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