Testing Device for Powder Characterization

Nov 5, 2009 | Contact Author | By: Katie Schaefer
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Title: Testing Device for Powder Characterization
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Brookfield Engineering continues to celebrate its 75th Anniversary with the introduction of its Powder Flow Tester (PFT). This device analyzes powder flow behavior in industrial processing equipment. The Brookfield PFT 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 PFT, customers can also perform quality control checks on incoming materials, quickly characterize new formulations for flowability and adjust composition to match the flow behavior of established products.

The device features a variety of test options including: flow function, time consolidation, wall friction and bulk density. Time estimates for duration of each test are automatically calculated before 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 for arching dimension, rathole diameter, and hopper half-angle.

The PFT includes Powder Flow Pro Software, all accessories for handling powder samples, and features a small footprint that fits conveniently on a benchtop.