How to reliably feed material into your pneumatic conveying system
Achieving reliable pneumatic conveying at your desired capacity depends in large part on how well the feeder meters dry bulk material into your system. This article describes various feeders for vacuum and pressure conveying systems with details on how to choose a properly designed feeder for your application.
Despite significant advances in pneumatic conveying equipment over the past several decades, many users remain frustrated by problems with these systems. In the case of one common complaint -- insufficient conveying capacity -- the pneumatic conveying system may be only part of the problem. The feeder and the feed hopper supplying it play important roles in achieving the system's desired conveying capacity.