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Brookfield - Powder Flow Testers - PFT

The PFT Powder Flow Tester delivers quick and easy analysis of powder flow behavior in industrial processing equipment. It is ideal for manufacturers who process powders daily and want to minimize or eliminate downtime and expense that can occur when hoppers discharge erratically or fail to discharge altogether.

Technical Specifications

Load for vertical axis compression 7 kg — Accuracy ±0.6% FSR
Axial speeds 0.1mm/second up to 5mm/second
Distance Accuracy ±0.3mm
Torque ±7.0 N•m — Accuracy ±1.2% FSR
Trough rotational speeds 1 revolution/hour (RPH) up to 5 RPH
Temperature sensing -20°C to 120°C*
Humidity sensing 10% to 95% RH ±5%**
Dimensions (W x D x H) (cm) 36.2 x 39.7 x 67.6
(in) 141/4 x 155/8 x 265/8
Weight 34 kg (75 lb)

*Requires Part No. DVP-94Y
**Requires Part No. PFT-607Y

Key Features

  • Tests powders for formulation, characterization and QA/QC
  • Quickly and easily develop product SOP
  • Minimize or eliminate production downtime and expense
  • Compact design - easily fits on a workbench
  • Easy to use and intuitive Powder Flow Pro software included
  • Full Flow Function Test in 25 minutes
  • Bulk Density (Fill and Final)
  • Time Consolidation Test with Full Flow Function data
  • Wall Friction
  • Flow Index
  • Arching Dimensions
  • Rat-hole Diameter
  • Hopper Half Angle
  • Gravity Chute Angle
  • Compressibility (Carr) Index
  • Compressibility (Hausner) Ratio
  • Choice of faster Flow Function Tests for QA/QC
  • Data Output to Excel
  • Comprehensive report generation

Brookfield Powder Flow Tester

Powder Flow Pro Software Collect comprehensive flow data quickly and easily with the use of the supplied Powder Flow Pro software.

Key features

  • Main screen provides choice of basic tests: Flow Function, Wall Friction, Time Consolidated Flow Function and Bulk Density
  • Stress data output screen captures "normal stress" and "shear stress" values and plots data in graphical format (calculates Mohr Circle Failure Loci).
  • Flow Function curves are automatically calculated and displayed at the end of each test with overlay capability for up to eight different sample tests.
  • Produces multiple graphs describing powder flow behavior:
  • Unconfined Failure Strength vs. Major Principal Consolidating Stress
  • Arching Dimension vs. Principal Consolidation Stress
  • Rat-hole Diameter vs. Powder Fill Level
  • Arching Dimension vs. Hopper Half Angle
  • Food & Beverage
  • Pharmaceutical

Material Characterization At Its Best™

Brookfield is an ISO 9001:2015 certified manufacturer and the world leader in viscosity, texture analysis, and powder flow instrumentation. For over 85 years, Brookfield products have been considered ideal for testing viscosity, texture, powder flow, moisture, toxic gas, and more. Our team of qualified and dedicated engineers leads the industry in manufacturing best-in-class technology. Our products measure material characteristics and quality in a wide range of industries, including: food and beverages, lubricants, paints and coatings, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, cosmetics and personal care products, oil and gas, and more.

Brookfield has an excellent global support system with regional offices in the US, UK, China, Germany, and India. Our global network of trained sales representatives and distributors are available to assist you in selecting the best instruments for your application. Partner with us to experience Material Characterization At Its Best.