Spiroflow Systems Inc. of Charlotte, N.C., has introduced a handling system for powders, such as titanium dioxide.
The Spiroflow Type 3 bulk bag discharger, fitted with a Hogan bin discharger and an Aero-Mechanical conveyor, dramatically improves powder flow thanks to a flow-aid technology that uses pneumatic massage paddles and a bag tensioning device.
The Hogan discharger uses a series of suspended blades, controlled by a vibrator, to vibrate the powder gently into the Aero-Mechanical conveyor, the company said.
The conveyor uses a “rope and disk” design that uses a continuous rope to pull equally spaced disks through a tube, creating a moving current of air that moves the powder.
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