Dilute-phase pneumatic conveyor or flexible screw conveyor: How to choose
Two versatile bulk solids conveyors that provide enclosed conveying, handle a range of materials, and convey them over a variety of paths are the dilutephase pneumatic conveyor and the flexible screw conveyor. Each of these conveyors has its pros and cons, however. This article explains what factors you need to weigh in determining which conveyor is better suited for your application.
Many of us have rules of thumb for choosing a conveyor, based on our application variables. These variables include material characteristics, material source and destination, required conveying distances and transfer rates, plant layout, and others. While such rules of thumb are helpful, there are really no hard and fast rules for choosing a conveyor. In fact, most materials can be conveyed by any of several conveyors. To choose the right conveyor, you have to balance each conveyor's pros and cons for your application.