Specification and Accessories

The Powder Flow Analyser offers the widest range of powder and end product tests in one instrument

  • The Powder Flow Analyser attached to a TA.XTplus Texture Analyser
  • Additional blades and vessels (in two sizes) are available
The Powder Flow Analyser attached to a TA.XTplus Texture Analyser 
1 Additional blades and vessels (in two sizes) are available
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Measurement and Control

Force Down: 5kg (50N) max. ± 0.05%

Force Up: 5kg (50N) max. ± 0.05%

Force Zero Hysteresis: < ± 0.1g

Rotor Blade 48mm dia. Tip Speed (dependent on Test Angle):
• 0°: 0–754mm/sec (limit of 300rpm)
• 90°: TA.XT2i: 0–10mm/sec; TA.XTplus: 0 to 40mm/sec

Rotor Blade 23mm dia. Tip Speed (dependent on Test Angle):
• 0°: 0–360mm/sec
• 90°: TA.XT2i: 0–10mm/sec; TA.XTplus: 0 to 40mm/sec

Rotor Blade Speed Control Accuracy: Better than 0.05%

Data Acquisition: Force, Distance, Time – up to 500 data points per sec per channel (16 bit accuracy)

Operating Temperature: 0–40°C

Operating Conditions: Dust and Splash resistant

Power Supply: 90V – 264V AC / 47Hz – 63 Hz

Accessories for the Powder Flow Analyser

The following accessories are available for attachment to the Powder Flow Analyser to extend your powder property measurement options:

Test Vessels

Vessels hold the required volume of powder/granule material to enable powder flow measurements to be performed.

Precision tube in borosilicate glass with removable acetal base attachment ring to enable easy cleaning.

Vertical alignment and radial tolerance better than ± 0.05mm. Special materials and sizes on request.

Vessels are supplied individually or in sets of 3 and are available in 2 sizes:

• Typical sample volume 100-200ml: 50mm internal diameter / 130mm total height
• Typical sample volume 20-35ml: 255mm internal diameter / 80mm total height

Rotors

Rotors provide controlled powder flow via patented precision blade action and enable measurement of caking, cohesion and powder flow speed dependence.

Shafts: 6mm diameter 316 Stainless Steel

Blades: 48mm diameter and 10mm height. Precision machined to optimise blade form. Over Anodised (Clear) Aluminium Alloy or 316 Stainless Steel as standard. Special materials and sizes on request.

Additional Technical Information:

Published papers that refer to the use of the Powder Flow Analyser

Patents that refer to the use of the Powder Flow Analyser

Poster available:
Powder Flow Analyser

For existing customers who wish to receive an A3 poster to assist with the installation and use of the Powder Flow Analyser, please contact: sales@stablemicrosystems.com