Short Description

Pneumatic Bulk Container Loaders are ideal to be installed under silos with low clearance, allowing to do a 90 degree transfer of the commodity from the silo into the shipping container. Dilute phase pneumatic types load with high velocity and low pressure in 45 to 90 mins. Dense phase pneumatic types load with low velocity and high pressure in 5 to 10 mins.

Granules, pellets or powders are suitable to be loaded with these pneumatic systems, but certain considerations apply.

The complete system consists of an air compressor, an air dryer, a blower package, the commodity conveying lance, a rotary valve feeder, and a dust collection system for powder type commodities.

Features

  • Ideal to be installed under silos with low clearance.
  • Dilute Phase (Low pressure/High Velocity) or Dense Phase (High Pressure/Low Velocity).
  • Best fit for pellets, granules and powders that require maximum cleanliness.
  • High efficiency in container volume usage.
  • Consists of rotary valve feeder, conveying lance, blower package, compressor, air dryer and dust collection system if applicable.

 

Detailed Description

Pneumatic Bulk Container Loaders provide the ability to make a 90 degree transfer of the product from a low clearance silo into the back of a marine shipping container.

They load in a very clean way pellets, granules and powders.

The complete system consists starting from the upstream end: a rotary valve feeder attached to the discharge spout of the silo that doses the product into a conveying lance under positive pressure created by a blower package upstream. The air is clean and dry.

If the pneumatic system is the Dilute Phase type, the air is conveyed at high velocity and low pressure, therefore the pellets, granules or powders enter the bulk container liner at high velocity but in small amounts.

If the pneumatic system is the Dense Phase type, the air is conveyed at high pressure but low speed, therefore the pellets, granules or powders enter the bulk container liner at low speed but in big quantity batches. This method is much faster than the dilute phase system but requires high pneumatic pressure availability.

For powder type products, the bulk container liner is equipped with a ventilation port that returns the dust to a bag/filter house in a closed loop system.

Pneumatic Bulk Loading systems achieve a high usage of the container payload volume but they are high energy users.

High caution should be observed with dust explosion using these systems. To prevent dust explosion the system must be grounded at all times, and in some cases even use Nitrogen instead of conveying air.

Specifications

Designs
    Sizes
    • 12' - 16'
    Materials
      Loading
      • 20' / 40' Marine containers
      Unloading by Tilting
        Ideal for Shipping
          Industries
            Impermeability
              Food Grade
              • No