Brookfield Engineering has released the new Powder Flow Pro v1.2, an updated version of Brookfield’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 both standard and small shear cell tests in a single graph. This gives customers the ability to test and compare how powders will respond in small bins with low consolidating stress and in large bins with high consolidating stress.
Another new feature of Powder Flow Pro v1.2 is the normalized flow function. As more product is added to the hopper, consolidation stress increases raising the potential for stable bridges or “arching” to occur the company said. The normalized flow function enables the technician to predict this behavior and modify the manufacturing process or hopper design to avoid the problem.
Powder Flow Pro V1.2 is available via download free of charge to customers who have purchased a Brookfield Powder Flow Tester.
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