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Selecting a pneumatic system

A pneumatic material handling system is one of the most innovative and versatile plant improvements available. W e manual or mechanical systems generally have higher convey rates and lower horsepower usage than pneumatic systems, they do not offer the same degree of flexibility, efficiency, and economical operation. Because of the enormous potential of pneumatic systems, it is very important to select the proper equipment. By gathering all the necessary facts and application requirements at the start, you can select a pneumatic system designed to exactly meet your material handling needs. This article focuses on the kinds of application information you'll need to gather when selecting a pneumatic system.

The first factor to consider in sizing any pneumatic system is the source you want to transfer material from. The second factor is the destination you want to transfer material to.

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