EXAIR’s Line Vac Air Operated Conveyors provide an efficient method of converting ordinary pipe, hose or tubes into powerful in-line conveyors. To accommodate the wide variety of unique problems manufacturers face, EXAIR has the ability to customize and tailor Line Vacs to different specifications. Certain processes may require customizations like unique sizes, shapes and materials in order for the product to be a perfect fit for their system. EXAIR will work in collaboration with the customer to fabricate the best possible Line Vac solution for easy and efficient conveyance.
I worked with a customer to design a special Line Vac. They needed 3” ANSI 150# Flanges on a 3” PDVF Line Vac. So, we had a special material with special ends to fit their specific need. The PVDF with Hastelloy hardware was for chemical resistance, and the flanges would mount into their piping system. As with many of our Line Vacs, we can turn a normal piping system into a conveyance system for waste, parts, or bulk materials. For this customer, they needed a backup system for a fume hood. With electrical vacuums and blowers, loss of power or motor failures can cause a momentary lapse in fume removal. Since the chemical material that was used in the hood was dangerous, they needed a reliable source to extract the fumes. Since any Line Vac does not have moving parts or require electricity, they are durable, reliable and require little to zero maintenance. The Line Vac only uses compressed air or gas to make them operate. For this customer, they attached nitrogen to the special Line Vac to operate when there was a power failure to protect the workers in the area.
For customers with space limitations, smaller sizes can be created while still offering the same quality of conveyance. In situations where the Line Vac requires a specific flange mounting option, EXAIR can accommodate. Applications requiring custom mounting holes, brackets or inlet positions are no problem to solve due to EXAIR’s in house manufacturing. For applications where stock aluminum, or 303 and 316 stainless steel won’t work, alternate materials like PVDF, OVC or PTFE can be utilized. Even in extreme environments, EXAIR can produce both heavy duty or high temperature iterations to handle even the toughest material or conditions. Other details like the customer’s particular hose size, or pipe threading are specifications that EXAIR will have no problem accommodating.
Stock Line Vac models include standard, Heavy Duty, high temperature, Light Duty and Sanitary Flange. All versions are able to be customized with different connections to meet customer’s specific needs. All Line Vacs are CE compliant and OSHA safe. For help solving any specific conveyance problems, please contact an Application Engineer.