Novatec Inc., a Baltimore-based auxiliary equipment maker, has introduced three new products for material handling.
The MVP series of MaxFlo vacuum pumps and the UVP series of UltraVac vacuum pumps are designed for conveying applications at higher vacuum levels than normal, at a modest price premium vs. traditional positive-displacement pumps. They convey more material over longer distances, up to 1,000 feet or more, than conventional pumps, with no need to increase line size, according to the company. Increasing line size to get more output reduces pressure drop, but it also increases energy usage, Novatec said.
MVP and UVP pumps allow the expansion of the system through higher throughput, conveying distance or conveying to multiple destinations with a single pump, and lower energy consumption, the company said.
The MSB series of modular surge bins comes in capacities of 30-70 cubic feet, and provide expandable material-storage space, for fast, easy integration into a central conveying system. The bins can be easily expanded with a 12-inch-high section, or a 24-inch-high section, to increase volume from 30 cubic feet to 50 or 70 cubic feet.
MSB units have 60-degree cone angles to accommodate materials with various flow characteristics. The bin accommodates a loader or receiver capacity of up to 3 cubic feet.
Also from Novatec is the FXS (FlexXpand) color touch screen, Siemens-based programmable logic controllers for polymer conveying systems with up 20 pumps and 120 stations. The base panel controls up to five vacuum pumps and 32 material receivers with proportioning capability, and 25 purge valves.
Ethernet connectivity permits full access to the controller from any remote personal computer.
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