BULK HANDLING EQUIPMENT & SYSTEMS

PNEUMATIC CONVEYORS

A complete range of pneumatic system components

Flexicon provides any and all components necessary to configure your PNEUMATI-CON system including:
  • Flex-tube diverters, wye-diverters, plug diverters and other line diverter configurations
  • Rotary airlock valves in all popular designs and sizes
  • Filter receivers for low- to high-capacity applications
  • Cyclone separators for low- to high-capacity applications
  • Gain-in-weight and loss-of-weight batching systems
  • Dust collectors and bin vents
  • Controls and electrical equipment
  • Hand-held pick-up wands
  • Silos, day bins and other storage vessels
Sanitary Bag Dump Station
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Flexicon's Sanitary Bag Dump Station collects dust created during manual dumping of bulk materials from bags, boxes, drums and other containers, and allows rapid, tool-free wash down. Optional rocker arms support the hood assembly above the hopper rim, eliminating the need for operators to lift and remove the hood during cleaning and inspection. Shown with quick-clean rotary airlock.

Surge hopper
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Sanitary stainless steel surge hopper is gravity-fed from upstream process equipment or storage vessels. A sanitary stainless steel rotary airlock valve at the hopper discharge is equipped with integral support rails that allow the rotor assembly to separate from the valve body for sanitizing of all material contact surfaces, and to close securely in seconds — tool-free.

Storage vessel
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Flexicon storage vessels in carbon steel with durable coatings (shown) and in stainless steel are available equipped with flow promotion devices and rotary airlock valves for consistent metering of bulk material into positive pressure or vacuum pneumatic conveyor lines. With optional load cells and programmable controls, vessels can serve as loss-of-weight batching systems.

 
Filter receiver
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PNEUMATI-CON filter receivers incorporate numerous design and construction innovations offering unsurpassed separation efficiency across all capacity ranges. Low-capacity units are commonly positioned above packaging lines or smaller process equipment, while medium capacity units are utilized above storage vessels and process equipment such as blenders and bulk bag fillers.

Silo vent
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This Silo Vent is essentially the upper section of a filter receiver that can be mounted atop an existing silo or other large vessel, into which material can be conveyed.

 
 
Vacuum receiver
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This modular vacuum receiver features a rugged clamp-together design that facilitates rapid disassembly for filter maintenance and cleaning. Whereas conventional filter receivers employ multiple smaller elements, it employs a single, large diameter filter cartridge, and offers an ideal solution for low-throughput-rate, short-distance pneumatic conveying applications.

Cyclone separator
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Unlike filter receivers, cyclone separators require no filters to separate solid particles from the gas stream, instead relying on cyclonic action alone. An air stream containing material enters the separator at a tangential angle and is spun rapidly, creating a circular flow that imparts centrifugal force to the particles which strike the wall of the cyclone and fall through a bottom outlet, into a process vessel.