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Manufacturers, distributors, service companies, and other industrial operations must all contend with the challenge of moving products from one place to another. This challenge is intensified for operations involved in the production or distribution of very small products like granules, pellets, or powders. Read More…

Vacuum Conveyors A vacuum conveyor is a pneumatic conveyor system used to move objects in industrial and commercial settings.
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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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Companies that deal in powdered or granulated products must be able to retrieve their products from the equipment that produces them. They must then move them to packaging systems, and from there they must be prepared for shipment.

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Depending on the intended end user, the means of conveyance of fertilizer products must be equipped to dispense the product into barrels, bags, or other containers. Some fertilizer varieties pose occupational and environmental safety hazards if not handled correctly, so the means by which the fertilizer is transported must be carefully controlled.

Other industries that manufacture or distribute products with similar qualities must all take these factors into consideration. One of the safest, most effective and most efficient means by which hard-to-manage products can be transported is with an air conveyor.

Air conveyors generate very high or low air pressures in order to move a product through an enclosed channel. In the case of vacuum conveyors, a powerful industrial vacuum is used to generate suction in an air-tight channel. The force of that suction draws objects through the channel to the vacuum's point of origin, which can be a hopper, a silo, or other container.

In the case of grain vacuum conveyors, a grain silo or other grain storage container is fitted with a long hose that enters the container at its highest point and extends down near its lowest point. On the other end of the hose is the receiver tank, which is the chamber into which the grain is pulled by the vacuum.

At the bottom of the receiver tank is a valve that helps keep the receiver tank pressurized while the vacuum is in operation. The pump pulls grain into the receiver tank, which, when it becomes full, causes the pump to shut down. The valve at the bottom of the receiver tank then opens, and the contents of the tank are emptied into whatever has been placed below; this can be a truck bed, a bag, or other appropriate container.

This process and similar variations are used for every vacuum conveying operation.

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