VAC-U-MAX Vacuum Conveying Systems for Bulk Dry Powders

Vacuum Conveying System: Direct Charge Blender Loading

Direct Charge Loading Systems for Vacuum-Tight Blenders and Mixers

The principle of vacuum transfer has been proven to be a "better way" to move many types of material and a giant step over manual handling. The technology exists for moving virtually any material that can be pulled through a hose or tube.

A unique adaptation of vacuum transfer is "direct charge blender loading," when a vacuum tight process vessel becomes the primary vacuum receiver for material being charged into it.

VAC-U-MAX has pioneered this technique and now offers new, exclusive packaged conveying systems designed specifically for the direct charge loading of blenders, mixers, reactors or any vessel capable of withstanding a vacuum.

With your blender or mixer as the primary receiver, VAC-U-MAX provides the rest of the system: power source, filters, controls, adapters and most important of all, the know-how.
 

Model 109020 Cover Adapter with Built-in Multi-Filter

Eliminates carryover of product from blender, insuring batch integrity. For use with blenders having a minimum 10 cu. ft. capacity. Includes 19" diameter cover, clamps and three, 6" diameter X 16" long filter bags in various material types.

Standard feature includes quick disassembly for easy cleanout. Camlock-type fittings and dust caps are optional. Material outlet available in 2" to 3" diameter range. Cover adapter must be removed before blending and replaced with standard cover.

Multi-filter cover adapter also available with vacuum outlet only. Can be used with standard VAC-U-MAX material inlet on opposite side. Except for certain materials, both eliminate need for separate blender loader system.

Also available are standard cover adapters without built-in filters. Select from four configurations of one or two tubes per cover. Tube diameters range from 1.5" to 4" and come with plain tube ends.
 

Blender & Mixer Direct Charge Accessories

  • Cover Adapters
  • Dummy Hose Station
  • Abrasive Material Inlet Adapter

The following accessories have been developed by VAC-U-MAX to facilitate the direct charge loading of a blender, mixer or other vessel capable of withstanding a vacuum. They offer convenience, efficiency and greatly improved housekeeping.
 

Dummy Hose Station

The dummy hose station prevents damage due to accidental starting of blender or mixer while hoses are attached. It also affords a safe and convenient storage place for hoses when not in use.

Comes with 316 stainless steel Camlock-type adapter, NEMA 12 limit switch and mounting bracket in 304 stainless steel bead blast finish. Available in 1.5", 2", 2.5", 3" and 4" adapter sizes.
 

Abrasive Material Inlet Adapter

Reduces or eliminates wearing by abrasive material at blender inlet. Also prevents high speed impacting of this material on blender interior.

Features

  • Eliminates the conventional vacuum receiver, its loading and discharge .Transfers all the material into the process without spills, waste. Keeps housekeeping to a minimum.
  • Transfer can be completely automatic, eliminating the manual handling of the material.
  • Avoids product waste, loss and contamination. Material is drawn from floor level through clean hose or tubing. Operating personnel are not exposed to dusty or harmful material.
  • Systems are packaged with timing controls and automatic pulse filter cleaning. Controls and vacuum pump can be remotely located.
  • Blender loader hopper is easily removed from frame for washdown, leaving controls and power components in place.
  • Blender cover modifications are routine, or standard adapters are available for many models.
  • Complete range of pneumatic accessories include pick-up wands, feed bins and bag dump stations.
  • Power options include VAC-U-MAX vacuum pump packages from 3 hp up and the exclusive ,VAC-U-MAX venturi power unit.
  • Available standard in 304 stainless steel and 316 stainless steel. Food and pharmaceutical grade finishes available.

Diagrams

Vacuum Conveying System: Direct Charge Blender Loading

Vacuum pump powered system with material inlet on one side and suspended blender loader on the other

Vacuum Conveying System: Direct Charge Blender Loading

Vacuum pump powered system with material inlet on one side and floor standing blender loader on the other

Vacuum Conveying System: Direct Charge Blender Loading

Vacuum pump powered package with material inlet and suspended blender loader on the same side

Vacuum Conveying System: Direct Charge Blender Loading

Twin venturi compressed air powered system with material inlet on one side of V-type blender and the vacuum outlet on the other

Vacuum Conveying System: Direct Charge Blender Loading

Vacuum pump powered system utilizing a floor standing blender loader. Material inlet and vacuum outlet to loader are located on top of double cone blender

Vacuum Conveying System: Direct Charge Blender Loading

Vacuum pump powered system with material inlet on one side of ribbon blender and floor standing blender loader on the other. The blender loader can be equipped with casters