Brookfield Engineering’s Powder Flow Tester provides efficient analysis of powder flow behavior. The unit is suitable for manufacturers who process powders daily and want to minimize or eliminate the downtime and expense that occurs when hoppers and silos fail to discharge. Customers can perform quality control checks on materials, characterize new formulations and match established products. The unit tests flow function, time consolidation, wall friction and bulk density. The company’s Powder Flow Pro v1.2 Software allows operators to combine, display and compare data from standard and small shear cell tests in a single graph. The Normalized Flow Function feature enables technicians to predict this behavior and modify the manufacturing process or hopper design to avoid the problem.