Many of you will associate Simmatic and the VMECA brand with Vacuum and Pneumatics, but perhaps not as much for our Powder Handling range of Vacuum Conveyors. If you move Powders or Granules it might interest you that VMECA produce a Vacuum Conveyor for ATEX environments that can convey materials along large distances without dust efficiently, using the Air operated Multi Stage principles of our Vacuum pumps.
The VTC Range of Vacuum Conveyors from VMECA are manufactured in two grades of Stainless Steel 316 or 304 depending on your requirements. These can be configured to suit your Material Transfer Rate, Distance Conveyed, Bulk Density of Material and ATEX Requirements. The operation requires a start signal (this can be pneumatic or electric) like a vacuum cleaner the material is conveyed from the pickup point down the pipework and into the vacuum conveyor. Unlike a vacuum cleaner though, the vacuum conveyor is self cleaning and empties the contents after each timed cycle. Each time it empties an Air Shock tank reverse cleans the internal pleated filter element keeping the system efficient and free from dust.
As these are very compact in size they can be mounted above almost all types of Process machinery for blending, mixing, filling and more. We have supplied these into Pharmaceutical, food and non-food applications. Coffee Nitrogen Can Filling Machines, Stick Pack machines, Wax granules, Powder coating plants, Food Ingredients, and replaced electrically driven vacuum conveyors.