This month (August 2013) we have just installed a new unit of Fully Automatic Powder Tester PTGS-4 at one of our customer site. The number of this instrument in Indonesia increased within the last 2 years. This indicates the importance to test all basic parameters from every incoming powder or every powder used. In Indonesia, mostly the customer test the characteristic of powder using a funnel and the time recorded manually. The manual testing is not too accurate and also increases the uncertainty of the result caused by human error. By using the automatic powder tester, we hope to increase the effectiveness and also the accuracy during powder testing.
There are several characteristic tested by this Powder Tester PTGS 4:
- powder flow time of a pre-defined mass
- powder cone volume
- powder cone density (g/cm3)
- cone angle (angle of repose)
- powder flowability as per EP
- amount of sample flow (g/in preset time)
- flow chart of sample (g/time)
- Cone height indication
All the results will be printed using a standard printer. Beside the results, the print out will also show some graphic.