860-928-6551 Putnam, Connecticut

MATERIAL ACTIVATION SYSTEMS

Model VA-06-TRI-TRI

Model VA-12-TRI-TRI

3/4″ and 1-1/2″ Tri-Clamp AirSweep® Systems

Ideal for applications requiring easy installation and removal for cleaning or sanitizing.

AirSweep® Systems material flow technology prevents and eliminates hang-ups and blockages in silos, bins, hoppers, chutes and more with coordinated 360° bursts of compressed air/gas. Sequenced pulsing of strategically-positioned AirSweep® units activate bulk material to produce a first-in, first-out controlled flow.

  • System is mounted on the outside of the vessel for easy cleaning and maintenance
  • Tri-clover clamp allows simple installation and removal without tools
  • Patented valve design utilizes only one moving part, ensuring an immediate reseal after each pulse to prevent clogging and material build-up
  • Activate 2 ft. to 7 ft. diameter of material (depending on model)
  • Manufactured from high-grade 316 Stainless Steel for long service life

Applications include:

Grains • Flour • Sugar • Cocoa • Peanuts • Starch • Hops • Meal • Salts • Rice Bran • Pharmaceuticals • and more!

For USDA-accepted Airsweep® Systems, contact a sales engineer at 1-860-928-6551



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  Performance, per unit*
  Solenoid Valve

Diameter
Material Activation

Area (diameter)
Compressed Air/Gas

Consumption (per pulse)
VA-06-TRI-TRI 3/4″

(19.05 mm)
2 feet (0.61 m) 0.08 scf @ 40 psi

(0.002 m3 @ 2.76 bar)
3 feet (0.91 m) 0.45 scf @ 60 psi

(.0127 m3 @ 4.14 bar)
 
VA-12-TRI-TRI 1-1/2″

(38.1 mm)
5 feet (1.52 m) 1.9 scf @ 80 psi

(.0538 m3 @ 5.52 bar)
7 feet (2.13 m) 2.45 scf @ 100 psi

(0.069 m3 @ 6.89 bar)
*Average in 75 lbs/ft3 material; 250 millisecond pulse
Item No. Description Qty.
1 Tri-Clamp Unit 1
2 Mounting Coupling 1
3 Gasket 2
4 Adapter 1
5 Clamp 2

Typical AirSweep® System Components

Model VA-06-TRI-TRI Model VA-12-TRI-TRI Description
3/4″ Solenoid Valve 1-1/2″ Solenoid Valve Delivers rapid, high-volume pulse of compressed air/gas to AirSweep nozzle.
3/4″ Flex Hose Assembly 1-1/2″ Flex Hose Assembly Connects the solenoid valve to hard-piped header loop.
3/4″ Full-flow Ball Valve 1-1/2″ Full-flow Ball Valve Isolation valve for individual nozzles.
1″ High-flow Particulate Filter 1-1/2″ High-flow Particulate Filter Point-of-use particulate filtration enhances life of system components by removal of in-line contaminants.
30-gallon Air Receiver 60-gallon Air Receiver Compressed air reservoir ensures instantaneous volume for system.
1″ High-flow Regulator 1-1/2″ High-flow Regulator Regulates compressed air supply for proper AirSweep operation.
1″ Full-flow Check Valve 1-1/2″ Full-flow Check Valve Ensures one-way flow to system.
1″ Full-flow Ball Valve 1-1/2″ Full-flow Ball Valve System shut-off.
Electronic Sequence Controller Controls sequenced pulsing of AirSweep system; adjustable for any process.

Benefits of an AirSweep® System:

  • Patented valve design utilizes only one moving part, ensuring an immediate reseal after each pulse to prevent clogging and material build-up.
  • Each pulse activates material up to an 8 foot radius for a first-in, first-out controlled flow, facilitating use of full bin capacity.
  • Reduces flushing/cleaning time between product runs and improves batch uniformity.
  • System is mounted on the outside of the vessel for easy cleaning and maintenance.
  • Energy efficient – uses plant air.
  • No damage, vibration, stress or wear to container walls. Mount to metal, concrete, fiberglass or wood vessels.
  • Manufactured from high grade steel for long service life.

Total AirSweep® System

A total AirSweep® material activation system consists of strategically-located AirSweeps, high-flow solenoid valves, electronic sequence controller and an air receiver.

The average AirSweep® System uses less than 10 cfm of compressed air or gas making it energy and cost efficient.

No damage, vibration, stress or wear to container walls.

Contact a Sales Engineer for information and a detailed AirSweep® proposal engineered specifically for your application. 1-860-928-6551

Or submit a data sheet

AirSweep® Application Data Sheet

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