To begin with, what is a pneumatic conveying system and what role do they play when it comes to industrial material handling systems? A pneumatic conveyer can be used to move goods such as powders and other dry materials. They work by using air to move the items inside a tube. A pneumatic conveyer is excellent you are moving and packaging items like flour, sand, food items, and a myriad of other goods. They are not for use with things that are wet like pastes and slurries.
Advantages of a Pneumatic System
If you make use of a conventional mechanical conveying system, you understand how many parts are required and how much time it can be down for maintenance. You are also stuck with a conveyer that basically runs in a straight line which takes up a great deal of space in your plant. With an industrial material handling system that consists of a pneumatic conveyer you do not have to waste space since it only needs a small pipe that can conform around your existing equipment. Since it is an enclosed system you don’t have a dust issue as you would with a conventional system.
Types of Pneumatic Systems
There are two types of pneumatic system: dilute phase and dense phase. The dilute phase system operates in the same way that wind outside picks up dirt by using air to grab and move your materials from the start point and keeps them trapped continuously until the packaging point. A dense phase system can be likened to making sausage in a casing. It works by projecting materials in long pieces that run through the tube in a continuous length from start to finish. This system works very well for sugar, sand, and the like. Cyclonaire offers dense, semi dense, and dilute systems as well as a line of software to complement their industrial material handling systems.