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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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How to Optimize Fines Content Determinations
HM-57R Infographic

Gilson Automatic Aggregate Washers efficiently wash fines out of aggregate and soil samples for sample preparation or determination of fines fractions.

Aggregate Abrasion Testing (Part 1): The Micro-Deval Test Method
Aggregate Abrasion Testing (Part 1):  The Micro-Deval Test Method

Understanding the history, procedure and benefits of the Micro Deval Test can help you consider a new method for abrasion testing.

How Simple Soils Inspection Equipment Promotes Trench Safety
How Simple Soils Inspection Equipment Promotes Trench Safety

Before workers are allowed to enter an excavation, it’s important to evaluate conditions and make decisions about safety. Proper soil classification and evaluation is an important component of keeping your workers safe. This post outlines three equipment solutions that can significantly reduce the number of trenching accidents occurring on the job.

Concrete Curing: What Equipment is Right For You?
Choosing you ideal concrete curing system

Evaluating the differences between moisture rooms and curing tanks for concrete test specimen curing procedures will help you select the best option for your lab.

Gas Pressure Moisture Testers: 4 Things you Need to Know
Gas Pressure Moisture Testers: 4 Things you Need to Know

Understanding how gas pressure moisture testers work and what the benefits are can help you make the right equipment selection for your lab.

Asphalt Content Testing: Solvent Extraction vs Ignition Furnace (Infographic)
Solvent Extraction vs. Furnace Ignition

Comparing the pros and cons of solvent extraction vs. the furnace ignition method for asphalt content testing will help you select the best procedure for your application.

An Expert Guide to Selecting a Sieve Shaker
An Expert Guide to Selecting a Sieve Shaker

Proper sieve shaker selection saves a considerable amount of time in the lab while improving accuracy and efficiency. Read our post about selecting the machine most suitable for your purposes.

Kill Laboratory Noise With These Solutions to Protect Your Employees
Reduce Laboratory Noise

Protecting your employees, especially in the lab is an important concern. Read our post about efficient noise-reducing technology solutions to keep the productivity going while keeping your employees happy and safe.

6 Features to Look for When Purchasing a Laboratory Scale
6 Features to Look for When Purchasing a Laboratory Scale
Read our helpful hints for features to look for when selecting a laboratory scale.
4 Important Steps to Reliable Concrete Samples
Concrete Molds

Understand the basic methods used to ensure your concrete samples live up to their full potential.