Do you have operators climbing steps to dump bags of material in hoppers? Or do you need a faster way to remove scrap from your process? Or do you have budgetary constraints in trying to move material from pont A to point B? If you answered yes to any of these, EXAIR can help you. We manufacture an air operated conveyor that does not have any moving parts, very compact in design, and has a high throughput capacity. They can attach easily to standard hoses, pipes, or sanitary flanges. These inexpensive conveyors are designed to make conveyance safer and ergonomically better for your operators. EXAIR calls this product line, Line Vacs™.
The Line Vacs use a small amount of compressed air to generate a vacuum by a Venturi effect. The unique design of the generators creates a high velocity to create a powerful vacuum on one side. Once the product reaches the throat area of the Line Vac, the compressed air will carry the product the rest of the way. We can reach horizontal distances up to 100 feet (30 meters) away and vertical heights up to 20 feet (6 meters). EXAIR manufactures a variety of Line Vacs in different sizes, styles, and materials. In this blog, I will cover the Threaded Heavy Duty Line Vacs.
The Threaded Heavy Duty Line Vacs are designed to convert regular piping into a powerful conveying system. They range from ¾” NPT to 3” NPT and can connect easily to PVC and pipe fittings. The construction is made from a hardened alloy steel to resist abrasion which can occur prematurely with aluminum or stainless steel. The Threaded Heavy Duty Line Vac can create a higher vacuum level to pick up heavier objects as well as conveying larger volume of material. As a kit, the Line Vac will come with a filter, regulator, and a mounting bracket. This adds overall value in mounting, controlling, and protecting the Line Vac for years to come. This simple device is a great product to use in rugged industrial applications.
If you need to convey heavy materials like steel shot or abrasive products like ceramic or shot-blasting media, the Heavy Duty Line Vac could be a blessing for you. Not only can they transfer material safely and quickly, but they also will help in saving the backs and knees of your operators. If you would like to discuss your application further, please contact an Application Engineer at EXAIR.