August 17, 2016

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Volkmann Adds New Contained Powder Transport Equipment
Volkmann conveying system

Volkmann Inc., a manufacturer of vacuum conveying systems for the transport of fine food powders, chemicals, granules, pellets, tablets, and other small components in lean, dense, or plug flow conditions, has added new products to complement its pneumatic vacuum conveyors.

Production facilities can now turn to Volkmann for contained powder transport from the receiving area through final packaging. Volkmann units provide a closed system with dust-free feeds to protect employees and the work environment and meet ATEX certification standards for explosion protection.

The most notable new products are highly sensitive weighing and dosing systems that can accurately weigh and dose powders, granules, food particles, pellets, capsules, tablets, and other bulk materials being transferred into and out of product pick-up, through vacuum conveying, and into the final unit.
 
Volkmann has upgraded and increased its line of bag dump (rip and tip) stations to include a variety of high-containment models from a secure glove box dump station with three discharge options (fluidizing with air or N2, mechanical agitator, pneumatic agitator) to OEB5 with push-push filter and HEPA filter options. The bulk bag unloading frame has also been upgraded.
 
Volkmann also offers a new mobile trolley unit designed to allow the positioning of receivers anywhere on the production floor. The unit comes with programmable height adjustment that eliminates hoisting being limited to the dimensions of a rodless or pneumatic cylinder while also overcoming the tendency for cylinders to ‘sag’ with time.  

“We are very excited about our expanded capability in material handling this new equipment affords us,” said Volkmann president, Nick Hayes. “We listened to our customers and worked to develop products that complement our industry respected vacuum conveyors so that we can satisfy the entire product transfer process requirements from unloading through the final packaging operation.”

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

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