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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

[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

Futuristic Formulations: Friction Analysis and Its Impact on Cosmetics and Skincare

Posted by John Bogart on Thu, Jul 9, 2015

When you apply skincare products, what sensory properties do you tend to notice or expect the product to deliver? A study by the International Journal of Cosmetic Science notes, “perceived skin feel during and after application of skin care products is highly important to the consumer and therefore to cosmetic formulators.” Cosmetic powders are often added to formulations in order to further improve their sensory perception and appeal.

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Topics: Friction Tester

Check Out These Friction, Coating and Moisture Analyzers Demos At Pack Expo

Posted by John Bogart on Tue, Oct 21, 2014

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.

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Topics: Moisture Meter, Friction Analyzer, Coating Thickness Gauge, Moisture Analyzer, PackExpo, Friction Tester

Learn Which Friction Analyzer is Right for You: Desktop vs. Portable

Posted by John Bogart on Wed, Feb 12, 2014

As we discussed in last week’s blog, there are two types of friction: static and dynamic (kinetic). These values have traditionally been measured via incline methods and manual strain (or pull force) gauges. We’re now fortunate enough to have automated friction analyzers that provide substantially more precise (repeatable) measurements and are able to quantitatively distinguish very small differences in two samples or two proposed development versions. Moreover, recent technological developments have allowed for the novel, and widely popular, portable friction analyzers in addition to traditional desktop versions.

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Topics: Friction Analyzer, Friction Tester, Process Analyzer

5 Benefits Of Friction Analyzers For Manufacturers

Posted by John Bogart on Mon, Feb 10, 2014

As the Sales Director of Kett, I field daily calls from people asking the question, "Why would I want to measure ___?"  It's the same question I asked my superiors when I first started here 20 years ago, and, after much practice, I'm confident I can answer that question pretty thoroughly. Just to narrow it down though, today we'll be answering the question:

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Topics: Friction Analyzer, Friction Tester

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