When looking to install a pneumatic conveyor system for handling bulk materials at your factory, you have several types of systems to choose from. In particular, dense phase pneumatic conveyor systems are highly recommended for handling fragile and delicate bulk materials. This type of system relies on high pressure and low velocity to transfer items from one point to another. If you're interested in installing dense phase pneumatic conveyor systems, take a look at the following 3 benefits that they offer.
The Ability to Handle Small Items without Plugging in the Line
Many pneumatic conveyor systems are only equipped to handle large items and materials, as it is easy for fine particles to get trapped in the tubes and the nooks and crannies of the conveyor systems. Dense phase pneumatic conveyor systems, however, are equipped to handle fine particles that are ¾ inches or smaller in size. This is due to the fact that compressed air is injected periodically into the tubes and the pressure vessels of these systems. This ensures that the entire system will move properly and smoothly throughout the system.
It also prevents fine particles, like dust and such, from accumulating in the nooks and crannies. Depending on the type of bulk materials that you are working with, you can even have supplemental air injectors installed to the system for higher efficacy.
The Ability to Handle Fragile Bulk Materials without Causing Any Damage
Most factory owners and manufacturers recommend dense phase pneumatic conveyor systems based on the type of bulk materials that the factory will most likely be handling and working with. If you work with relatively fragile items, like soft plastics or even abrasive and friable materials. This means that you can easily move fragile items on the conveyor system and minimize the risk of the material or product of getting damaged.
Overall, this results in higher quality yields and products. It ensures that you also reduce the amount of waste that will be generated from the system and also have a higher production rate, which equals to larger profits.
The Extremely Little Maintenance Required to Keep the Systems in Top Shape
Unlike dilute phase pneumatic conveyor systems and other alternatives that you can choose from, dense phase pneumatic conveyor systems tend to be a bit more easy to maintain and service although they do come with a higher initial installation cost. The low velocity of the system ensures that it sustains less wear and tear from daily use. This translates to added savings over time. This type of system also requires less downtime, so the factory will be up and running for longer. In short, dense phase pneumatic conveyor systems are ideal long-term investment vehicles.
In addition, dense phase pneumatic conveyor systems tend to be much more energy efficient than other alternatives out there as well. At its peak and just below saltation velocity, dense phase pneumatic conveyor systems use very little energy; however, it needs to be paired with a compatible compressor.
There are many different types of pneumatic conveyor systems that you can install in your factory. Understanding the design of each system and how they work will reveal the flaws and strengths of each system. This will allow you to make a more informed decision regarding which system might be more ideal for the type of bulk materials and products that your factory is handling.
Dense phase pneumatic conveyor systems offer numerous advantages. They are also quite versatile and can be used to perform many different types of work. Take a look at what they can offer before making a decision and contact services like HAF Equipment Inc.