Shear cell testing: Predicting powder consolidation in packages
Understanding how your dry bulk powder settles and consolidates over time can help you prevent customer dissatisfaction with packages that seem insufficiently filled with powder or that contain lumpy or hardened powder that won't easily empty from the package.
Weighing your filled packages before they're shipped to your customers ensures that each package delivers the guaranteed quantity of powder. But the powder in each package consolidates during shipping and handling, so a package's fill volume as it leaves your plant is often greater than its actual volume once it arrives at the customer's loading dock. Will this make your customer feel cheated? And will the consolidated powder now contain lumps or become hardened, creating discharge headaches for the customer?