Brookfield PFT Powder Flow TesterSource: Brookfield Engineering Laboratories, Inc.
The classic problem with powders is their failure to discharge reliably from bins, hoppers, silos, etc., and poor or unpredictable flow in feeders, dosing machines, packing machines, etc. This causes unwanted interruptions in the production process, leading at times to complete plant shutdown in order to correct the flow restrictions and stoppages. It also leads to variations in pack weight, mixture, performance and sensory properties of powder products.
Quality Control Departments are constantly dealing with raw materials in powder form, which come from multiple suppliers. The variability in particle size and distribution, moisture content, and basic ingredients requires a battery of incoming inspection tests, none of which assure that proper flow will take place when loaded into the plant equipment. The Brookfield Powder Flow Tester is a single-solution instrument which can resolve this uncertainty.