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The words “pneumatic conveying” can also refer to the use of pressurized air in tandem with a mechanical conveyor belt, but such methods are not as common as those employed in enclosed pneumatic conveying. Read More…

Pneumatic Conveying Pneumatic conveying is the process of moving objects with streams of compressed air or with powerful vacuums through an enclosed channel.
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Belleville,NJ  |  800-822-8629

VAC-U-MAX is a premier custom pneumatic conveyors manufacturer of support equipment for conveying, batching and weighing materials. With our system your company’s product can move gently and quickly from point to point, with nothing in the way to impede the efficiency of its movement. Contact VAC-U-MAX today so they can find the perfect product for you.

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VAC-U-MAX $$$

Monroe,NC  |  704-246-0900

Spiroflow Systems has more than 40 years of experience in the design, manufacture & installation of bulk material handling equipment & systems. Product innovation & a thorough understanding of customers’ needs & objectives keep Spiroflow at the forefront of the industry.

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Spiroflow Systems, Inc. $$$

Big Lake,MN  |  (763) 262-1200

Since 1946, Whirl-Air-Flow has been a leader in design, fabrication and service. Our pneumatic conveyors transport powders and dry granulars to one or more destination points. Our products serve a range of industries and are able to move flowable material. We have our own testing facility and also we provide customers with field support and services.

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Whirl-Air-Flow Corporation $$$

St. Paul,MN  |  651-484-2900

Dynamic Air custom designs and manufactures a complete line of pneumatic conveying systems for dry bulk granular materials. Dynamic Air offers 16 different pneumatic conveying concepts, utilizing both pressure and vacuum, for handling a wide variety of dry bulk solids to provide a conveying solution that fits the process perfectly. Each system has its own unique set of operating characteristics for pressure, conveying line velocity, efficiency and performance.

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Dynamic Air Inc. $$$

Bristol, PA  |  609-265-0101

Volkmann manufactures and distributes high quality, high-performance vacuum conveyors to transport food powders, chemicals, granules, pellets, tablets, and other small components without damage or abrasion. Volkmann vacuum conveyors are simple to install and operate. Working with negative pressure below atmospheric conditions, they help keep the production environment clean and prevent material escape into the environment.

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VOLKMANN, Inc. $$$

Concord,ON  |  800-567-2741

Contemar Silo Systems is a leader in bulk material handling solutions for the food industry. Over the years, we have developed high quality, cost efficient ingredient automation systems that allow our customers to take advantage of bulk ingredient purchasing and increased efficiency in the production process including various pneumatic conveying components and optional system accessories.

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Contemar Silo Systems Inc. $$$
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Industry is beset with challenges relating to logistics. Moving products is always a concern for manufacturers and distributors, and this concern is compounded in the case of very small, hard-to-manage products like granular fertilizer, silica, and powders. If they are spilled or contaminated during transit, it can be very costly. Also, if the materials are hazardous, extra precautions must be made in order to prevent spills while they are transported.

Pneumatic conveying is a safe and effective way of moving fine or powdery solids because the materials can be completely enclosed in conveyance channels as they are transported.

Manufacturing operations, farms, distribution centers, chemical processing plants, petrochemical processors, and a wide variety of other large-scale industrial operations can make use of pneumatic conveying for the movement of products.

The most common types of pneumatic conveying systems are dilute phase vacuum operation, dilute phase pressure operation, dilute phase pressure-vacuum operation, dense phase pressure operation, and dense phase vacuum operation.

Different applications call for different air conveyor varieties.

Vacuum conveyor systems can feature multiple product inlets when equipped with diverter valves; the valves allow for the selective closure of inlets to minimize suction loss through inactive inlets. They can be effective as unloaders for this reason. But vacuum systems are less effective over long distances because of their low pressure generation capacity compared to compression systems.

Dilute phase pressure systems can easily achieve a higher pressure differential (which is the difference in pressure between a pressurized enclosure and the natural pressure outside of the enclosure) than can most vacuum systems.

Pressure-vacuum operation, which utilizes both methods, is useful for some conveying setups; railcar unloading is one example. In pressure-vacuum railcar unloading, the contents of a railcar are removed with a vacuum and then forwarded to their destination by a blower.

In every application, conveyor system configurations are chosen based on the properties of the products that will be moved through the system. Lower velocity bulk phase operation, for example, is often chosen for the transportation of highly abrasive products or for those prone to degradation, as they are less likely to cause damage or become damaged themselves when moved at low speeds.

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