In your production process without any doubt you experience that powders accumulate and stick to the inside of pipes, hoppers, silos the like. A simple solution to these problems is the Vibrating Bin Aerator Type AF, which mounts easily and - by means of pressurized air - cleans, fluidizes and vibrates. Not only do we supply the complete set, but also control unit and solenoid valves.
The triple function of the aerator improves the transport bulkproducts which are difficult to fluidize and have difficult flowing characteristics. Thanks to the design the required airpressure remains low. The units are suitable for all products including foodproducts (FDA).
Features and benefits
- Sturdy design
- Abrasion-resistant - Silicone or Neoprene
- Easy to install
- Air pressure 2 to 6 bar (29 to 87 PSI)
- Ambient temperature -40° C to 170° C (-40° F to 340° F)
- For powders and granular products
- Food-grade (FDA-approved)
Thanks to the semi-convex shape of the durable polymer Aeration Pads, air is given off at a wide emission angle across the entire white surface. For sizing, positioning and determination of the number of pads refer to the data sheet.
Fluidisation equipment is used as a preventive measure. A variety of materials will show perfect mass flow as soon as a certain amount of air is added at regular intervals during discharging of the bin or silo. With I100 Aeration Pads the action is gentle (operating pressure of the pad = 0.2 bar). The air-enriched material gains the desired flowability. At the same time, possible tendencies of the product to bridge, rat-hole, go lumpy or deposit are prevented. In a single row installation, Aeration Pads are widely used for materials like cement. More sophisticated applications with alternately fed multiple rows are for example designed for hydrated lime in storage and dosing plants where fluidisation is used not only during discharging of the silo but also to keep the material in motion during longer storage periods. Long-term field experience with Aeration Pads performing with partial pulse jet fluidisation (Pulse-Jet and Felder System) have shown that virtually all dust generating materials can be successfully fluidised. For food-grade applications we recommend the use of Vibrating Bin Aerators (see above).
Performance & Technical Features - Benefits
- Operating pressure: 0.2 bar (3 PSI)
- Air consumption: 0.12 m3/h (0.07 cfm) at 0.2 bar (2.9 PSI) in continuous duty
- Weight including cardboard box packing: 250 g (0.55 lbs)
- Suitable for cement, lime and similar powdery materials