Micron Powder Characteristics Tester

Hosokawa’s Powder Tester PT-X employs the methods developed by Ralph L. Carr (Carr Indices) to determine the “Flowability & Floodability” of dry powders.  The model PT-X is the latest design of the Hosokawa Micron Powder Characteristics Tester which utilizes state of the art features to identify the specific characteristics of powdered samples for a wide range of application fields.

Determines 11 dry powder characteristics:

  • Angle of Repose
  • Cohesion
  • Aerated Density
  • Uniformity
  • Dispersibility
  • Compressibility
  • Angle of Fall
  • Packed Density
  • Angle of Spatula
  • Angle of Difference
  • Particle Size

  • Automated Vibration with electronically controlled vib-sensor for repeatable results
  • Optional Integrated HEPA filter dust protection
  • Test Sieve Identification - measure by recording test sieve serial number
  • Complete Powder Characterization in one instrument
  • Reduced Operator intervention insuring analysis Accuracy and Repeatability
  • User friendly Software, reduces analysis time
  • Complies with:  FDA Tapped Bulk Density (USP)ASTM, Kawakita’s equation for Compressibility
  • Special Designed Feeder for reliable sample feeding
  • Multi-language functionality
  • Compact Design - 34% smaller in comparison to prior models

Since 1968, when the original Powder Tester was developed, more than 3,500 units have been delivered to companies worldwide.  The Testing Standards used by the Powder Tester has made it the choice in the development of more than 3,000 patents; 1,800 within the last 10 years.   The latest completely updated model PT-X, has been equipped with features suggested by many global users of earlier models, making the PT-X the most technologically advanced instrument to measure Powder Flow characteristics.