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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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Dust and Noise in the Lab, Part 1: Can Better Testing Equipment Help?

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.

Streamlining Aggregate Gradation Tests: Tips and Tricks

Sieving for particle size distribution is the primary test requested for construction aggregate samples. Whether field samples are being tested to evaluate a new aggregate source or just coming in as part of day-to-day quality control of production, particle size distribution is a primary consideration. If processing and sieving is not handled efficiently, it creates a backlog.

Spinning Rifflers: The Benefits of Accuracy and Efficiency
Spinning Rifflers: The Benefits of Accuracy and Efficiency

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

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?

Simple Steps to Preserve & Extend Service Life of Costly Equipment
Simple Steps to Preserve & Extend Service Life of Costly Equipment

Protect and preserve costly equipment purchases through preventive maintenance – and extend their service life and functionality beyond the norm.

An Expert Guide to Selecting a Sample Splitter

When it comes to choosing a splitter, accuracy means everything. We’ve outlined some helpful guidelines that will walk you through the splitter selection process. We’ll cover everything from material type to high-performance features with the goal of helping you select your ideal splitter.