A machine used to move materials from one location to another is called as a conveyor system. They are majorly used in applications to transfer powdered or granular material. Pneumatic Conveyors are widely used in food, pharma, cosmetics sectors & others in which raw materials are in powdered form as they help in speedy and efficient transportation of a wide variety of raw and final materials.
There are many kinds of pneumatic conveyors available. Different kinds of industries use different conveyors, as per their need and convenience.
There are basically two types of conveyors available for shifting loads, namely screw mechanical and pneumatic conveyors. The choice of conveyors basically depends on the specification of the material to be shifted with a unique application.
Materials of fine quality should be shifted using the pneumatic conveyors to avoid loss of quantity while the transfer is done. The particular features of the pneumatic conveyors allow the materials to be aerated and easily be pumped through the product line. Examples of materials perfectly suited for pneumatic conveyors include wheat flour, sugar, sand, metal powders, coal fines, cement powder etc.
The points given below introduce you to the various advantages of pneumatic conveyors over mechanical conveyors:
Where as in a pneumatic conveyor, the cost of maintenance is very less due to its less complex features. The pumps used are dry and hoppers does not have any complexity in its operation.
But in a pneumatic conveyor the risk is reduced as the components are sealed. They have packed parts to provide pressure and vacuum in the machine. Thus, there are a very few exposed parts and hence, the risk of any mishap is eliminated.