Benefits of AcoustiClean Sonic Horns

AcoustiClean Sonic Horns provide several material flow benefits that plant managers need. AcoustiClean Sonic Horns produce high-energy, low-frequency sound vibrations that disperse dry material. It can help clean vessels and equipment like silos, hoppers, heaters, and fans to minimize downtime and material build-up. Sonic horns are often used in industries like cement, petrochemical, and power […]

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The Top 5 Bulk Material Flow Aids Ebook

  If you already have a material flow aid, are you happy with it? Our ebook, The Top 5 Bulk Material Flow Aids: Pros, Cons, and Calculating ROI, is a must-read if you are struggling with your current flow aid and need to find a solution that works for you. This ebook covers: Pros and […]

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Why is AirSweep Better than a Fluidizer?

Fluidizers are one of the most common material flow aids. They are cheap, easy to find, and often come pre-installed in vessels. But are they really effective? Turns out they are not. In this article, we cover why AirSweep is better than a fluidizer. Fluidizers activate material with a combination of gentle aeration and vibration. […]

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AirSweep Straight Shooter FAQs

AirSweep is one of the most powerful pneumatic flow aids in the industry. It can solve tough flow problems that even fluidizers, vibrators, and air cannons cannot. The secret of AirSweep lies in its nozzle. It directs high-pressure, high volume, bursts of compressed air or inert gas along the inside walls of process equipment or […]

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USDA-Accepted AirSweep: The “Cleaner” Flow Aid

Several industries need to use sanitary processes to comply with safety standards. This includes food and beverage, biotech and pharmaceutical, personal care, and cosmetics. The USDA and FDA requires these industries to use hygienically designed equipment. According to Industrial Maintenance & Plant Operations (IMPO) magazine, this means they are: Cleanable and hygienically compatible with other […]

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AirSweep Material Activation: More Powerful Than a Dozen Fluidizers – and Here’s Why

An aviation company that deices planes and runways uses pellets that are made of salt, binder, and other additives. Unfortunately, these materials are hygroscopic and have a tendency to clump and harden. The maintenance supervisor considered many different flow aids, but once he saw its description of “gentle vibration” he knew it wouldn’t work. “We […]

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3 Safety Hazards Caused by Bridging, Ratholing, and Poor Material Flow

Poor material flow doesn’t just affect productivity. It may lead to injury and hazardous plant environments, and compromise product safety. Using an efficient flow aid, like AirSweep, can help protect the safety of your workers and your customers, and ensures that your company complies with industry regulations. Fire hazards A cheese company uses whey protein […]

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The Cost and Efficiency of Using Pressurized Air to Break Material Blocks

Pneumatic flow aids use pressurized air to stimulate material flow. Fluidizers and air pads use a combination of aeration and gentle vibration and are typically used for fine powders. However, low-pressure air can’t activate heavy materials or break bridging, arching, and ratholing. AirSweep releases high-pressure air pulses and is proven effective for problematic materials. One […]

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Solve Cement Flow Issues with AirSweep

Cement is an important building material with the global demand expected to reach 4.73 billion tons by 2025. However, many cement plants struggle to keep up with production because of bulk solid flow problems. Materials like limestone, slag, bauxite, gypsum, and clay are prone to bridging, ratholing, and flooding. Moisture—especially in Asia and other humid […]

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AirSweep Cuts Back on Cleaning Time

If you are looking to cut back on cleaning time then you need AirSweep. When you are cleaning your vessels, do you need to manually clean them, or flush them with flour or other materials? We have a better way to clean your vessels and save you time and money.  An infant formula company produces […]

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