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How to convey sticky material with a blow-through

Get the efficiency benefits of a blow-through without the premature wear.


Traditional blow through valves are ideal for pneumatic conveying. They're simple in design and very efficient. Well, they are unless the material you're conveying happens to be abrasive or sticky. In that case, blow through valves aren't ideal at all. They just wear the rotor blades and internal housings really fast. As engineers, ACS looks to solve problems and we think losing out on efficiency because you're conveying sugar is a problem. That's why we designed the Aero-Flow valve. What's so different about it? As you can see, we engineered it so conveying air goes into the endplate through not one, but two manifolds.


So pressurized air goes right into the rotor pockets and mixes with high bulk density material, 50/50. There are two big benefits of the Aero-Flow design. One, because the material is constantly aerated, it stays light and in its solid form. There's no chance for it to melt or stick to the internal housing, which means there's also no chance for buildup and premature wear on the rotor. Material releases from the pockets easily and effectively.


Two, because the air pressurizes the seal and bearing area, material can't get into it or leak out of it. So seals and bearings last much longer. We've even seen some last more than two decades. You can process abrasive and sticky materials while getting highly efficient material fluidization, improved consistency, and optimized energy consumption. Like I said, ACS solves problems.