Kett US

Kett was created in 1946 by four engineers wanting to provide accurate laboratory-quality moisture measurement gauges that were simple enough for anyone to use yet durable enough to be used for decades in field applications - - yes, we still service instruments that are over 40 years old. We have created what we consider to be the perfect versatile and flexible line of moisture and organic composition analyzers. Take 6 1/2 minutes to see if you agree. Even if you aren`t ready today, don`t miss our exclusive educational moisture report and get helpful information. Finally, eliminate the headaches of constantly having to calibrate your moisture meter. Now calibrate only one-time for your product...for the life of the instrument! We make 103 composition measurement devices, 8 different technologies, in stock today.

Company details

17853 Santiago Blvd #107-504 , Villa Park , California 92861 USA

Locations Served

Business Type:
Industry Type:
Monitoring and Testing - Laboratory Equipment
Market Focus:
Nationally (across the country)
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Kett History

Kett was started by four engineers in 1946.  After initially introducing a wood moisture tester and metal detector, it was their vision to design and manufacture portable handheld moisture analyzers. The goal was to provide a rice farmer with the same level of measurement quality available within government test labs.  As is still true today, the customer depended on the accuracy of this measurement and the reliability of his instrument to standardize the quality of his harvested rice product.  This tandardization would provide him with an optimal harvest yield, maximizing his return on investment.

After the successful introduction of the Riceter, which is still the standard for portable rice moisture testing, the Kett development staff expanded into Coating Thickness Gauges for the emerging Japanese automobile industry.  In addition, they quickly released additional moisture testers for other agricultural applications and infrared Moisture Balances for general purpose moisture analyses.
Awards for instrument design and performance followed shortly after and continue to this day.

Today our focus is moisture and organic composition analysis, coating thickness measurement, friction, wear, peel, adhesion and other surface property analyses, rice quality instrumentation and other agricultural test instruments for the grain and seed marketplace.

Our Philosophy

We haven't deviated from our original goals - Laboratory quality measurements that can be easily obtained by anyone on your staff.   This provides our customers with unsurpassed versatility both on who can use the instruments and where they can be used - optimizing measurement feedback for Just-in-Time processes for anyone wanting to maximize their quality systems.

Secondly, we try to provide cost-effective durability, providing our customers with years of use from any of our instruments.   Instead of planned obsolescence, our continual improvement design process expects each new product release to be more durable than the last - - hard to do when many of our instruments are still in operation after 40+ years of continual use.

Finally, we aim to design ergonomically usable features into each instrument - items, controls, and accessories that enhance the user's experience.  If your staff enjoys the test process and believes they can easily get accurate measurements, they are more likely to increase the number of times they conduct a test - improving your development and manufacturing processes.   At the same time, we try to avoid adding seldom-used features that make the instrument more complex and cumbersome.

With over 60 years of experience and 200+ instruments, we have a vast array of standard and unique measurement applications we've implemented for customers.  Please contact our office to discuss your application and if we've successfully completed a similar project we'll be happy to provide available details and one of our no-risk performance guarantees.