The Sochi Olympics has been a time of intense controversy, competition and celebration. It’s never anything less than inspirational to see athletes perform at the height of their abilities, as they seek to gain that slight edge that makes all the difference. The sense of achievement you can see from the gold medalists comes only from years of grit and sheer determination. There is no room for error. Each participant has had to build on the success of the past, while innovating new moves to appease some of the planet’s harshest critics. Truly, we can all learn something from these professional’s dedication to their craft. There is a great story to be told behind each gold, silver and bronze medal that the television audiences don’t often get a chance to witness.
The city that launched the boon of American industrial optimism with the historical Chicago World’s Fair, is set to host the largest annual global conference dedicated to laboratory equipment and instrumentation. Early March 18,000 laboratory scientists will converge in Chicago to attend the Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy, or Pittcon 2014.
In search of new markets, we decided to join 276 exhibitors at the International Baking Institute Expo (IBIE) in Las Vegas to better understand how some of our products could meet the needs of bakers and their grain suppliers. With this in mind (and thoughts of delectable samples), we were eager to attend IBIE2013, known as the Baking Expo.
Accurate moisture tests are important in every component of the grain industry. From choosing seeds to plant, to the harvest, to storage and sale of dry goods. The more accurate the moisture measurement, the greater the yield and greater the profits. In addition to our most popular portable moisture meter, the KJT130, we’ll be displaying two grain moisture testers - new to the market at IBIE2013 this week. The PM650 and PM450 are specifically designed for grain and/or seed measurement, so we decided to devote a blog to some common questions potential grain moisture meter operators ask.
The International Baking Industry Expo, known simply as the Baking Expo markets itself as “North America’s largest, most comprehensive trade event of the year.” With 20,000 grain and flour professionals, baked goods manufacturers, packaging experts, and cupcake shop owners in attendance, we decided to jump into the mix (so to speak) this year October 6th- 9th in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Whether your business is in the food, pharmaceutical, pulp and paper, personal care or chemical industry, your company’s success depends on developing protocols that produce replicable, high quality results.
Discovering new spices and recipes, sampling new foods, and taking home delicious new recipe ideas is all part of the enjoyment of IFT - we should know, we've been doing this for over 15 years.
The new Kett PQ520 analyzer provides rapid moisture measurement of rice, barley and wheat. Like our other market-leading instruments, the PQ520 is designed for use in laboratory, near-line process and remote QA/QC applications where quick, accurate determination of moisture content is required. We believe it’s innovation at its finest.
The reason we chose to announce the release of the PQ520 at Pittcon was simple: This is where innovation lives. Pittcon is one of the most important events of its kind, featuring more than 1,000 exhibitors displaying products used by the scientific community in industrial, academic and government labs.
We’re proud to stand alongside some of the best partners our market has to offer and meet other likeminded, forward-thinking individuals and leaders, and the very folks that make working in this industry so worthwhile.
At the same time, we’re proud to call Pittcon our partner and to have been serving the market for more than 65 years. This year was Kett’s 21st straight year attending the annual event. Added all up, in the last two decades, we’ve spent nearly half a calendar year in Pittcon, we’re honored to be part of the celebration this event brings.
Because of the importance of Pittcon to the community in which we serve, there is almost no better place to gather and meet with customers, to catch up on the latest industry trends and to showcase the best products we have to offer. The exposition always offers the latest innovations in areas such as analytical chemistry, drug discovery, nanotechnology and a whole host of important industries in which Kett is a part of.
In addition to it being a great show, we at Kett were able to feature more than 20 of our market-leading products including several new offerings (the PQ520, for example) that provide moisture and organic composition analysis and coating thickness measurement.
Kett is and remains the world’s leading manufacturer of portable handheld moisture analyzers and coating thickness analysis instrumentation. And we’ll continue to show our commitment to this market and to those we serve with ground-breaking innovations that improve product quality, production processes and profitability.