The VAC-U-MAX Aero Mechanical Conveyor is designed to convey bulk powders from the source to the process. Ideal for food and industrial applications.
An Aerocon Aero-Conveyor is constructed of two parallel tubular housings (typically 3" or 4" tubes) containing a continuous loop of steel cable. Polymer discs smaller than inside diameter of the tubes are mounted at equal intervals along the steel cable. One side of the housing is for conveying, and the other is for return. Material inlets and outlets are suitably located for the application.
Two sprocket assemblies, one providing drive and linked to a small motor (typically 2 or 3 hp.) and the other guiding the return, complete a basic system. The versatility of aero-conveying permits additional tubing, sprockets, inlets and outlets, angles, bends, horizontal and vertical configurations, to form a continuous system ranging from 10 feet to about 120 feet. Several systems can cascade to cover greater distances.
Material entering the inlet is moved in a fluidized form, by pockets of air between the discs, further aided mechanically by movement of the discs. Controlling the velocity of the cable assembly determines the nature of conveying and movement of the product.