Redesigned user interface for powder tester
FT4 Powder Rheometer
New software for Freeman Technology's FT4 Powder Rheometer offers a redesigned graphical user interface that improves the display of real-time test information.
The FT4 universal powder tester is suitable for a range of industrial sectors.
It uses dynamic methodology, fully automated shear cells and several bulk property tests, including density, compressibility and permeability to quantify powder properties in terms of flow and ability to be processed.
Correlating this data with processing performance enables users to optimise powder processes.
The new interface provided by the software delivers systematic guidance to new users while giving experienced operators the ability to develop and run bespoke methodologies.
Available on all new instruments, the software will be offered as a free upgrade to existing FT4 users.
The interface offers complete access to the full shear, bulk, dynamic and axial powder testing capabilities of the FT4, allowing users to build a comprehensive behavioural profile of a powder by drawing in results from each of the test methodologies.
Researchers at the RCPE (Research Center Pharmaceutical Engineering) in Graz, Austria, are using the FT4 Powder Rheometer from Freeman Technology to model powder behaviours.
Freeman will be presenting a poster 'The characterisation of granulation wet masses using powder rheometry', at the International Granulation Conference in Lausanne, Switzerland, on 20-22 June.
At Bulk Solids India 2011, held 6-9 April in Mumbai, Freeman Technology's director of operations will deliver two presentations on the use of automated instrumentation in powder characterisation.
The new graphical user interface (GUI) for Freeman Technology's FT4 Powder Rheometer will be on show at Interphex 2011 on 29-31 March 2011 in New York.
Freeman Technology has added a uniaxial powder tester to the FT4 Powder Rheometer, extending its ability to measure properties that directly correlate with a powder's in-process behaviour.