Emerging technology: Combining pneumatic conveying, blending, and storage in one operation
A new technology called the pneumatic blender has proven to be a money- and energy-saving solution to blending materials such as plastic powders and pellets.
Pneumatic conveyors, blenders, and storage vessels all play important roles in the production of dry materials. Pneumatic conveyors typically transport raw materials or ingredients from one process area to another. Blenders either combine two or more materials of differing characteristics to create a new product or smooth out process variations -- such as changes in chemical composition or particle size and shape -- that affect product quality. Storage vessels store both the raw materials and the blended product.