Flexicon Corporation (Australia) announces the release of a new modular vacuum receiver featuring a pneumatically-actuated dump valve for dilute phase pneumatic conveying systems.
Designed to separate solids from the air stream using filter media and gravity, Flexicon vacuum receivers are generally specified when materials contain smaller particles that are prone to dusting and/or when dust containment is a primary requirement.
The new filter receiver handles a wide range of capacities but is particularly suited to high volume applications above storage vessels or process equipment such as blenders and bulk bag fillers.
The flap-type dump valve is actuated by a pneumatic cylinder via manual contact closure, or programmable controls based on weight gain, elapsed time or other user-defined parameters.
The stainless steel vacuum receiver features a rugged, clamp-together design that facilitates rapid, tool-free disassembly for filter cleaning and maintenance. This modular design permits the addition of cylinder segments for increased holding volume.
Unlike conventional filter receivers that employ multiple small filter elements, Flexicon vacuum receivers use a single, large diameter filter cartridge facilitating rapid filter changes, and automatic reverse pulse jet cleaning of the filter element to maintain conveying efficiency during operation.
Flexicon’s equipment range includes flexible screw conveyors, tubular cable conveyors, bulk bag dischargers, bulk bag conditioners, bulk bag fillers, bag dump stations, drum/box/container tippers, weigh batching/blending stations and plant-wide bulk handling systems.