Anton Paar has launched Powder Cell which, combined with its MCR rheometer series, is designed to bring the full array of traditional rheological methods to the field of powder.
Powder flow is influenced by a wide range of factors such as particle size and shape, chemical structure, humidity, temperature, packaging behavior, static charge, surface morphology, among others.
An MCR rheometer combined with the Powder Cell can simulate and determine powder flow under different conditions and ensure efficient quality control and smooth powder processing.
The Powder Cell from Anton Paar delivers reliable and reproducible results by clearing the ’powder memory’ with fluidisation.
The easy-to-use instrument features an automatic measurement programme that produces results within two minutes.
It provides automatically performed calibration and live visualisation of the measurements. Operating costs are low and the dust protection hood safeguards the operator and the instrument from fine and potentially hazardous powder.
As well as quality control, the Powder Cell is suitable for the study of dry granular flows, especially in the fluidised or near-fluidised state.
It brings the precision achieved with MCR rheometers to the field of granular media, including a high-precision pressure-drop device.
Rotational as well as oscillatory tests are also possible in any state of consolidation or fluidisation. The precision Mass Flow Controller gathers new databetween zero-load and the fluidised state.