Within most modern industrial settings, there’s an increasing requirement to improve productivity and reliability, whilst also cutting costs. In these circumstances, the installation of a new pneumatic conveying system, or the redesign of an existing one, can bring about benefits for the business.
The main advantage of a vacuum conveyor, in comparison to mechanical conveying, is a reduction in maintenance, because of the presence of fewer moving parts. This type of conveyor incorporates a fully enclosed design that minimises dust, which can become a safety concern, a flexible transfer route, a conveying process that can carry out both chemical or physical processes, and the possibility of conveying materials sensitive to air by an inert gas that prevents oxidation.
Benefits to transport flow
The end destination of a conveying system is not always the same, such as when one storage container has been filled, but changing the flow of transport can be difficult with some systems. A pneumatic conveying system, though, introduces air in a specific way, which provides a more uniform flow to optimise the efficiency. It’s also possible to deliver these new installations at a lower cost, as they are controlled and monitored more by computers, so require less power.
The productivity of a factory can be greatly improved by the ability to alter elements of the design, without having to halt the process. Advances in the technology behind vacuum conveyors, such as those designed by http://www.aptech.uk.com/pneumatic-conveying/vacuum-conveying/, mean that these processes can be better measured and controlled, so that rigorous system demands are met. With a vacuum conveyor, this enables material mass flow rates to be measured continuously and air flow rates adjusted accordingly, with the use of computer algorithms.
A flexible and compact design of your pneumatic conveyor allows an easy installation of the flow controller, which then provides more accurate compressor management. A closed loop controller can deliver a more efficient system, as the flow sensor, control elements and process controller are combined in a single unit. This all in one system means there is no requirement for an individual flow meter, enabling it to perform more reliably. There are a wide range of elements that need to be considered when designing flow control systems for pneumatic conveyors and your specialist supplier can help create an infrastructure that works for your requirements.