Things to consider when moving powders in bulk

June 1, 2020 4:02 pm

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If your company moves powders in bulk from one area of your manufacturing building to another you may want to consider using Pneumatic Conveying as the way to convey these products. This system allows for products to be moved quickly and easily and also to ensure that no external contaminants come into contact with the powders and a dust cloud is prevented from forming in the external working environment.

Image credit When using these systems there are a number of things that you need to take into consideration.

Distance – it is important to measure the distance that you need the system to work over so that you can get the right system in place with the correct pressure needed. You will also need to take into consideration whether the conveyor will need to work over multiple levels in your building.

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Weight of product – the size and weight of the product or products that you are looking to move will also have an impact on the type of system that you purchase and the pressure that is needed in the system to move the product from the entry point to your chosen exit.

Time limit – do you need your product to reach a particular destination within your building within a certain time cale? If so, this also needs to be factored into the type of system that you develop.