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Manual Dumping Station for Pneumatic Conveyors

August 4, 2010
Flexicon Corp.This manual dumping station for pneumatic conveying systems collects dust created during manual dumping of bulk materials from bags, drums, and other containers, reducing waste, eliminating the need to clean a remote dust collection site, and preventing contamination of product and plant. The hopper can be configured with a non-flow-through pick-up adapter for introducing material into vacuum pneumatic conveyor lines, or with rotary airlock valve, and outlets for connection to a flexible screw conveyor or other equipment. A high-velocity vacuum fan draws airborne dust from the operator’s atmosphere onto two cartridge filters. Automatic reverse-pulse filter cleaning allows continuous, efficient operation; timer-activated solenoid valves release short blasts of compressed plant air inside cartridge filters causing dust build-up on the outer filter surfaces to fall into the hopper. Filters are accessed easily by removing the interior baffle, and replaced using quick-disconnect fittings.
Flexicon Corp., Bethlehem, 888-353-9426 www.flexicon.com