POWDER FLOW TESTER - Brookfield Engineering

Nov. 5, 2009
Brookfield Engineering continues to celebrate its 75th Anniversary with the  introduction of their new Powder Flow Tester (PFT).  The Powder Flow Tester delivers quick and easy analysis of 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 new Powder Flow Tester customers can also perform QC checks on incoming materials, quickly characterize new formulations for flowability and adjust composition to match the flow behavior of established products.     The Brookfield Powder Flow Tester 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. * Minimize or eliminate downtime and expense * Compact design - easily fits on workbench * Choice of Test Options: o Flow Function o Time Consolidaion Test with Flow Function o Wall Friction * Data Output: o Flow Index o Arching Dimension o Ratole Diameter o Hopper Half Angle o Gravity Chute (Wall Friction) Angle o Bulk Density Curve * Choice of Flow Function Tests: o Demo o Standard o High Precision * Shearing Algorithm Captures: o Peak Stress Value o Subsequent Stable Stress Value o Recognizes "Slip Stick" Materials