Test Equipment and Measurement Instrument Blog

5 Reasons Manufacturing Are Thankful For NIR Moisture Analyzers

Posted by John Bogart on Wed, Nov 26, 2014

As we get closer to the forth Thursday in November, it’s the time of year when we’re challenged to stop and give thanks for all we have in our lives.

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Topics: NIR Analyzer, NIR Moisture Analyzer, ROI

Moisture Meter Methods: LOD v's NIR

Posted by John Bogart on Wed, Jun 25, 2014

There are various technologies, methods and instruments to consider when you’re looking to invest in the right test instrument for your needs. The various options can equally be confusing as you weigh up the variables: purchase, cost of labour, skills required, quality of results, mobility, running costs etc.

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Topics: Moisture Balance, Moisture Measurement, NIR Analyzer, Measurement Instrumentation, NIR Moisture Analyzer, Moisture Measurement Methods, LOD

4 Key Highlights From Analytica By An NIR Analyzer Specialist

Posted by John Bogart on Wed, Apr 9, 2014


I’ve just returned from an incredible experience meeting hundreds of scientists and industrial professionals at Analytica, the International Trade Fair for Laboratory Technology, Analysis and Biotechnology in Munich, Germany. It’s never simple to compete against 1,100 exhibitors. However, it’s a little easier when you are in the country of the Hoffbrauhaus… I always underestimate how much scientists love their beer!

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Topics: Moisture Analyzer, NIR Analyzer, NIR Moisture Analyzer, Analytica

How To Get Answers To Your Measurement Instrument Questions [NEW FAQ FORUM]

Posted by John Bogart on Thu, Mar 27, 2014

How does an NIR analyzer work? What are the benefits of a desktop moisture analyzer versus a portable one? Can I test a specific moisture analyzer on the process line before purchasing? What is the best test instrument that will work for my unique requirements?

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Topics: Moisture Meter, Measurement Instrument, NIR Analyzer, FAQ Forum

Do You Measure Moisture Or Composition At Your Lab? Jaw Dropping Lessons Learned At Pittcon

Posted by Elizabeth Becker on Mon, Mar 17, 2014

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.

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Topics: Pittcon 2014, Moisture Measurement, NIR Analyzer, NIR Moisture Analyzer, Composition Measurement

Plastic Strapping Manufacturer Saves With A Kett Moisture Analyzer [CASE STUDY]

Posted by John Bogart on Wed, Sep 25, 2013
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Topics: Moisture Meter, NIR Analyzer, NIR Moisture Analyzer

KJT130 Moisture Meter: 10 Benefits of Taking the Lab to the Sample

Posted by John Bogart on Wed, Jul 10, 2013

R&D, quality control and quality analysis department laboratories are rife with a variety of spectrometers. These test instruments improve the bottom line of manufacturing companies, ensuring products meet standard market parameters with minimal waste. While a variety of instruments utilize infrared spectroscopy, near- infrared (NIR) spectroscopy is specifically useful in analyzing bulk materials, often with no sample preparation.

NIR test equipment has evolved over the past decade to be used in a wide variety of analysis applications. Currently, these spectrometers are employed across nearly all manufacturing lines, measuring everything from pharmaceuticals to food and beverages, and spanning the chemical, beauty, packaging, coating, medical supply and agricultural industries. Just one spectrometer can be used to confirm the state and quality of bulk materials or raw ingredients, assess intermediate products in a processing line and confirm that final goods are ready to meet consumers’ expectations.

Traditionally, samples are brought to the lab, where these high-tech machines stand ready. However, walking a sample from the field, stockroom or factory line is time-consuming, prohibited to a limited size and shape of the sample, and introduces unwanted variables. In response to these limitations, we’ve designed portable spectrometers, like the KJT130 moisture meter, to meet the real needs of QA, QC and R&D specialists.

Here’s why we believe operations or development teams would be hard pressed to find a better investment.

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Topics: Moisture Meter, Moisture Measurement, Measurement Instrument, NIR Analyzer, Test Equipment, NIR Moisture Analyzer

IFT13 Attendees: Learn What Kett’s Latest Test Equipment Can Do For Your Company

Posted by John Bogart on Thu, Jun 27, 2013

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.

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Topics: PQ520, Rice Quality, Single Grain Moisture Tester, NIR Analyzer, Whiteness Measurement, C130, Test Equipment, IFT13

How To Buy The Right NIR Analyzer For Your Needs and Optimize ROI

Posted by John Bogart on Wed, May 8, 2013

Purchasing equipment is important to your business, but it can be a daunting task. This is especially true when the market is flooded with equipment from companies that you do not trust, that have disappointed you in the past, or have so many products that you are not sure where to begin.

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Topics: NIR Analyzer

Learn How to Optimize Food Production With The Right NIR Analyzer

Posted by John Bogart on Wed, Mar 27, 2013

Have you ever been frustrated at the end of the food production process to discover that the final product does not meet specification?  Or what about the time involved in analysis to get consistent and accurate measurements to ensure a quality product?

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Topics: Moisture Measurement, NIR Analyzer