Aeromechanical conveying: Simple, versatile, and efficient
An aeromechanical conveyor's simple mechanical design, dust-tight operation, low energy use, and orientation versatility make it a popular fixture in processing plants. This article explains how the conveyor works and answers some commonly asked questions about it.
An aeromechanical conveyor transfers dry bulk materials at any angle from horizontal to vertical. As a rope mounted with discs moves at constant speed through the conveyor, entering material is suspended in draft pockets generated behind each disc, allowing the material to be elevated through the conveyor to the destination. This simple conveyor typically loads and unloads bulk railcars and trucks, hoppers and bins, bulk bags, and process vessels.