As an Application Engineer, I get the pleasure to speak to many companies about trying to find a simple, long-lasting, powerful but quiet transfer systems. They have operators that climb steps to dump bags of material in hoppers above. Or they need a compact way to remove scrap from their process. Or they have budgetary constraints to convey material from point A to point B.
If your company had to tackle any of these issues, EXAIR can help you. We manufacture Air Operated Conveyors that do not have any moving parts, are very compact in design, and have 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 Vac™.
Line Vacs use a small amount of compressed air to generate a vacuum by a Venturi effect. The unique design generates 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. The product can reach horizontal distances up to 100 feet (30 meters) 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 our most powerful and abrasion resistant type, Threaded Heavy Duty Line Vac.
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 steel pipe fittings. The construction is made from a hardened alloy steel to resist wear from abrasive bulk products like steel parts, sand, glass, ceramic, etc. 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.
When purchased 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, and with no moving parts, you will not have to worry about any motors or bearings prematurely wearing out.
If you need to convey heavy materials like steel shot or abrasive products, 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 ergonomically in saving the backs and knees of your operators. If you would like to discuss your conveying application further, please contact an Application Engineer at EXAIR. We may have a solution for you.