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Pneumatic Conveying Systems

Pneumatic convey systems
Pneumatic convey systems
Pneumatic convey systems
Pneumatic convey systems

Bulk solids can be conveyed around a site using a Vortex Pneumatic Conveying System. Pretty much any bulk solid can be moved to a desired location and Mechanical Conveying Systems are often used to assist this process.

Bulk solids such as coal, shavings, sawdust, sander dust, wood pellets, ash, fertiliser, wool, sand, wood chips , grain and seeds can be moved to a convenient location for bulk storage in a Fuel Storage Silo or Bin or to a processing point. Depending on the properties of the solid; high pressure fans or low pressure Material Transfer Fans may be used. In conjunction with the fans the use of Vortex Hammer mills, Vortex Rotary Valves and Vortex Diverter Valves allow the solids to be efficiently condensed, metered and directed to the desired location.

Vortex can also supply the Airtight range of modular reusable ducting, bends and branches. These are ideally suited for multi-machine extraction requirements in a factory.

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Mechanical Conveying Systems

Mechanical convey systems
Mechanical convey systems
Mechanical convey systems
Mechanical convey systems

Mechanical Conveying Systems are often used in conjunction with Pneumatic Conveying Systems. To utilise material stored in a Fuel Storage Silo or Bin a live floor or auger is used to remove the fuel from the bottom of the bin and transfer it into another auger, a scraper conveyor or Rotary Valve.

Augers are particularly suited to changing the direction of a material flow within small confines. Rotary Valves are usually used to meter the flow of material from the auger into a Pneumatic Conveying System. Twin levelling augers can be used during the loading of shavings or sawdust into container trucks for off site disposal. As the pile builds, the top is continually moved along the length of the truck until it is full. (see picture below)

Mechanical conveying systems

For space constrained sites that require material to be moved a short horizontal distance but to a high elevation the Vortex Bucket Elevator is ideal. For example: An auger in the bottom of a coal reception bunker moves coal sideways into the bucket elevator. Once in the bucket elevator the coal is carried up into a coal storage bin. When the coal is required from the bin another auger pulls it from the bin into a Rotary Valve that meters it into a blow line to be pneumatically conveyed to the boiler.

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