Flexible connector fittings provide the Rx for dust maladies
A medical technology company installs dust-tight connector sleeves at material transfer points to improve a screening operation.
Companies that process bulk solids frequently experience problems when transferring powders from one piece of process equipment to another, such as from a hopper to a vibratory screener. If a flexible hose with clamps or another such traditional connecting device is used to connect the equipment, fugitive dust will often escape into the plant via the connection points and cause safety, housekeeping, labor, and product-loss problems. A North American medical technology company experienced many of these problems in its screening operation during R&D trials before beginning full-scale production. The company tried various connectors before finally finding a solution