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Damage-Free Powder Transfer in Dense or Plug-Flow Conditions

Article-Damage-Free Powder Transfer in Dense or Plug-Flow Conditions

Volkmann pneumatic conveyor
Volkmann pneumatic conveyor

Volkmann pneumatic conveyors transport powder, dust, pigments, granulated material, tablets, capsules, small parts, etc. in dilute, dense phase, and plug flow conditions via a suction air stream under vacuum through hoses or pipes.

The patented Multijector vacuum pump drives the system using a series of precision Venturi nozzles to increase the generated airflow from the air supply and to achieve a greater level of vacuum – as low as 28 in. Hg. For slower and denser material conveying, the pump lowers the conveyed velocity resulting in less risk of damage to the product, wear on the system, or segregation of particles. The higher level of vacuum required for a plug flow situation is easily accommodated with the multi-stage Venturi found in the Multijector. Because of the vacuum created for the transfer, no product can escape into the environment if leakages occur. Leaks, should they occur, are always inwards leading to dust and emission-free operation, and safeguarding the work environment from explosions. The conveyor’s modular design allows customized modifications to suit the individual requirements of applications, with delivery times for complete systems ranging from 2-6 weeks.

Volkmann Inc., Bristol, PA 609-265-0101 www.volkmannusa.com

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