Air Conveyors Information
Air conveyors are devices that use airflow to move items or media. There are many different types of products. Examples include vacuum conveyors, pneumatic tube conveyors, and air tables. Vacuum conveyors consist of a perforated belt, vacuum source, nozzles, filters, and tubing. Products are placed flat on the belt to create a seal. Pneumatic tube conveyors or air conveyors use low-pressure air to push or pull a short, closed cylinder through a pipe between origin and...
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Today, air conveyors are designed with modern technology using 100% industrial automation. Using user friendly Programmable Logic controller, Computer interface you can handle bulk solid conveying using air as conveying media in a most sophisticated manner. Also today's conveying technology is more concerned about environmental control also.
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Hospitals, Car Dealerships, Movie Theatres, Home Depots, Costco's, Banks, Grocery Stores, Industrial Warehouses and many small industrial applications, too numerous to list.
I have worked on the transport of dust through air in the facilities of a clay processing factory for pharmaceutical purposes. More specifically, I was responsible for the installation of machinery (blower) and pipe lines according to a project that had been developed by an American firm. During the installation of the machinery, there was a collision between two pipe lines due to a miscalculation in the project. Therefore, I had to make specific changes in the piping system in order to make the installation possible. I referred to Russian technical literature in order to study similar processes. It is important to note that whenever there should be practical interventions in the pipe line system implementation regarding the transport of material through air, the pipe’s length should not be changed from the one it was designed in the project and there should not be additional turns along the pipeline system.
Cement slides, sample conveyors and sacrificial feeders complete with weigh scale applications.
Underground coal grunging mining in very high explosive atmosphere/s where conventional methods are precluded.
1. Product tested was not the same as the actual application. 2. Explosions due to poorly designed systems, ie Dust collection.
Pneumatic controlled systems are more economical to operate and maintain than Electrical Controlled Systems. Zero Maintenance on equipment.
1. While buying air conveyors for bulk solid material, please always try to find out if any prototype design is available with the supplier. A miniature plant will solve most of the issues as the characteristic of the material plays vital role in conveying.
Air conveying systems, when designed, installed, and maintained properly, can be a plant's dream. There are only a few E&C Companies that have in-house expertise with the experience to ensure proper systems for various products.