Conveying Small Parts or Bulk Material

Just yesterday I had a customer visit our facility for a product demo.   The product they were interested in was our Stainless Steel Line Vac.  When they arrived I showed them the full Line Vac product line and explained how simple the unit was to operate.   Then came time to put up or shut up, could the Line Vac actually convey what they were needing?  The video below is not of their product but portrays the Line Vac in action.

The customer was looking to move 5/8″ x 1/2″ x 1/8″ sized pieces of a hot glue pellets from a bulk storage bag out to their machine hoppers.  They had brought a bag with them which we used as a test.   Since this was merely a test we conveyed the product through about 6-8 ft. of hose using a 2″ Line Vac.   Within approximately 20 seconds we were able to convey what they stated was a fourth of their overall need. This rate of volume through the Line Vac truly caught them off guard.

The engineer that came from the customer started explaining that they had been looking at all methods to convey this product and everything they had looked at needed either large duct work, or a large foot print unit that included midway hoppers.  They then asked if we had any drawings or CAD files available to see how the unit would fit into their system.   I explained to them we offer 2D and 3D drawings of all our products, and they are all available straight from our website.

The engineer was thrilled that he could actually go to one place and find not only the product he needed along with the accessories to go with it that make it work, but also the drawings and technical data on all of the products.  So if you have an application where you are trying to move some bulk material don’t hesitate to give us a call.

Brian Farno
Application Engineer
BrianFarno@EXAIR.com
@EXAIR_BF

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