SCIENTIFIC Solutions is distributing powder rheometers from Freeman Technologies in Australia and New Zealand. The Freeman FT4 provides useful data in bulk powder flow, performance of powders in industrial processes and characteristics of powders which affect powder flow like static charge and particle shape.
Powders change their properties in process depending on how they are treated. The FT4 can provide information about primary and secondary powder flow factors, and allow optimising of additive formulations, ascertaining wet granulation characteristics and investigating the dependence on physical and chemical characteristics.
The system uses both longitudinal and torque transducers to completely characterise a powder flow profile, either for handling or performance purposes.