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Patent Granted on ECOPhase Pneumatic Conveying Technology

January 28, 2013

Kansas City, KS-based Magnum Systems Inc., the parent of Smoot Co., was issued US Patent #8,337,122 for the “Continuous Semi-Dense Pneumatic Conveying and Method”.

Smoot Co. intends to market this patented technology under the term “ECOPhase”. This form of conveying uses a specially designed entrainment device called a “Magveyor” to allow a system to operate continuously while achieving high solids loadings and allowing the conveyor to run more efficiently.  

This can be of advantage to a manufacturing facility in either of two ways: 1) It will allow a new installation to reduce the horsepower needed to convey dry bulk solids for a given rate and distance; 2) It will allow an existing installation to run more efficiently on existing horsepower, increasing the maximum throughput for a given line.

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