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Have questions about your materials testing equipment?  We have the answers to these questions and much more right here! Check back monthly for long-form blog posts, how-to guides and infographics. We’ll address industry insights, the operation and maintenance of specific equipment, and our product line recommendations, all designed to better serve you.

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What is a Sieve? Make Sure You Choose the Right One

Quick, name the most widely used and cost-effective scientific instrument in your laboratory. Some possibilities come to mind, but our argument is for the ordinary test sieve. In this month’s blog post we discuss the purpose of sieves and how to select the right sieve to fit your particle sizing needs.

How To Set Up A Field Lab For Construction Materials Testing: The Essentials

In this blog, it will discuss setting up and furnishing temporary field-testing labs with essential laboratory equipment. Field labs are generally limited to a few particular tests, but no matter the material, most require the same essentials to measure properties like size, weight, and moisture.

How to Select the Right Jaw Crusher

The selection of the best jaw crusher for your application will naturally be governed by the particle size, volume, and properties of your bulk material, along with the desired particle size and quantity of the final sample. In this blog, we help you select the right jaw crusher for your testing application.

Dust and Noise: Can Better Equipment Help? Part 2: Noise

High decibel levels can potentially be a dangerous element in your materials testing lab. In part two of our special series on workplace safety, you’ll discover some of the best ways to reduce noise levels during testing.

Dust and Noise: Can Better Testing Equipment Help? Part 1 Dust

In part one of our special series on workplace safety, we take a look at how advances in materials testing equipment are minimizing potentially harmful exposure to dust in the lab.

Reference Materials for Test Sieves: Performance Testing for Quality

Reference materials for test sieves are used to evaluate and help ensure continued quality performance of sieves in compliance with ASTM or ISO standards. Sieve Verification Services provide further assurance of compliance through laboratory optical or microscopic examination.

Rejoining A Separated Thermometer: 6 Dos and Don’ts
 thermometer column separation

Mercury or indicating fluid separations can occur in the columns of mercury-in-glass thermometers, as well as in non-mercury thermometers. With expertise, caution and strict adherence to safety measures, the separated fluid can often be rejoined in the column by following some specific methods developed by others.

Benefits of Accuracy and Efficiency Using The Spinning Riffler Method

Do you know when a spinning riffler or rotary sample divider should be your go-to sample divider for the most accurate representative samples?

Selecting the Right Test Sieve for Non-Conventional Use
Selecting the Right Test Sieve for Non-Conventional Use

Testing sieves are not a one-size-fits-all product in materials testing. They should be selected based on application, compliance standards, sample composition, level of precision required and more.

Steps to Reduce Nuisance Dust & Prevent Silica Exposure
Steps to Reduce Nuisance Dust & Prevent Silica Exposure

Is your lab or worksite equipment-ready for compliance with OSHA’s final rule for the construction industry on protecting workers from exposure to silica dust?