion-caused-overheated-bearing"><span>a feed mill in Weimar, Texas</span></a>, caught fire thanks to one small spark from an overheated bearing in the elevator leg of the mill. This led to a dust explosion and a resulting fireball that echoed through the feed mill with a cannon-line sound and could even be heard several miles away.</p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=173270&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Fblog.kett.com%2Favoiding-fires-when-heating-and-drying-crops-for-storage&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Fblog.kett.com&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> Moisture Meter Tue, 29 Mar 2022 17:13:05 GMT https://blog.kett.com/avoiding-fires-when-heating-and-drying-crops-for-storage 2022-03-29T17:13:05Z Kett Marketing Tips for Pouring and Laying Concrete in Cold Weather and Frozen Soil https://blog.kett.com/tips-for-pouring-and-laying-concrete-in-cold-weather-and-frozen-soil <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://blog.kett.com/tips-for-pouring-and-laying-concrete-in-cold-weather-and-frozen-soil" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://blog.kett.com/hubfs/brhi52002-pdf.png" alt="Tips for Pouring and Laying Concrete in Cold Weather and Frozen Soil" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>Construction can’t stop just because temperatures drop. As temperatures fluctuate, essential building materials like concrete have different curing conditions and sporadic strength gain.&nbsp;</p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://blog.kett.com/tips-for-pouring-and-laying-concrete-in-cold-weather-and-frozen-soil" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://blog.kett.com/hubfs/brhi52002-pdf.png" alt="Tips for Pouring and Laying Concrete in Cold Weather and Frozen Soil" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>Construction can’t stop just because temperatures drop. As temperatures fluctuate, essential building materials like concrete have different curing conditions and sporadic strength gain.&nbsp;</p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=173270&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Fblog.kett.com%2Ftips-for-pouring-and-laying-concrete-in-cold-weather-and-frozen-soil&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Fblog.kett.com&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> Moisture Meter Thu, 03 Mar 2022 15:24:18 GMT https://blog.kett.com/tips-for-pouring-and-laying-concrete-in-cold-weather-and-frozen-soil 2022-03-03T15:24:18Z Kett Marketing 5 Ways NIR Technology Helps Save Money And Improve Profits https://blog.kett.com/5-ways-nir-technology-help-save-money-and-improve-profits <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://blog.kett.com/5-ways-nir-technology-help-save-money-and-improve-profits" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://blog.kett.com/hs-fs/hub/173270/file-809019177-jpeg/images/light_beam.jpeg" alt="5 Ways NIR Technology Helps Save Money And Improve Profits" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <div class="hs-migrated-cms-post"> <p>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.</p> </div> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://blog.kett.com/5-ways-nir-technology-help-save-money-and-improve-profits" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://blog.kett.com/hs-fs/hub/173270/file-809019177-jpeg/images/light_beam.jpeg" alt="5 Ways NIR Technology Helps Save Money And Improve Profits" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <div class="hs-migrated-cms-post"> <p>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.</p> </div> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=173270&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Fblog.kett.com%2F5-ways-nir-technology-help-save-money-and-improve-profits&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Fblog.kett.com&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> Moisture Meter Composition Analyzer Wed, 17 Nov 2021 18:50:53 GMT https://blog.kett.com/5-ways-nir-technology-help-save-money-and-improve-profits 2021-11-17T18:50:53Z Kett Marketing Micro Scale, Major Power: The Incredible Accuracy of the Micro Moisture Analyzer https://blog.kett.com/micro-scale-major-power-the-incredible-accuracy-of-the-micro-moisture-analyzer <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://blog.kett.com/micro-scale-major-power-the-incredible-accuracy-of-the-micro-moisture-analyzer" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://blog.kett.com/hubfs/fm300a_small.jpg" alt="Micro Scale, Major Power: The Incredible Accuracy of the Micro Moisture Analyzer" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>Precision matters. The slightest variance or error in a moisture reading can be costly and dangerous.&nbsp;</p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://blog.kett.com/micro-scale-major-power-the-incredible-accuracy-of-the-micro-moisture-analyzer" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://blog.kett.com/hubfs/fm300a_small.jpg" alt="Micro Scale, Major Power: The Incredible Accuracy of the Micro Moisture Analyzer" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>Precision matters. The slightest variance or error in a moisture reading can be costly and dangerous.&nbsp;</p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=173270&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Fblog.kett.com%2Fmicro-scale-major-power-the-incredible-accuracy-of-the-micro-moisture-analyzer&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Fblog.kett.com&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> Moisture Analyzer Fri, 01 Oct 2021 17:18:00 GMT https://blog.kett.com/micro-scale-major-power-the-incredible-accuracy-of-the-micro-moisture-analyzer 2021-10-01T17:18:00Z Kett Marketing The Effects of Moisture Content on Cornmeal https://blog.kett.com/the-effects-of-moisture-content-on-cornmeal <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://blog.kett.com/the-effects-of-moisture-content-on-cornmeal" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://blog.kett.com/hubfs/kb30g_medium.jpg" alt="The Effects of Moisture Content on Cornmeal" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p><a href="https://www.persistencemarketresearch.com/market-research/cornmeal-market.asp"><span>Cornmeal</span></a> is made by crushing dry corn kernels and is a popular food product due to its relatively long shelf life. It is a widely-used staple food throughout the world, and those with gluten intolerances find it a useful alternative to wheat flour, especially when finely ground into corn flour.&nbsp;</p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://blog.kett.com/the-effects-of-moisture-content-on-cornmeal" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://blog.kett.com/hubfs/kb30g_medium.jpg" alt="The Effects of Moisture Content on Cornmeal" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p><a href="https://www.persistencemarketresearch.com/market-research/cornmeal-market.asp"><span>Cornmeal</span></a> is made by crushing dry corn kernels and is a popular food product due to its relatively long shelf life. It is a widely-used staple food throughout the world, and those with gluten intolerances find it a useful alternative to wheat flour, especially when finely ground into corn flour.&nbsp;</p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=173270&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Fblog.kett.com%2Fthe-effects-of-moisture-content-on-cornmeal&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Fblog.kett.com&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> Tue, 27 Jul 2021 19:46:13 GMT https://blog.kett.com/the-effects-of-moisture-content-on-cornmeal 2021-07-27T19:46:13Z Kett Marketing