There are three major types of conveyors – air-powered, electric, and pneumatic. Air-Powered conveying systems use an engine to move the moving parts. An air-powered system can be either pneumatically operated or via a pump. Pneumatic conveying systems are commonly used in manufacturing, retailing, and shipping. Here are some common uses of these systems:
Pneumatic conveying system: what is its role?
A pneumatic conveying system moves powder, granular, and various dry bulk materials via an enclosed pipeline to a receiving station. The reason force for transport comes from both the volume of a fluid, like air or nitrogen, and a pressure differential, which is caused by the speed of the fluid’s rotation. In these systems, fluid pressure levels can be set manually, or using computer software. Some pressure systems may have additional controls that allow the operator to adjust flow rates and temperatures. To prevent damage to machinery or other items moved via this method, the pressure levels must be properly maintained.
A mechanical conveyor can be either a roller or a table. The type of system used will depend on the type of material being moved and on its size and shape. The conveyor can transport large volumes of material through various stages of transportation, from initial processing to receiving and storing. In some instances, the material can be moved at the receiving end of the line, while some operations require the material to be loaded into a truck and driven to the receiving point on the same day. The size of the material to be transported and the size and shape of the receiving device to determine the number of rollers or tables needed to cover the distance.
In addition to transporting materials, mechanical conveyors are often used to increase productivity by providing a more precise quote or to improve quality of service. A conveying system uses one or more system components to determine the most economically feasible route for moving the product or material. Once this route is determined, it is commonly referred to as a “best route”. This allows the provider to efficiently route products to their designated receiving locations or to reduce costs for items that are received and then returned to the company. Depending on the type of materials being moved and on the size of the receiving devices, this can be an extremely significant cost reduction or a significant increase in productivity.