Affordable testing for powder characterization
ith the introduction of their new Powder Flow Tester (PFT). Brookfield Engineering delivers quick and easy analysis of powder flow behaviour in industrial processing equipment. The new system is ideal for manufacturers who process powders daily and want to minimize or eliminate the downtime and expense that occur when hoppers/silos fail to discharge. With the new PFT system customers can also perform QC checks on incoming materials, quickly characterize new formulations for flowability and adjust composition to match the flow behaviour of established products. The system features a variety of test options including flow function, time consolidation, wall friction and bulk density. Time estimates for the duration of each test are automatically calculated before the start of test in case adjustments are needed. The operator also has a choice of graphical or tabular Data Output Format for each test plus calculations of arching dimension, rathole diameter, and hopper half-angle. The PFT includes Powder Flow Pro Software and all accessories for handling powder samples.