Powder Handling Companies and Manufacturers

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  • Conveying Coal and Ash

    One problem that thermal power plants and other factories face is the issue of handling coal and fly ash. The best way to deal with this problem is to utilize an efficient coal unloading system. One of the best tools to use with this process is the High Concentration Slurry Disposal unit, which can easily pump ash to nearby ponds and other disposal locations. The High Concentration Slurry Disposal unit uses a series of belt conveyors and pneumatic conveying systems to move coal and ash. Generally, mass flow hoppers and...

  • VAC-U-MAX Exhibits Process Automation Solutions for Bulk Material Handling at Powder & Bulk Solids Expo, May 16-18, Toronto Congress Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Booth 1818

    VAC-U-MAX announces exhibition at Powder & Bulk Solids Expo 2017, May 16-18, Toronto Congress Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Booth 1818, exhibiting the latest process automation solutions for powder and bulk material handling, for the food, pharmaceutical, chemical and petrochemical industries. Equipment on display includes sanitary loaders / receivers for complete continuous bulk material transfer. VAC-U-MAX systems engineering capabilities and application experience includes dilute and dense phase vacuum conveying, dilute and dense phase positive pressure conveying, multi-ingredient handling, aero-mechanical and flexible screw conveying, and batch weighing systems. Also on display, NFPA-compliant...

  • Sanitary Drum Dumper with Roller Conveyor

    A new TIP-TITE® Sanitary Drum Dumper allows dust-free transfer of bulk materials from drums to downstream equipment, and rapid sanitizing between changeovers.  Constructed of stainless steel and suitable for wash-down, the dumper is pneumatically powered and certified for use in areas with hazardous conditions.  A hydraulic cylinder raises and seats the drum against a discharge cone, after which a second hydraulic cylinder tips the drum to an angle of 45, 60 or 90 degrees with a motion-dampening feature.  At full rotation, the outlet of the discharge cone mates with...

  • Flexicon Dust-Tight Drum Dumper Rated for Hazardous Area

    A new TIP-TITE® Drum Dumper suitable for operation in Class II, Division 2, Group E environments allows dust-free transfer of bulk materials from drums into process equipment and storage vessels. It features a remotely-located hydraulic power unit with NEMA 7/9-rated main control panel, and two sub-panel enclosures of the same rating located on the drum dumper frame. The drum carriage features rollers to assist with drum positioning.  Once a drum has been loaded, the carriage hydraulically raises and seals the drum rim against a discharge cone.  The carriage/hood assembly...

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Moving Food and Cereals with Pneumatic Conveyors

One of the best benefits of pneumatic conveyors is their large powder handling capabilities. Pneumatic conveyors are able to move surprisingly large and heavy materials from place to place. Many industries use pneumatic conveyors, ranging from bulk material handling to the food industry.

The cereal industry uses pneumatic conveyors to move cereal from an extruder to the packaging machine. Usually, this is done by generating air pressure levels above or below the atmospheric pressure in the room. Most cereal manufacturing companies either use dilute phase conveyors or dense phase conveyors. Depending on the machine, the conveyors will use a pressure or vacuum system to move the cereal from place to place.

Most factories use pneumatic conveyors for their flexibility and their ability to move delicate materials without crushing the material and wasting the cereal. Many conveyors can also reach multiple destinations at once.

While some companies object to the high power consumption of pneumatic conveyors, the benefits typically outweigh the increased cost of power. The power costs are higher, but the costs associated with product waste and the improved efficiency of the process usually more than make up for any extra costs- especially in larger factories.

The same pneumatic conveyors can also be used to move other foods; it is not just for cereals. Many factories use pneumatic conveying systems to move bulk materials such as flour, rice, or grains, as well as lighter finished products in route to the packaging area.

Powder Handling

Powder handling is the process of industrial mixing, conveying, measuring or packaging of delicate, friable, sticky or free-flowing powdered solids. Typically accomplished through pneumatic conveyors, powder handling can also be done using closed or flexible screw conveyors.

Pneumatic conveyors are particularly advantageous for powder handling applications as a result of their enclosed, tubular design, which reduces product leakage as well as eliminating material and operator contact. In addition, pneumatic conveyors offer decreased product contamination, which is a problem for screw conveyors since they are more susceptible to incur product damage by caking, smearing, packing or grinding. Common powdered solids that are handled using pneumatic conveyors include metals, chemicals, fly ash, flour and talc. As powder handling is most often used to move materials through manufacturing and processing stages, powder handling conveyors must be able to carefully and efficiently transport powders that could be potentially hazardous. Due to wide-ranging powder handling applications, diverse industries require powder handling conveyors including pharmaceutical, food and chemical processing, industrial, ceramics, plastics and construction. However, most pneumatic conveyors are designed to handle specific material types, so different industries will require a different type of conveyor.

For powder handling applications, dilute phase pneumatic conveyors are the most common type of conveyors used. Dilute phase conveying can be done with either pressure or vacuum pneumatic systems, as long as high air velocity is created and maintained. Dilute phase conveying can utilize either positive or negative pressure, although each pressure type best works for certain applications. For example, positive-pressure dilute phase conveyors are best suited for conveying materials loaded from a single entry point to one or multiple destinations. Positive-pressure systems can transport materials over a relatively long-distance and use a minimum quantity of air to move the material. Conversely, negative-pressure dilute phase conveyors work best in transporting powdered materials loaded from numerous inlet points and discharging them at a single point. In addition, there are a variety of different dilute phase conveyor system designs. A closed-loop dilute phase conveyor uses an inert gas as the conveying medium to convey the powder in a closed-loop system. This type of dilute phase conveying is useful for handling hazardous powdered chemicals. A centrifugal blower dilute phase conveyor can use a combination of pressures or other system designs but use centrifugal blowers in place of positive displacement power packages.

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