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Quick Five-Point Flow Function Test Saves Time, Improves Quality

April 25, 2014
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Brookfield’s Quick 5-Point Flow Function Test is now integrated into Powder Flow Pro Software, version 1.3 (build 23). This quick new test can be accomplished in about 16 minutes, compared to the Standard 5-Point Flow Function Test that takes about 25 minutes to complete. This considerable reduction in time allows for more rapid QA/QC checks on production powder batches. The predecessor to this test was the Quick Standard 2-Point Flow Function Test that 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 five points of data are then used to provide a more accurate representation of the powder’s flow characteristics, through a hopper or feeder system. This allows manufacturers to predict potential flow problems before they occur and make necessary adjustments to improve production and product quality.
Brookfield Engineering, Middleboro, MA 800-628-8139 www.brookfieldengineering.com

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