Brookfield Engineering’s Quick 5-Point Flow Function Test is now integrated into Powder Flow Pro Software, version 1.3 (build 23).
This test can be accomplished in about 16 minutes, compared with the Standard 5-Point Flow Function Test which takes about 25 minutes to complete.
The reduction in time allows for more rapid QA/QC checks on production powder batches.
An earlier version of the test - the Quick Standard 2-Point Flow Function Test - only provided data for the lowest and highest consolidated stress values.
The 5-Point Test provides the operator with five predefined consolidation stress measurements.
These are then used to provide a more accurate representation of the powder’s flow characteristics, through a hopper or feeder system.
Manufacturers can then predict potential flow problems before they occur and make necessary adjustments to improve production and product quality.
Free sample testing is available from Brookfield and authorised dealers to illustrate the comparative data from the Quick Test and the Standard Flow Function Test.