Software Controls Powder Flow Testing

Brookfield Engineering has released the new Powder Flow Pro v1.2, an updated version of the company’s automated software used to control its Powder Flow Tester. The Brookfield PFT Powder Flow Tester provides analysis of powder flow behavior in industrial processing equipment. 

Powder Flow Pro v1.2 includes a new comparison feature that allows the operator to combine, display and compare data from standard and small shear cell tests in one graph. This enables users to test and compare how powders will respond in small bins with low consolidating stress, or in large bins with high consolidating stress. 

The new version also features a normalized flow function, which enables technicians to modify the manufacturing process or hopper design to avoid consolidation stress that can cause stable bridges or “arching” to occur when product is added to the hopper. It is available for free download to customers who have purchased a Brookfield Powder Flow Tester.

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