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mean friction force

Powder with Friction Rig

The smoothness and flowability of powders is critical to many types of processing as well as consumer quality. These properties can be measured as the force required to drag a plate over a thin layer of the powder. The TA-265 Friction Rig bolts onto the base of the TA.XTPlus and supports the instrument in a horizontal position. A sled is bolted onto the load cell via a hinge and is dragged along the platform over glass plates. The glass plates are rested on the friction rig’s platform and provide a consistent, cleanable test surface for the powder samples.