Food applications

GranuHeap instrument as new tool for a fast and easy determination of the flow ability and the cohesion of a granular material

GranuHeaP is the first entirely automated instrument able to measure quickly and with high degree of accuracy the repose angle of granular or pulverulent material. Thanks to a simple algorithm, GranuHeaP also measures a cohesive index that provides information on the flow properties of the studied powder. Results are shown for clay, flour, lactose, polymeric and metallic powders.

Effect of the drying process on flour flow properties (GranuPaQ analysis)

GranuPack is an automatised instrument able to measure the powder flow ability. Two samples of flour powder prepared under different drying processes have been analysed. The aim of this work is to observe the effects of the drying process on the powder flow abilities.

Flour flow properties modification by small particles addition (GranuPaQ analysis)

Granuflow is an semi-automatised instrument which allows measuring rapidly with a high accuracy the flow of a powder through holes of different diameters. This instrument is able to give to you in a few seconds important information on the flowability of granular materials. In this study, the powder flow properties of rice materials are correlated with the shape of rice grains.

Measurement of rice flow: Influence of grain shape on the flow (GranuFall analysis)

GranuFlow is an semi-automatised instrument which allows measuring rapidly with a high accuracy the flow of a powder through holes of different diameters. This instrument is able to give to you in a few seconds important information on the flowability of granular materials. In this study, the powder flow properties of rice materials are correlated with the shape of rice grains.