The FT4, the flagship product from Freeman Technology, is a universal powder flow tester. The range of measurement capabilities the FT4 provides makes it the world's most versatile powder testing instrument for measuring and understanding powder flow and powder behaviour. If you work with powders, either in a research or production capacity, the FT4 can provide valuable information about powder flow properties and other behavioural characteristics of your materials that other technologies simply don’t deliver
There is no single measurable parameter that defines how a powder will flow, mix, feed, granulate, fill, convey, compress or behave in any other process operation. Our powder testing instrumentation is designed to help users in the field solve their powder handling challenges
Powders are blends of solids, liquids and gases, usually air, and their flow properties may be affected by perhaps 30 or more factors. These include particle characteristics such as size, shape and surface properties, environmental factors such as air content, temperature and vibration, and chemical interactions leading to adhesion and caking
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Comprehensive Powder Characterisation - a universal powder flow tester for the characterisation of the flow properties of powders and bulk powder behaviour.
Despite their ubiquity powders continue to present challenges during product development, manufacturing, and in quality assurance.
Learn how powder characterisation enables the detailed analysis of powder flow properties.
We have extensive experience in industries as varied as pharmaceutical, toner, cosmetics, food, chemical, metals, ceramics and additive manufacture.
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Dr Arij Tinke - Principal Scientist Powder Characterization
Janssen Research & Development (a division of Janssen Pharmaceutica NV), Belgium
Bellamarie Ludwig - Associate Research Professor
The Pennsylvania State University, USA
Andrew Klein - Director of R&D
ExOne Company, USA
Todd Mollner - Global Product Owner