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Silo Fluidizer

April 29, 2008
Untitled Document The patent-pending Mini Disk silo fluidizer prevents bridging, rat-holing, and compacting in silos, bins, and hoppers. The new 2-in.-diam unit fits in pipes, chutes, and small hoppers as well as in tight-curvature chambers with diameters as small as 4 in. The compact size provides material-handling engineers and designers with many pneumatic conveying options. The fluidizer utilizes directional airflow along the wall of the chamber to loosen product and move it to the discharge point. Gentle vibration is provided at the outer edges of the disk to help keep powders and bulk solids flowing. Because the disk seals tightly against the chamber wall, there is minimum backpressure. This design advantage also prevents air-line plugging. The unit’s aerators are compatible with food-grade materials and are FDA approved. The aerators withstand temperatures to 350°F. The silicone material used on the standard and Mini Disk will not tear or absorb moisture.
Solimar Pneumatics, Minneapolis, MN 800-233-7109 www.solimarpneumatics.com