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Data Analysis and Presentation of Results

Data analysis fingerprint
Analysing your data to compose
a 'fingerprint' of your sample.


Almost any feature of a powder flow measurement can be recognised and recorded: peaks, intermediate threshold peaks, gradients, elapsed time and distance events, smooth and jagged line comparisons, and many other features. Analytical macros can therefore be written to suit a particular test event, or a special characteristic of the samples.

Generally for a particular powder the Down Force work done (Compaction Coefficient), Up Force work done (Aeration Cohesion) and Distance Ratios provide excellent, repeatable measurements that allow presentation of the main powder characterisation parameters.

Test Settings and analysis Macro routines can be optimised to suit your particular applications and if routinely required they can then be saved as user-specific Projects.

Alternatively it is very easy for the user to write their own method for the particular analysis required.

So your tests are done - now let's make sense of it all...

Cohesion graph
A graph is produced from testing 
of the sample.


The Graph window displays the real-time data acquired during the test which can be annotated to highlight the areas of interest. 

Graph windows are tabbed for easy access to all relevant archive file information. 

Graph files can include photos of the sample that was tested.  

Graphs can also be exported as .bmp or .jpg

Long file names provide the ability to insert more detailed information which is useful when locating the test file for future viewing.

Macro screen
A macro is applied to analyse the
relevant portions of the graph.


A Macro simplifies repetitive analysis and display. 

A set of instructions are listed and executed which automatically collect data from the graph. Tests can be automated with either intricate or simple macros, which is ideally suited to a production environment.

Tabbed windows for groups of commands provide simplified listings.

Macro graph


Data table



The analysed data is displayed in a results file and if necessary further calculations are made by the addition of more columns to produce other parameters.

The Results window tabulates results in customised spreadsheet format. Data can be manipulated using either your own or stored formulae e.g. Standard Deviation, Average. Multiple worksheets are available to separate parameters from results.

Data chart - bars

Data chart - lines


A chart gives a visual representation of the data from the Results window.

 Select from 27 chart types (2D and 3D) and define rotation, position, 3D lighting properties, legend styles, base and wall styles, and axes types (stacked, normal and %).

3D chart3D chart
Data from the results file can be displayed in a multitude
of chart forms for easier comparison and interpretation.

PFA reports


A Report is a user formatted presentation of the complete analysis incorporating Graph, Results, Chart windows, plus other data and graphics.

A WYSIWYG word processor type interface is incorporated with adjustable fonts and styles, Spell checker and Thesaurus. Objects (graphs, pictures, logos, etc.) can be inserted as a character or floating with selectable word wrap options. Test parameters are inserted as fields.

Reports have been improved to automatically display the important parameters calculated in a spreadsheet and present them in chart form.


Spreadsheets, text or images can be exported to other Windows applications for further specific manipulation/presentation if required.


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