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Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Measuring Powder Flow – Drinking Powders, Sugars & Sweeteners


Powder Flow Analysis can speed up production of your favourite drinkThe flow properties of powdered and granulated food products are of great importance in industry as they affect the storage, conveyance, and packaging of the merchandise. 

Certain dried goods such as drinking powders and sweeteners are used directly by consumers, and their flow properties have an influence on acceptance of the product.  

In this video we show examples of the difference in flowability of such products as sugar (caster, granulated, icing, light soft brown, granular sweetener), drinking powders (coffee granules, coffee powder, coffee whitener, drinking chocolate, malt drinking powder), loose tea and baby formula and the tool for the measurement of their flow properties.     


Cutting-edge technology for flexibility…
Being able to measure powder/granule flow is of prime importance to manufacturers, but as quality standards continue to rise, few can afford to stop there. Finished product testing is essential to ensure correct performance and safeguard reputation, sales and market share. 


By using a Powder Flow Analyser, manufacturers are able to change the attachments on the instrument for testing semi-finished and finished products as well. This offers considerable financial savings, as well as simplifying training and releasing valuable lab space. 

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We can design and manufacture probes or fixtures for the TA.XTplus texture analyser that are bespoke to your sample and its specific measurement.

Once your measurement is performed, our expertise in its graphical interpretation is unparalleled. Not only can we develop the most suitable and accurate method for the testing of your sample, but we can also prepare analysis procedures that obtain the desired parameters from your curve and drop them into a spreadsheet or report designed around your requirements.

For more information on how to measure texture, please visit the Texture Analysis Properties section on our website.

TA.XTplus texture analyser with bloom jar The
TA.XTplus texture analyser is part of a family of texture analysis instruments and equipment from Stable Micro Systems. An extensive portfolio of specialist attachments is available to measure and analyse the textural properties of a huge range of food products. Our technical experts can also custom design instrument fixtures according to individual specifications.

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