Selecting the right moisture meter for your needs can be a tricky task. Exactly what kind of moisture meter is right for you? Do you need something portable? An in-line moisture meter? Will it have multiple uses, and therefore multiple necessary calibrations? How much time do you have allotted for a moisture reading?
Kett exhibited at the recent Plastec conference in Anaheim, California. It was an interesting venue as we met with existing customers to discuss their ongoing measurement needs as well as some new contacts.
The importance of moisture measurement is well-known; it’s a step in the manufacturing process that helps ensure product quality and performance, and can help reduce costs of shipping and handling. We’ve recently talked a lot about the different methods of measuring, most recently when used for wood products. In this post we’ll continue using wood products as our example to talk about the two most common secondary types of wood moisture meters: pin-style and pinless, and the best practices that help optimize the usefulness of these meters.
Whether you’re the packaging company, manufacturer or distributor coating thickness is key to ensuring product quality, reliability and profit margins.
Coming up in just a few weeks, I will be heading off PACK EXPO International 2014 in Chicago where I will be showcasing some of Kett’s cutting edge test instrumentation relevant to the packaging world.
While IFT14 represents a great opportunity for us to showcase how Kett test and measurement equipment can enhance food quality, extend shelf life and improve profits at the largest annual food science forum and expo in the world – for me a highlight of the show is always the delicious food.
We live in an era where anything, and everything, we need to know is at our fingertips. All we need is access to the internet – the information highway. This is both good and bad for companies. The advantage is that it is now easier for organizations to have a direct connection with the people using their product or service. They can publish information they know their customers are looking for, making it easier for their customers and advocates to stay up-to-date with new products, industry trends, and company news. Customers can now feel more connected to, and possibly more loyal, towards companies and brands. The challenge with all this information is how to stand out, how to be relevant, and how to engage your customers with the right information.
As the voice of Kett on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook, I am familiar with our products, but have had little opportunity to interact with our customers. So, John Bogart, Kett’s CEO, invited me to find out more at my first tradeshow. I had no idea what to expect as I boarded the plane heading from Denver to Chicago to join John Bogart, our Japanese colleagues and several thousand analytical chemists at Pittcon14.
It’s the first day of Pittcon 2014 and it’s buzzing with scientists, all seeking to find out how the latest instrument advances will help them achieve lab quality results efficiently and simply. We’ve enjoyed speaking to individuals involved in applications as diverse as analytical chemistry, food analysis and safety, drug discovery, water and wastewater analysis, life sciences and other emerging markets looking for new analytics techniques.