Compact pneumatic conveyor cleanly transfers detergent dust
After a flexible screw conveyor inefficiently moved a cleaning products manufacturer's detergent dust, a compact pneumatic conveyor improved transport of the reusable dust.
The Grow Group, based in Havre de Grace, Md. [about 1 hour north of Baltimore], manufactures professional and household cleaning products, including powdered detergents and waxes. The cleaning products manufacturer receives truckloads of soda ash, salt, surfactants, and brighteners in bulk bags, paper bags, drums, and tankers. Forklift trucks and pumps move the raw materials to a warehouse or tanks and then to a production area. Bulk bags and paper bags of powders are dumped into a double-ribbon blender, and the surfactants are sprayed onto the blended powders.