Aeration conveyors (Air Slides) are used to gravity-convey powders by passing low-pressure air through a porous membrane media and into the bed of the material being handled.
You can handle a large variety of materials with aeration conveyors regardless of their abrasive nature or bulk density. The criteria are particle size, moisture content and temperature. Generally a product should have a particle distribution of 100% through a 20 mesh screen. Moisture content should be below 1% and temperature can not exceed 1200 degrees Fahrenheit [649° C].
The absence of moving parts and low power requirements make air gravity conveying the most economical way to convey fine materials over short or long distances.
DCL can perform a product compatibility test for you to determine the optimum conveying angles and aeration volumes for your application. We’ll need a minimum product amount of 2 cubic feet [0.07 m³] to conduct a proper test.
We offer a large selection of aeration conveyors from 6 inches [152 mm] wide up to 36 inches [914 mm] wide, with conveying capacities up to 1000 cubic feet per minute [28.3m³/min]. Conveyors also are available in a high top or low top design, offering you maximum flow rate or minimum headroom to best suit your application.A choice of construction materials allows you to effectively handle all types of products – fine, abrasive and corrosive – and difficult dusty or sanitary applications.
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