Airsweep eliminates bridging, ratholes and material build-up. Each nozzle emits a high-pressure, high-volume, 360-degree burst of compressed air to lift and sweep stalled material back into the flow stream – clearing the way for higher factory efficiency.
Reduce flushing/cleaning time between product runs
Improve batch uniformity
Prevent vibration, stress or wear to container walls
|Technique||Uses pulses of pressurized air||Uses vibration to shake material free||Air flows into a disc, which flaps and vibrates|
|Activation Radius||Effective radius of 4 feet||No specific activation area||Small activation radius|
|Material Control||Can be used with dry, wet, or sticky materials||Sticky material still builds up, even if bridging is controlled||Not good with sticky or wet materials|
|Noise||Emits quiet hiss with each pulse||Extremely noisy||Noisy – sounds like air horn when operating|
|Damage to Product or Vessel||No container fatigue; can be used on thin-skinned bins||Metal and weld fatigue from vibration or hammering of piston air knocker||May cause vessel abrasion; disc material can degrade and contaminate product|
|Cost of Operation||Intermittent pulsing – only a small amount of plant air||Longer period of operation uses more air and power||Longer period of operation uses more compressed air|
|Installation||Installed from outside vessel, for easy cleaning and maintenance||Installed from outside – channel iron required for reinforcement and transmission||Installed inside the vessel|
AirSweep installation was easy, and the units have saved the company a lot of man hours. My experience totally exceeded my expectations – a 10 out of 10!
The AirSweep installation was pretty straightforward and I would absolutely recommend it. In fact, we are looking into expanding to use the system in other parts of our plant.
We are experiencing a 62.52% reduction in flour flush and 42.50% reduction in labor, all directly attributed to the AirSweeps…the flush material reduction alone is around $200K. Pretty awesome little devices!
As a distributor, we like that Control Concepts, Inc. takes risks and will try new things to make our customers happy. They want to ensure success, and the quality of the Airsweep for tough and sticky materials is superb. We have been very happy with our projects and look forward to a long and fruitful partnership.
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