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Considerations for Switching to Dense Phase Conveyors

A dense phase conveying system is simply another name for a high-pressure conveying system. High pressure systems are necessary for certain industrial processes to push objects along the conveyor using positive pressure to move the objects along at a lower velocity. The reason dense phase is a high-pressure, low-velocity system is due to the air to weight ratio of the objects carried along by the conveyor. Typically, the high pressure systems are used to move heavier objects along the conveyor, which leads to a lower velocity of the items on the conveyor belt. A unit is considered a dense phase conveying system if it has air pressure ratings about 15 PSIG.

The Advantages of Dense Phase Conveying

Dense phase conveying was designed to handle bulk materials and heavy, abrasive objects. Typically, the conveyance method is used with rough manufacturing materials, such as rocks, loose materials, and other heavy, bulk equipment and particles. Most commonly, dense phase conveying is used to transport friable, agglomerated, heavy, or blended materials from place to place. Without this form of dense bulk conveying, many manufacturing plants would have to come up with other, less-effective methods to handle large amounts of heavy and abrasive raw materials.

The Whimsical Side of Pneumatic Conveyors

Valentine’s Day is one time of the year many of us expect chocolate. With such a wide variety of chocolate shapes and options available, you can expect there to be many methods utilized to create them. Recalling a classic childhood chocolate film, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, you may remember how the conveyor belts ran the candy down the processing line. While a traditional conveyor would use motors to move the product from one point to another, pneumatic conveyors are able to use an environmentally friendly form of power. They use air pressure to push or pull materials from one point to another in an enclosed conveyor. This method is beneficial because it can prevent items from being scattered or spilled, as well as being stuck or crushed on your typical conveyor. A relatively new method of transporting items, pneumatic conveyors were able to revolutionize the industry. They also have an element of whimsy that fits in perfectly with the production of chocolate.