Powder Handling Companies and Manufacturers

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  • Belleville, NJ

    The pneumatic conveyor systems that we offer are top of the line and will not be beat by the competition! We specialize in pneumatic conveyors and you can trust that ours will not disappoint! We put all of our products through extensive rigorous testing in order to further ensure that we are bringing you the highest quality product possible! Contact our customer service division today to learn more about how we will benefit you!

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  • Monroe, NC

    Spiroflow Systems has more than 40 years of experience in the design, manufacture & installation of bulk material handling equipment & systems. Product innovation & a thorough understanding of customers’ needs & objectives keep Spiroflow at the forefront of the industry. Spiroflow Systems offers flexible screw, aero mechanical, pneumatic, tubular cable & chain drag conveyors as well as bulk bag fillers & dischargers, automatic bag placing & sealing, robotic palletizing & auxiliary equipment.

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  • Bristol, PA

    Volkmann designs and manufactures hygienic, explosion-proof pneumatic vacuum conveying systems to safely transfer powders, pellets, granules, tablets, and other bulk materials from one point in a process to another while safeguarding particle integrity. Proven worldwide in transferring foods, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and more, the patented, automated conveyors eliminate the potential for ignition even when transferring ignitable, fine particles and combustible dusts.

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  • St. Paul, MN

    Dynamic Air Inc. custom designs and manufactures a complete line of pneumatic conveying systems for dry bulk granular materials. Our products include dense phase and dilute phase pneumatic conveying systems, mixers, bulk bag unloaders, bin dischargers, feeders, vibratory equipment and more. Our state-of-the-art test facility is available to perform full pneumatic conveying testing. All dry material characteristics are analyzed to determining their exact handling and product performance values.

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  • Princeton, MN

    Since 1946, Whirl-Air-Flow has been a leader in design, fabrication and service. Our pneumatic conveyors transport powders and dry granulars to one or more destination points. Our products serve a range of industries and are able to move flowable material. We have our own testing facility and also we provide customers with field support and services. If you would like more information please give us a call today!

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  • Lebanon, OR

    At ENTEK, we are a dynamic team of experts specializing in pneumatic conveyors, dedicated to providing innovative solutions that streamline material handling processes for a wide range of industries. With a proven track record of excellence and a commitment to customer satisfaction, we have established ourselves as a trusted partner for clients seeking efficient and reliable conveying solutions. Our product portfolio encompasses a diverse range of pneumatic conveyors.

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Powder Handling Industry Information

Powder Handling

Powder handling is the process of industrial mixing, conveying, measuring, or packaging 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.

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Benefits of Powder Handling

  • Pneumatic conveyors reduce product leakage as well as eliminate material and operator contact.
  • Pneumatic conveyors offer decreased product contamination.

Powdered Solids

Common powdered solids that are handled using pneumatic conveyors include:

  • Metals
  • Chemicals
  • Fly Ash
  • Flour
  • Talc

Industries Using Powder Handling

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
  • Construction

However, most pneumatic conveyors are designed to handle specific material types, so different industries will require a different type of conveyor.

Applications of Powder Handling

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 dilutes phase conveyor can use a combination of pressures or other system designs but use centrifugal blowers in place of positive displacement power packages.

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 are usually more than makeup 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 en route to the packaging area.

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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... Read More About This

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... Read More About This