The Sanitary Flange Line Vacs™ are an excellent way to convert pipe systems into conveying systems for moving “sensitive” materials. This would include materials in the medical, food, and pharmaceutical industries that require frequent and mandatory washing. The Sanitary Flange Line Vacs allow for easy disassembly and reassembly for hygienic and bacterial-free cleaning, as well as being made from 316L stainless steel for aggressive cleansers. As a part of EXAIR history, this product line came from a frequent special that we produced specifically for a variety of customers. And as a manufacturer, we decided to help other customers in this market by adding it to our product line in a variety of sizes.
The Sanitary Flange Line Vac uses ISO 2852-compatible flanges on both the intake and outlet of the Line Vac. EXAIR offers them in four different sizes, from 1 ½” (38mm) up to 3” (76mm) in stock. The performance is the same as our standard Line Vacs, which move product without any moving parts or motors. This provides a compact and easy-to-use design that will last for a long time. We can upgrade the generator to a high-power version for increased conveyance rates as well as allowing for moving material over longer distances.
I wrote a blog about a Line Vac application to remove bones from the surface of salmon fillets: “Let’s go fishing with EXAIR Sanitary Flange Line Vac”. They had pipes and hoses fitted with sanitary flanges already installed. Since this application was before EXAIR started manufacturing the Sanitary Flanged Line Vacs, this customer actually welded the flanges on to a 316SS Line Vac and attached it to their system. With requests for opportunities similar to this, EXAIR was able to develop this new product line.
If you need to move product where cleanliness is a requirement, the Sanitary Flange Line Vacs may work for your application. They work great for transferring bulk materials within the food, medical, and pharmaceutical industries. For U.S. and Canadian customers, EXAIR has a 30-day unconditional guarantee to try these out. If you have any questions, a Application Engineer will be happy to assist you.