A joint study carried out by Freeman Technology and Gerteis Maschinen + Processengineering AG, a provider of roller compactors, has been carried out on Freeman’s FT4 Powder Rheometer.

The company says that the analyzer can be used fast and effective process improvement and efficient manufacture.

Results from a series of experiments show that the dynamic powder properties measured with the FT4 Powder Rheometer can reliably detect and quantify the effect of changing compactor operating parameters. Such correlations make it quicker and easier to improve the conditions for producing granules that meet defined performance targets from any given feed.

Experiments were carried out to investigate correlations between compaction force and roller gap, and the properties of the milled granules. Shear, bulk and dynamic properties were measured using the FT4 Powder Rheometer.

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